Since I retired, I've had the normal calls to see if I wanted to do some 'side' work on their homes. I expected this, people found out I had all this 'extra' time on my hands. Mostly I say no; either the jobs too big or the price is too low. What shocked me was the amount of people who want me to look at houses they want to buy so they can 'flip' them. With the incredible growth in our city, there's money to be made buying and selling houses. Don't have a problem with them doing this, but where did they get the idea this is something easy to do! Must be all the shows on TV on those DIY channels. Trying to explain the amount of plumbing, electrical or HVAC changes needed to 'flip' a house can be very frustrating. A lot of older homes are not up to code and must be upgraded to new codes, once new owner takes pocession. ( Since I hold Plumbing and HVAC licenses, I try to help where I can ). Wait till the inspector shows up and asks for their 'Building Permit'. Seems they think you just grab a sledge hammer and start in on the walls. I hate to see young folks being misled and tying up all their money in something they know very little about. To some, I suggest buying the extra house to rent out as a long term investment instead of trying to flip it. If done right, rental property can work for you. Again, the key phrase is 'Done Right'. Of course, I'm probably wrong and all will turn out great for them flipping houses and they'll make lots of money.