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Ask the Experts: Distinctions Between Restoration, Renovation, and Rehab Construction

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You're going to be working on your investment property to improve your ROI. Will you be restoring it? Renovating it? Perhaps rehabbing it? What are the differences between these 3 anyway? Aren't they interchangeable?

Well, no. They aren't the same thing and depending on your goals for the property and the building itself, one may be more favorable than the others. Let's break it down:

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3 Issues You Can Avoid by Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

We get it - it's your investment property and you want to put just enough work and money into renovating it to make it cash-flow positive but not a penny more. For some investors, this means that a lot of the work is DIY because a little elbow grease is often the cheapest form of labor. If you're planning to renovate a few rooms or the entire home, you'd be better off hiring a remodeling contractor than trying to DIY the whole project yourself. Hiring a professional will save you money, time, and headaches.

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Residential Construction Tips: The Value of Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Yards can be lovely, but many are designed in ways which make them less than useful. Especially in older homes, the yard is often a place you look at rather than live in.

These days, a home needs more than a yard - it needs an outdoor living space. The popularity of outdoor rooms has increased by 72 percent since 2012. Why should you add outdoor living space to your home?

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3 Trends for Kitchen Remodeling in Boston

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 13, 2019 4:43:39 PM

In recent years, older kitchen designs were par for the course as the recession caused investors and homeowners to put larger-scale projects on the back burner. With economic growth across the real estate industry, it's time to invest money into those larger-scale projects once more. An easy way to receive a higher return on investment (ROI) is to update the old kitchens common throughout antiquated cities like Boston.

The following three kitchen remodeling trends are among the most popular and desired in New England. They will help to increase the value of the property, so investors can get the highest ROI possible.

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Single-Family vs Multi-Family Real Estate Investments

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Apr 11, 2019 4:24:20 PM

Investing in residential real estate can be a great way to earn impressive returns and build substantial equity over time. However, once you have decided to put your investment monies into the residential real estate market, it is time to decide whether you will focus on single-family or multi-family investing property types.

Single-family residences, commonly referred to as SFR's, are typical detached homes that traditionally house only one family. These properties come in all shapes, sizes, and price points. On the other hand,multi-family residences are those that have several units in one building, such as a fourplex or apartment building.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the benefits and drawbacks of each, to help you make an informed investment decision.

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