Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.

A Used Stainless Steel Freezer For Your Dining Establishment

If you are going into business and plan on leasing space to feature your new restaurant, your budget may limit you to purchasing used appliances for the time being. A stainless steel commercial freezer is an essential appliance that will keep your fresh food preserved. Shop for a used appliance that fits your needs.


Many used appliances, including stainless steel commercial freezers, will be inspected before they are sold through an appliance dealer. A certified technician is usually responsible for checking the cooling capabilities of a freezer. During an assessment, a technician may take note of damage that has depreciated the value of a pre-owned freezer. As long as an appliance operates properly and is clean inside, you may not be too worried about minor cosmetic imperfections that the exterior of a freezer has.

Still, it is important to read through classified listings, view pictures, and observe an appliance in person. Cosmetic damage that won't affect the manner in which a freezer operates includes light scratches, dings, and dents. A freezer that contains these types of imperfections may have become damaged while the freezer was in transit. Assess the damage that several used models may contain.


The cubic feet of storage space within a three-door freezer will be indicative of how much meat, produce, and other perishable ingredients you can store within the appliance. Don't cut yourself short. If you plan on purchasing surplus ingredients at the onset of opening your business, shop for a used freezer that will be large enough to store the inventory.

Having access to a large freezer unit will prevent you from needing to shop for fresh ingredients on a frequent basis. As long as you have plenty of room in your kitchen for a large freezer unit, it will be well worth it to invest in a pre-owned appliance like this.


A used stainless steel three-door commercial freezer may contain self-shutting doors, interior lights, a wheelbase, and other custom features. Consider what type of features will be the most ideal for your needs.

If there have been times that you struggled with shutting the doors on a previous appliance you owned, then a self-shutting door feature may be an asset to your business. If you would like to keep an eye on what the temperature is within the freezer that you purchase, then seeking the purchase of an appliance that has a digital thermometer may be your preference.

For more information on a used stainless steel three-door freezer, contact a company near you.