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Half-MILLION $$ House flip BEFORE & AFTER photo's in Houston Texas

Here is a foreclosure house that was purchased to flip.

It was originally listed at $354,900, it was for sale 223 days, the price was slowly reduced and eventually it sold for $225,000. This had some of the key things to look for when purchasing to re-sale a home.

No expenses were spared on this complete remodel.

#1 Location!

#2 Unique feature, such as the highly sought after Antique Chicago Brick



#3 The bare bones of the kitchen were fabulous with the Antique Chicago Brick alcove.  New appliances, countertops, backsplash, cabinets repainted, hardware, lighting and floors were all added.


#4 A great open floor plan with the kitchen and den together


Breakfast Room:



 Dining Room:

Formal Living Room:

#5 His and Hers Master Bathrooms



#6 Large Bedrooms with lots of closet space

The Backyard:

Backyard Patio:


A New Front Door was added:

#7 You need to buy it right, know if the profit margin is there.

House Flip sells in 21 days! ~ Before & AFTER photo's!!!!!!!

Celebrity Home is Painted & Staged for 90k Profit ~ Before & AFTER photo's!

Amazing Home Flip .. Before & AFTER photo's .. $80,000 foreclosure Houston Texas

Its AMAZING what a difference Paint, Flooring & Great Photo's Make

House Flip SOLD in 19 days ~ BEFORE & AFTER photo's


Looking to buy a house or sell your home? Contact Pippa MAC, your ReMax REALTOR for more information on homes for sale in The Woodlands, Spring and Houston, TX

The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
  • Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"



Comment balloon 16 commentsPippa Mac • August 23 2008 02:50PM


Pippa - the photo link isn't showing.  I love the kitchen! 

Posted by Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina (Stanton Homes - New Home Builder) over 10 years ago

Wow so they really spent minimal money in the kitchen renovating it. You will have to keep us up to date as to if it sells and for how much.

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) over 10 years ago

Holy cow, Pippa - those before and after's are AMAZING!  That pic of the den into the kitchen is great!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 10 years ago

Penny - try the photo link again on the $80,000 foreclosure.

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 10 years ago

It's almost a TV show in itself. This looks great. Good luck with the sale.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Pippa!  What a great house!  Great photography and I love the kitchen!

Ann Allen Birmingham Realtor

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 10 years ago

 I could live in a place like this, but don't be offended if I don't show my wife the before and afters or I'll be in for a renovation job (if she sees what you did).

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Great example of taking a good core - having great vision and making it spectacular!

Posted by James C. Johnson (Legacy Real Estate) over 10 years ago

James, you are so right!  It starts out with a vision!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 10 years ago

Pippa, I could live in this space. Yummy. Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Deb - I agree with you!

Posted by Anonymous over 10 years ago

Very dramatic.  Do you ever show the buyers the before and after pictures?

Posted by Brenda Harmon (Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas) over 10 years ago

thanks for the information and the tip

Johnathan Smith
Staten Island

Posted by Johnathan Smith (Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty) over 10 years ago

Great photos, nice profit, sounds like it had the potential with location and not needing to remove walls or major rehab of the layout!

Posted by Mary Strang over 10 years ago

Mary - You are right about no major rehab of the layout ... you need to start with a good floorplan!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 10 years ago

Wow! Huge difference...Great job Pipp! Btw, thanks for commenting on my blog.

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) about 10 years ago