The Rental HouseThis is rental Property that I just recently sold. I purchased this little guy for around $80000. It was a foreclosure and was in need of very little TLC. It was only 1350 sqft. I liked this house a lot because even though it was small it had a great layout and it had really good walk in closets. It just needed a little paint new floors and some simple touches to make a little different from the others in the neighborhood.
Before we sold we updated the outside. It was really simple we removed the old vinyl shutters. They were faded by the sun. We put in a new front door and painted it with a complimentary color that also had some contrast. The vinyl siding was a gray so we went with a really dark blue gray. Then we landscaped with simple bushes mulch and sod.
The day we laid the sod down is when we received a full price offer
Here is the shutters I built. I use smart side because it has the wood texture but it has the same qualities as Hardi board. These are really simple to build.
So here is the kitchen before. really plain oak cabinets white appliances, no microwave, and a whole lot of YUCK!.
I trimed the island with bead board and trim then painted it black. I sanded and painted the cabinets. I added a microwave over the stove so I needed to build custom cabinets to accommodate accordingly. You can also see that I tore out the old laminate floor. I replaced all my main walk areas with a hard surface. I do this to save on maintenance of replacing carpet constantly.
The living room also had a lot of blah moments. we removed all the oak laminate trim from the house and replaced it with new mdf. We added new carpet and did a three tone paint job throughout.
So added twice the space to this closet by utilizing the high ceilings and building custom closet system with multiple rods.
The master bathroom wasn't huge but it still needed some update to match the rest of the home. I found this tile on clearance at one of the box stores for like .06 a tile. so i installed it on a 45 pattern cleaned everything up and painted and the bathroom felt fresh and new.
All in all I put maybe $5000 into this home. I owned for about three years and was renting it out for 2 of them. At the end the market was really strong and the house had doubled in value and it was time to say good bye.
Check out some of my other homes that I have fixed and sold.
Including The Project house I just started @ The Little House on Lighthouse Lane
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