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Welcome! Thanks for coming by. My name is Marcia and I am a long time Realtor, real estate flipper, crafter, and lover of everything that goes into making a beautiful home. I hope you will enjoy the site. I will provide information ranging from craft projects to renovation and making passive income from property rentals and flipping–my favorite projects!
There are lots of topics to review! So, I’ve subdivided them below (with just a few blog post previews) into subsections that should make it easier to navigate to the area you’re more interested in.
Just click on the heading to go to that area of the site. There you’ll see all of the posts under that topic.
Here are a few of my recent posts having to do with real estate investing, as well as the ins and outs of flipping.
Is painting kitchen cabinets a good idea? Painting kitchen cabinets is quick, easy, and inexpensive. If your cabinets are in good condition, and are simply not a color that you like, this is a great DIY project for you. Here are step by step before and after photos of the process. We saved money during … Read more 8 steps to Painting Kitchen Cabinets [pictures, video, and checklist]
Are you in love with the thought of a gray and white kitchen? As a long time Realtor and Home Flipper, I’ve seen lots of kitchens over the years. But this is the first one that I pinned and that the world seemed to fall in love with. Below you will see that one kitchen … Read more 1 Gray and White Kitchen (that blew up my Pinterest)
How a small investment grew to $240,000 and also paid for a 4 year University Tuition 7 months after my son was born, his father and I divorced… What a terrible way to start a story, right? Sorry about that, but I need to start there so you’ll know where I was financially and mentally, … Read more Real Estate Investing That Will Revolutionize Your Baby’s Future
Fix and Flip How to flip a condo Follow along this condo fix and flip, including the actual income report, expenses, profit, and sales info. It’s done! During the Covid pandemic break from school and over the summer, my son Eric worked on his first condo flip. You may have considered condo flipping so I … Read more Eric’s First Condo Flip–Start to Finish
Be successful in marketing rental property with these suggestions and access budget friendly DIY staging tips and tricks that maximize income
Leverage Analysis–Leverage in real estate refers to getting a loan (using debt) to purchase property. When you have money to invest, utilizing leverage can make your money grow exponentially faster. Let’s go through a hypothetical scenario to see how this works. Here’s the question… Given $100,000, what is better to do with the money? Would … Read more How to use Leverage in Real Estate, An Analysis
Here are some ways to make your property look like a million bucks for much less than you think!
If you’re thinking about tackling a kitchen renovation project, you’re probably looking for as much design inspiration as possible. And one of the best places to find that inspiration—and peruse some of the hottest interior design trends of 2020? Instagram. A recent study from Wren Kitchens (outlined in an article in REALTOR Magazine) analyzed 500,000 Instagram … Read more Looking For Kitchen Design Inspiration? These Are The Hottest Trends on Instagram
When looking and the before and after photos of this condo bedroom, did you guess at what it cost to renovate and stage this room? It’s probably less than you think… The total bedroom renovation and staging cost was under $500! The room renovation itself was less than $50! A fresh coat of paint was … Read more Condo Bedroom Renovation and Staging Under $500
Join me in transforming this unused under-the-stairs closet into an awesome wine cellar that gives character to our home and that we love using
Ideas for a personalized courtyard space just for you
Princess bedroom and Harry Potter room designs, before and after photos and info
These resources are great when you’re buying or selling your primary residence. Whether your a first time buyer or an experienced seller, there’s something here for everyone. Loads of free downloadable booklets and real estate articles.
The escalation clause states that your offer will automatically escalate to a higher price when there’s another offer that’s higher than yours. You specify what incremental increase you agree to, and what your top price is. In this way, your offer automatically moves to the top of the list in a multiple offer situation. The advantage of it is that you try to mitigate your risk of overpaying.
In normal years, Spring is the hottest homebuying season of the year. But we don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, it looks like peak homebuying season is going to hit a little late this year. According to recent data from realtor.com, pace of sales, … Read more August Home Buying Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling your home—and for many sellers, those moving parts can cause a good amount of stress. But what are the most stressful parts of the home selling process? According to a recent survey from LendingTree, some of the top stressors for home sellers include: Buying … Read more Selling Your Home? Watch Out For These Stressors
People who have been homeowners for a long time tend to forget how exciting and nerve-wracking it feels to buy a home for the first time. Once you’ve been through the process, you know what to expect and aren’t surprised by the second (or fifth) go-around. But for first time home buyers, the road is … Read more 9 Surprising Things First Time Home Buyers Should Know
Expert advice from a real estate professional about getting the most out of your largest asset. Avoid making mistakes that many don’t even realize they’re making until it’s too late when downsizing. JUST GIVE ME THE CODE TO THE FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY SO I CAN GET THE GUIDE! Been thinking about downsizing your home? I … Read more THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DOWNSIZING YOUR HOME
Download my guide to addresses common reasons why houses don’t get sold, and it get a blueprint for getting it SOLD the next time it’s listed
Here we go through items that help make our house a home. Simple projects and tutorials for the items that we just love to create.
Quick and easy tutorial to make a college sports team themed scrunchie. A step by step tutorial. These make great additions to graduation gift baskets. DIY your scrunchie.
If you’ve been considering investing in an income producing Florida condo to travel to, and to use for year round income, you may have found the ideal property! Side note: If you’re interested in real estate investing and flipping in general, feel free to join the best new Facebook Group there is! That is, only … Read more Money generating Disney condo for sale!
A fabulous 50th birthday party personalized with the Cricut Maker machine! Quick, easy, fun, and memorable
Making a Valentine’s Day wreath to make the kids feel special — and doing it in under 1/2 hour and for under $15!
Recently, a tenant at a rental property let us know that the old fiberglass/plastic style shower enclosure in the house was starting to crack. The tenant is a great tenant, and our goal is to always update properties to have them looking their best. We feel this creates a tenant that is proud of their … Read more Modernizing a shower while keeping the dated old square tile floors
Every year we love to have a big SuperBowl party at the house, and each year I love decorating for it just a little bit differently. This year, one of the things I did was make these football themed wreaths for the door. Instructions with photos follow, but if you prefer to view this tutorial … Read more Ribbon wreath — Welcome to our SuperBowl Party!