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

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

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

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