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Flipping houses is riveting reality television for some. For others, it’s a living.
Thomas Bayles quit his job as a mortgage broker at the tail end of the financial crisis to become a full-time flipper. He buys the ugliest houses in desirable neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles, pours money into renovations, and sells the properties for a handsome profit within a few months. Bayles has flipped over 16 abandoned homes and hoarder-havens in his career.
Bayles shared some before-and-after photos with us to show that even the grittiest dwellings have unlimited potential — with a little TLC and a lot of cash.