6 Tips for Holiday Home Staging

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Holiday home staging will make your flip more attractive to potential buyers, who won't want to leave when they step inside!

I love the Christmas season; the food, the family, the decorations. As great as the holidays are though, when it comes to real estate, this is considered the worst time of year to sell a home. But if you do decide to a sell a home this season, you’re in luck. Home buyers tend to be more serious around the … Read More

3 Rehab Mistakes That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

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These rehab mistakes may seem like a good idea at the time, but could end up costing you more time and money than you had planned for.

Over the years that Tarek and I have been running our house flipping business, we’ve learned quite a lot about what to avoid when rehabbing. In fact, I was thinking just the other day about how many mistakes we made on our first few house flips, especially when it came to rehabs.The thing about home renovation mistakes is that they almost … Read More

4 Really Cheap Rehab Fixes That Pay Off

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When we film our show for HGTV, we mostly focus on the big repairs and rehabs for our flip houses. Those big changes are the most entertaining things to watch in a half-hour TV show, and they give our audience a pretty good idea of a lot of the stuff that goes into fixing and flipping houses. But if you’re … Read More

5 Remodeling Projects to Instantly Increase Your Flip’s Value

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Many people believe house flips need to be complicated and cost thousands of dollars, and while some houses will naturally need a bit more care, there are a couple of painless projects that will instantly boost your flip house’s value. Over the years, Tarek and I have found that these projects have made the most of our budget and they … Read More

5 Trends You Should Absolutely Avoid When Remodeling a Kitchen

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While these trends are fine to use in your own kitchen, you will want to avoid them when you are remodeling a kitchen for a flip.

If you’ve watched our show Flip or Flop, you know that I love to design our flips. I think it is so fun to pick out paint colors, flooring, light fixtures, etc., especially when it comes to the kitchen. Transforming an ugly, outdated kitchen into something beautiful is so satisfying to me. When designing the kitchen in each of our … Read More

3 Ways to Add a Breakfast Bar to Any Kitchen

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Breakfast bars are an easy addition, can liven up any kitchen space, and are attractive to buyers. No need to eat every meal in the dining room any more!

Designing kitchens is one of my all-time favorite things about flipping houses. I love the way my designs can completely transform a space to make it feel totally updated and gorgeous. Of course, if I’m working with a smaller kitchen, I sometimes have to think outside the box and imagine myself living in the house every day. This has helped … Read More

3 Steps to Take for a Better Real Estate Investing Business

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You can live your dream lifestyle now if you learn how to manage your real estate investing business effectively and efficiently.

When Christina and I talk to students at our Success Path Education seminars, and whenever we meet new investors who are interested in achieving financial freedom through house flipping, I always emphasize that this is a lifestyle business. You can decide how much or little you work, whether you want to flip multiple houses at once, whether you want to … Read More

5 Creative Ways to Improve Any Home’s Curb Appeal

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Curb appeal is so important to a home’s value, but that’s not the only reason it’s important. A house with good curb appeal will make you happy and proud every time you arrive back home after a long day at work. It’ll also help keep your relationships with your neighbors positive, especially if any of them are trying to sell … Read More

5 Tips for a Staircase Renovation

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When you look at your home’s staircase, what do you see? Do you see an inviting entry to the second floor, or do you see a boring or even dangerous set of old steps that just sit there? I love getting creative with staircase renovations, so I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite remodeling ideas that just … Read More

4 Easy Tips for Fall Home Staging

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I can’t believe it’s already September! Fall is in the air and I love it! Fortunately, staging your flip in the cooler weather isn’t as hard as you think. There are quite a few easy and inexpensive things you can do to make your house feel very warm and cozy, making it appealing to buyers who will be able to … Read More