How to Find the Best Fixer Upper to Remodel

Hilary FarrRenovation0 Comments

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

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

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

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

3 Huge House Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Avoid making these remodeling mistakes if you'd like to be able to stay within your budget and sell your flip house fast.

When I look back on the many remodels I’ve worked on over the past few years, I realize how much I’ve learned about what to do and what not to do when flipping a house. Here are some of the biggest mistakes that I recommend you avoid the next time you are remodeling. Estimating Your Measurements You know that old … Read More

How to Use Pinterest for Your Real Estate Marketing

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There are hundreds of thousands of users on Pinterest, which means your business will be able to gain a lot of exposure from the platform.

When it first started gaining popularity, I never considered Pinterest to be a real estate marketing tool. Today, many real estate professionals use it regularly to gain brand awareness, build leads, and sell properties. Back in the day (not that long ago), Pinterest was a fun way to archive sites, articles, and items that users found online, using pictures and … Read More

Top 5 Home Improvements Worth Splurging On

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Everyone likes to save money when it comes to remodeling, but you don’t need to be worried about splurging on these home improvements. Whether you plan on selling in the future or if you want to stay around for a while, investing in your home is a wise idea. Spending money on home improvements will not only increase your home’s … Read More