The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
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It’s become quite the trend to transform a dull and drab piece of property you own into a luxurious, aesthetically pleasing home you can rent out for cash each month.

But the truth is, I've seen flips go amazingly well, AND I've seen them crash and burn. Bad. So, before you jump on the bandwagon, here are a few things to know about home flipping. You should know:

- Have a seriously healthy stash of cash solely earmarked for flipping the property. A good place to start is the 70% rule. (Google it, just do it).
- Have margin in your calendar each week to work on your flip. Seriously, it's not gonna flip itself.
- Ask family, friends, and coworkers for references to help build a list of skilled and reputable contractors. Then, call them early and pay them well.
- Be patient. Flipping houses ain't a walk in the park. You'll need lots of patience when things don't go as planned.
- Talk with a realtor who knows your neighborhood. Ask his or her advice on the projects with the highest ROI and the demands of today's buyer or renter.

Wanna talk about flipping properties or anything else real estate related? Reach out anytime!

#newhome #HalifaxRealEstate #Halihomes #FirstTimeBuyers #flippinghouses #flips #halifaxrealtor #halifaxrealestate #novascotiarealtor #realestateinvesting #realestateagent #buyertips #sellertips #MLS #halihomes #movetoHalifax
☎️(902) 452-9675

sandra@sellingmetro.com

or PM me.

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The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
Read full post

It’s become quite the trend to transform a dull and drab piece of property you own into a luxurious, aesthetically pleasing home you can rent out for cash each month.

But the truth is, I've seen flips go amazingly well, AND I've seen them crash and burn. Bad. So, before you jump on the bandwagon, here are a few things to know about home flipping. You should know:

- Have a seriously healthy stash of cash solely earmarked for flipping the property. A good place to start is the 70% rule. (Google it, just do it).
- Have margin in your calendar each week to work on your flip. Seriously, it's not gonna flip itself.
- Ask family, friends, and coworkers for references to help build a list of skilled and reputable contractors. Then, call them early and pay them well.
- Be patient. Flipping houses ain't a walk in the park. You'll need lots of patience when things don't go as planned.
- Talk with a realtor who knows your neighborhood. Ask his or her advice on the projects with the highest ROI and the demands of today's buyer or renter.

Wanna talk about flipping properties or anything else real estate related? Reach out anytime!

#newhome #HalifaxRealEstate #Halihomes #FirstTimeBuyers #flippinghouses #flips #halifaxrealtor #halifaxrealestate #novascotiarealtor #realestateinvesting #realestateagent #buyertips #sellertips #MLS #halihomes #movetoHalifax
☎️(902) 452-9675

sandra@sellingmetro.com

or PM me.

Read full post