Weekly Roundup: Home Renovations and DIY Projects

by Kristina on September 9, 2011 · 3 comments

Happy Friday Everyone.  Today we are discussing home renovations.  We recently explored the world of real estate investing and flipping home in a DINKS Reality post called “Flip This House

Are any of our DINKS readers House Flippers?

Whether you are flipping houses for a profit or you are just trying to spruce up your own home with some minor renovations and home deco DINKS are here to help.  We have searched the web to bring you the best posts about DIY Projects and Home Renovations.


Krystal @ Give Me Back My Five Bucks discusses her home renovation progress as well as her To Do List.  Krystal is slowing but surely making her townhouse her home.  Check out her progress in the post “Saving up for renovations.”

Brad @ Enemy of Debt  gives us helpful budget tips during home renovations.  Brad discusses the dirty details of having to replace his roof in the post “A Top Priority: What to Consider When Budgeting for Roof Maintenance.”

Cat @ Budget Blonde shows some love to Ashley from A Blonde’s DIY Life.   Cat and Ashley discuss home decorating projects with a theme in the post “Blondes Have More Fun”.  She is currently trying to incorporate Greek Key Patterns.  If you need inspiration during your home renovation or decorating projects then check out this post because these two lovely ladies have found a solution with a new sharing outlet called Pinterest.  It allows people to post or “pin up” different snap shots on your page of interest.  As an example if you want inspiration for a tropical theme or a red theme you can post it on your page and other DIY readers will post pics of your theme to help inspire you.

Mark Weisleder @ Moneyville  talks about putting our house on the market and selling our home.  His post “Will an open house help sell your home?” discusses the pros and cons of whether our real estate agent should have an open house.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone.


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1 Dave@50plusfinance September 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I am around the building, real estate, and land business. Flipping houses is made to look very easy on TV. In reality, there is a lot of risk and uncertainty. If it didn’t flip in the short term you could be sitting on a house for years to come. To do it right you need to find an extremely great deal, price wise and amount of remodeling. All the good deals are snapped up by pros who have real estate people on the look out. I’ll admit it did work ten years ago. I am in the business and can’t find any.
The pros and foreign investors are buying up decent homes and renting them out til the market comes back. It’s a safer bet than to leave it empty and wait for that buyer. The odds are you would find a unicorn, before you could flip that home

2 Kristina September 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I think that people should update their home as needed, but I do not agree with people who upgrade just because something is new and better than what they have. Renovations can increase our home values but always buying the latest new appliances, flooring, windows, or roofing can be very costly.

Flipping definitely looks easy on TV but my thought is that if it was REALLY easy then everyone would be doing it.

@ Dave I thought of you when I wrote this post because I know you are in property management and real estate :-)

3 Cat@BudgeBlonde.com September 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Hi Kristina! Just wanted to say thank you so much for linking to my website! It was so sweet and thoughtful of you – glad you liked the greek key pattern post!
Cat Alford

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