Seeking advice about a new career in renovating apartments
November 4, 2012 7:42 AM Subscribe
Do you have any advice about renovating apartments as a career?
posted by Borborygmus to home & garden (5 answers total)
I've kind of hit a dead end with my current white collar career. It's been good, and I still enjoy it. However, I've amassed a decent amount of capital, and have been toying with the idea of earning money by buying and renovating apartments instead of being in front of a screen all day.
I am fairly handy, though not very practiced. I imagine some carpentry/engineering skills would be useful, as well as a knowledge of real estate in order to pick good properties to buy and fix up. What are the questions I should consider, books I should read, skills I should acquire?
I suppose I will have a lot of competition, considering the recession put a lot of construction workers out of work. I'd like to think I have patience and capital on my side though.