I am starting to fill my brain with all the information I think i will need to one day start flipping. So my first question is how did you find a really good contractor in your area? What are some ways to weed out the scammers and thieves?
I usually use a site called ServiceMagic.com to screen new contractors. I've been very happy so far using the site.
I get alot of them from craigslist, I have 6 guys working for me full time and the most I pay any of them is $15/hr. I can put thousands more in my pocket by doing things this way. Rehabbing is far from rocketscience