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STCC introduces ‘house flipping’ course

Springfield Technical Community College will offer a course designed for anyone who would like to start and own a successful “house flipping” business in Massachusetts.

House Flipping 101 is a six-week online course taught through STCC’s online learning management system, Blackboard. The course, which runs April 5 through May 14, will include guidelines necessary for legal and building standards in conducting work in the residential building sector. “House flipping” is a type of investment strategy in which someone purchases property not with the intention to use, but with the intention of selling it for a profit.

The course includes discussion boards, weekly content and virtual live sessions each week. Students must commit a minimum of eight hours per week to be successful. The course is asynchronous, which means lessons are not “live” or with real-time interaction. Students may complete each weekly section as their schedule allows. The instructor, Jennifer DeForge, is a professor in the STCC Architecture and Building Technology Program. A local sustainable designer and builder in Western Massachu-setts, DeForge holds a current Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License and has worked on building projects ranging from small remodels to designing and constructing energy efficient custom-built homes.

DeForge will help students understand the real estate market, where to buy a property, the foreclosure process, buying properties at tax sales and evaluating properties and estimating renovation costs.

For more information and to enroll, go online to stcc.edu/ wdc. For questions, call 413-755-4225.

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