hoosier80 June 3, 2018 Share June 3, 2018 Just watched a First Time Flippers episode (From Tune Up to Tear Down). The wife pestered the husband continually to buy this house. The house had a hole in the roof where it had rained in for almost a year in Massachusetts (assuming snow, sleet, whatever else, too). They purchased the house for 50k, but got zero inspections before they bought. The wife thought it was such a steal, she didn't want to add any more cost or delay the purchase. They had friends or family go out to the house ahead of time, and everyone told them to walk away. To say it was a cluster is an understatement. The whole house had to be demolished. They ended up taking out another loan to get another house put up (foundation and framing). The two worked on putting on insulation, but I don't think any siding was ever put over the insulation. The septic system was shot, so they got an estimate of having someone dig it out, but it was at least 20k. The geniuses decided to do it themselves. The husband said well they had a pretty good idea where the electrical lines were. I was waiting to see if someone got shocked or if the equipment would be ruined. They managed to get close to the house, but stopped when they hit some sort of water pipe, which was on top of electrical lines. They basically just put the dirt back over the hole. The geniuses then decided to finish up the inside a bit more, and put it on the market as mostly finished. "We did all of the hard work, now all you have to do is the fun stuff". Yeah, like the septic system and siding just to name a few. I missed seeing the end credits, so I don't know if they got the place sold. From what was said or hinted at, they were in deep shit financially if they didn't sell it. Just now noticed it's on again in an hour or so. The listing doesn't have the title, which sort of gives it away that it's a complete tear down. Hopefully, I can find something on line that tells me what the final outcome was. 2 Link to comment
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