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6 09, 2020
  • How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Driveway?

How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Driveway?

By |2020-08-31T22:35:42-04:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Motor oil stains on your driveway. They’re inevitable. If a car is leaking oil and needs repair, or if there’s a spill while the oil is being changed, a driveway will eventually accumulate these all-too-familiar splotches. If left unaddressed these unsightly blemishes can kill your curb appeal when you put your flip on the market. Some flipping pros estimate that you’d have to spend up to $10,000 to jackhammer and replace your heavily-stained driveway, or shell-out a pretty penny to have it resurfaced. Luckily you don’t have to take either of those budget-busting routes to remedy this problem. Here’s a

1 09, 2020
  • 3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

By |2020-08-31T22:30:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the past few months the pandemic has not only altered the way people live within their communities, but how they live within their homes. Here are a few changes you might want to pay special attention to for your upcoming flips—changes that may have a lasting impact on what buyers expect in a potential new home. Enhanced Outdoor Dining Dining al fresco is not a new concept—countless homeowners have always enjoyed a good meal out in the fresh air. But an increasing number of people want to do more than simply carry a plate of food out to the

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

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

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

1 10, 2019
  • Selling a Flip This Fall - Don't Do This to the Porch

Selling a Flip This Fall? Don’t Do This to the Porch

By |2019-10-07T22:06:23-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, How To, Investment Properties, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're listing a house for sale this fall - especially one you've been working on all summer - there are a few mistakes you should avoid in order to sell it quickly and at the right price. Check out this list of three no-gos for selling a house in fall. Selling a Flip This Fall? Don't Do This to the Porch When you're selling your flip in the fall, never: Overdecorate the porch Let leaves and other debris build up in the corners Neglect the windows and front door Let's take a closer look at each of these. #1.

29 04, 2019

Bulb Gardening: Easy Landscaping For Your Rental Properties

By |2019-04-29T20:11:54-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Planting bulbs in the yard of your rental property can help keep the landscaping looking nice with minimal maintenance for most of the year. Bulbs are hard to mess up, so you don't need an especially green thumb. They're also very economical too. Planting bulbs allows you to have hassle-free flowers each year. It also makes renters feel like you go the extra mile to make the property nice. Now, the hardest part of planting bulbs is planning on where to plant them. You will want to clear out an area of a flower bed or along the driveway or

5 03, 2019

How To Sell A Home To A Millennial

By |2019-03-05T11:57:39-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Remodeling Tips, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Since millennials are now the biggest group of homebuyers, house flippers need to make some adjustments. Do you know how to sell a home you've just bought with the intent to flip fast to a millennial? So, first off you will need to find the right size and location. We discuss this in an separate blog post about millennial home buyers. Now, here are some smart ways to target this huge market. Make It Instagrammable Make it instagrammable? What does that mean? If you're in an older generation, this might not make a lot of sense. Yet, millennials fully enjoy

7 05, 2018

Houses With Solar Panels Sell For Up To 40% More Than Predicted

By |2018-05-07T13:00:27-04:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're in the house-flipping business, you should know that people are willing to pay a lot more for a house with solar panels. Actually, first-time home buyers pay up to 40 percent more than predicted for entry-level homes with solar panels. Most of this stems from millennials yearning for greener amenities. They know that solar panels will save money in the long run. They find it advantageous not to have to have them installed. If they're ready to go when they move in, their energy bills go down right away. In sunny states, many homeowners can even sell off

19 01, 2016
  • 4 quick improvements for curb appeal on an investment property - atlanta hard money lending

4 Quick Fixes to Improve Curb Appeal

By |2016-01-19T20:00:46-05:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Investment|0 Comments

  As a real estate investor, you probably already understand the importance of curb appeal. A property that looks great from the outside will nearly always sell faster than one that doesn't; the same principle applies if you're trying to rent out an investment property. The neater and cleaner it looks on the outside, the more likely you are to find a tenant quickly. The good news is that you can boost your investment property's curb appeal in just one day -- and you can do it without spending a fortune. Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Curb Appeal Power-wash the exterior of

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