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1 12, 2021

3 Design Choices That Could Make Your Flip Harder to Clean for Buyers

By |2021-11-30T19:22:45-05:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You want your flip property to be as appealing as possible to buyers, so making the right design decisions is key. Certain choices, however, could make your flip more difficult for potential buyers to keep clean. Here are some of them. Overmount Farmhouse Sinks The modern farmhouse home style has enduring popularity, and farmhouse sinks are a feature that has transcended this style and found its way into many modern kitchen designs. While an undermount farmhouse sink sits beneath a countertop, an overmount one sits on top of the counter and the raised lip of the sink can cause soap scum

27 11, 2021
  • What Is a Tax Sale Property?

What Is a Tax Sale Property?

By |2021-11-14T00:46:02-05:00November 27th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Selling, Taxes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Usually when you’re looking to purchase a house you don’t want one that has a tax lien, but such a home can be purchased through a tax sale. So how do tax sales work? There are two kinds of tax sale homes: a tax lien sale home and a tax deed sale home. Each involves homes that have unpaid property taxes. During a tax lien sale a lien is auctioned off to the highest bidder. That bidder then has the right to collect the lien, as well as interest, from the homeowner. If the homeowner can’t pay the lien the

22 11, 2021
  • What Do Home Additions Cost?

What Do Home Additions Cost?

By |2021-11-14T00:40:54-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

This isn't your first flip, but it is the first time you've thought about adding some square footage to your house, which is a little on the cozy side. As you weigh your options consider the typical costs of horizontal and vertical home additions, which we’ve highlighted below, to see how expanding your home may impact your budget. (Be aware that labor and supply expenses can vary by region). Expanding the Footprint  If you want to expand your flip horizontally (expand its footprint) it can be cheaper than building vertically. It'll cost you between $150 and $200 per square foot, on

16 11, 2021
  • Got a Big Kitchen in Your Flip? Should You Install Double Islands?

Got a Big Kitchen in Your Flip? Should You Install Double Islands?

By |2021-11-14T00:34:36-05:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The kitchen is the heart and hub of a home, so you want the one in your flip to be as functional, welcoming, and stylish as possible. Kitchens with two islands are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. Here are three that may make you rethink your kitchen design, and leave you seeing double. Create Separate Meal Prep and Dining Spaces  In some kitchens with a traditional or old-world design an island is a large, movable marble-topped table situated in the center of the space. In most modern kitchen designs, however, islands are a marriage between meal prep and bar top

11 11, 2021
  • Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units

By |2021-10-27T22:28:18-04:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Real Estate|Tags: , |0 Comments

When you purchase a flip you may have space on your lot to build an ADU to make the property even more appealing to potential buyers. What exactly is an ADU, you may wonder? An ADU is a dwelling unit that's separate from the main home and is located on the same lot (this includes garage apartments). It can provide independent living for up to two adults. An ADU can also be located within the main home, as long as it is a separate unit. There are certain conditions that your ADU must meet in order to be approved by

6 11, 2021
  • 3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

By |2021-10-27T22:11:28-04:00November 6th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip house yourself may help save money, but if they're not painted properly a poor result can mean spending time on fixes—and time is money. Beware of these three missteps before taking on this project. Not Labelling the Doors and Hardware  No matter how big or small your kitchen, this step can really help. You see, after you've removed the cabinet doors and hardware it can be hard to figure out what goes back together, and where. So, to make it easier to reattach the doors, consider numbering each one as you remove it. Put the

1 11, 2021
  • Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don't Do These Three Things

Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don’t Do These Three Things

By |2021-10-27T22:05:43-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip can seem like a relatively simple DIY job, but it may require a little more work than you think. Be sure not to do these three things that can sabotage your efforts for a polished and professional appearance. Not Remove the Cabinet Doors  Although you may think it's easier to sand and paint your cabinets without first removing the doors, skipping this important step can be a big misstep. Taking off the doors can make it easier to sand and paint every portion of their inner and outer surfaces. It can also help prevent

27 10, 2021
  • Tennessee Home Prices Continue to Soar

Tennessee Home Prices Continue to Soar

By |2021-10-27T22:00:39-04:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Realtors, Tennessee|Tags: , |0 Comments

An article published in the Tennessean early this month discussed the sustained momentum of Tennessee’s hot housing market. Below we've summarized some highlights, and taken a look at Nashville’s housing market. In the first two quarters of 2021 increases in home values in Tennessee set consecutive records not only in the state, but across the nation. According to CoreLogic, a provider of housing market data and analytics, the average price of a house in the state soared 21 percent in July since the same time last year. The increase, the likes of which economists at CoreLogic say they haven't seen

22 10, 2021

7 Key Things to Know About the Current Housing Market 

By |2021-10-10T21:09:14-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Investment, New Homes, Real Estate, Realtors, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's still stiff competition for homebuyers across the country as bidding wars and all-cash offers continue to price-out many in search of a new residence. In an article on current housing market conditions published by Bloomberg in late September, we found seven key takeaways and summarized them for you here. Key Takeaways Mortgage borrowers who can offer large down payments, telecommuters who can live and work from anywhere in the country, and all-cash offers from real estate investors have created the perfect storm for bidding wars—pricing-out many house hunters, and keeping renters from becoming owners. According to economists at Realtor.com,

16 10, 2021
  • 3 MORE Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Renovation

3 MORE Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Renovation

By |2021-09-23T06:37:01-04:00October 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Even if you’re a pretty experienced house flipper you may make certain mistakes that result in major setbacks. Here are some pitfalls to avoid. Not Setting Aside Money For Unexpected Expenses  It’s wise to create a cash reserve to cover unexpected costs, like replacing water-damaged floor joists, mold or asbestos remediation, termite extermination, or foundation repairs. You may also need to have cash set aside to cover additional mortgage payments in case your renovation runs over schedule. Not Considering Quantity When Ordering Materials Sounds weird, but here’s the deal. When ordering tile that you plan to use in more than

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