4 Things to Do Before Gutting a Home

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Do you have a bit of a fixer upper on your hands? Or maybe you’re just ready for a major change? Remodeling your home can be a lot of work, but the results, when done well, are well worth it. Before you get too excited and start tearing down walls and ripping up the floors, read through this guide to … Read More

What NOT to Do When Remodeling Bathrooms

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While a bathroom might not be the first room a potential home buyer asks to see, it can make or break the sale. Here are five common mistakes both rookie and seasoned flippers and homeowners make when renovating a bathroom. Mistake 1: Ignoring proper spacing and layout Bathrooms may seem straightforward, but a lack of spatial awareness in the renovation planning … Read More

5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Kitchen

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Your kitchen is likely the most loved room in your home – and the wear and tear proves it. It’s the hangout for hungry teenagers, the conversation station during the holidays and the catch-up room after a busy workday. A functional and appealing kitchen is important not only for your family but for your guests, too. After all, a delicious … Read More

Rehabbing a Home? Be Ready for These 5 Costs

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So you want to calculate the price tag on a house rehab, but you have no construction background. How do you go about it? Understandably, this is a common scenario that holds many people back from flipping houses. It’s also one of the most common questions people ask Tarek and me. A rehab’s costs involve more than just what you … Read More

4 Home Improvement Jobs You Should Always Hire Out

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Whether you’re flipping a house or renovating your current home, hiring private contractors is nearly unavoidable. If you’ve seen “Flip or Flop,” you know Tarek and I can’t do everything ourselves. We’ve built relationships with contractors we trust, and they do most of the heavy lifting. If you’re new to the flipping game , though, chances are you haven’t built … Read More

How to Build a Home Renovation Team You Can Trust

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Whether you’re a professional real estate investor, like me and my husband Tarek , or you’re a homeowner with dreams of renovating to update and improve your house, having a quality home renovation team you can trust is absolutely essential. After all, even if you’re planning on doing some stuff yourself, you’re not going to be able to do it … Read More

My Favorite Tips for Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

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Here in California, where my husband Tarek and I do most of our house flipping, we always have to think about the weather when we plan our landscaping. We never want to spend money on landscaping that’ll look great for a week and then wither and die if it doesn’t get a ton of watering and maintenance. With the ongoing drought in … Read More

5 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Becoming a Real Estate Investor

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Let’s face facts; many things have to be done between where you are currently in your real estate business and the future version of yourself that is well known by the community and creating substantial value in multiple real estate deals simultaneously. Becoming a successful real estate investor does not come without much time, energy, education, and daily action. Five … Read More