I’ve been keeping a secret from you all—a pretty big one! Since we sold our last house and while moving into our new house, we flipped (and have now sold) another house. Whaaaat? We are crazy, I know.
To give a bit of a backstory, we’ve owned this home for six years. In mid 2009, Scott and I were engaged and planning our wedding and pretty set on moving into an apartment until we found out the government was offering $8,000 cash to any first-time homebuyers to help stimulate the economy. So, to help pay for our honeymoon, we bought a house. Haha! How crazy is that? We had a tiny budget and finally found a teeny, tiny house that we could afford.
After three lovely years there, the real estate bug hit. We wanted to flip a home. We decided to rent out our first home and we moved to Dallas to the new house—the craziest adventure of our life.
While we were in the process of selling the Dallas house and buying our new (current!) house, we learned our tenants needed to move out. The house needed some work due to a foundation repair that caused plumbing damage, causing the floor to have to be ripped up…eek.
Every wall was re-textured and painted, the flooring was all changed, the outside was painted, the countertops replaced, the deck stained. It was really redone from top to bottom.
Scott listed this house for us and did a great job. Within 24 hours of the listing going up we had multiple offers and sold the house for over list price. We feel so lucky and blessed! We aren’t planning on doing anything exciting or glamorous with the money we made—we’ll be putting all of it (minus a bit for a fun splurge we each get to choose!) directly into savings. 🙂 So responsible!
Here are some photos for you guys:
And now, I think I will take a 3-year long nap. All this buying and flipping and selling over the past 3 months has been crazy! But so worth it! 🙂
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