House Flip Update – 70 Glenwood St Sold

We put 70 Glenwood St on the market just over two weeks ago and it is already sold!!! We were able to get this done so quickly because we found that ever so elusive retail cash buyer

We met our buyer over at Glenwood St on Thurs. April 1st and she immediately fell on love with the house. She informed us that she had the cash available to purchase the house and she could close in a week. Well, that was music to our ears and we made it happen. After negotiating the price a little, title was ordered, inspections were done, and we officially closed one week later. Another bonus is she was not working with an agent so we saved a few bucks on that end as well.

Here are the final pictures of it finished and staged (you can see the before pictures HERE) … enjoy;

70 Glenwood St Springfield MA

Flip This House - 70 Glenwood St

Flip this House - 70 Glenwood St

Green Renovating - Bamboo Flooring

Porch Converted to Living Space. Archway

Stainless Appliances

Glenwood St Kitchen

Full Bath 1

Kitchen Looking from Dining Room

Full Bath 2

Bedroom with Shiny Hardwoods

Master Bedroom

Full Bath 2 with shower panel Body Jets

Beautiful Bright White Handrail and Railing

Well, I wish they could all be that easy. Two weeks exactly, from the day the property first hit the market, to the day we are at the closing table signing the deed over, that’s definitely a record that will be hard to beat!!

Bringing Down the House… Part Deux

Heres a little bonus footage we put together to follow up on my last post.

*Warning: These are trained professionals, please don’t try this at home*  🙂 


Bringing Down the House…..

well maybe not the whole house….. just the first floor.

Heres a look at how we fixed the fire damage at 70 Glenwood St. If you remember from my previous post(video or photos), the fire in this property started in the basement and burnt all the floor joists and support beams in the front half of the house. So to fix it we had to cut out the whole floor. Luckily I was there with my camera to capture the whole thing. Heres a look:

Cutting out the Floor

Cutting out the Floor


First Section Gone


Second Section Gone!


Almost There

Ripping out the Last Peice

Ripping out the Last Peice

Can We Save these Hardwoods??

Can We Save these Hardwoods??

All Gone!!

All Gone!!

Looking at the Front Door from the Basement

Looking at the Front Door from the Basement

Heres Whats Left of our Floor!!

Heres Whats Left of our Floor!!

After cutting out the whole floor our contractor rebuilt it from the ground up.
Heres our shiny new floor:
New Floor

New Floor

And a look from the basement:
New Center Support Beam

New Center Support Beam

New Floor Joists and Plywood

New Floor Joists and Plywood

Whew, that was a lot of work…. I’m tired from just looking at those pictures!!

Glenwood Fire Damage – an Upclose Look

Things are moving right along at the Glenwood St project. Last week we passed all our rough inspections and insulation inspection. This week the sheetrockers were there hanging drywall, taping and mudding. Next step is to paint and begin all our finish work.

I made a short video of the fire damage at this property. The fire started in the basement at the old electrical box and burnt up through to the first floor. Most of the damage was done in the basement to the floor joists and support beams, including the main support beam. Have a look:

I’ll show you how we fixed it in the next post…..


70 Glenwood Update

Work is well underway at Glenwood. We actually started renovations back in August before we even closed on the house.  After hitting quite a few delays in getting clear title we finally closed on the property last Friday. By the time we closed we had already put a new roof on the house, gutted the interior, reframed the interior, and replaced the fire damaged support beams, floor joists and half the first level floor. I wouldn’t recommend doing this much work prior to actually owning a property… we were definetly getting nervous as weeks went by and we still weren’t clear to close.

Heres a video from week 1: