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The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs, Revised Edition: The Investor's Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs

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Entirely revised and updated!

How much does it really cost to flip a house?

Learn detailed tips, tricks, and tactics to accurately budget all house flipping projects from expert real estate investor and fix-and-flipper J Scott. Discover the tried-and-tested steps of his professional framework and methodology for precisely estimating product price ranges, special details in a
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Paperback, Revised Edition
Published January 17th 2018 by BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC (first published March 22nd 2013)
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Kristin
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so helpful! It breaks down all the various components to rehab work and explains how the major systems in a house work. A go-to resource in learning how to estimate costs and keep yourself organized about it.
Mark Manship
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good reference for those looking to learn the framework for rehab costs. Costs are broken down into 20+ major categories with associated (and expected) labor/materials expenses. Definitely one I’ll hang on to as I get more and more familiar; I do wish it had come with some bonus material, i.e. worksheets/checklists/etc
Ashley McMichael
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a helpful guide for anyone new to rehabs. While even the updated version has some typos and grammatical issues, the book itself has a lot of great content for rehabbing houses. I find that the actual costs seem kind of abstract when just thinking about rehabs in theory but it will be a great reference to refer back to.
Eric
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Good introduction book to rehab costs, dont think there are many books like this out there.
Fred
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is a good reference on the different components of the rehab. The guidelines will help you with the process and give you a general understanding of what needs to be done to rehab a house.
Kevin Polite
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for newcomers and I wish I had found out about before many of my rehabs. Indepensible for newbies and people thinking of getting into flipping, buy rentals or even for intermediate investors.
Trish Gross
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely informative on rehabbing and just costs to do renovations and construction on your property. I work in construction but this book is easy to understand and will be a great reference moving forward.
Jason Green
J Scott does a great job of outlining several categories of rehab costs. There are so many variables that they could not all possibly be covered in one book. But this is a great guide to get anyone started.
Michael Perez
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly informative, providing an excellent in depth guide to the costs you can expect to incur and how to go about estimating them. Will definitely be returning to this book in the near future.
Jayson Stone
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, allowed the beginning framework to be set when evaluating homes. Thank you J Scott.
Angie Libert
The author's break down of all the various things to consider was helpful and, thankfully, not overwhelming.
Erica
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great breakdown on not just the costs of rehab, but expectations for working with all kinds of contractors and trades.
Jason
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really great companion to J's book on flipping houses. It helps to make the SOW much more tangible.
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Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really excellent resource of you're contemplating getting into house flipping and have no idea where to start. Not sure if it's ultimately for me but everyone will end up fixing some piece of property at some point in their life.
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J Scott is a full-time real estate investor and rehabber currently living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. In 2008, J and his wife decided to leave the 80-hour work weeks behind. They quit their corporate jobs, started a family, and decided to try something new: real estate. Nine years later, they've built a successful business buying, rehabbing and reselling single family homes.

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