Lawsuit alleges house-flipping nightmare

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Oak Cliff is a hotspot for house-flipping.

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The zip code 75224, which includes the Kiest Park area, had the most house-flippers in North Texas in 2016.

While fixing up and reselling residential real estate can be a way for investors to make some cash and provide a starter home for buyers, the scenario can also go badly.

WFAA reported Tuesday night on a young North Dallas couple who say their first home, purchased recently, is a waking nightmare. Marci Caroline and Scott Beckwith filed a lawsuit against Ebby Halliday Realtors and the husband-and-wife real-estate agents, Jan and Roger McElroy, who flipped and sold them the home near Bachman Lake.

They say there are cracks in the drywall and ceilings, plus warped flooring. There are also problems with the plumbing.

Here’s the full story from WFAA:

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  • Sounds like they did not know what they were doing. Probably didn’t get an inspector. Everyone thinks they’re Donald Trump or Carlton Sheets & can make millions flipping casas. Nope ain’t that easy.

  • Sorry to hear about this couple’s terrible experience but I’m glad it didn’t happen in Oak Cliff. I hope they consider moving here once they settle with the seller.

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