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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

16 07, 2020
  • Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

Tips on How to Care for Your New Sod Lawn

By |2020-07-07T16:00:31-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Upgrades, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When it comes to cultivating the lawn of your flip you can use grass seed, which is a long-term approach to a green lawn, or you can lay sod for instant lush. Sod doesn’t come cheap, so you want to make sure your investment lasts. Follow these tips to properly nurture your sod and impress potential buyers with a green landscape. Watering In order for your new sod lawn to develop strong roots it will require a good amount of attention. It needs to be watered every day, twice a day—for about 20 minutes each time—for at least the first

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 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

13 08, 2019

3 Little Quirks That Could Prevent Your Flip From Selling

By |2019-09-04T17:14:16-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, How To, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When you secure a hard money loan to buy a house and flip it, you're counting on being able to sell it - but what if it has one of these three issues? 3 Little Quirks That Could Prevent Your Flip From Selling When you're selling a house - even if you've put a ton of work into it and you feel like it's move-in ready - there are three things that could discourage buyers from making an offer: A front door that sticks Noisy plumbing Squeaky floors Let's have a closer look at each. House Quirk #1: A front

21 07, 2019
  • 2019 Paint Colors - What to Know Before You Paint an Investment Property

2019 Paint Colors: What to Know Before You Paint an Investment Property

By |2019-06-23T17:54:54-04:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're buying, fixing and selling homes for a living, part of your job is creating a house that appeals to the widest range of buyers. That includes choosing the right colors - the ones that buyers love. Check out these 2019 paint colors that buyers are trending toward before you head to the home improvement store. 2019 Paint Colors: What to Know Before You Paint an Investment Property Nature is really heavy in paint this year, and woodland colors are definitely in. For this category, opt for earthy gray and warm brown, like: Antler velvet Fallen leaves Warm stone

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,

24 06, 2019
  • What is the 70% Rule in Flipping Houses

What is the 70% Rule in Flipping Houses?

By |2019-06-23T17:53:00-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you've been involved in investing for a while - or if you've been doing plenty of research on flipping properties to make some cash - you've heard of the 70 percent rule. But what is it, and how do you figure out how much it is? What is the 70% Rule in Flipping Houses? The 70 percent rule says that an investor should pay 70 percent of a property's after-repair value, or ARV, minus the repairs necessary. 70% Rule: Examples So let's say a home's ARV is $200,000 and it needs $50,000 in repairs and upgrades to make it

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