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

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

Picking the Perfect Neighborhood for Renovations

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When searching for a fixer-upper, always take the neighborhood into consideration. Properties will sell faster if they are in a desirable location.

When I search for a house to renovate, I always take the neighborhood into consideration. If you find a house that’s set at a really low price, you may think, “Great! We’re just going to remodel it. It shouldn’t cost too much money, and we’ll make a profit in no time!” Essentially, that’s how it’s supposed to work with real … Read More

4 Genius Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring

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Choosing the best flooring in a renovation can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to help you stay in budget when remodeling!

If you’re new to renovating houses, you may not have given a whole lot of thought to flooring yet. In fact, you might think that you can get away with leaving the old flooring in place if it isn’t too worn or putting in some new carpet and forgetting about it. Wrong. Remember, you’re not fixing these properties up to … Read More