What it costs to flip a house with before/after photos.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog, Buying & Selling in Austin, Investors' Circle, zz_HOMEPAGE_SLIDER | 0 comments

People are always asking me a) how bad these flips were when we bought them and b) what it costs to do certain types of updates and repairs.  So here it is. My hope is that sharing this will be helpful to those of you who are budgeting for a flip or just wanting to update your home. I can say this: this project was a lot of fun…but a lot of hard work with a couple unpleasant suprises. Although the house had a lot of potential, it also had...

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Selling Your Home?: Why You Should Absolutely Consider Getting a Pre-Inspection

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Blog, Buying & Selling in Austin, Investors' Circle | 3 comments

Let’s face it. Selling a home can be stressful.  You have to spiff the place up, find a good agent, decide on a price, and put up with a lot of visits, haggling, and phone calls.  And, as if all of that is not exhausting enough, you then have to wait for the offers to roll in.  In the mean time you have to plan for your impending move/next purchase without knowing when exactly you’ll even unload your current abode and therefore have the...

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Delwood Diamond in the Rough

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Investors' Circle, zz_HOMEPAGE_SLIDER | 1 comment

This Delwood Diamond in the rough was a particular challenge on account of the lamentable state of the property when we bought it. But the house had good bones, and with a little TLC (and, yes, a fair amount of sweat equity) it cleaned up nicely.  The final product includes decorative combinations chosen especially for the East Austin real estate market. Neutral design choices with just the right amount of flare put this beauty under contract...

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Bathroom Remodels Before/After

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Blog, Investors' Circle, zz_HOMEPAGE_SLIDER | 5 comments

When it comes to re-models, bathrooms tend to be among the hardest rooms to really pull off well.  First, you’re working with a fairly small space, yet you must maximize your storage.  On top of that, unless you want to spend thousands on changing the plumbing configuration, you’ve absolutely got to work around the existing drain lines and water sources.  Furthermore, unlike paint, most buyers can’t see past poor tile...

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