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The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs: The Investor's Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs (BiggerPockets Presents...) Paperback – March 22, 2013

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About the Author

J Scott is a full-time real estate investor and rehabber living in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. He is originally from the East Cost, and until Spring of 2008, he resided in Silicon Valley (California), where he spent many years in management at several Fortune 500 companies.

In 2008, J and his wife decided to leave the 80-hour work weeks and the constant business travel behind. They quit their corporate jobs, moved back East, started a family and decided to try something new. That something new ended up being real estate, and five years later, they've built a successful business buying, rehabbing and reselling single family homes.

Since 2008, J and his wife have rehabbed over 50 of their own houses for nearly $1M in profits, and have mentored and assisted other investors in rehabbing over 100 more properties. These days, the team has branched out, now flipping houses in different parts of the country and focusing on larger new-construction projects.

J has detailed his real estate adventure on his blog, 123Flip.com, where he discusses all his team's triumphs, failures and results -- including all the nitty-gritty financial details of the business.

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Product Details

  • Series: BiggerPockets Presents...
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (March 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988973715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988973718
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sean Horn on April 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
One of my biggest issues when I started investing in real estate is that I knew nothing of the construction side of things. I knew how to make the numbers work and when I should pull the trigger on a deal, but I found myself just blindly agreeing with the contractor saying what needed to be fixed and what it should cost. I wish I had this book when I got started. It addresses each component in a house, describes it function, gives you a general rule of thumb about when it should be repaired or replaced, and gives a GENERAL cost range for the repair/replacement.

Now that I have a bit more experience with houses, I still find this book very useful because it almost forces you to use a methodical system to operate rather than a scatter-shot approach. Using this book has allowed to me streamline my scope of work and focus my time on finding more deals.

I highly recommend this book if you are new to rehabbing houses or if you want to improve your rehabbing processes.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shane & Mia Woods on May 21, 2013
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This is the companion to The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties (BiggerPockets Presents...). After reading the 1st book, this book really breaks down every single task to be completed in a standard house rehab in most geographic areas. The procedures are broken down into steps, with lots of charts and tables to present the information in an organized manner.

Each task is broken down even further into exactly how this work is charged for, what general cost guidelines should be, and things to look our for. One of the most important things in the book is the Order of the rehab, with lots of explanations and examples of why and why not to do things in a certain order for maximum efficiency and productivity.

This is a MUST have if you're not sure how to estimate a rehab, or maybe if you just need to become more detail oriented in your already successful Real Estate business.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By jimmy watson on July 7, 2013
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J Scott's book on estimating is a fantastic place to start. While his numbers may not work for some areas of the US, it's certainly a solid foundation. As a new r.e. investor, his advice on how to go about getting local prices will save time and headaches. Being a licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector, I found the technical side of his book to be written so that anyone in this business or thinking about getting in would understand the basic concepts of the different components of a property (plumbing, electrical, HVAC...). Just short of having a local GC/estimator teach you, this is a must for anyone who needs a better understanding of how to estimate repairs of a distressed property.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Oscar L Perez on May 11, 2013
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Please don't buy this book. The last thing we need is for more investors coming into the market and creating more competition for us!!

Seriously though this is a great resource for investors of all levels. J Scott did a great job in this book. It gives a complete overview of real estate investing. You will be coming back to it over and over. Its up there on my top 10 real estate books.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mike n Liz on May 19, 2013
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If you dont know what an SOW is then you better read this book. Great breakdown on the process of estimating costs and detailing those costs in your scope of work. Very helpful to keep yourself in check and on budget. Generalized in pricing but specific to planning, money well spent. You will be reading this more than once.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jane Doe on April 9, 2013
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This book is very detailed for estimating rehab costs as the author breaks down 25 components associated with flipping a house. He gives an overview of each component, its life expectancy, and scope of work, even how to pay for the work. This book will definitely prepare you for what the costs associated with flipping a house can be and in turn will help save you from your costs eating into your profit when figuring your after-repair value/purchase offer prices.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ag on May 9, 2013
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Reading the book Estimating Rehab by J. Scott was so informative that I fell as though I'm able to effectively estimate my project. Never a handyman, I now feel as though I can follow the guide that was detailed by the book and prudently not waste time or money during the rehab and estimating cost process. J. Scott has this uncanny ability to share with everyone what he and his partners have used to be successful. They have no idea how empowered they have made me. I'll now transistion to the next J. Scott book on Flipping. Thanks for the invaluable assistance.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SRoddy on May 1, 2013
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This book is the real deal! It was written by someone who is actively in the field, and has been for sometime. It is easy to read and covers so many different topics. When dealing with flips, a lot of insight is required and this book breaks it down via easy to understand methods.
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