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Old 08-24-2019, 12:20 PM   #1
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Nice that I join a contractor forum and get shot down because I "flip" a house. So what makes a contractor different from a DYI? DYI is someone who works on their own home right? Contractor one would think id generally licensed but it's not neccesary in most area. I 've bought several homes that I fix and sell or keep as a rental, do some work for people on certain jobs. Come here to share a concern about something I came across and some member mocks me. Seriously
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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I don-t disagree.

Up here on multifamily it requires a stamp no matter what.

On single family, AHJs usually approve full length Sistering, and may or may not require a stamp on a structural repair. It depends on the AHJ. They may be looking for 3' overlap, 4' overlap, or as muck as practical short of full length.

You have to ask your AHJ what they'll approve before repairing. Nobody here can tell you that.
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I'm not a Mod or on the Admin Staff, but general rule is if you make your living in construction, you can be a member here. I think.


I made fun of you, because you're asking how to hack $#it up.

Most of the members here take pride in their work, myself included, and one thing that really rankles us, is flippers, hacks and some "handymen" doing $#Itty work.

And we'll call you out on it every time.


I'm sure there's a house flipper forum somewhere that tells you how to put lipstick on a pig. This isn't one of them.
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I too donít like it when friends say; ď oh your a flipperĒ. I say that I take a neglected house and make it a home for Simone. Iíve done several already but in my school district area. Iím a half/-time teacher by trade but find work for the other half. I love doing trim/crown//Sheetrock and recently trying furniture refinishing now.
Like al of you, I make money from my work, take pride in my work. If feel good enough about my finished product that Iíd even ket my mother live in a house. I also want everything perfect enough that even the home inspectors are impressed.

Nothing pusses me off than seeing a flipper who does mismatched work and skips the finishing touches. But those hired guys are given tight budgets and timelines. I hire out out with the guys Iíve met for what I canít do (like floor refinishing) Those details are what makes it shine .

Itís nit easy work, itís always a learning process. I love it because any reason to get a tool in all for it and wifeís alright with that.
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It is not just a license that makes a contractor, it is also that someone (a customer) would be willing to pay you the contractor (licensed or not), or Handyman to work on their house or place of business and you would be responsible to them for the work that you perform.
Generals do it, subcontractors do it and Handymen do it.

I have difficulty in calling someone who buys houses, fixes them up and sells them a "contractor". Many real licensed contractors do this as a side game, many homeowners also do this for the places they live in then go on to another house. That's all fine but I think does not qualify that person to be called a contractor.

We have lots of Handymen on the forum and they contribute much to it. But they are running a business and make a living doing good work for other people that hire then or contract with them to do the work.

Saying that "house flipping" is contracting does not cut it for me personally.
And considering it as your 'Trade' does not feel right either.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:52 PM   #7
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If you want to make money flipping houses you have to cheap out big time. Especially right now.

The “finishes” as you called them are better known as putting lipstick on a pig. It’s what makes a flip profitable and that’s about all you can say about it.


But I say welcome aboard, can’t wait to read your posts.

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Nice that I join a contractor forum and get shot down because I "flip" a house. So what makes a contractor different from a DYI? DYI is someone who works on their own home right? Contractor one would think id generally licensed but it's not neccesary in most area. I 've bought several homes that I fix and sell or keep as a rental, do some work for people on certain jobs. Come here to share a concern about something I came across and some member mocks me. Seriously
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Just about everyone had to go through some teasing or brutal realism here. Some stay some don't. This place is a good resource for information. But the information here is proprietary and owned by the people who learned it the hard way. Some aren't willing to give it up to a stranger and some are. Contractors can be rough, and if you can't take it then this place might not be for you. Sometimes you have to wait for someone willing to help you out, it's not your right to be given information, it's a gesture of the people who give it to you of their willingness to help.

Stay or go, it's up to you. If you can't weather the beginning you'll learn that the information you can get here can be invaluable. If you can, there's always DIY.com which is a little more forgiving but not usually filled with pros.
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He has the answer- he has to check with his AHJ.
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All the good greeters have the weekend off.
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It is not just a license that makes a contractor, it is also that someone (a customer) would be willing to pay you the contractor (licensed or not), or Handyman to work on their house or place of business and you would be responsible to them for the work that you perform.
Generals do it, subcontractors do it and Handymen do it.

I have difficulty in calling someone who buys houses, fixes them up and sells them a "contractor". Many real licensed contractors do this as a side game, many homeowners also do this for the places they live in then go on to another house. That's all fine but I think does not qualify that person to be called a contractor.

We have lots of Handymen on the forum and they contribute much to it. But they are running a business and make a living doing good work for other people that hire then or contract with them to do the work.

Saying that "house flipping" is contracting does not cut it for me personally.
And considering it as your 'Trade' does not feel right either.
Andy.
So the Mods and the members would not want someone who, say, built specs for a living, or a developer?

So the staff at KB Homes or D.R. Horton would not be welcome here?

No dog in the fight for me either way, I couldn't care less, more just a curiosity question, since it was brought up.
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So the Mods and the members would not want someone who, say, built specs for a living, or a developer?



So the staff at KB Homes or D.R. Horton would not be welcome here?



No dog in the fight for me either way, I couldn't care less, more just a curiosity question, since it was brought up.


They are both still accountable to the end user with warranty. A flip has no warranty or accountability
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They are both still accountable to the end user with warranty. A flip has no warranty or accountability
all a flipper does is try and polish a turd and put some lipstick on a pig...
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We do have a sister site at

https://www.diychatroom.com/forum.php

aka the "ASK NEALTW" site.

I swear to god this guy tries to answer each and every post on the site.

I think that that is all he does with his life.

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A top producing realtor that sends me a lot of work buys dumps and cleans them up. I do some work on these flips, and he sells them for a profit.

Heís a realtor, not a contractor.

Just because someone works on cars doesnít make them a mechanic.

Stick around, search, and ask questions. Youíll learn a lot.


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@#17 Mordeklye: Body shops "rebuild" wrecked cars and trucks(and they have a salvage title) while Auto manufacturers built them in the first place.....

Body and fender men aren't car makers.......

Flippers are the totaled car re-builders, buyer be aware.

In a perfect world, flipped homes would have to pass a FHA loan inspection, footing up.
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