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11 08, 2020
  • HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

By |2020-08-07T16:30:30-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

HGTV design doyenne Christina Anstead, star of the network’s hit shows “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop,” knows more than a thing or two about high-end interior design. Realtor.com recently highlighted some of the flipping pro’s expert design concepts. We break them down for you here. In the Kitchen: White Cabinets, White Counters, and a Color Backsplash Sure—white cabinets, white counters, and a white backsplash can make your kitchen appear larger, but with a white-on-white-on-white color scheme you can run the risk of making your kitchen look sterile and washed-out. So, in your pursuit of a classic white

6 08, 2020
  • 5 Timeless Kitchen Looks That Won’t Go Out of Style      

5 Timeless Kitchen Looks That Won’t Go Out of Style      

By |2020-07-30T19:34:17-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As the saying goes: Trends come and go, style is forever. Consider these five kitchen styles that will have mass appeal with potential buyers, and stand the test of time. White Cabinets White will never be considered a cabinet color of the moment. A crisp, fresh white kitchen is always en vogue so cabinets painted in this shade will always be in demand. If you’ve got a small kitchen and want to reflect light to make it feel larger white cabinets can be an ideal choice. They can also act as a backdrop for other colors or accents you plan

1 08, 2020
  • Bidding Wars in May and June Driven by Low Mortgage Rates and Low Inventory, Says Redfin

Bidding Wars in May and June Driven by Low Mortgage Rates, Low Inventory, Says Redfin

By |2020-07-20T23:12:23-04:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Investment, Investment Properties, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

June marks the second-straight month that over half of home offers submitted by real estate brokerage Redfin contended with multiple bidders. Nationwide, nearly 54 percent of Redfin home offers were engaged in bidding wars in the month of June—an increase from just under 52 percent in May and 44 percent in April, Redfin reported on its website. Bidding wars are being driven by low mortgage rates and low home inventory. Redfin Economist Taylor Marr said, “Bidding wars continue to be fueled by historically low mortgage rates and fewer homes up for sale.” He added, “It’s like a game of musical

27 07, 2020
  • Nearly 30 Percent of Homebuyers Plan to Relocate to Small Metro Areas, Even More to Suburbs. Here's Why.

Nearly 30 Percent of Homebuyers Plan to Relocate to Small Metro Areas, Even More to Suburbs. Here’s Why

By |2020-07-20T23:01:17-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Twenty-seven percent of homebuyers plan to relocate to smaller metro areas as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Data from real estate brokerage Redfin showed that 27 percent of more than 1 million homebuyers on its site looked to move to smaller metro areas in April and May. Good to know as you scout for your next flip. Similarly, a report from Realtor.com released in late June showed that house hunters in over half of the nation’s 100-largest metro areas are focusing their attention on the suburbs in those areas, as evidenced by listing views for suburbs in the month

22 07, 2020
  • Go-To Home Upgrades From Flipping Expert Tarek El Moussa

Go-To Home Upgrades From Flipping Expert Tarek El Moussa

By |2020-07-07T15:55:55-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Southern California flipping pro Tarek El Moussa performs flip upgrades that fetch a pretty penny for his properties. In his HGTV show, “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa,” the property pundit shows amateur flippers the ropes and the house upgrades that really pay off. A recent article by Realtor.com highlights El Moussa’s go-to upgrade designs. Here, we explore them in more detail. Dark Tile Drama Keeping your designs light, airy and neutral is a common mantra when it comes to house flipping. After all, you want the aesthetics of your property to appeal to as many house hunters as possible,

16 07, 2020
  • Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

By |2020-07-07T16:00:31-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When it comes to cultivating the lawn of your flip you can use grass seed, which is a long-term approach to a green lawn, or you can lay sod for instant lush. Sod doesn’t come cheap, so you want to make sure your investment lasts. Follow these tips to properly nurture your sod and impress potential buyers with a green landscape. Watering In order for your new sod lawn to develop strong roots it will require a good amount of attention. It needs to be watered every day, twice a day—for about 20 minutes each time—for at least the first

11 07, 2020
  • Flipping Pro Tarek El Moussa’s Go-To Upgrades That Add Major Home Value

Flipping Pro Tarek El Moussa’s Go-To Upgrades That Add Major Home Value

By |2020-07-07T15:44:33-04:00July 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Realtor.com recently composed a list of flip upgrades that consistently pay off for Southern California flipping pro Tarek El Moussa—design upgrades that he teaches his protégés on his HGTV show, “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa.” Here, we break down that list for you. Super-Spacious Showers It’s no secret that kitchens and baths sell houses and El Moussa encourages his students to go big or go home when it comes to the size of showers in master baths. So if you have to remove a wall, or steal space from a closet—or other area—in order to expand your shower, it’s

6 07, 2020
  • Want to Paint Your Boring Concrete Steps? Do This, and Not That

Want to Paint Your Boring Concrete Steps? Do This, and Not That

By |2020-06-18T12:31:09-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you have boring concrete steps leading to the front door of your flip a creative paint design can transform them from unremarkable to unforgettable. A little paint and patience is all it takes to make a statement that increases your curb appeal. Heed these do’s and don’ts to take your entry a step ahead of the rest. Do Clean Carefully Thoroughly scrub your steps clean using a nylon bristle brush and a degreaser. Concrete must be super clean and free of moisture in order for paint to adhere. Allow your steps to dry for at least 48 to 72

1 07, 2020
  • What Causes Nail Pops and How Do You Fix Them?

What Causes Nail Pops and How Do You Fix Them?

By |2020-06-18T12:10:12-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Nail pops occur when nail heads pop through the surface of sheetrock walls and create bumps or cracks. Here’s why they happen and how you can fix them if they pop up during your renovation. What Causes Nail Pops? One main cause of nail pops is the movement of wood framing. Over time lumber moves and changes shape ever so slightly as its moisture content fluctuates. During this process the dimensions of the wood—its length, width, and depth—shrink and expand at different rates. This movement causes nails to back out of the drywall and pop through the surface. There are

27 06, 2020
  • 5 Ways to Dress Up a Boring Concrete Slab

5 Ways to Dress Up a Boring Concrete Slab

By |2020-06-15T14:17:31-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can impress potential buyers of your flip house with a stunning interior design, but if a plain concrete slab and a few rows of sod are all you offer in the backyard you’ll be undermining what might otherwise be an enticing home. Show house hunters how much of a destination your backyard can really be. Here are five ways to dress up a scanty slab. Stain or Stamp Your Slab A quick and pretty inexpensive way to warm up the look of a cold slab is to stain it. Use a combination of earth tones, or other colors that

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