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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

22 06, 2020
  • These 2020 Paint Color Trends Will Attract Home Buyers

These 2020 Paint Color Trends Will Attract Home Buyers

By |2020-06-15T14:16:48-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Potential Markets, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The home improvement website Fixr annually polls remodeling experts about the latest home trends. This year the organization asked experts about the paint colors they feel will trend this year. Here’s what they found. Most Popular Interior Paint Colors: Cool Neutrals Cool neutrals, which include shades like light gray, taupe, and white, won the day for most popular interior paint colors with 57 percent of remodeling experts choosing them over warm neutrals, jewel tones, and pastels. Cool neutrals are perfect for making spaces appear larger and more open, and they have universal appeal. Most Popular Exterior Paint Colors: White and

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,

21 09, 2019

3 Things to Avoid in Your Flip’s Kitchen

By |2019-10-07T18:13:29-04:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When you're flipping a house, you know that the kitchen can make or break the deal - so here are three things you should avoid to make sure you're not sending prospective buyers running. 3 Things to Avoid in Your Flip's Kitchen Give each of these kitchen features a hard pass: Fragile materials Cheap appliances Bad layout Here's a closer look at each. #1. Fragile Materials Are a No-Go There are plenty of durable materials you can install in a kitchen that are just as nice-looking as their more fragile counterparts are - and buyers know it, too. In the

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

1 07, 2019
  • Smart Renovations - What You Need to Know - Paces Funding

Smart Renovations: What You Need to Know

By |2019-06-23T17:53:26-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When you take out a hard money loan to flip a house, you know you'll be making improvements and renovations - but you have to choose wisely, or your entire profit will get eaten up by the things you add to the space. So how do you figure out which renovations are smart ones, and which ones are a waste? Here's what you need to know. What Are Smart Renovations? Smart renovations are those that bring you the most "bang for your buck." You probably don't want to gut a kitchen and put in all marble countertops, energy efficient appliances,

13 06, 2019

How To Attract Millennials To Your Rental Properties

By |2019-06-09T15:26:46-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Remodeling Tips, Tenants|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In a previous blog post, we discussed what Millennials want from their rental properties. Now, we're going to explain how to attract Millennials to these properties you've designed for them. If you're marketing to Millennials, you are aware that your marketing really must include a strong online presence. But are you sure you're including the right information in this online marketing material? Here are several things you should include in your marketing material in order to capture the Millennial rental market. Interactive Maps To Key Places There are several ways to include interactive maps on your rental property's webpage including

27 05, 2019

What Kind Of Kitchen Flooring Should You Purchase?

By |2019-05-27T00:57:00-04:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Business, Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, HUD, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, New Construction, New Home Development, New Homes, Rehab Loans, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're trying to decide what kind of flooring to use in your kitchen, you will need to consider what you want out of it. Are you hoping to increase the property value over the value of a typical kitchen? Are you hoping to find something durable for a rental unit? Do you need something installed fast? Let's discuss the options. First of all, you won't want to put carpet in virtually any kitchen. Buyers won't be impressed. Renters will yuck it up in a hurry. If you just need something inexpensive and fast, you might choose sheet vinyl. Say

10 05, 2019

Many Americans Have Never Hear Of Rain Chains – Have You?

By |2019-06-26T01:18:39-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Remodeling Tips, Selling, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Many Americans have never heard of rain chains, but they are gaining in popularity. They originated in Japan and were used to enhance the beauty of an otherwise utilitarian structure: Gutters. Rain chains are growing in popularity, but people should remember to be careful where they are used. A rain gutter might work well on an overhang that is far from a foundation but may not be ideal for right up by a home. Some of the videos that social media users have shared will demonstrate that in heavy rains, they can just end up splashing water around - water