Spoiler: You're less likely to flop in the Sunshine State.
If you’re an HGTV addict obsessed with Chip and Joanna and ready to try your hand at house-flipping, you might want to head to central Florida. WalletHub recently named Tampa the sixth best place in the nation to flip houses, and the top coastal contender on the list.
To determine the ranking, analysts compared 150 of the largest cities around the country using 22 key indicators, including market potential, renovation costs, and quality of life. Among the top 10 cities, Tampa scored the highest in market potential—but watch out for competition. The bayside city ranks second (tying with neighboring St. Petersburg) for the highest percentage of home flips.
If you're looking to flip on the West Coast, Seattle might be your best bet. While ranked 93rd overall, the hipster haven has both the highest housing-market health index and the most real estate agents per capita, meaning help is never far if you need it.
Ready to put your flipping skills to the test? Check out the full list of the best and worst cities to flip houses here, and then snatch up one of these Tampa fixer-uppers to get started.
Fixer-upper for Sale: 4-bedroom, 2-bath centrally located home ($90,000)
Fixer-upper for Sale: 2-bedroom, 1-bath South Tampa fixer-upper ($250,000)
Fixer-upper for Sale: 3-bedroom, 2-bath Hillsborough County Foreclosure ($55,000)