There is a new wave of interior designs ideas and trends that are very different to what we have gotten used to fro the last several years. Neutral, grays, and minimalism aren't necessarily what's in. Bolder and riskier moves are taking over and here are 4 interior design trends that are making a comeback!Read More
When I started selling homes as a real estate agent, I noticed a strange trend with the buyers I was showing houses to: People were willing to pay more for houses that looked pretty but lacked the important and expensive upgrades that were hidden behind the walls, such as good insulation, electrical system, and plumbing. Buyers had the ability to convince themselves to buy what looked pretty on the inside and neglect what’s on the inside or tell themselves that they will take care of those things later.
This happens so much in the real estate business that many rehabbers have built a career on what they call “Lipstick Rehabs”. This is when you go into a house and make cosmetic updates that make the buyers fall in love. All it takes is a fresh coat of paint, newly finished floors, new modern fixtures, and stainless steel appliances. The problem with that is that eventually, the new homeowners have to start dealing with what’s hidden behind the makeup and many start falling out of love with what they thought they wanted. This trend of buyers going after what looks good from the outside taught me a great lesson; I did exactly the opposite of what others were doing.
The parallel of a house’s condition and the human soul has taught me a valuable lesson on vulnerability:Read More
Based on several requests received, I am adding a section on my website on real estate investing and design. Here is a video I shot recently where I share the 3 things you need to get started in real estate investing. I plan to add more videos and photos to help those interested to learn more on investing. I would love to hear your feedback to help me share what matters to you. Here is the list of the 3 things:Read More
Recently, I have had the honor to be interviewed on Bigger Pockets; One of the top podcasts and the top Real Estate podcast on iTunes with over 350,000+ members, over 1.2 million monthly unique visitors and over 1.4 million forum posts. In the podcast, I shared few tips on how to get started in real estate investments with no money and how to grow. I also shared some clever ways to turn properties that no one else wants into cash-flowing monsters.Read More