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Home on the Prairie

This ambitious fix and flipper turned this run-down home into a true home on the prairie. One of our expert flippers down in Pueblo, CO saw this home on Prairie Street and put in an offer right away. It wasn’t completely lost, and it had major potential. He purchased the 1,077 square foot home for $145,000 and had a $30,000 budget. His scope of work included updating the exterior siding, refinishing the kitchen and bathrooms, and repairing the plumbing and electrical. No easy feat!

Prairie Street is in an older neighborhood, but a lot of the homes have been updated. He wanted to make sure the charm of the home remained, while still giving the home a new and modern appeal. It all started with the kitchen. He fixed the plumbing and electrical, and then proceeded to install new cabinets, floors, and appliances. The kitchen is one of the centerpieces of the home, and he knew he had to make this room stand out. He went with a sleek look of a white subway tile backsplash, pure white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a grey-tones granite countertop. This design really gives off a clean and modern look, while still leaving room for the homeowner’s design choices to add some fun color.

Next, he did the same with the bathrooms by getting them fully renovated with a new and sleek look. As a result, it’s really stunning when you look at the before photo compared to the after!

Lastly, he made sure not to forget the exterior, and he cleaned up the siding and added a fresh coat of paint. Curb appeal is not something to forget, and he really brought this prairie home back to life.

He did all of this amazing work in just 4 months and was able to sell the home for $257,000! Talk about a comeback for this cute Home on the Prairie!

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Wild, Wild Flip

When you think of Grand Junction, Colorado, do you think of a wild, wild flip? More likely, you think of the beautiful, wild wild west. The arts, the culture, and the rustic yet charming lifestyles. That’s precisely why Ted has set down roots here in Grand Junction and has a roaring fix and flip business. He’s one of the best in town, and he turns rundown homes into jaw-dropping beauties.

Let’s take a look at this 1,720 square foot home on Indian Creek Road. It was built in the late 70’s and looks like it hasn’t been updated since. Ted saw this 3 bed/2 bath home for what it’s potential was and got right to work. He purchased this home for $262,000 and set his budget to be $30,000.

Fortunately, the structural integrity of the home was not bad. So, Ted put all of his focus on remodeling the home by bringing it back to life by way of new floors, new paint, and a new layout. You can see the living room here. It looks drab and dull, with not much life. This room needed some brightness. He put hardwood floors in, painted the room white, smoothed out the ceiling and added pocket lights for a more modern appeal. And the best part, he replaced the windows, took down those old curtains, and let the sunshine do the rest.

Additionally, the kitchen needs a facelift, but only in its design. The floors and appliances needed replacing, and the cabinets needed fresh paint. It’s not much work but look what a difference it makes!

After only 3 months, Ted ending up selling this home for $385,000! This is just another example of how fix and flippers are changing our world for the better. They’re turning these rundown homes into beautiful SFHs that people can be proud to live in. Grand Junction will always be the wild, wild west, even with this wonderful wild, wild flip.

Do You Need a Hard Money Loan?

With hard money loans, it’s very important to shop around. Every hard money lender will offer a slightly different type of loan, with slightly different requirements.

There is a loan that is perfect for your credit, your plan, and your property. You just have to find it.


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Fixer Upper in Southern Colorado

Let us walk you through this fixer upper in Southern Colorado. There are certain areas that just need fix and flippers. The homes are 40+ years old, run down, and they are ready for some TLC. When Eric found this property in Pueblo, CO, he saw the potential and put in an offer right away. It’s not a large home, only 1,240 sq. ft., but it makes up for it in charm. Eric purchased this property for $130,000 and estimated a $30,000 budget. The home didn’t need a complete renovation, but the hardwood floors needed refinishing, the carpet and paint needed to be replaced, the kitchen needed a good gutting and a facelift, the bathrooms were in dire need of some serious updates, and on top of all that, the roof needed repair.

 

The last time this home was updated was very likely in the 70’s. The kitchen had a brown linoleum floor, pale yellow cabinets, and green walls. Talk about a fixer upper! Eric decided to go with a clean, white look. With a white subway tile backsplash, crisp white wood cabinets, and a snow-white quartz countertop with eased edging. Best of all, the kitchen was modernized with energy efficient stainless-steel appliances.

Both bathrooms were stripped of their pink, grungy tile, and upgraded to the modern black and white look. The exterior of the home was repainted, the windows were replaced and shuttered, and would ya look at that! It’s much more inviting and charming and is just begging for a new family to move in and enjoy the upgrades. He was able to flip this home into something beautiful in just 4 months, and he sold the home for $230,000. The community and surrounding areas just got that much closer to moving out the “we need fix and flippers” category, and into the “you know you want to live here” category.

Do You Need a Hard Money Loan?

With Hard Money Loans, it’s very important to shop around. Every Hard Money lender will offer a slightly different type of loan, with slightly different requirements.

There is a loan that is perfect for your credit, your plan, and your property. You just have to find it.


Contact us for a Hard Money Loan

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Hard Money Mike funds loans in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

What You Can Be Thankful For as a Real Estate Investor

What You Can Be Thankful For as a Real Estate Investor

What You Can Be Thankful For as a Real Estate Investor

If you’re thinking about fixing and flipping or fixing and renting properties, then there are a few things you can look forward to being thankful for.

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Money

First, the most obvious, you can make quite a bit of money in the fix and flip and fix and rental game. As long as you understand how to properly find, value, and buy properties, then you can expect some excellent pay days in your future.

Cash flow

Second, you can take the money you make and boost your cash flow. And that extra cash flow means you can start living the kind of live you’ve always dream of. That means quitting your day job, taking more vacations, saving up for a more comfortable retirement, or doing whatever  else it is that would make your life better.

Community

Third (and the least thought about) you can make an extremely positive impact on your community.

Without real estate investors, communities would slowly deteriorate and eventually fall into disarray.

Think about the HGTV show, Good Bones. A mother and daughter team up to fix homes that have aged and withered throughout their neighborhood. But, home by home, they’ve revitalized and given their community new life. They’ve given it value, once again.

That’s what all fix and flippers do.

They find neighborhoods, towns, and cities that have fallen into disrepair, and breathe fresh life into them. By doing this, they revive the economy because people want to live there again. Schools, safety, and quality of life rise drastically.

But the only way this can all happen is if real estate investors continue tackling fixer uppers.

So, as you can see, real estate investing is something you can truly be thankful for. It’s a way to boost your cash flow and help your community.

Happy investing!  And happy Thanksgiving from our team to you and your family.

Ohio Fix and Flip: Before and After Spotlight

Ohio Fix and Flip: Before and After Spotlight

Ohio Fix and Flip: Before and After Spotlight

Today’s Before and After Spotlight is a fantastic fix and flip property that one of our repeat clients in Ohio completed.

The whole team at Hard Money Mike thinks he did a wonderful job. He transformed an eyesore into a moneymaker for himself and the rest of the neighborhood.

This property is a shining example of what the real estate investing community is all about.

Check out the fix and flip transformation for yourself!

Before and After Fix and Flip

Before and After Kitchen: Ohio Fix and Flip

Before and After Kitchen 2

Before and After Living Room

Before and After Ohio Fix and Flip: Bathroom

Before and After Bedroom

Ready to chat about your next real estate project? Great, our team is here to help.

We’re a Colorado-based lender who lends money on all types of commercial/value-add properties. So, whether you want to invest in fix and flips, rentals, land, or wholetailing, we can discuss your funding options. We even offer bridge loans for those who need to close a financial gap.

Happy investing!