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22 09, 2020
  • How Low Inventory Could Affect the Housing Market This Fall

How Low Inventory Could Affect the Housing Market This Fall

By |2020-09-21T21:57:07-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, Flipping, Investing, Investment Properties, Real Estate, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Buyers are actively hunting for and purchasing homes to take advantage of the current historically-low mortgage interest rates. Problem is, there aren’t enough houses for sale to meet the increasing demand. It’s a good place to be if you plan to list your flip this fall. According to Keeping Current Matters, a resource that provides housing market insights to real estate agents, Chief Economist Sam Khater of Freddie Mac said a late-summer economic slump was the impetus for such low rates: “Mortgage rates have hit another record low due to a late summer slowdown in the economic recovery…These low rates have

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

1 09, 2020
  • 3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

By |2020-08-31T22:30:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the past few months the pandemic has not only altered the way people live within their communities, but how they live within their homes. Here are a few changes you might want to pay special attention to for your upcoming flips—changes that may have a lasting impact on what buyers expect in a potential new home. Enhanced Outdoor Dining Dining al fresco is not a new concept—countless homeowners have always enjoyed a good meal out in the fresh air. But an increasing number of people want to do more than simply carry a plate of food out to the

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

16 08, 2020
  • 3 Classic Cabinet Colors to Consider for Your Flip

3 Classic Cabinet Colors to Consider for Your Flip

By |2020-08-07T16:36:19-04:00August 16th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

High-quality construction and design with mass buyer appeal are always the goals when flipping a house. You want your designs to stand the test of time, especially in kitchens and baths. So consider these classic colors for the cabinets in your next kitchen. Greige Simply judging by the sound of the word “greige,” if you were thinking that it’s a mix of grey and beige you would be right. This pigment has proven itself to be a hit with buyers, according to Zillow. The real estate company says that home exteriors painted in this color combo fetch an average of

11 08, 2020
  • HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

HGTV Flipping Star Christina Anstead’s Design Do’s

By |2020-08-07T16:30:30-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

HGTV design doyenne Christina Anstead, star of the network’s hit shows “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop,” knows more than a thing or two about high-end interior design. Realtor.com recently highlighted some of the flipping pro’s expert design concepts. We break them down for you here. In the Kitchen: White Cabinets, White Counters, and a Color Backsplash Sure—white cabinets, white counters, and a white backsplash can make your kitchen appear larger, but with a white-on-white-on-white color scheme you can run the risk of making your kitchen look sterile and washed-out. So, in your pursuit of a classic white

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 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

22 07, 2020
  • Go-To Home Upgrades From Flipping Expert Tarek El Moussa

Go-To Home Upgrades From Flipping Expert Tarek El Moussa

By |2020-07-07T15:55:55-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Southern California flipping pro Tarek El Moussa performs flip upgrades that fetch a pretty penny for his properties. In his HGTV show, “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa,” the property pundit shows amateur flippers the ropes and the house upgrades that really pay off. A recent article by Realtor.com highlights El Moussa’s go-to upgrade designs. Here, we explore them in more detail. Dark Tile Drama Keeping your designs light, airy and neutral is a common mantra when it comes to house flipping. After all, you want the aesthetics of your property to appeal to as many house hunters as possible,

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