22 10, 2021

7 Key Things to Know About the Current Housing Market 

By |2021-10-10T21:09:14-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Investment, New Homes, Real Estate, Realtors, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's still stiff competition for homebuyers across the country as bidding wars and all-cash offers continue to price-out many in search of a new residence. In an article on current housing market conditions published by Bloomberg in late September, we found seven key takeaways and summarized them for you here. Key Takeaways Mortgage borrowers who can offer large down payments, telecommuters who can live and work from anywhere in the country, and all-cash offers from real estate investors have created the perfect storm for bidding wars—pricing-out many house hunters, and keeping renters from becoming owners. According to economists at Realtor.com,

6 09, 2021
  • Do You Need a Lawyer to Flip a House?

Do You Need a Lawyer to Flip a House?

By |2021-08-31T08:44:38-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Selling|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you’re like many real estate investors who are just starting out, you’re likely wondering how you’ll cover all your bases when your first project is complete and ready to sell. But do you need to work with a real estate lawyer when you flip a house? This guide explains. Do You Need a Lawyer to Flip a House? As with anything else, you shouldn’t let anyone tell you that you do or don’t need an attorney. If you feel like you want to work with a real estate attorney to protect yourself (and your investment in the house you

22 07, 2021
  • 3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 More Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-21T00:22:08-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The garage door of your flip house has seen better days—several dents, dings, and scratches ago. It works well, but replacing it for aesthetics is a must before you go to put it on the market. Consider these three things, though, before you swap it out for a new one. Climate  If your flip is located in a part of the country that frequently receives hurricane-force winds, your new garage door must satisfy wind-load reinforcement requirements in order to prevent accidents. These requirements can be specific to each state, so you should refer to your local codes to make sure

16 07, 2021
  • 3 Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

3 Things to Consider Before Replacing the Garage Door of Your Flip

By |2021-07-13T19:20:58-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Upgrades, How To, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Most people replace their garage door because they don’t like the way it looks, or because it no longer works, or perhaps because they want to install an automatic door opener. As a house flipper, your reasons may be all of the above. Whatever your reason, consider these three things before you replace the garage door of your flip. It can bring a good return on investment According to Remodeling magazine, replacing your garage door can fetch a substantial return on investment—to the tune of almost 94 percent. It can also help improve the resale value of your property. A

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

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

6 02, 2021
  • Redfin: December Pending Home Sales Outpaced New Listings

Redfin: December Pending Home Sales Outpaced New Listings

By |2021-02-08T22:18:24-05:00February 6th, 2021|Categories: New Homes, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In December, typically one of the slowest months of the year for the housing market, pending home sales across the nation rose 35 percent, and new listings increased by 14 percent, according to Redfin. The data demonstrates that winter didn’t have its usual chilling effect on demand. The persistent momentum of the market is largely due to historically-low mortgage interest rates. Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather had this to say: “The December housing market felt more like spring than winter. Right now homebuying demand is seemingly endless, and although new listings are up from a year ago, it’s not nearly

1 02, 2021
  • Most Homebuyers Made Offers Site-Unseen in 2020, According to Redfin

Most Homebuyers Made Offers Site-Unseen in 2020, According to Redfin

By |2021-01-16T22:05:45-05:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Investment, Investment Properties, Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

House flippers, you may receive an increasing number of offers on your properties from out-of-state buyers. A record 63 percent of homebuyers made offers on a property last year without actually seeing them in person, Redfin reports. That’s an increase of 31 percent over November 2019. Redfin surveyed over 1,900 homebuyers across 32 major markets during the months of November and December, and in mid-January, said sight-unseen offers have never been more popular since it first began collecting data of this nature five years ago. The surge is due to an increase in virtual home tours as a result of

22 12, 2020
  • 3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Peel-and-Stick Flooring

3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Peel-and-Stick Flooring

By |2020-12-22T15:58:36-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

As you know, installing floors during a flip renovation can be a time consuming and expensive process—whether they’re hardwoods, natural stone, porcelain, or ceramic planks. Peel-and-stick flooring can be a relatively quick, inexpensive, and easy alternative for areas inside your property, since the planks—or tiles—are applied over the subfloor much like wallpaper, but thicker of course. Peel-and-stick flooring, also referred to as vinyl plank flooring, comes in a variety of styles and patterns. But before you invest in it here are some things you should know. The Cost of Installation You may be able to install peel-and-stick flooring yourself, but

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