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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.
Hey guys! I wanted to start giving you info on the townhouse we’re going to be working on. Now, take a look at how our townhouse looks…. Obviously it needs some work (including a new roof). So, I guess the first question is, how much would you think you’d pay for a townhouse in this … Read more
How to Install Cabinet Pulls Adding kitchen cabinet pulls transformed the look and feel of this renovated condo. We flipped this condo in just two weeks, and saving time on the kitchen while making it look great was essential to our success. Avoid the mistakes I made when you install kitchen cabinet pulls. Adding hardware … Read more
Condo flipping project in Florida showing work done, expenses, and profit. See how much house flippers make on a project.
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
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
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 divorcedâ€¦ What a terrible way to start a story, right? Sorry about that, but I need to start there so youâ€™ll know where I was financially and mentally, … Read more
Here are some ways to make your property look like a million bucks for much less than you think!
Build a study nook or office nook in your home. This office nook features a gray accent wall and was completed in 1 day. Perfect nook for 2021
If youâ€™re thinking about tackling a kitchen renovation project, youâ€™re probably looking for as much design inspiration as possible. And one of the best places to find that inspirationâ€”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
Be successful in marketing rental property with these suggestions and access budget friendly DIY staging tips and tricks that maximize income
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
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
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 donâ€™t have to tell you that 2020 isnâ€™t a normal yearâ€”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
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling your homeâ€”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
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 youâ€™ve been through the process, you know what to expect and arenâ€™t surprised by the second (or fifth) go-around. But for first time home buyers, the road is … Read more
Expert advice from a real estate professional about getting the most out of your largest asset. Avoid making mistakes that many donâ€™t even realize theyâ€™re making until itâ€™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
Download my guide to addresses common reasons why houses donâ€™t get sold, and it get a blueprint for getting it SOLD the next time itâ€™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.
Easily create your own personalized football themed wreath with your team’s colors, a general football theme, or make other sports themed wreaths.
Create your DIY Buddy the Elf Christmas Wreath for under $15 and in less than 30 minutes. Video for elf wreath and step by step photos
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
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!