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11 05, 2020
  • 3 Flip Upgrades That Don’t Always Pay Off

3 Flip Upgrades That Don’t Always Pay Off

By |2020-05-09T09:14:08-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

You want to make your flip as appealing as possible to potential buyers, but over-improvements and ill-conceived changes could hurt your bottom line, or even jeopardize the sale of your flip. Consider these scenarios before your next project. Uber-Upgraded Kitchens There are upgrades, and then there are upgrades. The latter isn’t always a great thing. For example, if you invest $80,000 on a super high-end kitchen in a home where the neighborhood comps are $200,000 you may not recoup your investment, and your kitchen will eat into your bottom line. Also, if you do an uber upgrade in your kitchen

6 05, 2020
  • 3 Fundamentals for House Flipping

3 Fundamentals for House Flipping

By |2020-05-09T09:13:36-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you want to be a successful house flipper you’ve got to practice the right habits and strategies. Here are three key flipping fundamentals that can carry you through any project. Timing Is Everything Be smart about the timing of your flip. To increase your chances for a successful resale it’s best to flip when there is a low inventory of available homes on the market. Any good product tends to sell best when the competition is scarce. Roll With the Punches During a flip you may remove a floorboard or a wall and uncover termite damage to floor joists

16 04, 2020
  • Red Flag Flips - Signs That You May Need to Skip a Flip (Part 1)

Red Flag Flips: Signs That You May Need to Skip a Flip (Part 1)

By |2020-05-09T09:09:14-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , |0 Comments

While you’re in the flipping business to make money, profit potential shouldn’t be your only consideration when deciding whether or not to purchase a property. Beware of these red flags that may mean you need to skip a flip. Lots of Homes for Sale in the Neighborhood If there are lots of homes on the market in the neighborhood it could simply be happenstance, or it could be a red flag that a larger issue is at play. Perhaps land nearby is going to be purposed for something that homeowners don’t want to live near, like a commercial development, or

11 04, 2020
  • The Popularity of Porches - Trends Show Why Your Flip Needs One

The Popularity of Porches: Trends Show Why Your Flip Needs One

By |2020-05-08T23:31:53-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Nearly 65 percent of new single-family homes built in the U.S. in 2018 had porches, according to data from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the U.S. Census Bureau. In what part of the country were porches most common? In the East South Central. Ninety-four percent of single-family homes built in the East South Central division, which includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, were built with porches. Seventy-four percent of newly-built homes in the Mountain division (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) had porches. In the Pacific division, which includes California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and

6 04, 2020
  • Why Copper Surfaces May Help Sell Your Flip

Why Copper Surfaces May Help Sell Your Flip

By |2020-05-08T23:31:19-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , |0 Comments

Copper obviously plays a critical role in plumbing, but it’s becoming an increasingly appealing choice in interior design due to its nature as a germ repellant. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, copper and its alloys like brass and bronze have antimicrobial properties that have been proven to kill more than ninety-nine percent of bacteria within two hours of exposure. Copper has the ability to continuously sanitize its surface and destroy germs like E.coli, MRSA, and Norovirus. The antimicrobial benefits of this metal can be an added selling point for potential homebuyers who

1 04, 2020
  • Why Your Flip Needs a Deck, Porch, or Patio

Why Your Flip Needs a Deck, Porch or Patio

By |2020-05-08T23:30:47-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Buyers love outdoor spaces, whether the space is a place for an indoor party to flow outside, a spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or a perch to wave at passersby—many buyers see outdoor spaces as extensions of indoor living. For your next flip consider the benefits. Decks A deck is a great selling feature. It’s a space to have coffee and read the paper, to partake of scenic views, and to unwind with an evening of stargazing. When hosting indoor parties or get-togethers homeowners can open the doors leading to their deck and let guests step out

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.

28 09, 2019

How to Fix Plumbing Vent Boots Yourself

By |2019-10-07T21:40:46-04:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you're flipping a house, you know that it's a good idea to hire contractors when you aren't sure how to make repairs or improvements - but what about small jobs, like fixing plumbing vent boots? In cases like those, it may be a good idea to tackle the job yourself. Here's how to fix plumbing vent boots on your own so you don't have to hire a pro. And of course, if you doubt your ability, by all means - hire a professional. How to Fix Plumbing Vent Boots Yourself Plumbing vent boots can be made from plastic, metal,

21 09, 2019

3 Things to Avoid in Your Flip’s Kitchen

By |2019-10-07T18:13:29-04:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When you're flipping a house, you know that the kitchen can make or break the deal - so here are three things you should avoid to make sure you're not sending prospective buyers running. 3 Things to Avoid in Your Flip's Kitchen Give each of these kitchen features a hard pass: Fragile materials Cheap appliances Bad layout Here's a closer look at each. #1. Fragile Materials Are a No-Go There are plenty of durable materials you can install in a kitchen that are just as nice-looking as their more fragile counterparts are - and buyers know it, too. In the

16 09, 2019

Should You Install Butcher Block Countertops?

By |2019-10-07T18:04:29-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When you're flipping a house, you have a lot of decisions to make - and many of them revolve around the kitchen. A kitchen can make or break a deal, which means how you choose to outfit it will have a big impact on the way buyers feel about the space. So should you install a butcher block countertop, or should you stick to something more traditional? Here's what you need to know. Should You Install a Butcher Block Countertop? Wood countertops are warm and inviting, and a lot of times, they're certified green building materials. They cost more than