Why Home Renovators Should Paint Wood Cabinets

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So you’ve got a dated kitchen straight out of the ’70s with wood paneling on the cabinetry and everywhere else you turn. Or maybe you’re tired of the same old kitchen and just want to spruce up and modernize the space to impress potential buyers. The quickest—and cheapest—way to update your kitchen without doing a huge overhaul is painting the … 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

3 Big Mistakes Every Real Estate Investor Should Avoid

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Starting a real estate business can be intimidating, but it will be easier if you learn to avoid making these big real estate mistakes from the beginning.

Starting your own real estate investing business can be intimidating and exhilarating. As you begin to get to know the real estate industry and the home remodeling business, you’re inevitably going to be over-prepared in some areas and underprepared in others. If you wait until you know everything there is to know about remodeling and investing in real estate, though, … 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

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

3 Habits of Successful Home Renovators

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These 3 habits are important for home renovators to adopt if they want to be successful in the real estate investing business.

Being a successful home renovator is about more than just finding great deals, getting rehabs done on time, and selling the homes at a decent profit. Yes, those are the bare bones of renovating, but to be truly successful in this business you have to embrace the fact that you’re not just a renovator—you’re a real estate entrepreneur. You are … Read More