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Top 10 Foolish Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Renovating your home is almost always a good idea. As we go through life and our families grow, we often find that we want things in our home, which we couldn’t afford when it was first built. That leaves us with the choice of renovation or selling our home and moving. Of the two, renovation…
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Spring Cleaning Means Spring Repairs Too

Winter has thrown its last temper tantrum at us and now it looks like we can finally settle into spring. People are starting to think about spring cleaning; opening their windows to get some fresh air into their homes. Mops and feather dusters have come out as people try to clean off the dreariness of winter…
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When do you make money on the property flip?

When do you think you make your money in a property flip? Is it when you buy right or sell quick? I often hear people say, "In real estate investing you make all your money by buying right!" I think that the truth is, "Buying Right" is only part of the 'flipper equation'. Most property flips have…
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How much contingency should you budget for your project?

Every project budget needs money for contingency. What is a contingency? A contingency is a possible future event that can occur - usually it's a problem. Generally, contingencies arise out of 'unknown conditions' or conditions that could not have reasonably been known.  Unknown conditions are a fact of construction and on some projects there is no real way…
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