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16 10, 2020
  • 3 Intriguing Real Estate Rumors That Are Really True

3 Intriguing Real Estate Rumors That Are Really True

By |2020-10-19T21:12:41-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Business, Flipping, Home Improvements, Investing, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you consider yourself to be a student of house flipping and real estate, or a seasoned pro, there may be certain industry tales you’ve heard. In a list published this month by The Close, a website designed to give real estate agents and brokerages strategic insights from industry professionals, some intriguing real estate rumors are discussed…ones you might be surprised to learn are actually true. Here are a few. Mark Zuckerberg bought four homes right next to his. From a financial perspective this doesn’t sound implausible at all—Mark Zuckerberg probably has enough cash to buy-up entire blocks of his

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 08, 2020
  • Are Accent Walls Risky?

Are Accent Walls Risky?

By |2020-08-17T18:44:54-04:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The accent wall—a single wall that’s painted in a hue that contrasts with other walls in a room—is an ideal way to add a pop of color to a space in your flip without committing every wall to a particular pigment. A majority of remodeling experts agree that the accent wall will be the most popular painting style inside of homes for sale this year, according to a recent poll by home improvement website Fixr. This painting method garnered 41 percent of the votes of experts, while other styles like two-tone walls, patterned walls, murals, and walls with faux painting

1 08, 2020
  • Bidding Wars in May and June Driven by Low Mortgage Rates and Low Inventory, Says Redfin

Bidding Wars in May and June Driven by Low Mortgage Rates, Low Inventory, Says Redfin

By |2020-07-20T23:12:23-04:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Investment, Investment Properties, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

June marks the second-straight month that over half of home offers submitted by real estate brokerage Redfin contended with multiple bidders. Nationwide, nearly 54 percent of Redfin home offers were engaged in bidding wars in the month of June—an increase from just under 52 percent in May and 44 percent in April, Redfin reported on its website. Bidding wars are being driven by low mortgage rates and low home inventory. Redfin Economist Taylor Marr said, “Bidding wars continue to be fueled by historically low mortgage rates and fewer homes up for sale.” He added, “It’s like a game of musical

27 07, 2020
  • Nearly 30 Percent of Homebuyers Plan to Relocate to Small Metro Areas, Even More to Suburbs. Here's Why.

Nearly 30 Percent of Homebuyers Plan to Relocate to Small Metro Areas, Even More to Suburbs. Here’s Why

By |2020-07-20T23:01:17-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Twenty-seven percent of homebuyers plan to relocate to smaller metro areas as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Data from real estate brokerage Redfin showed that 27 percent of more than 1 million homebuyers on its site looked to move to smaller metro areas in April and May. Good to know as you scout for your next flip. Similarly, a report from Realtor.com released in late June showed that house hunters in over half of the nation’s 100-largest metro areas are focusing their attention on the suburbs in those areas, as evidenced by listing views for suburbs in the month

27 11, 2019

4 Best Trees to Plant for Great Curb Appeal

By |2020-01-16T08:14:25-05:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Selling|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Draw buyers into your next flip with trees that can add lasting beauty to any landscape design. Consider these four options to anchor your lawn. Crepe Myrtle For warmer climates (zones 7 to 9) the crepe myrtle can be ideal. Not only does this tree add instant color to a front yard, but it blooms during the hottest days of summer and is super drought tolerant. Since the crepe myrtle can reach over 15 feet tall and wide you should plant it far away enough from the house to prevent issues as it matures. Blue Spruce If you're looking to

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.

25 05, 2019

Home Flippers Need To Know About Zillow Offers

By |2019-05-25T14:08:35-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Florida, Georgia, Hard Money, Income, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Potential Markets, Real Estate, Selling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The online real estate marketplace Zillow has just launched a new feature called “Zillow Offers,” formerly known as Zillow Instant Offers, aimed at helping seemingly impatient sellers quickly offload their homes. Zillow Offers is a faster way to sell a property and it comes with a free comparative market analysis (CMA) from a local real estate agent. Here's how it works: You answer some simple questions about your property. You let Zillow offers know if major changes have been made that aren't in the public record. Zillow sends you an offer within two business days. You have three days to

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

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