House flipping is a fun and rewarding trend that has really taken off over the last few years. In fact, it has become so popular that there are several television shows centered around the topic! Whether you’re trying to “fix and flip” homes for profit, creating your dream home, or just for pure enjoyment, flipping houses is like treasure hunting. Here are some of the craziest things people have found while renovating a house.
If you’re a fan of all things macabre like me, you’ve probably wondered what kinds of spooky relics are found in houses pre-renovation. House flippers have reported finding all kinds of things in homes, including old toys, photographs, and porcelain dolls. More unsettling things like bones and formaldehyde-preserved animals have also reportedly been found. While some people may find it exciting to stumble upon these kinds of things, many house flippers find themselves running out the door in fright!
Flipping houses can be sort of like thrift shopping; every once in a while you unexpectedly stumble upon something quirky and unique. House flippers have reportedly found everything from old tchotchkes to a life-size monopoly board under the carpet! Finding weird things is perhaps one of the most exciting parts of house flipping, and it kind of makes you wonder about the people who previously inhabited the home!
I think it’s safe to say that every house flipper’s dream is to come across something valuable at a property. This can come in the form of artwork, jewelry, or sometimes just plain old money! Some house flippers report finding stacks of cash worth thousands of dollars and even extremely valuable works of art. Other valuable items found include vintage comic books, action heroes, old newspaper articles, and books.
Sometimes, the things people find in pre-renovated homes aren’t spooky or valuable, but just plain comical. Everything from old Troll dolls to ventriloquist dolls have reportedly been found by house flippers, much to their surprise and delight. Finding something funny is often the best case scenario for many house flippers, rather than stumbling across a pile of miscellaneous bones or creepy photographs.
House flipping is an exciting pastime that many people have been able to successfully turn into careers. While you never know what you may find, the journey in itself can be fun and rewarding!