Posts Tagged 'Construction and Maintenance'

12 Steps To Rehabbing a House

Posted on: July 8, 2011

Categories: Fix, How To

Author: lbuen

12 Steps To Rehabbing a House

The Herculean Project of Rehabbing a House

Rehabbing a house can be daunting to someone doing it for the first time. To eliminate the feeling of intimidation, let’s tear down this massive piece of work into several smaller and manageable tasks.

Steps in Rehabbing a House

1. Assess the project and establish the specific jobs that needs to be done with your contractor. Ask your contractor for his ideas, then from there, set your final action plan on how to undertake the renovation project, particularly how to go about specific repairs. It is also in this stage when you decide whether or not to modify the basic layout of the house. To simplify things, have your contractor gather his own rehab team and discuss with them what has been agreed upon. It would be great to work with a… Read the rest

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House Fixing Nightmares!

Posted on: May 16, 2011

Categories: Fix, How To, Real Cases

Author: buyfixandprofit

House Fixing Nightmares!

House Fixing at its best in this series of unbelievable home repair projects.

I should have known better when the contractor from Good Ole’ Boy Engineering said, “We can Fix House to meet anyone’s budget! He wasn’t kidding.

Alternate ceiling fan connections.  Eliminates the need for for those expensive electricians.

Here’s what you can do with a little PVC pipe and a lot of couplings!

The ultimate in supply and return air efficiency!

Roof flashing not needed.  It must not rain in this part of the country.  Wait till you see the roof leak catch system installed in the attic.

Save money.  Just use use nail gun nails; they… Read the rest

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Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Fireplaces

Posted on: May 3, 2011

Categories: Other Articles

Author: buyfixandprofit

Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Fireplaces

A fireplace doesn’t have be a boring brick fireplace anymore. The new, modern sleek fireplaces can enhance a room and add character to its surroundings. Our editors have found some of the most amazing fireplaces to give you an idea on the possibility.

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Landlord’s Rehab Flooring Guide

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Fix, How To

Author: buyfixandprofit

Landlord’s flooring guide for rehabbing for cash flow

Rehabbing a foreclosure to hold as a rental property, versus selling it to a homeowner, requires a different approach to the rehab than one may be accustomed to.  Think durability.  Most tenants generally do not care for their homes as well as homeowners.  Also, many homes in rental heavy neighborhoods usually wind up having many more live-in boyfriends, girlfriends, and kids than originally accounted for on the lease.

Rehab choices for a rental house should be made with with durability and ease of maintenance in mind.  Remember that when you decide to sell your investment property down the line, you will have to clean up after the previous tenants anyway.  So at that time, invest the additional $3,000 to $4,000 to spruce up the house to make it look homeowner ready instead… Read the rest

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Landlord’s Guide To Exterior Rehab Choices

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Fix, How To

Author: buyfixandprofit

Roof

A cheap and effective roofing rehab choice can be the use of roll roofing.  This choice is better suited for homes with steeply pitched roofs.  Instead of shingles, this roofing choice is rolled onto the roof and stapled in place.  This choice is cost effective and reliable if installed correctly.  Now it does not look as nice as a shingled roof, but we have not had any difficulty renting out homes because of this.  The appraisal was not effected either.

Another option is to add another layer of shingles to the roof depending on what the local building code allows.  If the roof is very old there is a good chance that the plywood will have to be replaced also.  Analyze the roof carefully because there is ~ $4,500 difference between a full tear off and replacement versus just… Read the rest

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