26 08, 2022

7 Essential Upgrades You Should Make When You Flip a House

2024-01-09T17:20:44-05:00August 26th, 2022|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are many things to consider when flipping a house. But if you want to make the most money possible, it's important to focus on the essential upgrades. Here are seven of the most important. 7 Essential Upgrades You Should Make When You Flip a House Check out these seven important upgrades you should consider making when you flip a house: Paint the walls a neutral color Install new flooring throughout the house Update the kitchen cabinets and countertops Replace the bathroom fixtures and tiles Add a new coat of paint to the exterior of the house Landscape the yard

22 03, 2021

Instantly Enhance Your Kitchen Cabinets With This One Thing

2021-03-18T15:03:42-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You’ve heard the real estate adage: Kitchens and baths sell houses. When it comes to renovating the kitchen in your flip you want to invest money in areas that have the greatest impact on the quality and look of your kitchen, and give you the highest return on your investment. Countertops, appliances, and cabinets are the culinary trifecta. Your cabinets help narrate the design story of your flip—whether they be a classic Shaker style, or something more ornate. You may choose to double stack your cabinets to the ceiling, or stick to a standard height. Sometimes, though, there isn’t enough

11 03, 2021

More Homeowners Association Rules You Need to Know

2021-03-09T09:01:38-05:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Curb Appeal, Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A quality renovation can produce a high-end product that brings in a hefty profit. But let’s be real: flipping a house isn’t easy—it can be full of risks and unknowns. Will you uncover termite damage beneath the floor boards? Do the soffits in the kitchen above the cabinets contain ductwork, or are they simply filling the gap between the cabinets and the ceiling? Is the pool in good condition, or will it need to be resurfaced? Although flips can come with many unknowns what you can prepare for are the rules and regulations of your community’s homeowners association (HOA). While

27 02, 2021

What Qualifies as a Legal Bedroom Addition to Your Flip

2021-02-18T19:53:02-05:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Along with kitchens and baths, bedrooms are important selling features in a home, and increasing the number of bedrooms in your flip can raise its value and make it more appealing to homebuyers. So if you’ve got the space and the budget, adding a bedroom can be a win-win situation. But not just any added space can be marketed as a bedroom. Your addition must meet certain criteria to be considered legal. You should make sure your room fits the bill before listing your property to avoid issues that will hold up a sale when you find a buyer. Although

22 02, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Having a Heated Driveway

2021-02-18T19:34:05-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Although the prospect of snow in southeastern states is less likely than in some other parts of the U.S., the southeast does experience a notable degree of winter weather. In fact, in December a nor’easter dropped ice across at least four cities in North Carolina. To spare your potential homeowner the hassle of having to sprinkle rock salt to melt ice and snow on their driveway, or having to scatter messy kitty litter for traction on slick surfaces, consider a radiant heating system for your driveway. Before investing in a radiant heating system for your flip, though, it’s best to

11 01, 2021

3 Things That Can Ruin the Functionality of Your Kitchen

2020-12-22T16:20:47-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to renovating and redesigning the kitchen in your flip keep in mind that the space should be as functional as it is beautiful. Be aware of these three things that can ruin the functionality of the heart of the home. Empty Space Above Your Cabinets To give your kitchen a visual sense of openness, especially if it’s on the small side, you may be considering leaving space between your upper cabinets and the ceiling. There’s a downside to doing this, however, because you won’t be making use of potential storage in a kitchen that’s already tight on

22 12, 2020

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

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

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

1 11, 2020

3 Design Tricks That Make a Bathroom Look Cleaner

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

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

27 09, 2020

3 Inexpensive Ways to Trick-Out Your Flip

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

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

27 08, 2020

Are Accent Walls Risky?

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

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

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