How to Make a Decision on a Home Sight Unseen

Rules of Renovation TeamRenovation1 Comment

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

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

4 Things to Consider Before Starting a Bathroom Rehab

Hilary FarrRenovation0 Comments

Bathroom rehabs are one of my favorite parts of remodeling a home. When I walk into the bathroom in a distressed property, I never know what level of destruction I’m going to find. I’ve seen mold, tubs that were completely demolished, toilets in disrepair, and everything else you can imagine. However, the transformation I am able to make in a … Read More

3 Tips for Working with Slanted Ceilings

Hilary FarrRenovation2 Comments

In older homes, slanted ceilings can present some challenges. Try these 3 tips to make slanted ceilings more appealing to potential buyers.

I love working with older homes for several reasons. They are more unique and have more interesting stories than a lot of new, cookie-cutter construction houses. At the same time, this can also be rather challenging. After all, when you’re working with newer construction homes, you usually don’t run into things like slanted ceilings and other details that present some … Read More

5 Beautiful Ways to Use Beadboard in Your Home

Hilary FarrInterior Design0 Comments

As an interior designer, I am constantly looking for new ways to add style and beauty to a room. While beadboard isn’t necessarily new to the design world, I feel like it’s the perfect material to instantly transform any space. Beadboard is indeed one trend that has survived the test of time, and it is an inexpensive alternative to tile. … Read More