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How To Choose The Best Paint Colors For Your Home

One of the most common questions I get is how to choose the best paint colors for your home. Often it is from readers who are moving into a new home and don't know where to start in terms of paint colors.…

January 29, 2021
Home buyers & the mortgage lending process

Mortgage Lenders & the Home Loan Process

There is so much to know when purchasing your first home. I am excited to welcome Kevin Robinson, the owner and mortgage loan officer from Capital Home Loans to discuss the home buying process and mortgage loans. When Do You First Make Contact with…

February 25, 2020
What to consider when deciding to become a real estate agent

Getting Your Real Estate License | Is it Right for You?

It is not uncommon to hear someone talk about wanting to get their real estate license. While it is true that anyone can buy the real estate course and take the test, becoming a successful real estate agent takes a lot of work. Today…

February 18, 2020

Toledo’s Hottest Airbnb | The Gas Lantern Cottage

Today I am excited to take you through one of the most popular Airbnb listings in Toledo, OH – The Gas Lantern Cottage. This beauty is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and within walking distance of downtown Sylvania. If you drove by this house a…

February 3, 2020

How to Get Started Investing | Live in a Flip House

Living in a flip house is a great strategy for beginner investors and offers many benefits. One big challenge that new real estate investors encounter is capital. This strategy is beneficial for investors who are just starting out and can only afford one property.…

January 27, 2020

Hiring a Professional Photographer to Sell Your Home

Today I am talking about the importance of staging your home and hiring a professional photographer when selling your house. I recently interviewed Mary Wyar, with Toledo Home Tours, and she provided her expertise and insight into the benefits of hiring a professional photographer.…

January 26, 2020

Home Staging Tips to Sell Your House Fast

Today I am sharing my 10 simple home staging tips to sell your house fast!  As a real estate agent and house flipper, I absolutely LOVE this part of selling a home! With these tips, I know you will maximize the value of our…

January 22, 2020

Your Guide Craftsman Style Homes

I have always loved historic homes and am really enjoying sharing the history of these styles with all of you! The Craftsman style home has a special place in my heart because it was the style of my first two homes that me and…

January 14, 2020
LED light bulb

LED Light Bulbs | How to Choose the Right One

LED light bulbs are the easiest and quickest way to make your home more energy-efficient. If you haven’t made the switch to LEDs yet, add this to your 2020 New Year’s resolution list right now! LED light bulbs have become much more affordable than…

January 11, 2020
Deciding to join a real estate team

Joining a Real Estate Team | Is it Right For You?

Joining a real estate team or becoming an independent agent is a big decision! When I became a realtor 1.5 years ago, I started as an independent agent at a brokerage. I recently joined the Rigali Group with Danberry Realty and did a lot…

January 10, 2020

Nail the Open Concept Design in Your Home

Modern families today want that open concept design in their home. The kitchen is the most common place where homeowners want that open concept feel. It is the heart of the home where everyone wants to gather. An open kitchen with a large island…

January 9, 2020

Guide To the Most Popular Victorian Style Homes

Have you ever noticed that Victorian style homes can look wildly different from each other? That’s because Victorian style homes actually refers to a time period and not one specific style of home. There were many architectural styles that became popular in the United…

January 6, 2020

Paint Color Trends | What to Expect in 2020

Are you someone who follows the anticipated paint color trends each year? I love when big paint brands choose a color of the year and find it fascinating the thought that is put into each decision. Last year there were mixed reviews with the…

January 1, 2020

Nailing the Kitchen Layout at Flip 4

It was extremely important to nail the kitchen layout at the Drummond Flip House. The kitchen is the heart of the home and can make or break the sale of a property, so we needed to get it right. We had three design options…

September 23, 2019

5 Moving Tips to Make Your Next Move Stress Free

Today I am sharing my top 5 moving tips to make your next move as stress-free as possible! For the last 15 years, I have moved every 1-2 years, so I consider myself somewhat of a moving expert. 🙂 This last move was a…

