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How to Protect Yourself from Renovation Mistakes That Can Cost You Time and Money

Setting out to do a home renovation project can be a costly and time-consuming process, even if you’re confident you know what you’re doing. Contractors tend to see the same mistakes over and over again. Here are five of the most common...

Curb Appeal: A Conversation with Mark Ferguson of Invest Four More

Successfully completing a fix and flip investment project can be tough. Finding the right property, securing financing, partnering with the right contractor, figuring out renovation and design plans, researching comps, enhancing curb appeal ......

Everything You Need to Know about Renovation Permits in Baltimore, MD

Renovating your Baltimore investment property can do wonders for its aesthetic appeal, not to mention its value. And thankfully, most of the small things don’t require any sort of permit. You can paint, install new cabinetry, do minor electrical...

Which Renovations Should You Handle Yourself and Which to Leave to the Pros

One of the most tempting things to do during a fix and flip is to short-circuit the contractor process by taking care of renovations yourself. The problem is, this can end up costing you time and money - and if the job is big enough, it might...

Ask Melissa: How Do I Determine My Renovation Budget?

Figuring out how much to spend on your renovation is no minor detail. In fact, your renovation budget can make or break your real estate investment and be the difference between seeing a profit or experiencing a loss.

3 Hottest Renovations for Fix and Flip Properties

If you’re planning a fix and flip investment in the near future, you already know that your success (and your profit) will depend on which renovations you choose to undertake.

Finding the Right Renovation Contractor

In nearly every home renovation project, a contractor is needed to complete specific tasks or to take over a certain room within the house. The contractor has a big impact on the ultimate success of the renovation, as they often determine the...

Thinking of a Fix & Flip? Find Out What Renovations are a Must!

Picking up a Fix & Flip property is an alluring investment, but it’s not without risk. Check out the video below to find out the 4 must-do renovations to help you mitigate risk and make the best return.

Renovate vs. Rebuild - The 5 Major Differences You Need To Know

Renovate or rebuild: This is the ultimate decision when considering a real estate investment. This choice will determine how profitable your investment will be in the long run, so here are 5 major differences you should be aware of before you...

How To Pick The Best Contractor in Hampton Roads

Choosing a contractor to work with during your fix and flip can be difficult whether it’s your first flip or your 50th.