Can anyone recommend a good book/s for Renovating for profit, Quick reno's for quick sales or something similar. Maybe how to to get the most out of reno's or finding properties for this?????I think u get the picture of what I am after!
On the John Makdessi book found his site where he charges $49.95 for the same book that is sold for $159.95 on businessmall. It is an e-book and not physical but if you need the content not the black folder would save someone money if they had intended to buy this book.
Have this one on my bookshelf and have read it. Recommended to myself and has some useful practical information but being US is not always directly applicable to Australia. His idea about forming a reno team is interesting and the 10 golden rules that I posted on another thread.
Have read this one and have found this to be a great book for understanding the building process and what should be done before making a contract, before making the final payments and also understanding a timeline for which tradesmen and building products you will require when and where in a building development.
Good for supervising a project. Less practical for a "hands on" sense but would definitely recommend it as an addition to your resources. Good value in my opinion at $22.00.
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Originally posted by Kevmeister Cheap renos were almost made for TV, because you can't see if the plasterwork is flat, you can't see all the marks in the paintwork, etc. Slap on some paint and it looks pretty schmicko on TV.
I'm sure some of it is pretty tacky if you got close up.
To some extent, it does not matter too much if you're letting it out. OK, if the paintwork is really obviously bad, it's a problem- but if the plasterwork is flat on, for instance, a low to middle of the market unit, it won't matter too much. You get the peoples' attention based on the first impression; if the place is good and comfortable, the tenants will want to stay, and they won't care too much about the minor defects.
Even for selling- Nivia Pryor ("The Wife", Freestylers founder) tells how she gave up painting- it often happened that, no matter how much care was taken in choosing colours, people wanted to change the colour scheme. She will now paint just the front of the house, and the front of the fence (well, I don't know if she does that any more).