3 Surprising Places I Shop for Rehab Supplies

If you are trying to save money on your flip, then quit shopping for brand new rehab supplies and try looking at these 3 places instead.

When it comes to finding a great deal, I’ve become a real master. After all, the key to fixing and flipping houses is to get a great deal upfront and then avoid paying too much for your rehabs. You don’t want to do poor work. You want to really bring the house up to its true market value with renovations … Read More

5 Things That Can Kill Your ARV

Pay attention to these 5 things before you start flipping a home, as they can really kill your ARV and turn away potential buyers.

One of the things I love about making money flipping houses is figuring out how much a house will be worth after we finish our rehab work. Estimating our ARV (after-repair value) before we buy gives us a good idea of what we’re in for and how much we can spend on rehabs. If we can do this accurately, Christina … Read More

4 Reasons You Should Be Going to Real Estate Networking Events

One of the best ways to kick-start your real estate investing career is by attending real estate networking events during the year.

As you probably already know, the real estate business is all about reputation and relationships. As you’ve started to grow your real estate investing business, you’ve created and built relationships with real estate agents, contractors, wholesalers, and others in the real estate investing industry. With each new person you meet, you get access to even more people in the business, … Read More

6 Tips for Holiday Home Staging

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

Invest or Save? What Should You Do with Your Nest Egg?

Determining whether you should invest or save your nest egg can be a difficult decision. Here's some tips for what you should do.

When Christina and I started flipping houses, we really didn’t have much in the way of savings. To get our real estate investing business off the ground, we started working with investing partners and private lenders. Just like you, we were looking for ways to invest in real estate with no money, so we put in the sweat equity while … Read More

2 Reasons to Wait on Your Real Estate License

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This will probably confuse at least a few of you, since both Tarek and I have our real estate licenses and we act as our own realtors for our flip houses. Really, though, if we hadn’t started off our real estate investing careers as realtors, I think we probably would’ve waited a while before taking over that part of our … 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

4 Tips for Updating a Mid-Century Modern Home

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Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of mid-century modern houses on the market, both as distressed properties and beautifully updated homes. If you’ve watched our show Flip or Flop, you might’ve seen Tarek and I rehab at least one of these, and you probably noticed that I paid a lot of attention to detail when it came to the design of … Read More