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Home Buyers: Learn ‘How to Spot a Cheap Flip’ Tonight

by Andrew Ramonas — March 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm 0

 Construction work (Photo via Flickr/Elvert Barnes)

Capitol Hill residents can learn tonight how to identify the telltale signs of shoddy construction work.

“How to Spot a Cheap Flip” will help locals determine when people who buy houses and quickly resell are cutting corners with renovations. The discussion is set to feature Gary Barnhart, a local craftsman and contractor.

“The historic homes of Capitol Hill are being bought and quickly flipped every day to get the most profit from the sales through renovations that look flashy but are often done very shoddy,” information from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society says. “A discerning eye can often see a lot of the shortcuts taken during construction.”

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente building at 700 2nd St. NE.

CHRS is hosting the talk as part of its Preservation Cafe series. Past cafes have included discussions on historic alley buildings and archeology work in D.C.

Photo via Flickr/Elvert Barnes

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