Welcome to the flipping diaries which will follow my life as a flipper here in Phoenix, Arizona where we are buying houses, remodeling them from top to bottom and turning them into beautiful homes. We get some rockin’ deals, find quirky ways to use materials, and are passionate about what we do. I hope this blog inspires you whether you’re interested in flipping yourself, or just getting some creative design ideas that you can enjoy in your own home.
I’ll start by introducing myself – mrjamesjudge.
Let’s go back a few years… I went to school for Interior Architecture at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. During this time I was fortunate enough to intern with both Jonathan Adler and HGTV. After graduating, I decided I was done with the cold and headed west. After a few wrong turns along the way (literally…) I made my way to Phoenix, AZ. I didn’t exactly plan to become a flipper, but finding myself in a terrible job market due to the economy and landing in one of the worst cities to be affected by the housing crisis… All my cards fell into place. I’m addicted to getting good deals to maximize a home’s potential and in the past 2 1/2 years I’ve completed 23 flips, with five more currently in progress. With the help of my lead contractor, Freddie, his crew, and my realtor, Shane, we have been able to develop these simple or forgotten properties into beautiful homes.
What’s next? This blog… A lot more flips… And hopefully someday a TV show!