How I Prepare for the Holidays

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It's officially time to prepare for the holidays (if you haven't already)! Don't feel overwhelmed this December, by following these tips!

Happy Thanksgiving! I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. The past year has been so busy and wonderful, and now it’s time to prepare for some celebrations. Tarek and I always enjoy the holidays. Here’s how we like to prepare! Finding Balance We don’t like to make too many commitments at this time of the year and risk feeling … Read More

5 Cheap Upgrades I Wish I’d Known About When We Started Flipping Houses

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I have saved a lot of money and have done some really impressive rehabs that buyers have loved, just by following these tips.

Sometimes, when I look back at our early house flips, I just want to kick myself! Tarek and I thought we were old real estate pros, so we didn’t think that we had that much to learn about rehabbing distressed houses. While even our earliest rehabs had beautiful results, I can’t help but think about all of the things we … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t List Your Flip Too High

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It is all too easy to get into the trap of listing your flip too high, but buyers won't even touch it if they feel the price you are asking is too steep.

The dangers of purchasing a property, taking the rehab initiative (and the investment) to make any improvements to turn it into a highly desirable home and then listing the property back on the real estate market at too high a price are clear. Faced with a flipped home that seems to be inflated compared to its market condition, property condition, … Read More

How to Determine Sell Price

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While pricing your home accurately at a good market value can feel like a guessing game, we have some pointers to get you started on the right track.

For many sellers, calculating the price that you want to list a home at is such a complex and multi-faceted task that it can become overwhelming. We see many sellers who start out with a certain figure in mind and quickly find themselves dropping or bumping up that figure significantly after reconsidering a particular factor or learning a new piece … Read More

How to Determine What Financial Freedom Means to You

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Financial freedom means something different for everyone. Determining your goals will help you figure out what it means to you and how you can achieve it.

I love talking to new house flippers about the real estate investing business. Whether we’re teaching a seminar for Success Path Education or talking with people at a real estate networking event, Tarek and I get the chance to meet so many different people with so many interesting goals for their real estate businesses. After talking with some students at … Read More

5 Surprising Garage Rehabs That Sell Houses

Tarek El MoussaFlipping Houses, Rehabbing0 Comments

These garage rehabs will give your garage a more finished look, plus they don't cost an arm and a leg! You can find room for any of these in your budget.

When you read about home renovations and rehabs that sell flip houses, you’ll always hear about the kitchens and the bathrooms. And while those are some of the most effective rehabs for selling homes, they’re not the only ones you should pay attention to. I’ve actually been thinking a lot lately about one of the most neglected “rooms” in the … Read More

3 Tips for New Moms Investing in Real Estate

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Whether you’re a single mom, a stay-at-home mom, or you’re a new mom on a maternity leave, these tips for moms investing in real estate are for you!

I love seeing women—and especially moms—come to our Success Path Education seminars to learn about real estate investing. Whether you’re a single mom, a stay-at-home mom, or you’re a new mom on an extended maternity leave, house flipping could be the best option for making a great living without missing out on any time with your kids. Tarek and I … Read More