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

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

Don’t Forget the Kitchen! Rehab Tips for the Most Important Room in the House

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The kitchen is considered the most important room in the house. These rehab tips will help you make the most profit from remodeling!

Over the years, I’ve learned some really surprising things about rehabbing and remodeling homes. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned along the way? Kitchens sell homes. Master baths help a lot, too, but nothing sells a house faster than an updated, open, and inviting kitchen. It’s not uncommon to put $30,000 (or more, depending on the after-repair value … Read More

3 Upgrades That Are Worth Paying For

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Remodeling houses is an ambitious pursuit that can be rewarding if you have the right tools, expertise and patience to see the project through to fruition. I am constantly on the lookout for ways to maximize my investment, implement effective design strategies and receive the most out of every rehab project I work on. How do I do this? There … Read More

Hilary’s 5 Best Home Staging Tips

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Home staging is crucial for selling a home. Follow these home staging tips so that you can impress your buyers and receive a higher offer on your next home!

If you’ve watched my show, you may know that I love to stage the homes that I remodel. While some properties often sell on their own without any staging, most homes sell faster if they have a few pieces of tasteful furniture and décor laid out. If you truly want to impress buyers, and receive a better offer, you will … 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

4 Things to Consider Before Starting a Bathroom Rehab

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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