Flipping homes is more popular than ever right now, yet returns on these rehabbed homes are at a four year low; Q2 2018 returns offered only a 44.3% return on investment, down from nearly 48% the previous quarter and down from 50% year-over-year. It raises the question, why do investors persist in flipping dilapidated and foreclosed homes? Though earnings may be down, the simple answer is that it’s a new American pastime - it’s how many people express their entrepreneurial spirit and attempt Read more [...]
While it’s obvious that factors like location and square footage are crucial for the sale of condos in NDG, it’s also important to note that the interior features of the property is also important. These features are often what would finally compel the potential buyer to buy. When the condo or house has the right features, you’re able to sell it much faster.
In fact, you can also attract larger offers from buyers as a result. Here are some features that homebuyers seek out, and which can even Read more [...]
Most people know that a certain amount of prep work needs to be done before beginning any home improvement project. This includes removing furniture, preparing work surfaces, and protecting anything that cannot be removed from the area. The more time and effort you put into getting ready to do a project, the better your end results will be.
The first step to any home improvement project is to clear the area. This often requires you to remove all furnishings. This is especially Read more [...]
Isn’t it a blessing to live in the 21st century? 20 or so years ago you’d have been left with nothing more than a couple of magazines and a re-run of Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen’s Changing Rooms to help you decorate your home. Now, thankfully, all that has changed.
For the aesthetically minded, the idea of decorating a home can bring a sense of excitement about a space yet to be created and of unlimited options, from textures and colours, to flooring, curtains and all those lovely cushions! Read more [...]
Since most of us spend a major part of our days at an office in front of a desktop or a laptop, many of us consider our homes as the best place for comfort. For most of us, it is important that our homes are surrounded in relaxation so that it helps us maintain sanity and peace. After spending hours in front of the computer, typing, mailing and swinging around that old chair, we often find ourselves counting the minutes that are left to finally reach home and drop our body on the bed.
However, Read more [...]
Building a new home is an exciting process that can unleash your inner designer. Many new homeowners are interested in purchasing new builds that make use of eco-friendly, sustainable, or natural materials. This is particularly important when it comes to your flooring. Synthetic carpets may be fashionable or stain-resistant, but they can also include nasties like pesticides and chemical residues. Furthermore, carpet can absorb dust like nothing else, making it hard to clean even with an extra-strength Read more [...]
If you love gardening, you have probably dreamed of tending your fruits, herbs, and vegetables year-round, or at least getting an early start. Starting seedlings can be difficult when temperatures swing in the summer and the weather is anything but predictable. Making your own greenhouse is an easy solution and surprisingly affordable. You can use salvaged materials and create a DIY greenhouse that is the right size for you and your gardening needs.
Add solar energy and you can make an efficient Read more [...]
Most people have no idea just how challenging it can be to own a home. There are a number of responsibilities that have to worry about as a homeowner. The best way to make sure your home stays in good shape is by keeping an eye out for repair issues. The sooner you are able to catch issues and have them fixed, the easier you will find it to have your home running at peak condition. Among the most alarming repair issues you will face in your home is cracking in your walls or floors. The following Read more [...]
Many of us prefer to decorate our homes on our own. Starting from buying of materials to designing, we try to indulge in all the little details. Now, it is not possible to execute everything properly without proper knowledge of the thing that a person is about to embark on.
Flooring for instance is a crucial aspect of home décor and if you don’t know what kinds of floor tiles go with what homes, then it is a complete waste of energy and time.
Let us first get in touch with different types of Read more [...]
If you’re not careful, your next kitchen revamp could end up costing you a fortune. By the time you’ve shelled out for sinks, appliances, cupboards, worktops, flooring and accessories, you might be left feeling distinctly out of pocket. The good news is, as long as you’re savvy, there are simple ways to save money while creating your dream kitchen. To ensure you don’t bust your budget when you’re refurbishing this part of your property, read on.
Get ready for some DIY
One great way to Read more [...]