1 12, 2020

4 Design Features of Vinyl Siding to Consider for Your Flip

2020-11-20T22:21:21-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you’re thinking about replacing the siding on your flip you shouldn’t feel limited by your options. Today’s vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of sophisticated styles to help you create the look you’re going for without hurting your budget. We’ve summarized some design features for you here, as curated by BobVila.com. Wood Looks There are many options available on the market for vinyl shingle siding that resembles natural wood. These shingles imitate the texture and variance of wood—without all of the wear and tear. They are impervious to insects, they won’t absorb water, and they can withstand strong

11 10, 2020

Do This and Not That When Styling to Sell, According to One Home Stager

2020-10-13T15:07:09-04:00October 11th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Remodeling Tips, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You know that staged houses sell faster and bring higher prices than un-staged ones, but you don’t have cash in the budget to hire a stager for your flip. Don’t worry. L.A.-based home stager and interior designer Anne Carr of Anne Carr Design offers these four tips on how to style and stage your flip to sell. Arrange a room to looks its best, and not necessarily for functionality. For Carr, presentation sometimes takes precedence over practicality. For instance, TV placement in a room. Rather than worry about whether or not a TV is viewable from various vantage points, Carr

1 10, 2020

5 Colorful Plants for Fall Curb Appeal

2020-10-02T12:49:54-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

These blooming beauties promise fall color for your flips. Mexican Bush Sage White stems and gray-green leaves support the pinkish-purple flowering spikes of Mexican bush sage. Part of the sage family, it’s a perennial when grown in warm regions of the U.S. and an annual in colder climates where it’s not hardy. This plant will give you the kind of drama that’ll entice buyers—almost as much as the hummingbirds that love it. Perennial Sunflower Perennial sunflower, not to be confused with the huge blooms of the annual sunflower, will give you sun even on a dreary fall day. Lemon queen,

6 09, 2020

How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Driveway?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: , , , , , |

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

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