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Let’s Be Realistic: How Long Does It Take To Renovate a House?
Home Selling
So, just how long does it take to renovate a house? The short answer is way longer than you actually think it’s going to. As anyone who works in construction will tell you, massive renovation projects tend to hit hiccups along the way. These problems, like shipment delays, the discovery of mold w...
1 month ago
Andrew S
The Ultimate House Flipping Checklist
Investing
So you want to flip a house. Now what? Completing your first flip can easily be scary or overwhelming if you don’t have the right guidance. Because of this, we’ve put together the ultimate flipping a house checklist for you to follow along with. Whether you choose to print it out, leave it open...
1 month ago
Andrew S
How to Get a House for Cheap
Buying a Home
Saving money is always one of the main things on people’s minds when buying a home. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to go about getting great deals in real estate. You can even do this without too much effort of your part. So, we’ve put together this list of the top five ways to s...
2 months ago
Marina Schaberg
What Does It Mean When a Building Is Condemned?
Renovation
If your home is condemned, not all is lost. On the flip side, if you’re an investor, condemned houses may be your ticket to a fruitful portfolio. What does it mean when a building is condemned? When the local government decides that a certain property is no longer fit for human habitation, it ...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Buying a Fixer Upper? Here’s How to Apply for an FHA Rehab Loan
Renovation
Deep down, we all kind of want to be Chip and Joanna Gaines. They’re cute, they’re fun, and they’re really good at their jobs. The Waco-based pair made fixers uppers chic again through their hit HGTV show of the same name. The premise of the show can be best described in these four easy steps...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
There’s an App for That: The 9 Best Home Maintenance Apps for Homeowners
Renovation
Keeping up with regular maintenance schedule can be hard work as a homeowner. You have so many other things to do, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But luckily, there’s an app for that! This list of the best apps for homeowners covers all the basics, so no matter what you need done, you can find...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
The Cost of Termite Inspection (and Why It’s Really Worth It)
Renovation
Termites are nasty little buggers (literally). In addition to a major creepy crawly factor, if not detected before they swarm, the small monsters can easily cause thousands of dollars of structural damage to your home. And they can do it obscenely quickly. But prevention is possible! The cost of a ...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Baby, It’s Cold Outside: How to Winterproof Your Home
Renovation
Feel that chill in the air? Winter is coming! While you may be picking out your next warm coat and planning your winter sports, your home also needs a bit of your attention. Yup, it’s that time of year when we speak for your house and tell you how to winterproof your home. Why winterproof yo...
3 months ago
Leisl Bailey
2018 Interior Design Trends To Try in 2019
Renovation
As fall presents its wreaths and wood, many people turn their thoughts to designing their house for the new year. Interior design trends of 2018 brought a lot of contrast: From the bubblegum hues of millennial pink and John Lewis-esque geometric designs to the wood tone and rose gold accents. If yo...
3 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Why You Might Want to Consider Building a Mother-in-Law Suite
Renovation
Are you looking for ways to keep family close while also upping the value of your home? Would you prefer having your aging parents under your roof, rather than with a carer or in a nursing home? Then building a mother-in-law suite could be for you! Here is what you need to know before getting start...
3 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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