How to Make Your Old Home Feel New (For Less)

Posted by JD Esajian // October 25, 2011

Does your house feel more cramped than cozy? Are those mauve walls driving you mad? Then it’s time to give your real estate investment a much-needed facelift. Although renovating or rehabbing properties can be expensive, especially in this economy, there are a few tricks you can use to make that old house look new without breaking the bank. Here are a few to try:

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Rehabbing Properties: Updating Historic Houses

Posted by JD Esajian // October 20, 2011

If you’re rehabbing properties in areas like Connecticut or San Diego, you’ll often come across historic homes that could be quick sells with a little remodeling. While these old houses aren’t exactly known for their creature comforts, spending some money here and there to bring their technology into the 21st century can net you big returns on signing day. Here are some things you should definitely consider upgrading when rehabbing historic properties:

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Flipping Houses: Repairing the Roof

Posted by JD Esajian // October 14, 2011

With winter coming on, it’s a good time to make sure that your real estate investment has a good roof to keep it safe through all four seasons. While many house flippers choose to have their roofs professionally done, you can save a lot of money by patching up the shingles yourself. Here are a few tips to help you out:

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Flipping Houses: Repair or Retail?

Posted by JD Esajian // October 6, 2011

Everyone in the business of flipping houses will eventually come across a real estate investment that needs so much work that it might seem easier to sell it “as is” rather than performing the extensive remodeling necessary to get a market price. While you can still find a buyer either way, making the wrong decision could end up losing you thousands on closing day. Here’s a guide to help decide which option is best for you:

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4 Ways to Stay Safe When Rehabbing Properties

Posted by JD Esajian // October 5, 2011

Flipping houses can be a very profitable business, but it can also get dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. When rehabbing properties, falling objects, exposed wiring and heavy appliances all present hazards that can land you in the hospital and put you weeks behind schedule. Here are four ways you can make sure that both you and your real estate investment stay safe and secure all the way up until closing day:

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Flipping Houses: 4 Fall Hazards to Avoid

Posted by JD Esajian // September 26, 2011

Flipping houses isn’t easy to begin with, but it only gets harder if you wait until the fall to start your major renovations. While you can still turn around that real estate investment for a profit, there are some seasonal hazards that you should watch out for. Here are a few:

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4 Ways to Raise Your Property Value for Free

Posted by JD Esajian // September 25, 2011

If you’re selling your home on a tight budget, there’s no need to break the bank to raise your property value. There are a handful of projects you can do for free, all of which will go a long way towards hooking a buyer. Here are a few of them:

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My Home Caught on Fire: Now What?

Posted by JD Esajian // September 20, 2011

Every year, thousands of homes across the country suffer from fire damage. While even a small fire can be devastating to homeowners’ possessions and their wallets, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. If you’ve been the victim of a fire, here are some steps to take to save your real estate investment:

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Flipping Houses: 4 Projects That Are Worth the Money

Posted by JD Esajian // September 18, 2011

Since the goal of flipping houses is to sell your real estate investment for more than it costs to rehabilitate it, many people try to minimize expenses as much as possible. However, sometimes it’s better to spend the money in order to raise your house’s property value as high as it can go. Here are four projects that are worth dishing out the dollars for:

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4 Jobs You Should Leave to the Professionals When Rehabbing Properties

Posted by JD Esajian // September 13, 2011

When people first get into the business of rehabbing properties, many dream of doing all of the work themselves in order to maximize their profits. But some jobs are dangerous for the house and the owner as well if he or she isn’t highly skilled. These jobs are best left to certified professionals. If you’re rehabbing properties, here are four projects you should always hand over to a pro:

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