Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home inspection is complete, but a few issues have been found. At this point, a home buyer has decisions to make.   What Repair Requests Can Be Made After a Home Inspection? Structural defects … Continued

6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling

6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling

Not every buyer may want a fixer-upper. While your home for sale doesn’t need to turn-key or move-in-ready, there are certain fixes that are important to many buyers and that can help make the sale.   1. Landscaping It all starts with curb appeal. Landscaping helps set the mood and makes the first impression. It … Continued

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

If you watch popular TV shows like Property Brothers, Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper, you might believe that buying a remodeled home is a great idea. These shows always have happy endings. The process looks fun and easy, and the houses turn out beautiful. However, it is rarely this easy when buying a real-life … Continued

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality shows are not at all like real life. If you think it’s easy to buy a house that needs updating and turn it quickly for substantial profit, you might want to think again. That doesn’t necessarily … Continued

Flipping Versus Renting Real Estate

Flipping Versus Renting Real Estate

When you make an investment in real estate, it’s important to consider your options for turning a profit. It might be best to rent out the property to cover your mortgage and build equity. Or, you could fix up the home and flip it so that you can sell it quickly for a larger amount … Continued

Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thinking About Buying a 'Fixer Upper'? Here's What You Need to Know

With all of the home renovation and fixer-upper shows on television, the idea of completely renovating and re-doing an old home can seem like an enticing premise. Unfortunately, investing in the wrong fixer-upper can mean an awful lot of expenditure without the added financial rewards. Whether you’re considering investing down the road or are ready … Continued