September 6, 2019
From the Nest Podcast

Episode 8: Our Top 5 Home Staging Tips

Thanks for tuning in to episode 8 of From the Nest Podcast! Staging our homes to sell is one of my favorite hobbies! I love putting myself in the shoes of potential buyers and thinking about what would make me HAVE to have this…

September 5, 2019

Adding Curb Appeal to Our Third Home

Today I am sharing our next big project – installing a new roof and painting the exterior of our home to improve the curb appeal! I have mentioned this before, but Chris and I are planning to sell our home once we hit the…

August 23, 2019

Why I want to Purchase A Mobile Home Park

Happy Monday!  I am excited to share more details with you around why I want to purchase a mobile home park. Last weekend I attended a three day course learning how to purchase mobile home parks.  I have received a lot of raised eyebrows…

August 15, 2019

Mobile Home Park Purchase Progress

It’s been a while since I posted and I wanted to fill you in on all of my current real estate adventures and mobile home park purchase progress.  We have only a few weeks left before school officially begins for my kiddos and I…

August 15, 2019

My Career Transition: Leaving Ad Tech for Real Estate

It has been almost a week since my last day at SpotX and I am continuing to adjust to my career transition.  I started SpotX when I first moved to Denver over 7 years ago. When I started at SpotX, it was a small…

August 14, 2019

Our Strategy to Purchase a Mobile Home Park

These last few weeks Kate and I have been developing our strategy to purchase our first mobile home park. I officially left my ad tech career last week and am loving the amount of time I have had to dedicate to looking for a…

August 14, 2019

Home Staging Tips from an Interior Decorator

Today Debbie, an Interior Decorator, will be taking us through her home and sharing all of her amazing home staging tips! Debbie lives in a charming Tudor house in the Sylvania neighborhood of St. James Woods and is getting ready to put it on…

August 13, 2019
instagram 101

Instagram Basics for Beginners

Friends! Last week I posted about an Instagram giveaway (which is open until Thursday 11/8/18) and realized that some of my good friends and family were still pretty new to Instagram and weren’t sure how to enter. I know learning a new platform can…

August 13, 2019

Four Steps to Take When You Find Your Flip House

Today I am sharing the four steps you need to take once you get your flip house under contract. There is a lot of work that goes into flipping a house and it starts right after the offer is accepted. It generally takes 30-45…

August 13, 2019

Create a Homeowners Manual to Sell Your House Fast

Today I am sharing how to create a custom homeowners manual to sell your home fast! This manual gives you a chance to highlight all of the great features of your home that may go unnoticed at an open house. What home renovations did…

August 9, 2019

How to Stage a Small Home to Sell Fast

Today I am sharing my tips on how to stage a small home to sell fast! When selling a small home, staging the house to sell is extremely important! I helped my parents stage their 650 square foot cottage to appeal to the most…

August 9, 2019

How to Invest In Real Estate to Pay for College

Once I had my first child, I automatically started thinking about how I would pay for his college tuition! If you are like me, the idea of paying for your child’s higher education in 10-15 years is a little overwhelming. Kids are expensive RIGHT…

August 9, 2019

Tour of our First Rental Property

Meet Woody – our first rental property in Toledo, Ohio! This is our first buy and hold investment property and we can’t wait to buy more. Today I am sharing why we chose this home and taking your on a home tour! Why We…

August 8, 2019

Analyzing a Deal with Our Rental Property: Episode 4

On episode 4 of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I are analyzing a deal with our first rental property. We discuss the different ways to analyze a deal and why we felt this would be a valuable income property for our investment portfolio.…

August 8, 2019

5 Simple Steps For Beginner Investors to Take

On episode 3 of From the Nest Podcast, we are reviewing 5 simple steps for beginner investors to take. Are you thinking about buying an investment property? Then this episode is for you! DEFINE YOUR STRATEGY: Are you interested in fix and flips? Live…

