Home Improvement

CT Homes: The Real Danger of Misrepresenting Repair Costs

Posted by JD Esajian // February 5, 2013

Estimating repair costs is full of pitfalls for real estate investors, and done incorrectly can result in major problems… Accurately assessing repair costs has long been one of the biggest issues for real estate investors and one repeatedly underestimated.

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5 Worst Home Improvement Choices of 2012

Posted by JD Esajian // August 28, 2012

Home improvements for increasing property value whether as part of a professional career rehabbing properties or for your own residence are often misunderstood. Some can do wonders for creating profits and helping homes to sell faster and for top dollar, while others end up costing homeowners and real estate investors a ton of money.

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Rehabbing Properties: Protecting Your Investment from Criminals

Posted by JD Esajian // July 5, 2012

How do you protect the investment you are making in rehabbing properties from criminals? There are many ‘bargain’ homes to be found today in some of our less pleasant neighborhoods. Unfortunately, they may often be being sold cheap for a reason. Perhaps criminals have scared other investors and homeowners away and often the properties have already been stripped.

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7 Sources for Funding Your Home Improvements

Posted by JD Esajian // June 12, 2012

Where can you find that extra cash for that home improvement project you have been dying to do, money to put your own finishes on that new home or make repairs so that you can flip your newest investment property?

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4 Ways to Finance Home Improvements

Posted by JD Esajian // April 30, 2012

Rehabbing properties and remodeling whether for profit or just to impress your friends isn’t always cheap so where can you find affordable ways to finance your projects?

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Tips for Rehabbing Properties on a Budget

Posted by JD Esajian // April 26, 2012

Rehabbing properties for profit can be incredibly fun and exciting. If you are on a budget however, it can be nerve racking, confusing and frustrating, especially if it is your first time or two around.

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Rehabbing Properties: Common Traps to Avoid

Posted by JD Esajian // April 5, 2012

Rehabbing properties can be rewarding and a lot of fun but it can also be full of pitfalls. It should go without saying but you always have to anticipate that the costs will come in higher than expected and work will take longer than expected when it comes to rehabbing properties. As long as you are prepared for this you’ll be fine.

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Flipping Houses: Going the Extra Mile

Posted by JD Esajian // January 1, 2012

Flipping houses isn’t just about making an old house inhabitable – it’s about making it more appealing to buyers than any other listing. To that end, there are a few simple flourishes that you can add to your house to really make it catch a buyer’s eye. If you want to get the most out of your next real estate investment, make sure it has these fantastic features:

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4 Property Value-Boosting “Presents” for Your House

Posted by JD Esajian // December 28, 2011

This holiday season, why not show your real estate investment how much you care by giving it a little gift? A few domestic upgrades like a new sink or toilet will boost your property value, and these additions will make your real estate investment much more comfortable to live in – even if you aren’t selling it. Consider adding these four items to your holiday wish list.

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4 Ways to Winterize Your Real Estate Investment

Posted by JD Esajian // December 27, 2011

The weather outside may not be frightful yet, but it certainly will be soon. Smart real estate investors should take advantage of the mild temperatures to get their homes ready for the snow and ice. Here are four ways to make sure your real estate investment stays cozy and safe all winter long.

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