Considering a Home Rehab? Ask These Seven Questions First

This is a guest post from Curbly House partner and real estate investor, Jon Peterson.

If you’re following along with our Curbly House project, you know we’ve just embarked on a pretty ambitious home rehab project. We spent months searching for the right property, and now it’s time for the fun stuff to begin (demo, construction, staging). 

Have you ever considered taking on a similar project? It can be a very rewarding experience; you get to take a home that’s in poor shape (often vacant), and add value through thoughtful improvements. Continue Reading

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly
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Buying a home can be scary. Trust me, I know… I've done it twice. But those have also been two of the best decisions of my life. So today I wanted to share some tips for ensuring that your home buying process goes as smoothly as possible.   

 

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly
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1. Figure out exactly what you want ahead of time. Make a list of “must haves” and “cannot haves” and think about the architecture style and location as well.

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8 Simple Home Upgrades You Can Do The Day You Move In

About to move? Do you mostly love your new home, but there are just a few things that are outdated and won’t stop bugging you?

Don’t worry, you can still love your house in transition. Here are eight simple (and mostly inexpensive) things you can do on (or soon after) move in day to help your house feel more like you.   

 

 

1. Upgrade your locks

I know this doesn’t have a huge impact on your home, but upgrading your exterior locks will help you immediately feel secure in a new space. Continue Reading