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$750 Fire Pit makes Backyard look like a Million Buck$:

By: Mike Lima 

A couple of months ago, we showed you how we transformed a Fireplace, from outdated to contemporary. This week, we are sharing some ideas on how to build a gas-fed Fire Pit that is suitable for your personal home as well as your investment properties. 

It looks nice, is built to last, and is great for entertaining. And it can be built for only ~ $750.

On this particular project, we inherited an old, very basic fire pit that was part of the pool decking. (See Video #1):

Here also is a Progress video (#2):

The completed project video (#3):

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Featured Homes
(Click on Orange Boxes Below for Full Inventory):

Featured Property #1: Cosmetic Fix/Flip or Rental in South Mountain Village!

1737 E Caldwell St., Phoenix 85042

Price: $145k    ARV: $210-215k
3/2/2cg with Mountain Views!
Clean but Dated House with Mountain Views in Desirable Neighborhood with Little Competition for Remodeled Product
$3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure it 


Cross-streets: 16th St. & South Mountain
  • 3/2/2/cg
  • 1.813 s.f.
  • Lot = 10,010 s.f. 
  • Built 1973
  • APN: 301-71-098
  • Taxes:  $1,018/yr. (2013)
  • Nice neighborhood with Pride of Ownership
  • Slump Block home (unpainted & attractive) with Good Curb Appeal
  • Mountain Views from Back Yard
  • Large Yard with Block Fencing
  • Roof replaced last 3 years
  • A/C replaced last 3 years
  • Tiled Bath/Shower Surrounds
  • North/South Exposure
  • Lots of newer Homes around– up & coming area
  • Near Vistal Golf Club, The Raven, The Legacy, The Farm restaurants, South Mountain Preserve, and only 10 minutes to downtown, Tempe, or the Airport.
Price: $145k
ARV: $210-215k

Rent Ready! Or do cosmetic remodel for $20k & list for $210-215k
Deal Structure - Traditional Sale

Strong Comps within 0.2 miles of Subject:
  • 8434 S 19th St - Sold $200k on 11/22 with 1673sf – Off-market sale before seller could even get it on MLS
  • 1901 E Ardmore Dr.-  Pending at $195k with only 1387sf; & listing agent says this pocket is great for remodeled homes
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Featured Property #2: Super Clean Home in Phoenix with a 2 Way Burning Fireplace Close to Sky Harbor and Scottsdale Fashion Mall.

2517 N 53rd St., Phoenix 85008

Price: $289k      ARV $~400k+
Super Clean Home with Newer A/C Unit and Water Heater
Grass Front and Backyard
$3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure it 


Cross-streets: 52nd St. & Thomas Rd.
  • 4/2/2cg
  • 2,159 s.f. 
  • Lot = 7,932 s.f. 
  • Built 1979
  • APN: 126-22-065
  • Taxes:  $1,691.14/yr. (2013)
  • Newer A/C Unit
  • Newer Water Heater
  • Open Floor-Plan
  • 2-Sided Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Breakfast Nook
  • Large Covered Patio
  • Mature Trees in Spacious Backyard
  • Backs Common Area maintained by HOA
  • Close to Sky Harbor and Scottsdale Fashion
Price: $289k
ARV: $400K+
Comps - 
all recent & within 3/4 mile:
  • 5517 E Pinchot Ave  SOLD $475k on 12/31  2150sf with pool
  • 3013 N 55th Place    SOLD $430k on 2/20   2036sf with pool
  • 5758 E Edgemont     SOLD $445k on 3/20   1980sf with pool
  • 5840 E Cambridge     SOLD $388k on 2/27  only 1678sf & No pool

Deal Structure - Traditional Sale

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Featured Property #3: North Encanto Historic District 3/2/1cg+2cp for Fix/Flip or Rental Profits

3014 N 15th Ave., Phoenix 85015

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION has been Negotiated & passed on to you!!
Price: $125k  ARV ~$245-250k
3/2/1+2cp in North Encanto Historic District
$3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure it 

Front of Home
Front of Home

Cross-streets: 15th Ave & Thomas
  • 3/2/1+2cp
  • ~1,700 s.f. (more than tax records)
  • Lot = 6,390 s.f. 
  • Built 1942
  • APN: 110-32-069
  • Taxes:  $1,131.34/yr. (2013)
  • Great centralized location, desirable neighborhood
  • Large master bedroom suite
  • Plenty of comps to support higher ARV
  • Optimize floor plan by opening up kitchen to living room
  • Potential for 3 car garage (1 existing + convert carport)
  • Off-Market
Repairs = Needs full remodel -- popcorn ceiling removal, dated kitchen- new cabinets to achieve higher ARV, flooring, baths, light fixtures, landscaping, etc... 

Price: $125k    ARV ~$245-250k
Deal Structure - Traditional Sale. Off-Market.
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Featured Property #4: Lipstick Fix/Flip for Quick Profits in Great Chandler area!!

903 E Constitution Dr., Chandler 85225

Price: $239.9k
4/3/3cg by McQueen & Ray Rd.
Excellent condition- plus 5th bedroom can easily be added by converting sitting room in huge Master Suite
$3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure it 

Front of Home
Front of Home


Cross-streets: McQueen & Ray Rd.
  • 4/3/3/cg
  • 2,382 s.f.
  • Lot = 5,894 s.f. 
  • Built 1995
  • APN: 310-06-163
  • Taxes:  $1,351.64/yr. (2013)
  • 3cg with Coated Flooring
  • Separate Living & Family Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Formal Dining
  • Tile Flooring Throughout Downstairs
  • Large Master Suite with a 12x10 Sitting Area
  • can easily convert to 5th Bedroom
  • Separate Tub & Shower
  • Large Walk-In Closet
  • Chandler School District
  • North/South Exposure
Price: $239.9k
Rent Ready! Or do $5-10k improvements & list for $300k
Deal Structure
 - Traditional Sale

Vacant- Call or email for access


Click the link below to view other homes that are available. 
-Mike Lima

Freedom Achievers, LLC
True Freedom Achievers, LLC
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