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

1 09, 2020

3 Home Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

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

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

22 07, 2020

Go-To Home Upgrades From Flipping Expert Tarek El Moussa

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

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,

1 08, 2019

3 Kitchen Fixtures Your Next Flip Needs

2019-06-25T09:38:20-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Everyone knows that kitchens are the heart of the home, so when it comes to flipping houses, kitchens need a lot of attention. From the floors to the ceiling, every detail matters especially if you want the house to sell quickly. To make your decision easier, here are three kitchen fixtures your next flip needs. 3 Kitchen Fixtures Your Next Flip Needs Check out these three kitchen features to add to your next flip: A farmhouse sink A pull-down faucet Pendant lighting Let's take a look at each. Farmhouse Sinks Extremely popular right now, farmhouse sinks give a sophisticated look

24 07, 2019

3 DIY Improvements to Help You Flip a House

2019-06-25T09:38:14-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Flipping a house provides you with the opportunity to make some money and then move forth to score the home of your dreams. Before you can make the sale, however, consider these relatively simple fixes that can make the space more attractive and increase the sale price. Whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself, these are the basics that every flipper needs to know about (especially if you're new to the business). Faucets Shiny new faucets bring an aesthetically pleasing look to the bathrooms and kitchens. As someone proficient in the home-buying process, you already know how

10 05, 2017

Should You Replace Vinyl Siding on an Investment Property?

2017-05-10T10:00:17-04:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties|Tags: , , , , , |

First things first: If you replace the vinyl siding on your investment property, the national average of return on investment is about 80 percent (give or take a few points). However, that investment may be a good one—especially if you consider the boost in curb appeal. Should You Replace Vinyl Siding on an Investment Property? The job averages less than $11,000 across the nation, which means it’s relatively cost-effective (but that’s also a pretty large chunk of change). New vinyl siding will make the house look brand-new on the outside, but if you’re not making significant improvements to the inside

17 04, 2017

Should You Add a Sunroom to Your Investment Property?

2017-04-17T10:00:52-04:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investment Properties|Tags: , , , |

Adding a sunroom to your investment property may be a bad idea—especially if you’re looking for a quick turnaround with a hefty profit. Should You Add a Sunroom to Your Investment Property? The numbers don’t lie: Adding a sunroom to your investment property will get you, on average, about 50 percent of the project’s cost back when you sell. The average cost of building a sunroom is about $73,000, which could be better-spent elsewhere. Naturally, every house—and every buyer—is different; it could pay off differently for you. But like home offices, a sunroom looks like an inefficient use of interior

19 02, 2017

Cost-Effective Improvements to Help You Sell Your Investment Property

2017-02-19T10:00:53-05:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

Real estate investing is all about maximizing profit, but to do that, you have to know where you can afford to save money… and where you can’t. With that said, therea re a handful of things you can do to help improve your resale value—and these are some of the most successful we’ve found. 3 Cost-Effective Fixes to Improve Your Resale Value Improvement Tip #1: Don’t Use Cheap Finishes We’ve talked about how cheap finishes can kill your sale, but there’s a little more to it than just looks. You’ll need to invest in quality—not just attractive (but still cheap)

3 01, 2017

2017 Kitchen Trends for Flipping Houses

2017-01-03T16:21:02-05:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the past, we’ve mentioned that cheap finishes can kill your sale — but how do you know what buyers really want? The answer is simple: you stay on top of fixture trends and keep an eye on what’s selling in your area. As a hard money lender in Atlanta, our team has seen plenty of trends come and go (remember popcorn ceilings?). With that said, we’re not going to leave you hanging. Check out the hottest kitchen fixture trends for 2017 before you dive into your next project. Kitchen Fixture Trends 2017 Like in 2016, people want to keep

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