Everyone has a beginning in their journey; whether in real estate, business, marketing or another field. This house flip falls in the season of “newby” for us, back when we purchased most of our deals at auction.

Introducing a Raleigh Flip House: The Hole-y Colonial

Since this was purchased at auction, we couldn’t quite get inside to fully assess the scope of work. This peak through the window helped us make a fairly educated guess.

a raleigh flip house purchased we purchased at auction, this image is peering though the window looking into a messy living room. the house is in disrepair with a hole in the ceiling and trash everywhere

<< read more about lessons learned here and see More Before Pictures >>

The scope of work for this project included the three R’s:

  • Remove
  • Replace/Repair
  • Refinish

Demo included removing that banister, refinishing existing hardwoods, replacing carpet. We chose to preserve the existing kitchen cabinets, counters, and backsplash. The rest of the house got all new paint, updated light fixtures and exterior landscaping.

This is where we ended up:
This image is of the same living room above, but after renovation with new carpet, white painted trim and wainscoating. The living room and book built-in bookcase is staged for showings.

The Hole-y Colonial Flip: A Finished Product

As with every project, we learned several lessons renovating this house. This one mainly involved budgeting and the importance of performing a thorough inspection prior to purchase.

To read more about that and See final pictures of this flip house, click here <<
the exterior of this white colonial flip house in raleigh

Don’t miss looking through all our favorite flip house and renovation projects, if you simply love good before and after or want to know what it’s like to flip houses. We share lessons learned along the way.