27 07, 2021
  • 4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

By |2021-08-03T23:54:58-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Before you put your flip on the market you obviously want to make sure it looks its absolute best, both inside and out. This means interiors that inspire, and curb appeal that commands attention. Although you may have awesome ideas about how to take your yard to the next level, beware of these four problematic trees and plants that Realtors hope you avoid, according to Apartment Therapy—a home and decor site. We've summarized those plants and trees for you here. Spiky Species of Plants  As you design your landscape consider whether or not your plants are family-friendly—not all plants are suitable

27 07, 2021
  • 4 Smart Ways to Enhance a Small House

4 Smart Ways to Enhance a Small House

By |2021-07-31T23:24:55-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your new flip house is on the smallish side and you want to make the best use of every space so buyers can see that they won’t have to give up functionality or amenities in their potential new home. Here are four wise ways to improve small spaces. Convert the crannies Many houses have an awkward space beneath the stairs that forms somewhat of a right triangle. Instead of sidestepping that area you can convert it into storage for your future homeowner. Think about a space to tuck away things like shoes, kids’ toys, or a dog bed. Or, you

22 07, 2021
  • 3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-21T00:22:08-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The garage door of your flip house has seen better days—several dents, dings, and scratches ago. It works well, but replacing it for aesthetics is a must before you go to put it on the market. Consider these three things, though, before you swap it out for a new one. Climate  If your flip is located in a part of the country that frequently receives hurricane-force winds, your new garage door must satisfy wind-load reinforcement requirements in order to prevent accidents. These requirements can be specific to each state, so you should refer to your local codes to make sure

16 07, 2021
  • 3 Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-13T19:20:58-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Most people replace their garage door because they don’t like the way it looks, or because it no longer works, or perhaps because they want to install an automatic door opener. As a house flipper, your reasons may be all of the above. Whatever your reason, consider these three things before you replace the garage door of your flip. It can bring a good return on investment According to Remodeling magazine, replacing your garage door can fetch a substantial return on investment—to the tune of almost 94 percent. It can also help improve the resale value of your property. A

11 07, 2021
  • How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

By |2021-07-13T19:15:02-04:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, How To, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sellers are legally required to report easements attached to their property, so you should be made aware if one exists on your prospective flip house by the time you have a purchase agreement, or even sooner. Examples of easements, and how they could affect your renovations If your potential flip house comes with an easement, you must abide by its rules. For instance, if you bought a property along a public beach, and it had an easement on your yard to allow neighbors to gain access to the beach, legally you would have to allow them passage. Along the same

6 07, 2021
  • What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

By |2021-07-05T19:01:44-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An easement gives a person or an organization a legal right to access land—but only for a specific purpose. For example, a utility company might have an easement on a property in order to gain access to water and sewer lines. Based on a recent article from Zillow, we answer some key questions about easements below, and explain how one may impact your flip: Does your potential flip property have an easement? You’ve got your eye on a property and you plan to make an offer. But how do you know if it has an easement?  You shouldn’t have to

1 07, 2021
  • 2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

By |2021-06-29T18:01:13-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flipping a house can be a financially rewarding venture, but it can also be full of unknowns and questions. Will there be hardwoods beneath the orange shag carpet? Will you uncover termite damage behind the drywall? Is the wall between the kitchen and the living room load-bearing? Should you expand the master bath to include a separate tub and shower? We could go on. Although flips can come with many unknowns that are difficult to anticipate what you can prepare for are the rules and regulations of your community’s homeowners association (HOA). HOA ordinances are intended to help the neighborhood

27 06, 2021
  • 5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid, According to a Guru Investor

5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid, According to a Guru Investor

By |2021-06-22T06:14:39-04:00June 27th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, How To, Income, Investing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re new to house flipping sometimes you simply may not know what you don’t know. The more you become a student of the industry, and listen to sound advice from the pros, the better your chances of success. In an April interview with Yahoo!Finance real estate agent and investor Mindy Jensen—recognized by GOBankingRates as one of Money’s Most Influential—offers some warnings and advice for novice flippers. We’ve summarized some key takeaways you should know. Flipping Mistakes to Avoid Not crunching the numbers: Make sure there is a large enough profit margin on a project so you are poised for

22 06, 2021
  • 2 More Ways to Make Your Roof a Selling Poin

2 More Ways to Make Your Roof a Selling Point

By |2021-06-22T06:05:51-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Random homebuyer: “The house was beautiful, but I really fell in love with the shingles!”  While you may never hear that sentence uttered by a homebuyer, the condition of a home’s roof is still a key consideration in a sale, and it can make or break a deal. Consider these two ways to help make the roof of your flip a selling point, according to HomeLight. Advertise your new roof. Even though it's currently a seller's market, your flip is still competing with other homes in your area. Anything you can do to make your property stand apart from the

16 06, 2021
  • 5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

By |2021-06-13T20:56:37-04:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Investing, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Entry doors can help convey the personality of your flip and give buyers an idea of what’s to come inside. Whether your door has a traditional panel front with sidelights, or a more contemporary design, it is a key component of curb appeal.  If the wood front door of your flip needs to be replaced, think about swapping it out for a steel door. Here are five benefits to consider. Security A steel door can offer a higher level of security over many wooden doors, and due to a typical construction of 24-gauge steel, its thickness and weight make it

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