Subtitled: Do You Really Have What It Takes to Do the Zero Down Infomercial Programs?
If you want to be a rehabber and make some "easy" and quick money when you grow up, let me show you what the infomercials don't tell you! The following series of pictures was taken from a house with good bones that could be purchased very cheaply to make a killing on resale. But, do YOU really want to go here? Do you have the stomach for it? The photos on the left were taken before 2000+ pounds of debris was scooped by shovel from the house. This is the first step. The second step is to get close enough to the stove, toilet, and other fixtures to remove them without becoming contaminated or throwing up.
BEFORE DEBRIS REMOVAL AFTER DEBRIS REMOVAL
And last, but not least. I dare you to remove that toilet so a new one can be installed!
This house is not the standard, but if one can look beyond the debris to the house's potential finished state, there is money to be made here. My mantra is "The uglier, the better". Because the seller doesn't want to deal with all that gross stuff the home will usually sell at a greatly reduced price. A 40 yard box and strong muscles can deal with the worst of the mess, leaving the rehabber free to plan and envision.
Pictures of the completed project can be found here.