18 10, 2023

How Much Landscaping Do You Need to Do to Sell a Flip?

2023-08-22T08:56:03-04:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements|Tags: , |

As a real estate investor, you understand the importance of every detail when it comes to selling a flip. One aspect that can easily be overlooked is landscaping. It might seem like a minor thing, but the right landscaping can make your property stand out in a crowded market. The question is, how much landscaping do you really need to do to sell a flip? This guide will delve into the essentials and extras of landscaping that can boost your property's appeal. How Much Landscaping Do You Need to Do to Sell a Flip? This guide explains the following: Assessing

26 04, 2023

10 Luxury Home Staging Trends That Buyers Love This Year

2023-04-22T16:13:09-04:00April 26th, 2023|Categories: Home Improvements, How To, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

When it comes to selling luxury homes, staging is crucial for creating an unforgettable impression on potential buyers. In this guide, we explore the top 10 luxury home staging trends that buyers are falling in love with this year. By incorporating these elements into your property, you'll be well on your way to a successful sale. 10 Luxury Home Staging Trends That Buyers Love This Year Though there's no one-size-fits-all answer for all buyers, there are a few things you can do to make your property more appealing to prospective buyers. In fact, there are a handful of luxury home

11 05, 2022

3 More Kitchen Remodeling Trends So Far This Year, According to a Recent Survey

2022-04-28T00:20:06-04:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Home Improvements, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , |

A survey conducted this year by Houzz, an online source for advice on home interior design and construction, revealed changes in homeowners' preferences in kitchen design. The design choices made thus far this year by the survey's 2,300 participants may be a bellwether for a more widespread trend among homeowners, and can inform your approach to kitchen design in your future flips. Here are a few notable trends to keep front of mind when deciding on investments in kitchen counters, cabinet styles, and even appliances.   Engineered Quartz Counters Are Tops   Ninety-one percent of homeowners in the survey said

6 05, 2022

3 Surprising Kitchen Remodeling Trends So Far This Year

2022-04-28T00:14:36-04:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Home Improvements, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , |

A survey this year of more than 2,300 U.S. homeowners revealed their current preferences in kitchen design. The study, conducted by Houzz—an online portal for professional advice on home interior design and construction, reported changes in tastes that might surprise you, and impact your approach to kitchen design in future flips. Here are a few trends of note.   Open-Layout Kitchens Lose Steam Open-layout floor plans and kitchens are becoming less desirable among homeowners, the survey revealed. Over the past two years, after the onset of the pandemic, working from home and remote schooling under the same roof left many households

16 02, 2022

The Pros and Cons of a Partial Roof Replacement

2022-02-05T21:48:20-05:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , |

Let's face it: A flip that lacks cosmetic appeal isn't likely to get much attention from homebuyers. Although making sure that your property has visual interest is a must, issues that affect the functionality of your flip are equally as important and must receive thorough attention, and not be given a quick fix to pass inspection, or to appear to be intact. Performing the appropriate and necessary repairs and replacements can mean a high-quality flip, and less headaches down the road for a potential buyer. When it comes to addressing issues with the shingled roof on your flip consider these

11 02, 2022

3 Reasons to Replace the Roof on Your Flip

2022-02-05T21:41:31-05:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements|Tags: , , |

A properly-installed roof that's in good condition is critical to the structural integrity of your flip. But if your roof needs work, in what instances should you patch it or replace it altogether? Consider these three reasons to replace your asphalt shingle roof. You Have Detached Sections of Shingles If you find shingles in your yard, or entire sections of shingles sliding from your roof, it's time for your roof to be replaced. This kind of damage indicates that the roof wasn’t installed using the proper techniques. When replacing your roof you should also verify that there is proper ventilation in the attic

6 02, 2022

ADUs Can Increase a Home’s Value by 35 Percent

2022-02-05T21:32:52-05:00February 6th, 2022|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: |

Not only can an ADU, a.k.a. garage apartment, in-law suite, and granny flat, make your flip property more appealing to potential buyers, it can greatly increase its value. Homes with an ADU are listed an average of 35 percent higher than residences without one, says home improvement website Porch.com. An ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is separate from the main home on a property and is located on the same lot. It can also be located within the main home, as long as it functions as a separate unit. Homeowners with ADUs can house aging family members, or earn extra income by renting out their

27 01, 2022

3 Renovation Mistakes That Decrease a Home’s Value

2022-01-24T20:56:34-05:00January 27th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , |

You want your flip house to be as impressive as possible to potential homebuyers. You want to pull out all of the stops—within budget, of course. However there are certain missteps in a renovation that can lessen the value of your home. Here are three to avoid. Letting Your Personal Tastes Dominate the Design  While you may have a good eye for creating cohesive designs among countertops, tile, flooring and paint in your flip, be careful not to venture from mass appeal to over-personalization. Emerald green cabinets with gold hardware may be a beautiful and dramatic look for a kitchen,

11 01, 2022

Replacing Windows in Your Flip? 2 Styles to Know

2021-12-22T17:35:46-05:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements|Tags: , , , |

Not only do windows open up interior spaces to natural light and air, they are focal points to frame views to the outdoors. There are many different styles of windows, and a vast majority of the time they jive with the architectural style of a home, or at least they should. While windows are aesthetically pleasing on both the exterior and interior of your flip, they're also an important consideration for potential buyers when it comes to energy efficiency. Heat gain and heat loss through windows account for between 25 percent and 30 percent of residential heating and cooling energy use, according to the

27 12, 2021

3 Tips for Buying a Distressed Property

2021-12-22T17:16:33-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , |

If you’re kicking around the idea of finding and buying a distressed property, this guide will help. Check out these three tips for buying a distressed property that you can put to use when you’re ready. These three tips for buying a distressed property can help you get the best deal – and make the most profit: Choose the right neighborhood Get creative in finding properties Get an inspection Here’s a closer look at each.  Tip #1 for Buying a Distressed Property: Choose the right neighborhood If you aren’t already eyeing a particular neighborhood, start doing some research. Location is

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