“When you said that you found a house that we could flip, I didn’t think you meant you bought a condemned property,” Mike said to his business partner.
“Look, Mike,” Alan said, “this dilapidated house degraded the whole neighborhood, which is why the town sold it to me so cheap. I convinced them that this neighborhood was mutable and that the whole character of this area would be upgraded if they sold us this eyesore. Not to mention how it would increase property tax revenues.”
“So how cheap?” Mike asked.
“Five thousand bucks,” Alan beamed. “It sits on a quarter acre and the land alone is worth four times that.”
Mike was impressed. “So are you thinking it’s a teardown or a fixer-upper?”
“I went through the place and I think it has good bones, Mike, so I’m going with rehab,” Alan said. “If we’re diligent, I think we can turn this dump into a home some family will treasure. And best of all, we’ll still turn a tidy profit.”
“That would be a sweet victory that I could savor,” Mike said.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (degraded), Your Daily Word Prompt (mutable), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fixer-upper), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (diligent), MMA Storytime (treasure), and Word of the Day Challenge (victory).