Most everyone wants to see the before product and the final product. I think you could have a popular television show with just the before and after pictures. If you get hooked on a show, you only stay around because you want to see the final product. You aren’t staying around because you love the “reality TV” play out. Some of the shows really are good, but they aren’t professional actors. It’s the transformations that these homes take on that makes it something you are wiling to watch for 30-60 minutes. That being the case, take a look at a few of these property examples that I pulled up today. I thought they were great and would give you great insight into what we do. Enjoy!
Everyone has seen all of the hit TV shows that are all over now. They are fun to watch and it’s hard to turn the channel if you have watched more than 5 minutes. Now you are hanging on because you have to see what the house looks like when they get finished. You may have even been watching with your husband or wife and said “we need to do that” or “let’s buy a fixer upper for our next house”. Then, you start talking and realize that you don’t really have the experience or time to do something like that. That’s ok. You can still do this. You just need to call RAMS Investing at 317-883-RAMS and we will do this for you. If something like this would be of interest for you and you want to see some examples of things we have done, just poke around on the website. Since you are here now, look at this before and then the after video of one we just did and turned over to the new owners on Friday.
They were super excited, and when you see the transformations, you will know why.
Here is the video of the home before rehab. Be sure to watch this first. [youtube]https://youtu.be/vWp30I4fG3U[/youtube]
Now, see the transformation in this video: [youtube]https://youtu.be/DeuNZBDA26E[/youtube]
The front door of a house is the first thing that greets everyone who enters. The front door smiles or frowns; the front door bids us welcome or advises us to retreat.
Since the front door is so important, it is essential to keep it in excellent condition. No matter how wonderful and maybe even perfect the interior of a house may be, if we do not feel welcomed by that all-important front door, our impression of everything else about the house will be colored by that impression.
Be sure your front door is clean. This means, going out on the porch, or on the stoop, or on the top step, with a bucket of hot soapy water and a sponge. Scrub the door thoroughly and rinse just as thoroughly. Use the hose to rinse if you can; it does a thorough job. Give your spotless door plenty of time to dry.
Once absolutely dry, inspect your nice clean door. Does it need a little paint, or maybe a lot? How about the frame; it is secure and free from splinters? If your door is metal, are there any rust spots? (Those can usually be sanded off before you repaint the door.) If the door is wooden, are there any rough spots that need sanding?
How about the hardware? Is the doorknob secure and in good condition? If it’s supposed to be shiny, is it? Does the lock work well? Does the key stick? Is there a deadbolt lock on the door?
No matter what the door is made of, could it use some fresh paint? What color are the shingles; it’s always nice to coordinate the shingles with the front door. Are there shutters? Coordinate those, too.
Make your house a welcoming home with a door that says “Come In!”
Prospective home buyers are seeking a house they can turn into a home. If the house already welcomes them with a front door that encourages them to enter and make themselves at home, half of the seller’s work is done.
While you’re making sure the front door is in excellent shape, don’t forget to check the porch lights. Paint them to match the shingles and door. Double-check them to make sure the bulbs are not burned out. If people are going to be looking at the house at dusk, turn the porch lights on. A smiling, spotlessly clean front door and a welcoming glow will give people a good impression of the house even before they step inside.
We just started rehab on this 2 bedroom house near 10th and Mitthoeffer on the east side. It had major foundation issues that helped us get it at a steep discount. We had to completely remove one wall of the basement foundation and replace it. When replacing it, we were able to egress windows which allowed us to add two more additional bedrooms and a nice rec room in the basement in addition to adding a complete bathroom. The house went from being a 2/1 with an unfinished basement to being a 4/2 with a fully finished basement. The work has just begun so stay tuned for updates. Here is what it started as…
We bought this double in Old Town Greenwood and are torn with what to do on it. Our initial thought is to turn it in to a large single family house and sell it out right, but part of us wants to keep it as a double and hold it for cash flow. Time will tell. We have some immediate repairs on the exterior of the home to take care of and then we will make a decision on what to do on the interior. Either way, it’s a good investment.
Here is a new project we just closed on this afternoon in Old Town Greenwood. It is a 3 bed / 2 bath house in need of some TLC to bring it back to its former glory. I don’t know that our contractors will say the same thing, but I am beginning to like these older rehabs. Work will begin soon on this one so check it out and stay tuned for updates.
We just bought this beautiful English Tudor home in the heart of Broad Ripple. This house just oozes with charm and character that we plan to bring that out and emphasize it in our rehab. It is in remarkably great shape for a 90 year old home that has sit vacant for several months. Currently it is a 3 bedroom 1 bath home with an unfinished basement. We discovered an extremely large attack that we intend to finish and create a new Master Suite with a loft and master bath. Additionally, we will completely finish the basement to create another living area. This one is going to be fun! Check out the before photos and check in later to see the updates.
This home in Perry Township that we just took possession of is filled with space. Upstairs is a 3 bedroom 1 bath home and the full basement downstairs mirrors the upstairs with a small kitchen, full bath, living space and 3 other rooms that could be used as bedrooms. With original hardwood floors and limestone exterior, this will be a great house for whomever is fortunate enough to get it. The back yard is secluded with plenty of space to roam. We are just starting to work on this one so take a look at the before pics and video and stay tuned for updates.
Just bought this nice home in a great community on the east side of Franklin three weeks ago and just completed the rehab on it. It didn’t need much work at all. We painted most of it, put new flooring throughout, and staged it. If you are looking for a 4 bedroom house in a great community in Franklin, this is it! Check out the before and after pictures and get with Matthew Kresse at Red Oak Real Estate Group for showings (317) 318-3420.