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OCTOBER JLC 1998 SPEC REMODELING STRATEGIES: Tips from a Pro I N T E R V I E W SPEC REMODELING STRATEGIES: Tips from a Pro Over two decades, spec remodeler Larry Dworin has mastered the art of buying fixer-uppers to rent and resell. He has also authored two Craftsman books, Profits in Buying and Renovating Homes and Renovating and Restyling Vintage Homes. During a phone interview and site visit, Dworin shared the secrets of successful spec rehab. Getting Started JLC: How did you get into this business? Dworin: Back in the 1970s, when I was about 25, I wanted a nice house, but I couldn't afford anything that was in Reported by Ted Cushman good condition.