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

3 Landscaping Tips You Need to Know for Your Renovations

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A beautiful landscaped yard.

When a lot of people start renovating and remodeling homes, they often forget that the house isn’t the only thing that needs renovating. While you can do everything in your power to transform a house into something beautiful, it will not attract potential buyers unless you take the time to improve the landscaping too. This is what I like to … 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 Choose the Right Toilet for Your Remodel

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Choosing a toilet for your remodel requires more thought than you may think. Follow these tips to help you make the best toilet purchase for your remodels.

Choosing toilets might seem like a straightforward and simple thing before you start remodeling houses. In fact, you might think that you can get away with just using the toilets that are in most of your houses to begin with, right? Wrong. Once you start rehabbing houses and shopping for appliances, fixtures, and materials, you’ll find out that there’s a … Read More

4 Surprising Staging Tips You Need to Know

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I like to think of staging as the finishing touch on a job well done with my house remodels. When I buy houses, they’re almost always wrecked. There’ll be rotted floorboards, destroyed bathrooms, and even graffiti inside and out. Then within a few weeks of hard work, I have a beautifully rehabbed house that almost anyone would love living in. … 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

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