5 Tips for a Staircase Renovation

Christina El MoussaBlog, DIY, Flipping Houses, Rehabbing0 Comments

The cover image for "5 Tips for a Staircase Renovation" - text over an image of a spiral staircase viewed from above.

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

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners

Tarek El MoussaBlog, Budgeting, DIY, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Rehabbing, Staging and Design0 Comments

It is all too easy to sacrifice quality to save a penny or two, with these tips you can learn about cutting costs without cutting corners.

We’ve all been there—you think you’re getting a great deal until you realize that you only got what you paid for. Sometimes rock-bottom prices indicate rock-bottom quality, too, and this is difficult if you rely on suppliers for your job. A big part of flipping houses is interacting and negotiating with suppliers for the best prices on products. Because you … Read More

4 Paint Colors to Avoid on a Flip

Christina El MoussaBlog, DIY, Flipping Houses, Rehabbing0 Comments

In order to create a house that potential buyers will love, there are certain paint colors to avoid when you are rehabbing a flip.

If you’re working on a flip, you already know there are a million details you have to pay attention to. Rehabbing a house is not for the faint of heart, and once you’ve tackled all of the major challenges, it’s time to focus on perfecting its design scheme. Striking the perfect balance between polished style and marketability used to be … Read More

Rehab Rules – When to DIY and When to Call the Professionals

Tarek El MoussaBlog, DIY, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Real Estate Investing, Rehabbing0 Comments

As you’ve watched Flip or Flop, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve gotten more involved in the rehab side of our house flipping projects as the months and years have gone on. When we first started flipping houses, Christina and I were really completely new to construction and rehab. I’ll admit now that I knew almost nothing about what guys like … Read More

Should You DIY Rehab on Your House Flips? Or Hire a Contractor?

Tarek El MoussaBlog, DIY, Flipping Houses, Real Estate Business, Rehabbing0 Comments

A hammer and some glue.

From watching our show, you already know that Christina and I do a lot of DIY work on our house flips, but you’ll also notice that we have a whole crew of amazing contractors and home improvement professionals on call to help us. If you’re just getting into flipping houses, you’re probably wondering just how much you should do on … Read More