August 8, 2019

5 Ways to Finance Your First Investment Property

Thanks for tuning in to episode 6 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode, Chris and I are discussing 5 different ways to finance your first investment property. 1. Conventional Loan: This is probably the most obvious option when getting started in real…

August 8, 2019

Buying an Investment Property Site Unseen

On today’s episode of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I talk about buying an investment property site unseen! We are breaking down how we found this deal and our deal analysis that made interested in this rental property. How did we find this…

August 8, 2019

Kitchen Design at the Drummond Flip House

Thanks for tuning in to episode 12 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode, Chris and I are discussing the kitchen design at the Drummond Flip House. Designing the kitchen at the Drummond Flip House has been a monumental task and we played…

August 8, 2019

A Year in Review of my Entrepreneurship Journey

On today’s episode of From the Nest Podcast, we discuss a year in review of my entrepreneurship journey. One year ago I left my corporate job and have been through lots of twists and turns to get me to where I am today. Tune…

August 8, 2019

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Today Chris and I are discussing 8 easy and affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. With Earth Day coming up this month, we thought this topic would be perfect for our episode this week. 8 Easy Steps to Make Your Home…

August 8, 2019

Airbnb’s, RV’s and House Flipping with the Nestrs

Thanks for tuning in to episode 15 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode we are talking to one half of the super duo, the Nestrs! I first discovered the Nestrs instagram account and was instantly hooked. They are DIYers who do it…

August 8, 2019

Before and After Tour at Our First Flip

I am excited to take you through a before and after tour of our first flip house! Along with being our first flip house, it was also our first home! I recently realized that I never created a good before and after post of…

August 8, 2019

5 Lessons Learned with Home Inspections

On today’s episode, Chris and I are sharing our top 5 lessons we learned from our many home inspection experiences. Home inspections can be stressful and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the large report of issues you receive from the inspector. We…

August 8, 2019

Investing in Mobile Home Parks with Kate Stephens

On today’s episode, we are talking about investing in mobile home parks with Kate Stephens. Kate and I have partnered together and are hoping to find a great park to buy in the near future Investing in Mobile Home Parks Check out the full…

August 8, 2019

How to Easily Find Comparables for Your Home

On today’s episode, we are reviewing how to easily find comparables for your home or investment property. Understanding how to pull comps is a valuable skill as a real estate investor. You have to understand your market to be able to purchase a great…

August 8, 2019

Preparing Your Rental Property in 30 Days

On today’s episode we are discussing how to prepare your rental property to in 30 days. This topic is timely because we just closed on our second rental and have a goal to get it listed in just 30 days. We are making progress…

August 8, 2019

Property Title Basics with Olivia Sohnly

Property title companies play a major role when purchasing a home, and yet, many people have no idea what they do! On todays episode of From the Nest Podcast, I interview Olivia Sohnly with Barristers of Ohio Title Company to discuss how title companies…

August 6, 2019

1031 Exchanges & Capital Gains Tax

On episode 21 of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I are reviewing 1031 exchanges and capital gains tax with our listeners. We are by NO means experts, but we have learned a lot about both of these subjects these past few years and…

August 6, 2019

Simple Staging Tips to Sell a Smaller Home

When selling a small home, there are simple staging tips to maximize exposure to potential buyers. Today I a sharing four tips that are pretty universal to making a smaller home show better without any major renovations. …

August 6, 2019

Holy Toledo! We are Moving Home

I am SO excited that I can finally share the big plans I have in store for Building Bluebird! Chris and I have made the decision to move our family home to Toledo once we sell our home in April where I can fully focus…

July 31, 2019

House Flipping & Becoming Debt Free

Interview with Jenn McMurray of Bachelorette Pad Flip On today’s podcast episode, we will be talking with Jen McMurray about how she used house flipping to become debt free. Jenn, of Bachelorette Pad Flip, is a successful house flipper who paid off her $70K…

July 30, 2019