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

6 07, 2021
  • What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

What Is a Property Easement? 4 Types to Know

By |2021-07-05T19:01:44-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An easement gives a person or an organization a legal right to access land—but only for a specific purpose. For example, a utility company might have an easement on a property in order to gain access to water and sewer lines. Based on a recent article from Zillow, we answer some key questions about easements below, and explain how one may impact your flip: Does your potential flip property have an easement? You’ve got your eye on a property and you plan to make an offer. But how do you know if it has an easement?  You shouldn’t have to

1 07, 2021
  • 2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

2 Things Your Homeowners Association Can’t Do

By |2021-06-29T18:01:13-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flipping a house can be a financially rewarding venture, but it can also be full of unknowns and questions. Will there be hardwoods beneath the orange shag carpet? Will you uncover termite damage behind the drywall? Is the wall between the kitchen and the living room load-bearing? Should you expand the master bath to include a separate tub and shower? We could go on. Although flips can come with many unknowns that are difficult to anticipate what you can prepare for are the rules and regulations of your community’s homeowners association (HOA). HOA ordinances are intended to help the neighborhood

16 06, 2021
  • 5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

5 Benefits of a Steel Entry Door for Your Flip

By |2021-06-13T20:56:37-04:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Investing, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Entry doors can help convey the personality of your flip and give buyers an idea of what’s to come inside. Whether your door has a traditional panel front with sidelights, or a more contemporary design, it is a key component of curb appeal.  If the wood front door of your flip needs to be replaced, think about swapping it out for a steel door. Here are five benefits to consider. Security A steel door can offer a higher level of security over many wooden doors, and due to a typical construction of 24-gauge steel, its thickness and weight make it

11 06, 2021
  • 2 More Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Look for This Year, According to New Poll

2 More Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Look for This Year, According to New Poll

By |2021-06-07T18:23:07-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Real Estate, Realtors, Remodeling Tips, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Whether you're in the planning stages of the design for your new flip, or you've already begun to tear down walls, if you want an insider’s look at bathroom designs that will resonate with buyers this year you'll definitely want to take a moment to read further. In its annual poll of top interior designers and home improvement professionals, Fixr.com, a home improvement website, sought to gain insight into bathroom remodeling trends expected to emerge this year. The poll included 68 individuals who were chosen based on expertise, establishment in the industry, and overall industry impact. We’ve summarized Fixr’s findings below. Black

6 06, 2021
  • 2 Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Look for This Year

2 Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Look for This Year

By |2021-06-07T18:18:17-04:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

House flippers, if you're about to begin a new project, or if you're in the early phases of one, you'll want to take a minute to read this.  In its annual poll of top interior designers and home improvement professionals, Fixr.com, a home improvement website, sought to gain insight into bathroom remodeling trends expected to emerge this year. The poll included 68 experts who were chosen based on factors including expertise, establishment in the industry, and overall industry impact. Here, we’ve summarized Fixr’s findings. What’s Gaining Steam in the Bathroom? A Spa-Like Atmosphere A majority of design experts, 53 percent

1 06, 2021
  • 3 Ways to Make Your Roof a Selling Point

3 Ways to Make Your Roof a Selling Point

By |2021-05-31T18:28:22-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Although homebuyers don't typically purchase a home because they fall in love with its roof, the condition of the roof is a key consideration in the sale and it can make or break a deal. Here are three ways to help make the roof of your flip a selling point, according to HomeLight—a website for finding real estate agents in the U.S. Avoid layering the shingles.  You may be tempted to "replace" your roof by simply re-shingling over the old one, but reconsider. While it may be cheaper and faster to do so, in the long run layering shingles can trap heat,

11 05, 2021
  • Which City Has the Best Home Value Right Now? A Real Estate Mogul’s Unexpected Answer

Which City Has the Best Home Value Right Now? A Real Estate Mogul’s Unexpected Answer

By |2021-05-09T19:47:02-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When asked to name a city in the nation that offers great home value for the money, real estate maven and “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran’s answer during an interview with Yahoo Finance in mid-April just might catch you a little off guard. “I'd say Raleigh, surprisingly,” she said. Since real estate in North Carolina’s capital is currently undervalued, the city is getting plenty of action from homebuyers—and like in most parts of the country, those looking to snag a property there will face stiff competition and bidding wars.  Corcoran continued, “It's also one of the top three hottest cities

6 05, 2021
  • ‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran on Hot Housing: Prices Will Keep Going Up

‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran on Hot Housing: Prices Will Keep Going Up

By |2021-05-03T01:46:00-04:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Investing, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran sat down with Yahoo Finance in mid-April to discuss the latest in the white-hot housing market. Corcoran, a real estate broker, investor, best-selling author, podcast host, and executive producer of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” talked straight-up about today’s housing market and the conditions buyers currently face. Competition for homes remains stiff as potential buyers continue to contend for a scarce number of properties, driving up prices. With many buyers waiving contingencies on their home offers, in an attempt to make their offer more appealing to sellers, the market is no holds barred. House hunters, Corcoran says,

1 05, 2021
  • 3 Key Real Estate Projections and Observations to Know From a Recent Zillow Survey

3 Key Real Estate Projections and Observations to Know From a Recent Zillow Survey

By |2021-05-03T01:35:34-04:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A recent survey conducted by Zillow offers important housing market projections for this year, and hindsight on 2020. Below, we’ve summarized three key points you should know. New Homebuyers This Year Zillow believes approximately 2.5 million new households will enter the fray in search of their dream home this year. According to Zillow almost 80 percent of movers in 2020 said their change in zip code was the correct decision, and about 60 percent said it resulted in positive life events—such as a bigger home, a less expensive mortgage, and new life experiences in a different city and state. This

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