11 01, 2022
  • Replacing Windows in Your Flip? 2 Styles to Know

Replacing Windows in Your Flip? 2 Styles to Know

By |2021-12-22T17:35:46-05:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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

3 Tips for Buying a Distressed Property

By |2021-12-22T17:16:33-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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

22 11, 2021
  • What Do Home Additions Cost?

What Do Home Additions Cost?

By |2021-11-14T00:40:54-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

This isn't your first flip, but it is the first time you've thought about adding some square footage to your house, which is a little on the cozy side. As you weigh your options consider the typical costs of horizontal and vertical home additions, which we’ve highlighted below, to see how expanding your home may impact your budget. (Be aware that labor and supply expenses can vary by region). Expanding the Footprint  If you want to expand your flip horizontally (expand its footprint) it can be cheaper than building vertically. It'll cost you between $150 and $200 per square foot, on

16 11, 2021
  • Got a Big Kitchen in Your Flip? Should You Install Double Islands?

Got a Big Kitchen in Your Flip? Should You Install Double Islands?

By |2021-11-14T00:34:36-05:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The kitchen is the heart and hub of a home, so you want the one in your flip to be as functional, welcoming, and stylish as possible. Kitchens with two islands are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. Here are three that may make you rethink your kitchen design, and leave you seeing double. Create Separate Meal Prep and Dining Spaces  In some kitchens with a traditional or old-world design an island is a large, movable marble-topped table situated in the center of the space. In most modern kitchen designs, however, islands are a marriage between meal prep and bar top

11 11, 2021
  • Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units

By |2021-10-27T22:28:18-04:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Real Estate|Tags: , |0 Comments

When you purchase a flip you may have space on your lot to build an ADU to make the property even more appealing to potential buyers. What exactly is an ADU, you may wonder? An ADU is a dwelling unit that's separate from the main home and is located on the same lot (this includes garage apartments). It can provide independent living for up to two adults. An ADU can also be located within the main home, as long as it is a separate unit. There are certain conditions that your ADU must meet in order to be approved by

6 11, 2021
  • 3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

3 More Common Mistakes When Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Your Flip

By |2021-10-27T22:11:28-04:00November 6th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip house yourself may help save money, but if they're not painted properly a poor result can mean spending time on fixes—and time is money. Beware of these three missteps before taking on this project. Not Labelling the Doors and Hardware  No matter how big or small your kitchen, this step can really help. You see, after you've removed the cabinet doors and hardware it can be hard to figure out what goes back together, and where. So, to make it easier to reattach the doors, consider numbering each one as you remove it. Put the

1 11, 2021
  • Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don't Do These Three Things

Plan to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets? Don’t Do These Three Things

By |2021-10-27T22:05:43-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Painting the kitchen cabinets in your flip can seem like a relatively simple DIY job, but it may require a little more work than you think. Be sure not to do these three things that can sabotage your efforts for a polished and professional appearance. Not Remove the Cabinet Doors  Although you may think it's easier to sand and paint your cabinets without first removing the doors, skipping this important step can be a big misstep. Taking off the doors can make it easier to sand and paint every portion of their inner and outer surfaces. It can also help prevent

1 10, 2021
  • 3 Things to Remember When Renovating a Historic Home

3 Things to Remember When Renovating a Historic Home

By |2021-09-19T00:52:47-04:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, How To, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re renovating a historic home you probably won’t approach the process in the same way you would a newer property, especially if you want to appeal to buyers who are looking for homes that are true to their era. So remember these three things when renovating a historic home. Do Your Research In order to stay true to the spirit of your historic home it’s best to get an understanding of the era, style, and characteristics that define it. So take inventory of your property’s history, features, and details so you can make decisions about how to best maintain

27 07, 2021
  • 4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

4 Trees and Plants Realtors Wish You Would Avoid

By |2021-08-03T23:54:58-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Before you put your flip on the market you obviously want to make sure it looks its absolute best, both inside and out. This means interiors that inspire, and curb appeal that commands attention. Although you may have awesome ideas about how to take your yard to the next level, beware of these four problematic trees and plants that Realtors hope you avoid, according to Apartment Therapy—a home and decor site. We've summarized those plants and trees for you here. Spiky Species of Plants  As you design your landscape consider whether or not your plants are family-friendly—not all plants are suitable

11 07, 2021
  • How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

How Can an Easement Affect Your Property Rights and Renovations?

By |2021-07-13T19:15:02-04:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, How To, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sellers are legally required to report easements attached to their property, so you should be made aware if one exists on your prospective flip house by the time you have a purchase agreement, or even sooner. Examples of easements, and how they could affect your renovations If your potential flip house comes with an easement, you must abide by its rules. For instance, if you bought a property along a public beach, and it had an easement on your yard to allow neighbors to gain access to the beach, legally you would have to allow them passage. Along the same

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