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

5 Finishing Touches You Shouldn’t Forget in Your Flip

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When you’re remodeling your flip, it is easy to get distracted by all of the obvious things such as the flooring, paint, light fixtures, appliances, etc. I know Christina and I are guilty of getting caught up in all of the large projects, but it’s important to not overlook the smaller details. When we are almost finished with a flip, … 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

2 Pieces of Smart Home Tech to Consider for Your Next Rehab

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There is no doubt that you know that house flipping has kind of a bad reputation with a lot of people. I really hate this because, if you’ve seen any of our work, Christina and I work really hard to upgrade and update the houses we fix and flip. We don’t just slap a new coat of paint on them … 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

5 Trends You Should Absolutely Avoid When Remodeling a Kitchen

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