The Best Cities in the U.S. for House Flipping Investment

Allen Shayanfekr  |


Flipping houses, or ‘fix and flip,’ is big business. With a bit of knack, a lot of hard work, and the right location, even amateurs can turn a profit. The best fix and flip locations must satisfy several important benchmarks. The information below discusses these criteria and highlights several of the best fix and flip locations of 2017.

Location, location, location. There’s more to flipping houses than buying the closest derelict property, rehabbing the kitchen, then sticking a for-sale sign in the yard. Target locations with healthy economies. Steady population growth, new shopping centers, and large housing developments all indicate a strong local economy.

Quality of life factors to consider include the education system, crime rates, salary numbers, unemployment numbers, and the cost of living. Additionally, material costs heavily influence the best fix and flip locations. Depending on the area of the country, granite counter tops, sheet-rock, and other building supplies can vary greatly. Also, contractor and labor costs factor into the equation.

Taking into account all of these considerations, and more, the following list showcases the best house flipping locations for investment around the U.S. — in no particular order.

New Orleans, LA

Pittsburgh, PA

Sioux Falls, SD

Knoxville, TN

Tampa, FL

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