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6 09, 2020
  • How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Driveway?

How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Driveway?

By |2020-08-31T22:35:42-04:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

By |2020-08-31T22:30:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

27 08, 2020
  • Are Accent Walls Risky?

Are Accent Walls Risky?

By |2020-08-17T18:44:54-04:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The accent wall—a single wall that’s painted in a hue that contrasts with other walls in a room—is an ideal way to add a pop of color to a space in your flip without committing every wall to a particular pigment. A majority of remodeling experts agree that the accent wall will be the most popular painting style inside of homes for sale this year, according to a recent poll by home improvement website Fixr. This painting method garnered 41 percent of the votes of experts, while other styles like two-tone walls, patterned walls, murals, and walls with faux painting

11 08, 2020
  • HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

By |2020-08-07T16:30:30-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

HGTV design doyenne Christina Anstead, star of the network’s hit shows “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop,” knows more than a thing or two about high-end interior design. Realtor.com recently highlighted some of the flipping pro’s expert design concepts. We break them down for you here. In the Kitchen: White Cabinets, White Counters, and a Color Backsplash Sure—white cabinets, white counters, and a white backsplash can make your kitchen appear larger, but with a white-on-white-on-white color scheme you can run the risk of making your kitchen look sterile and washed-out. So, in your pursuit of a classic white

6 08, 2020
  • 5 Timeless Kitchen Looks That Won’t Go Out of Style      

5 Timeless Kitchen Looks That Won’t Go Out of Style      

By |2020-07-30T19:34:17-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As the saying goes: Trends come and go, style is forever. Consider these five kitchen styles that will have mass appeal with potential buyers, and stand the test of time. White Cabinets White will never be considered a cabinet color of the moment. A crisp, fresh white kitchen is always en vogue so cabinets painted in this shade will always be in demand. If you’ve got a small kitchen and want to reflect light to make it feel larger white cabinets can be an ideal choice. They can also act as a backdrop for other colors or accents you plan

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,

16 07, 2020
  • Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

By |2020-07-07T16:00:31-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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

1 07, 2020
  • What Causes Nail Pops and How Do You Fix Them?

What Causes Nail Pops and How Do You Fix Them?

By |2020-06-18T12:10:12-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Nail pops occur when nail heads pop through the surface of sheetrock walls and create bumps or cracks. Here’s why they happen and how you can fix them if they pop up during your renovation. What Causes Nail Pops? One main cause of nail pops is the movement of wood framing. Over time lumber moves and changes shape ever so slightly as its moisture content fluctuates. During this process the dimensions of the wood—its length, width, and depth—shrink and expand at different rates. This movement causes nails to back out of the drywall and pop through the surface. There are

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

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