Home Improvement

Flipping Houses: How to Make Your Real Estate Investment Pet-Friendly

Posted by JD Esajian // December 25, 2011

If you’re rehabbing properties in a neighborhood with a lot of pets, it’s a good idea to make sure that your real estate investment is a suitable home not just for people, but for cats and dogs too. Making your house comfortable for Fido and Whiskers isn’t hard if you know what you’re doing. Here are a few ways you can start preparing your home for pets:

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4 Investments That Seem like They’ll Raise Your Property Value (But Won’t)

Posted by JD Esajian // December 13, 2011

Many people justify remodeling their homes by convincing themselves that they’re boosting their property value. Unfortunately, there are a few home modifications that will never recoup their initial costs. If you’re selling a home this season, make sure to avoid these four bad investments:

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3 Ways to Increase Your Long-Term Property Value

Posted by JD Esajian // December 1, 2011

When remodeling a house, you should always consider how your investments will affect your home’s property value. Every upgrade you give your house will increase its property value to a certain degree, but some projects will boost your sticker price more significantly (and permanently) than others. Here are three investments that are sure to add long-lasting value to your real estate investment:

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Rehabbing Properties: Feel the Heat

Posted by JD Esajian // November 30, 2011

If you’re into flipping houses and want to get a foreclosure ready to sell before winter puts a lockdown on the market, then you should have heat on your mind. With the temperature steadily dropping, you’re going to need a functional heating system installed in your real estate investment if you want keep buyers interested for more than a few seconds. Here are a few different ways to bring the heat in your house:

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill This Season

Posted by JD Esajian // November 25, 2011

As the days get shorter and the weather gets steadily colder, homeowners across the country will see their power bills increase dramatically. Heating and lighting your real estate investment through the late fall and winter can cost you thousands if you’re reckless. So don’t be! Here are a few steps you can take to help keep your heating and power bills to a minimum:

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Flipping Houses: Must-Haves for the Modern Kitchen

Posted by JD Esajian // November 15, 2011

These days a kitchen isn’t just the place where food is made – it’s the command center of the entire house. If you’re in the business of rehabbing properties, you need to make sure that your kitchen is in good shape before listing your real estate investment on the market. Here are a few things every marketable kitchen includes:

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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Secure

Posted by JD Esajian // November 8, 2011

Whether you’re flipping houses or just waiting on the market to improve, there are a few things that every real estate investor should know. You can make your experience painless and profitable as long as you follow these tips.

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How to Handle a Foreclosure in Your Neighborhood

Posted by JD Esajian // November 2, 2011

Foreclosure rates are higher than ever, and the last thing anyone selling a home needs is for the bank to seize one of their neighbor’s real estate investments. Just one foreclosure in a neighborhood can drive down the property value of the surrounding houses, but luckily there are steps you can take to keep your equity intact. Here are a few you should try:

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4 (Weird) Threats to Your Property Value

Posted by JD Esajian // October 30, 2011

Every homeowner likes making their house unique, but it’s not always good to stand out. Sometimes what you think gives your home character will actually drive down your property value when you list your house on the market. Here are four odd threats to your sticker price you should be aware of:

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Posted by JD Esajian // October 28, 2011

Environmental awareness isn’t just a major talking point these days – it’s also a major selling point. If you’re listing your real estate investment on the market, taking some steps to make your home eco-friendly could wind up earning you a lot more green when it comes time to close the sale. Here are five ways you can start making your home more environmentally responsible.

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