flipping homes is effective in many high turnover areas, unfortunately Maryland is very expensive in the big city high turnover areas.
first, recognize which areas to target, ensure that the volume and turnover of available properties is not too high, for example pick a neighborhood in the suburbs
second, on paper, write down the possible requirements which may take cash to handle: wallboard, plumbing fixtures, lighting, etc, and in the next column next to each one, who might handle that install, final column estimate of cost to do and timing.
finally, once you have saved up enough cash to purchase a place (you will need some seed money to get a place), talk to a bank together to see what kind of loans are available to you
It could be worthy of your time, but it is not a slam dunk. You may need seed money and a steady job on the side to prove to the bank you could pay off the loan.