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Turnkey Real Estate Investing

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Derelict to Dashing - Houston Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 17, 2021

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Houston, Texas.

This large brick rancher was the epitome of buried potential. The curb appeal was lacking, due to bushy, let-go landscaping. The front and back entry ways were nearly barricaded, both by leftover debris and nature's slow toll. Inside, wood paneling, wallpaper, and water damage plagued nearly every room. Now, everything has been brightened up. From a clean exterior, to a breezy, neutral interior, this residence is resident-ready! 

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Rustic to Chic - Tulsa Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 10, 2021

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This stylish but unfinished single family property was a great investment choice. The stone character on the exterior only tells part of the story. Inside, a non-functional stone fireplace stood in the would-be kitchen, and the beams and fireplace in the grand living room assaulted the eye with muddy earth tones. It took adding a little bit of practical renovating to add the "chic" to this rustic Tulsa residence. 

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How Far to Take Your Investment Property Renovations

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Your investment property is not your home.

There, I said it.

It’s something every investor knows, but that doesn’t stop some from getting tripped up when they get a vision in their minds of what they want their investment property to be.

We have to hold ourselves back at times when we are renovating properties that real estate investors will purchase from us as investments.  It is easy to justify each dollar as a smart investment, but harder to make each dollar pay off in return.

It’s not a bad thing to want your property to be the best possible version of itself, but focusing too hard on shaping it into your vision of perfection can end up draining your time and money faster than you can think. Before you know it, it’ll take several years of renting to even begin to make up for the cost of property renovations.

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