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

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

How to Write a Great Real Estate Ad

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Learning how to write a great real estate ad will help you sell those properties that you've worked so hard on remodeling and rehabbing.

When people come to the Rules of Renovation events, they usually expect to learn about how to start real estate investing. They often don’t consider all of the things that go into creating and running a successful real estate investing business. For example, many Rules of Renovation students expect to hear about tricks and tips for finding and building a … 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

2 Tips for Not Over-Rehabbing Your Properties

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Over-rehabbing your property won't help you make more money, instead you'll end up losing it. Follow these 2 tips to help you avoid making that mistake!

When it comes to remodeling homes, you might not realize that you can over-improve a property. In fact, you might believe that adding brand new appliances, updating the floor plan and spending time or money on landscaping might even bring your property value up above market value. Actually, quite the opposite is true. Believe it or not, if you over-rehab … Read More