Everything you need to make top dollar on your next flip

  • Are you inspired to leave your 9-to-5 job and start flipping houses?
  • How much does it really cost to renovate your investment property?

These step by step handbooks will help you walk away with a profit.

The Book on Flipping Houses
Revised Edition: By J Scott
The Book on Flipping Houses
Revised Edition: By J Scott
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Bonus Content
Buy either or both books to receive a FREE 5-Chapter eBook by J Scott, valued at $30!
You can't control a downturn in the market, but you can control your reaction to it. "What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Economic Cycles" will teach you how to make money at any point in the economic cycle... completely FREE!
More Freebies
Updated zip-file of paperwork to flip houses
10 documents that include estimation templates, sample independent contractor agreements, and so much more!
Checklist Worksheet
A 10-page Inspection Checklist Worksheet that you can start using on flips today!
Interview with Brandon Turner and J Scott
A video interview with Brandon Turner: Learn how to flip houses using other people's money!
Joe Fairless
Author of Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book
"Learn the step-by-step process of house flipping from the best in the business. This book is the perfect blend of fix-and-flip concepts, tactics and real world examples."
Danny Johnson
FlippingJunkie.com, Founder of LeadPropeller and FlipPlot
"There's a ton of books on flipping houses out there. The difference with this one is the genuine desire of J Scott for you to actually succeed at flipping houses. This book cuts through the typical hype to show the true roadmap for flipping houses like the pros."
Paula Pant
Founder of AffordAnything.com and the Afford Anything Podcast
"J Scott is the real deal. He’s honest, straightforward, and genuinely helpful. He’s a no-B.S. educator who shares actionable, practical and integrity-first knowledge. The Book on Flipping Houses is an inside look at the step-by-step strategies and tactics J has used to build, grow and scale his own house flipping business."
J Scott Podcasts
Flipping Houses 101
In this Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.
Automating Your Investing, Long Distance Rehabs and Spec Building
This show is incredibly inspiring and can help any new or seasoned investor improve their game - especially the 5 tips for automating your business, found towards the end of the show!
More About the Books
How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties
In this completely revised and updated edition, you’ll find new explanations on the ins-and-outs of flipping real estate in any part of the economic cycle, more options on how to finance your flips, and a focus on larger renovation projects not previously discussed!

This no-fluff book contains a detailed flipping blueprint perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned real estate pro looking to build a profitable house flipping business. Learn everything you need to build a profitable, efficient house flipping business in a practical and easy-to-follow approach—all in one single book!
In this book, you'll discover how to:
  • Implement the 7 most common and creative financing strategies
  • Evaluate the profitability of deals quickly and accurately
  • Determine the types of properties you should invest in
  • Perform due diligence to ensure your deal is a winner
  • Identify the best locations to build your flipping business
  • Create a scope of work, budget, and schedule that generates profit
  • Find and hire the best contractors to manage your rehab to completion
  • Sell the renovated property quickly and at the highest possible price
  • ... And so much more!
The Investor's Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs
You don't need to be a contractor to flip houses, but you do need to know the fundamentals of budgeting and pricing your renovation—including everything from cosmetic renovations to complex installations and upgrades. This revised edition gives you the estimation tools needed to produce the income you desire on your first—or next—investment deal!

Fix-and-flipper J Scott reveals the tried-and-tested steps of his professional framework and methodology for precisely evaluating renovation costs, as evidenced by hundreds of his own successful rehab projects. Determine how to accurately estimate all the costs you are likely to face during renovation—and get all of your rehab questions answered in a single place!
Inside, you will learn how to:
  • Inspect every aspect of a property to create your renovation scope
  • Decide which upgrade options provide the biggest bang for your buck
  • Identify the 150+ most common renovations you'll likely encounter
  • See big problems (like mold and termites!) and quickly fix them
  • Assign accurate prices to every rehab task to build a detailed budget
  • Determine which contractors are best for certain repairs or projects
  • Break down the top 25 basic components of a renovation
  • ... And so much more!
About the Author
J Scott
J Scott is a full-time entrepreneur and investor, living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. In 2008, J and his wife, Carol, decided to leave their 80-hour work weeks in Silicon Valley to move back East, start a family, and try something new: real estate. Since then, they have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on, and held over 300 deals, encompassing over $40 million in transactions. J also runs the popular website 123Flip.com, is an active contributor on BiggerPockets.com, and is the author of three books on real estate investing. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies in the past five years and have helped investors from around the world get started investing in real estate.
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The Book on Flipping Houses + all bonus materials
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The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs + all bonus materials
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which version should I buy?

To provide the most value but still make sure everyone can afford to read these books, BiggerPockets has released several price packages:

  • Ebook and Audio Versions: If you don't want a physical copy of either book to keep on your shelf and take notes in, but only plan to read the book on your iPad, Kindle, or another e-reader, choose the ebook version. Or, choose the audiobook version and listen away!
  • Physical Bundle: If you want a physical copy of either book to read on real paper that you can take notes in and put on your shelf forever, then choose the physical version. As an added bonus, you won't have to pay for shipping!
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Should I buy both books?

Well… You should, but you don’t have to. Both books are an incredible resource for your fix-and-flip endeavors. The Book on Flipping Houses provides a step-by-step overview of J Scott’s tried and true process for building a profitable house flipping business. The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs is a guide for every cost you are likely to face during renovation. They sound like the perfect pair because they are the perfect pair! However, you will still receive the bonus content if you purchase only one of the two books from our site—so no pressure.

Do you sell in bulk orders?

Yes! We provide discounts for bulk orders and for certain educational purposes. Please email [email protected] with your request.

Who are these books written for?

These books are for anyone interested in flipping houses. Don't even know what real estate investing is? This book is a great place to start. Already have a few home renovations under your belt? This book will help you learn how to take your work to the next level. All you need is dedication to your future and a little bit of elbow grease.

What is the meaning of life?

This question is quite common, so let's address it. While we can't tell you the exact meaning of life, we can tell you a few things we are confident are NOT the meaning of life. Slaving away at a 9-to-5 job for forty years—just to retire on what's left of our social security system—is not the meaning of life. Lacking financial resources to support your favorite charity is not the meaning of life. Missing your kids' soccer games because you were too busy working is not the meaning of life. So why do so many people spend their lives at work? Free yourself. Refuse to be part of a culture that values work over relationships. Find ways to create passive income through real estate so you can build your own dreams rather than spend the next decade building someone else's. Travel. Take risks. Read. Love. And then give back.

Oh, and pick up a copy of this page. It'll help.