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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

6 10, 2020
  • HGTV’s Jasmine Roth Offers 3 Tips to Renovate Your Flip for Less

HGTV’s Jasmine Roth Offers 3 Tips to Renovate Your Flip for Less

By |2020-10-13T14:50:27-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Renovating homes in a way that produces the best results in the most economical way is the primary goal of a flipper. Home renovation expert Jasmine Roth, host of HGTV’s Hidden Potential, Help! I Wrecked My House, and Rock the Block, shares her tips on how to spend less but get more on your next flip renovation. Layer on Top of a Brick Fireplace Brick inside a home can be hit or miss with buyers. Some love the look, which can work well in industrial-style spaces, or in ones with French country character. Other house hunters may feel that the

1 10, 2020
  • 5 Colorful Plants for Fall Curb Appeal

5 Colorful Plants for Fall Curb Appeal

By |2020-10-02T12:49:54-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Curb Appeal, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

These blooming beauties promise fall color for your flips. Mexican Bush Sage White stems and gray-green leaves support the pinkish-purple flowering spikes of Mexican bush sage. Part of the sage family, it’s a perennial when grown in warm regions of the U.S. and an annual in colder climates where it’s not hardy. This plant will give you the kind of drama that’ll entice buyers—almost as much as the hummingbirds that love it. Perennial Sunflower Perennial sunflower, not to be confused with the huge blooms of the annual sunflower, will give you sun even on a dreary fall day. Lemon queen,

27 09, 2020
  • 3 Inexpensive Ways to Trick-Out Your Flip

3 Inexpensive Ways to Trick-Out Your Flip

By |2020-09-28T16:45:53-04:00September 27th, 2020|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investments, Remodeling Tips, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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

22 08, 2020
  • Don’t Turn-Off Buyers: 4 Tips on How to Use Mixed Metals the Right Way

Don’t Turn-Off Buyers: 4 Tips on How to Use Mixed Metals the Right Way

By |2020-08-17T18:37:12-04:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Home Improvements|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve renovated your flip and created an open concept design. You’ve expanded the kitchen footprint, added a fourth bedroom, carved out an additional bath, and installed sliders in the living room for a more open view outdoors. Now for fixtures and finishes. As you near the 5-yard line don’t drop the ball with a mixed metals mishap. The use of mixed metal finishes is a trend that appears to have staying power as fixture and hardware finishes that aren’t matchy-matchy become increasingly popular. But it’s easy to go off the rails with this trend. Experts at HomeLight warn against being

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