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REAL ESTATE & INVESTING TIPS

Check out all of my real estate tips when it comes to buying and selling a home. Learn more about real estate investing and various strategies to consider. Whether it’s finding and creating the home of your dreams or selling your property for top dollar, check out my tips below. Learn different ways to invest in real estate and lessons I have learned along the way.


  • Affordable Exterior Updates at the Flip House
    Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by lindseymahoney While the bulk of our budget went to interior projects at the Toledo flip house, I tackled some affordable exterior updates as …
  • The Best Self Help Books to Read in the New Year
    Looking for the next good book? I have put together a long list of the best self-improvement books to read or listen to this year! I am a big reader and love peppering in self-improvement books throughout the year.
  • How to Choose Paint Colors | Top Tips
    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.
  • Creating a Beautiful, Livable Interior | Bosler House
    Steve and Jan wanted a home that functioned for their family today while also fitting in with the period when the home was built in 1875. Unfortunately, because the roof had been removed for 6 years, there wasn’t much to salvage in terms of original materials.
  • Historic Italianate Restoration | Bosler House
    The Bosler house was built in 1875 by Ambrose Bosler and became one of the first homes built in North Denver (now the Highlands neighborhood). This home was built right before Colorado received statehood status.
  • Advice When Considering a Real Estate License
    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 I am answering common questions about getting a real estate license and sharing my personal experience. I was definitely naive when I first signed up for the course and have learned a lot of lessons during my first few years as a realtor.
  • Must-See Red Bungalow Renovation | Before and After
    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.
  • 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.
  • Why Hire Professional Real Estate Photographer
    As a licensed realtor with Danberry in NW Ohio, I know the importance of high-quality images to sell a home. In fact, I included professional photography in my services as a listing agent because it is so important. I spoke with Mary Wyar, a professional real estate photographer, to discuss why you should hire a professional photographer to sell your home. I have summarized her insights into the top five most important reasons to have professional photos taken of your home.
  • 10+ Expert Home Staging Tips for a Successful Open House
    Today I am sharing my 10 simple home staging tips to sell your house fast!  As a licensed real estate agent and investor, I absolutely LOVE this part of selling a home! With these tips, I know you will maximize the value of your home and stand out from the competition.
  • The Best Tips When Planning Home Renovation Projects
    When you buy a fixer-upper, it is imperative that you prioritize and plan your home renovation projects! Renovating a home can be overwhelming and I have learned quite a bit living through renovations these last 10 years. Today I am sharing my tips for how Chris and I plan our home renovation projects and prioritize each one.
  • The Best Neutral Paint Colors for Your Home
    If you are looking to sell your home, one of the easiest ways to maximize its value is to create a blank slate with neutral paint colors on your walls.
  • Cut Home Renovation Costs with These Tips
    Home renovation costs can add up quickly! Today I am sharing my top 5 money saving tips for your next big home project. After flipping four houses and renovating our current home, Chris and I have learned lots of ways to save money with each project we take on.
  • 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 am loving the benefits of working on a real estate team. Today I am sharing my tips on what to consider when deciding to join a real estate group.
  • Five Popular Types of Historic Victorian Homes
    Today, I am sharing five popular Victorian homes designs and their key identifiable features. These include Gothic Revival, Queen Ann, Folk Victorian, Italianate, and Second Empire styles.
  • Unpack Your New Home Like a Pro | Tips
    In the last 10 years, Chris and I have moved 6 times and consider ourselves experts when moving and into a new house. We have learned lots of tips and tricks when we organize and unpack our new home and I am excited to share our top 5 tips today. These organizational tips are sure to turn your new house into a home.
  • Adding Curb Appeal to Our Third Home
    Last Updated on January 12, 2021 by lindseymahoney Today I am sharing our next big project – installing a new roof and painting the exterior of our home to improve …
  • Mobile Home Parks | Investment Strategy
    I first learned about investing in mobile home parks through my friend Kate. We both loved learning about real estate investing and decided that this could be a great strategy to partner up and work together. We booked a three-day course in California to learn how to buy ourselves a mobile home park.
  • My Career Transition: Leaving Ad Tech for Real Estate
    Last Updated on January 12, 2021 by lindseymahoney It has been almost a week since my last day at SpotX and I am continuing to adjust to my career transition. …
  • Tour this Incredible Victorian-Style Home in the Old West End
    This beautiful Victorian-style home was built in the late 1800s and is located in Toledo’s Historic Old West End. If you are a fan of architecture and old homes, touring the Old West End is a MUST!
  • 9 Clever Styling Tips to Quickly Sell Your House
    Today I am excited to share styling tips to sell your house fast from local interior decorator, Debbie Jacoby! Debbie is selling her beautiful house in NW Ohio and these clever styling tips are sure to bring in multiple buyers! I am lucky to call her my aunt and am always inspired by her designs and budget-friendly solutions to create a high-end look.
  • Actions to Take Before Closing on a Flip House
    Once you identify a flip house and have it under contract, there are a few actions investors can immediately take. Along with being an active realtor in NW Ohio, I have experience with three live-in flips, one fix and flip, and as well as owning a few income properties.
  • Open House Cheat Sheet to Sell a Home Fast
    Today I am sharing how to create a custom homeowner’s manual to sell your home fast! This manual is an open house cheat sheet and it allows you to share the great features of your home that may go unnoticed at an open house. What home renovations did you complete while living in the home? What upgrades are included that may not be visible to potential home buyers?
  • Drummond Flip House Tour: Before Renovations
    Last Updated on September 18, 2019 by lindseymahoney I am excited to take you on a tour of the Drummond Flip house before our renovations began. This is our fourth …
  • How to Invest In Real Estate to Pay for College
    Last Updated on September 11, 2019 by lindseymahoney Once I had my first child, I automatically started thinking about how I would pay for his college tuition! If you are …
  • Demo Day at the Drummond Flip House
    Last Updated on September 18, 2019 by lindseymahoney It’s demo day at the Drummond Flip House! This flip is a bigger beast than my previous 3 flips. When we lived …
  • Tour of our First Rental Property
    Last Updated on September 18, 2019 by lindseymahoney Meet Woody – our first rental property in Toledo, Ohio! This is our first buy and hold investment property and we can’t …
  • 5 Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners
    Are you a new real estate investor who is looking to find their first property? I am breaking down five simple questions for you to answer that will help you move forward and find your first real estate investment property!
  • Tips for Renovating a Home with Young Kids
    After renovating four homes (while living there), Chris and I have a few tips for renovating a home with young kids. Over those 10 years, we both had full-time jobs and were raising two rambunctious kiddos and still survived living through construction zones.
  • 5 Ways to Finance Your First Investment Property
    Last Updated on June 7, 2022 by lindseymahoney Thanks for tuning in to episode 6 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode, Chris and I are discussing 5 different …