Carol and Russell redeveloped Alpha while living in the house, a strategy most investors follow at some point. “We learned tons of lessons from buying that fixer upper. It had termites, needed an entire wall replaced, about 15 feet long by 12 feet tall. Such tall ceilings in that home! The sunken Jacuzzi tub, in the master bathroom floor was huge, but it had a burned out motor.”
Two nights after they moved in, during a Central Texas rain storm, they found out the house was right in the path of the runoff into the creek. “It was like the log ride at Six flags! A cascade of water came rushing right into the giant Jacuzzi tub from the space between our house and the neighbor’s, whose home was slightly higher on the hill from ours. That’s where we learned about the installation and construction of French drains. Fun. Fun. Fun.”Hermann says please like and share!