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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

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

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

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

4 10, 2019
  • How to Clean Grime From Window Tracks

How to Clean Grime From Window Tracks

By |2019-10-07T22:12:50-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Cleaning, Home Improvements, How To, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When you're flipping a house, little details matter almost as much as the big ones do - and that includes things you think people will never look at, like window tracks. But how do you get years of dirt and grime out of them so they sparkle like new? Here's the trick. How to Clean Grime From Window Tracks You don't need any special equipment to clean grime from window tracks, even if it's been building up for years. Here's what you need: Disposable cleaning cloths or paper towels Putty knife or butter knife Spray bottle Toothbrush Vacuum with a

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,

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

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