How to Find the Best Fixer Upper to Remodel

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A row of colorful houses in Washington DC.

You most likely know that I have a passion for real estate, and finding homes to renovate can be one of the best parts of the business. But if you don’t know where to look or how to find these properties, it can get really overwhelming and discouraging. That’s why I decided to put together a list of a few … Read More

3 Landscaping Tips You Need to Know for Your Renovations

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A beautiful landscaped yard.

When a lot of people start renovating and remodeling homes, they often forget that the house isn’t the only thing that needs renovating. While you can do everything in your power to transform a house into something beautiful, it will not attract potential buyers unless you take the time to improve the landscaping too. This is what I like to … Read More

How to Avoid Over-Rehabbing a Property

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Over-rehabbing a property is a bad idea if you actually want to make a profit in the end. Follow these tips for staying within budget and making good deals on properties.

Whenever people ask me what the worst thing they could do as a home remodeler is, I always tell them over-rehabbing a property. If you accidentally overbid on a house or your remodel starts to go overbudget, it’s tempting to continue moving forward and set your asking price higher when you are finished. After all, won’t people be willing to … Read More

Hilary’s Favorite Materials for Any Rehab

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Don't get stuck at the hardware store wondering what materials you should buy. Hilary's favorite materials are perfect go-to solutions for any rehab.

If you’re like me, you aren’t planning on rehabbing just one or two houses a year. In fact, once you get your real estate investing business going, you probably plan on rehabbing multiple houses in a month. If that’s the case, you can help yourself out big-time by knowing the best materials to use on all your rehabs. When you … Read More

3 Big Mistakes Every Real Estate Investor Should Avoid

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Starting a real estate business can be intimidating, but it will be easier if you learn to avoid making these big real estate mistakes from the beginning.

Starting your own real estate investing business can be intimidating and exhilarating. As you begin to get to know the real estate industry and the home remodeling business, you’re inevitably going to be over-prepared in some areas and underprepared in others. If you wait until you know everything there is to know about remodeling and investing in real estate, though, … Read More

How to Make a Decision on a Home Sight Unseen

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Making a decision on a home sight unseen can be stressful and risky. Here are some great tips for deciding whether the home is worth your time and money or not.

When you read advice about home renovations — from myself or any other expert on the subject — you’ll hear that the worst mistake you can make is not doing your homework. If you don’t research the local market trends, market prices for nearby comps, potential liens on the property, etc., you’re asking for problems. You don’t want to buy … Read More

How to Choose the Right Toilet for Your Remodel

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Choosing a toilet for your remodel requires more thought than you may think. Follow these tips to help you make the best toilet purchase for your remodels.

Choosing toilets might seem like a straightforward and simple thing before you start remodeling houses. In fact, you might think that you can get away with just using the toilets that are in most of your houses to begin with, right? Wrong. Once you start rehabbing houses and shopping for appliances, fixtures, and materials, you’ll find out that there’s a … Read More

When is the Best Time to Buy a Property?

Hilary FarrReal Estate Investing5 Comments

People are always wondering when the best time to buy a property is. The answer is always right now. The worst thing you can do is wait around for the "right time" to come along.

Whenever people find out about what I do, they always have questions about real estate, usually pertaining to tips for remodeling a house, etc. I love answering these questions. I could talk about real estate investing all day long. Although, I’ve noticed that there is one question that tends to come up more often than others. People want to know … Read More