January 2018 Student Stories

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We've had so many successful students make it through the Rules of Renovation program, and we've featured some in our January 2018 Student Stories.

Rules of Renovation has changed the life of so many of our students. And we want to share their stories, testimonials and reviews with you each month to encourage you to start real estate investing too! Here’s what just a couple of our students have to say about their experience with Rules of Renovation. Martha and Maggie, North Hollywood, California … Read More

3 Rehab Projects Every Real Estate Investor Can Do

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If you have ever watched Love It or List It or you’re familiar with my work, you already know that I love to work with my skilled remodeling team on projects. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy getting my hands dirty too. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been so successful in this business – I’ve gotten really … Read More

3 Home Upgrades That Are Worth Paying For

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Want to maximize your return on investment? These home upgrades are worth paying for as they impress buyers and they will always give you the best results.

Renovating houses is an ambitious pursuit that can be rewarding if you have the proper tools, expertise and patience to see the project through to completion. I am always searching for ways to maximize my investment, implement effective design strategies and get the most out of every rehab project. What’s the best way to do this? There are plenty of … Read More

Don’t Forget About the Importance of Lighting

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Lighting is one of those things that is often overlooked in renovations, yet it is one of the most important things to include!

You probably already know about the importance of curb appeal when renovating a house, but are you aware of the next most important factor in house staging? If you have great curb appeal, people will want to come inside and see your house, but what do they see when they step in the front door? Do they see a bright, … Read More

Picking the Perfect Neighborhood for Renovations

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When searching for a fixer-upper, always take the neighborhood into consideration. Properties will sell faster if they are in a desirable location.

When I search for a house to renovate, I always take the neighborhood into consideration. If you find a house that’s set at a really low price, you may think, “Great! We’re just going to remodel it. It shouldn’t cost too much money, and we’ll make a profit in no time!” Essentially, that’s how it’s supposed to work with real … Read More

How to Increase Your Property’s Curb Appeal

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It's easy to forget the importance of curb appeal when it comes to real estate investing. Follow these tips to make your property more appealing to buyers!

Any good real estate investor knows the importance of beautifying a home’s interior AND exterior, but many people still seem to forget about curb appeal. If you aren’t aware, curb appeal is one of the biggest factors that gets potential buyers in the door during an open house. Spending time on a home’s curb appeal is equally as important as … Read More

4 Genius Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring

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Choosing the best flooring in a renovation can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to help you stay in budget when remodeling!

If you’re new to renovating houses, you may not have given a whole lot of thought to flooring yet. In fact, you might think that you can get away with leaving the old flooring in place if it isn’t too worn or putting in some new carpet and forgetting about it. Wrong. Remember, you’re not fixing these properties up to … Read More

How to Find and Keep a Great General Contractor

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When you start remodeling homes, you'll want to have a great general contractor on your team. Follow these tips for finding and keeping one!

As you learn how to get started with remodeling houses, you’re going to read and hear a lot about working closely with your general contractor. You will find out that your general contractor is one of the most important assets when you remodel. And that the right general contractor can turn a good deal into a beautiful rehabbed home that … Read More

Hilary’s 10 Rules of Renovation to Impress Buyers

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Follow these 10 rules of renovation on your next remodel to impress your potential buyers! Everyone who steps through the front door will love the home.

Buying a house is one of the largest decisions you can make in life. Not only is it a large financial investment, but it is an emotional decision as well. When you are renovating a house, you need to find ways to make the house worth the investment for your buyers. Ultimately, your goal is to create a space that … Read More