Marketing Rental Property for Maximum Income Successfully

Be successful in marketing rental property with these suggestions and access budget friendly DIY staging tips and tricks that maximize income

How to use Leverage in Real Estate, An Analysis

How leverage is used to invest in real estate

MarciaSocas 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? … Read more

Analyzing Real Estate Investments… Which Property Would You Buy?

MarciaSocas I’ve been a Realtor and investor in real estate for approximately 20 years, and in the course of that time, I have personally flipped or renovated and rented over 50 homes. While I don’t feel there are overnight riches to be made; assessment and planning, together with properly analyzing real estate investments, can set … Read more

Complete home renovation & flip, Camellia Gardens, Orlando

MarciaSocas Home Renovation Before and After. What a lot of work! This home renovation was the one that has presented us with the most surprises, issues, and very hard work to date. The yard was completely overgrown and couldn’t be cut easily because there was a partial deck under all the weeds, as well as … Read more

Harry Potter and Disney Princess Rooms!

Princess bedroom and Harry Potter room designs, before and after photos and info

Kitchen Redesign–Condo Kitchen Remodel Before and After

MarciaSocas Condo Kitchen Remodel Before and After Two months ago, we purchased a condo in a fantastic gated golf community here in Orlando, Florida at Ventura Country Club. The biggest drawback to this condo was the extremely small and narrow kitchen. I’m not sure how this type of kitchen was constructed, the opening to the … Read more

Wood Cabinets White Counter: Renovation

MarciaSocas Updating early 2000s kitchen. Wood cabinets white counter. Follow along the renovation and updating of my 2000s kitchen to one with wood cabinets and while marble countertops. The kitchen looked out of date but I didn’t want to spend a fortune on updating it. View the before and after photos as we take this … Read more

Rental Renovation: The transformation of a long time rental

MarciaSocas Rental Renovation. We bought a rental back in 2006, at the height of the market. Pricing crashed soon after and we couldn’t sell the property. So, we decided to hold it and rent it. We had steady tenants there for a long time, but they didn’t take care of the home and it started … Read more