Congratulations Fremont! Unless I heard another town on the radio, Fremont is out of crimes for 2 years. There hasn't been a homicide in that period. That's amazing!
Either they have good people living there, or they are the ones terrorizing other cities around, or they are all dead.
Speaking of flipping, our friend from Santa Cruz would be the indicated to tell you the truth.
As far as I know, a good flipper is the one who knows the trade. For example, my neighbor worked for 3 days with some family and friends and in about $4K he installed a brand new roof. No permits, no nothing.
You can paint a room in one day, with about $200 each. From there, I can't say anything about costs, but if you are looking at pictures of the outside of a home, you don't know if they did a remodel or just did put some lipstick on the pig.
That happened with the house from hell in my hood. About $50K spent on a 4/2 1/2 home. I had to repaint, for free, the livingroom, the stairs and a hallways because their paint skills were trashy. Owner redid the entire kitchen. It was sad to see the new crew breaking the counters and the cabinets, all brand new!