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22 11, 2020
  • Does the Next House You Sell Need a “Zoom Room”?

Does the Next House You Sell Need a “Zoom Room”?

By |2020-11-20T22:05:58-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Working from home has changed a lot about the real estate market – most notably, what buyers are looking for in new homes. That’s where the “Zoom room” comes in. Does the Next House You Sell Need a Zoom Room? You may have already seen the phrase Zoom room in real estate listings – and if you haven’t, you likely soon will. A Zoom room is a space where people can attend videoconferences with a nice backdrop and few distractions. You don’t have to make it an entire space; even a cozy corner marketed that way could help when you’re

6 11, 2020
  • What Is the Most Popular Home Style of 2020 So Far?

What Is the Most Popular Home Style of 2020 So Far?

By |2020-11-07T17:00:48-05:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements, Real Estate, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A recent survey conducted by Homes.com asked more than 5,000 Americans across the country to identify their favorite home styles. Participants in the survey were shown photos of popular home styles and asked to vote on which was their favorite of the following seven choices: mid-century modern ranch, Spanish-colonial/Southwest, modern farmhouse, Bohemian craftsman, Tudor, Italianate, and French chateau. The clear winner was the modern farmhouse. This style was preferred by respondents in the majority of states (42 states), which were mostly concentrated in the East, Southeast, and Northwest portions of the country. Participants found the modern farmhouse to be visually

1 11, 2020
  • 3 Design Tricks That Make a Bathroom Look Cleaner

3 Design Tricks That Make a Bathroom Look Cleaner

By |2020-10-27T18:52:04-04:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

On your next flip give potential buyers a bathroom that’s not only beautiful, but one that’s designed to make dirt less visible—which can mean less scrubbing, less often. Consider these design tricks to deliver just that. Large Floor Tiles Consider using larger tiles on the floor and in the shower. Bigger tiles means less tiles needed to cover surfaces, which translates to fewer grout lines between tiles. This is a good thing because when grout becomes stained and aged it can make a clean bathroom appear less so. So reducing grout lines on your floor and in your shower can

11 10, 2020
  • Do This and Not That When Styling to Sell, According to One Home Stager

Do This and Not That When Styling to Sell, According to One Home Stager

By |2020-10-13T15:07:09-04:00October 11th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Remodeling Tips, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You know that staged houses sell faster and bring higher prices than un-staged ones, but you don’t have cash in the budget to hire a stager for your flip. Don’t worry. L.A.-based home stager and interior designer Anne Carr of Anne Carr Design offers these four tips on how to style and stage your flip to sell. Arrange a room to looks its best, and not necessarily for functionality. For Carr, presentation sometimes takes precedence over practicality. For instance, TV placement in a room. Rather than worry about whether or not a TV is viewable from various vantage points, Carr

27 09, 2020
  • 3 Inexpensive Ways to Trick-Out Your Flip

3 Inexpensive Ways to Trick-Out Your Flip

By |2020-09-28T16:45:53-04:00September 27th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investments, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flipping a house can be an expensive undertaking. But every improvement to your property doesn’t have to cost a lot to impresses buyers. Consider these three ways to trick-out your flip and win the hearts of buyers without spending a ton of cash. Spruce-Up Your Stairs If you want to customize the wooden stairs inside of your flip painting on a runner can do just the trick. You can give your future homeowner the look of carpeted steps without all of the worrisome maintenance. When choosing a design consider establishing a theme throughout your home. For instance, if your kitchen

16 09, 2020
  • National Association of REALTORS Lists Top Work-From-Home Counties. Here’s How You Can Cater to Those Markets

National Association of REALTORS Lists Top Work-From-Home Counties. Here’s How You Can Cater to Those Markets

By |2020-09-13T23:13:20-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Florida, Georgia, Home Improvements, Potential Markets, Remodeling Tips, Tennessee, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) published on its website this month a list of counties across the nation that offer the most conducive conditions for working from home. NAR formulated a Work From Home Score and considered 3,142 counties. Forsyth County, Georgia topped the list as the county to offer the most supportive conditions for working from home. Two other counties in Georgia were shortlisted, Cherokee and Cobb. Two counties in Florida (St. Johns and Seminole) and in North Carolina (Wake and Mecklenburg) were also high on the list, as well as one county in Tennessee (Williamson)—all are states

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

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

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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