We had just finished our previous farmhouse and closing was set. There really was not much on the market in terms of ‘flip potential’, so being that we were expecting twins, we thought we would maybe just take a break for a while. Well that quickly changed as we both had the itch to maybe… Read More ‘Birthday House’
I had a request to do the kitchen of our sight unseen house as the next blog post….so here we go. What kind of Condition was the Kitchen in? I have to say, we were quite nervous what we were going to find in the kitchen of our sight unseen house. We have looked at… Read More A Killer Kitchen Remodel
Do you even notice the ‘Drive-by’s’? No matter where you live, there is always that one house in the neighborhood or down the road that looks like a ‘deserted drive-by’ sort of house. Some thoughts that might come to mind are, “does anyone live there? What happened to the outside? Why isn’t there any landscape?… Read More ‘Deserted Drive-By’ to ‘ Fabulous Farmhouse’
Bathroom ‘Before’ When we think back to the state the bathroom was in when we purchased this farmhouse, ‘disgusting’ and ‘dated’ were compliments. If you did not see the previous article, “Sight Unseen Revealed”, here are a couple pictures of the bathroom prior to when we started demolition: Basically, everything had to go. The vanity… Read More Bathroom Renovation Reveal
Have you ever bought a house sight unseen? Would you consider it? Obviously there is HUGE risk in purchasing a house that you have never been in so how do you determine if it is worth the risk? Research One important part of real estate investment is actually not just the money, but your realtor.… Read More ‘Sight Unseen’ Revealed!
What makes a house ‘unique’ in the real estate market? Where I live, the market now is definitely a seller’s market. Houses are getting multiple offers within a couple days of listing, which is great for selling, but not when buying! I have put in cash offers within 24 hours of houses coming on the market and… Read More Making Your House “Unique” in the Real Estate Market
One of the best things from our last two projects was uncovering original flooring. Most houses that were built prior to 1940 seem to have amazing flooring in them just dying to be uncovered. We will never understand why over the decades these floors get covered with layers and layers of linoleum and carpet. When… Read More Restoring Original Flooring
Bedroom Imagination Is remodeling a bedroom difficult? When walking through this project, the bedrooms definitely took the most imagination. For the most part, we had a path to walk through and could not see much the entire upstairs. One room was so full of Christmas decorations, we lovingly coined it ‘The Christmas Room’. So Step… Read More Bedroom Remodels!
The rooftop of our 30×30 garage at this project house was far from desirable. It was clear when we looked at it, that it would need to be replaced. The closing process to purchase this house was long, so although we made our offer in September, we could not close until December! Rooftop Nightmare Saga… Read More Nightmares from the Rooftop
The Kitchen If you read the previous post, you could see that the kitchen wasn’t in terrible shape. The tile floors were new, but the rest of it needed some serious elbow grease, cleaning, and updating. Before: There was a lot of yellow in this kitchen! The walls and the cupboards were the same yellow… Read More The Kitchen Before and After