Home Care Expert Tips: Improve Your Rental Property

Home Care Expert Tips: Improve Your Rental Property
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Apply for an Oregon Hard Money Loan for Repairs and Upgrades

It’s the little touches that can take a home from ordinary to something special.

We like Portland Monthly’s recent “fix it” home care feature, where experts share ways to improve a property. Check out these design and maintenance tips from the pros – and put the polish on your rental property for the highest return on investment.

How to Make a Home Look Better

Tile: Show off a kitchen or bath space with contrasting tile. Accent a simple countertop with a patterned tile backsplash – or try the reverse. Purchase 10-15% overage to accommodate cuts and tile breakage.

House cleaning: Go green to clean. Make your own cleaning products. They’re easier on the environment – and look great stored in a clear glass spray bottle or mason jar. (Avoid using vinegar on granite, stone or marble.)

Pest control: Bring in the pros at the first sign of pest issues. Rodents breed at an extreme rate. To help reduce the problem, put the bird feeder away. It’s a guaranteed attraction.

Energy: Replace windows or upgrade a heating system for long-term financial return. Energy Trust of Oregon provides helpful resources to evaluate and prioritize efficiency upgrades to your property.

Paint: Preparation and quality materials are worth investing in when painting an interior or exterior space. Keep in mind: a paint job done well always takes longer than expected.

Plumbing: Inspect water supply line hoses to the refrigerator/icemaker, washing machine and toilets. Check for secure connections, cracks and leaks, and replace hoses if needed.

Garden design: Plant generous numbers of the same plantings and avoid over pruning for a lush, full garden bed. Less bare, unplanted ground means less weeding!

Finance Portland Rental Repairs with an Oregon Private Money Loan

Costs can unexpectedly crop up when making repairs and upgrades to an investment property. If you need financing and time is a concern, give our team of hard money lenders a call. We offer easy qualifying hard money loans to Oregon real estate investors. Credit is not an issue. If you have available equity, we have money to lend you. Complete our simple online application or call 1-888-477-0444 today to learn more.

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