They make it look so easy on TV. Buy a house, fix it up, and resell it for a big profit. But that’s easier said than done. Here’s what you’ll really need to be a successful home flipper:
Would you be happier if your outdoor space was remodeled with a fireplace, a swimming pool, or a new wood deck? In the 2023 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, the National Association of REALTORS® found that nearly all homeowners reported increased happiness with their completed outdoor projects – 9.7 out of a possible “Joy Score” of 10.
Houseplants bring earthy beauty to interiors, but they can quickly show signs of decline if they don’t get the correct amount of sun, nutrients and water. When your favorite plant turns into a droopy, brown mess, where can you turn for help?
The fact that homebuyers begin their home search by perusing listing photos online means that you have to grab their interest in your home right away. The purpose is to get buyers interested enough to view your home in person and make a solid offer.
Painting kitchen and bath cabinets a fresh, new color can give your home the much-needed update it desires for only a few hundred dollars. Make the job simple by using these guidelines to produce a smooth-to-the-touch finish without streaks, wavy lines or drips.
Like many homebuyers, you may be waiting for the holidays to be over to seriously pursue buying a home. Or, you may be home seller waiting for interest rates to drop so you can sell your home quickly and purchase another. Some economists believe a mild recession is on the way, that housing prices will finally drop and that inflation will be tamed by the Federal Reserve in time for interest rates to settle back down in 2023.
Like homebuyers in the U.S., home seekers in other parts of the world are grappling with inflation, high mortgage rates and record-high home prices, making it harder to afford a home, especially for down payment-challenged first-timers.
Homeowners who wonder which improvements will net them the most return on investment (ROI) as they prepare to sell their homes often rely on various home improvement studies to answer their questions. Arguably, the most well-known of these studies is Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost VS Value remodeling report. Co-authored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) the yearly report “aims to answer a specific question: What value does a particular remodeling project add to the sale price of a home?”
Winterizing your home is one of the best ways to stay comfortable and save energy costs. To get ready, you can do a few to-dos on the weekends in late summer and early fall.
How Much Paint Should You Buy
Conventional wisdom says that it takes approximately one gallon of paint to cover a room up to 400 square feet, but this is a single-coat estimate for a small room like a bathroom. But other vairables impact how much paint you should buy, such as the size and number of doors to the room, the height of the ceiling, the size and number of windows and whether you have crown molding, wainscotting and other deorative elements.