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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,

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

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

22 06, 2020
  • These 2020 Paint Color Trends Will Attract Home Buyers

These 2020 Paint Color Trends Will Attract Home Buyers

By |2020-06-15T14:16:48-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Potential Markets, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The home improvement website Fixr annually polls remodeling experts about the latest home trends. This year the organization asked experts about the paint colors they feel will trend this year. Here’s what they found. Most Popular Interior Paint Colors: Cool Neutrals Cool neutrals, which include shades like light gray, taupe, and white, won the day for most popular interior paint colors with 57 percent of remodeling experts choosing them over warm neutrals, jewel tones, and pastels. Cool neutrals are perfect for making spaces appear larger and more open, and they have universal appeal. Most Popular Exterior Paint Colors: White and

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

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