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.
Photo via Flickr/Elvert Barnes