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How To Improve Your Home With Indoor Plants

You know that Fix and Flips have become a trend when investment gurus like Rick Otton cover such topics, either in their podcasts or in other media. The goal of any fix and flip is to refurb the property with the minimum costs possible in order to boost the value of the house.

But even if you are not flipping your home, it’s still great to do easy refurb projects that will help improve the value of your property. One project that often gets overlooked is the addition of indoor plants

Perhaps less talked about than their outdoor counterparts, indoor plants actually have an incredible amount of aesthetic and health values that they bring to your home. Unfortunately, not very many of us put as much effort in cultivating our indoor gardens as we do outdoor landscaping projects.

Even if you do not have any kind of interior decoration skills under your belt, you can easily buy a vase and fill it with some roses from the market or even your beautiful outdoor garden. This will not only beautify the inside of you home, but it will greatly improve the mental and physical health of the people within.

The aesthetic value of indoor plants:

We all know how beautiful rose bushes in bloom can be. Now imagine having a small part of that inside your house. Not only will this look stunning, but it will also make the place smell like roses and it will brighten up the room. A well-placed potted plant gives the home’s interior a ‘green’ feel.

It makes your home seem more nature-oriented and peaceful. This kind of look is inviting, that is why potted plants have forever featured in home staging pictures and settings. Instead of simply staging that for potential buyers, why not give your family the entire experience every day?

The value of indoor plants to your mental health:

There is a reason why we are told to take the time to ‘smell the roses’. There is just something about the fresh scent of something natural and green and beautiful. The psychological effects of having indoor plants include things like:

  • Increase feelings of control, happiness and optimism.
  • Improves your memory and concentration.
  • Boost your creativity.

So, if you are in the mood to ‘smell the roses’, why not have some in your house so that all your family members can smell them too?

It purifies the air in your home:

There was a study carried out by NASA dubbed the ‘Clean Air Study’; it determined that plants such as the ‘Spider Plant’ also known as Chlorophytum comosum can purify the air in a closed setting such as a room. Having specific potted plants such as the Spider Plant in your home will help save you money that could have gone towards buying air purifier machines. Plus, they look really good on that window seal.

They are natural air fresheners:

The ‘dwarf kaffir lime trees’ are examples of indoor plants that can make a room smell sweet and fresh. Using plants as a natural air freshener has several advantages including:

  • They are affordable.
  • They do not have artificial additives that could cause allergies.
  • You do not have to worry about disposing of the spray cans when you are finished with them.

The beauty of it all is that you can get different plants from a wide variety of species, many of which are colourful and exciting. These indoor plants not only increase the air quality within your home, but they add to the aesthetic value and accentuate that ‘homely’ feeling. This can be really helpful when you take potential buyers around on a tour of the house.

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3 Common Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Is Property a good investment? If you have always asked yourself how to make money in real estate, this article will probably give you some ideas you didn’t know before.

Is property a good investment? This is probably one of the most common questions that usually arise among people looking for investment opportunities. As I have said it before, if you don’t make money from real estate investing, then it’s not investing – it is spending! That being said, property is a good investment as long as you know how to make money in real estate!

I guess you may now be thinking, “OK, Michelle, I get it. Show me how to make money in real estate”. If this is so, you came to the right person. I have been a real estate investor for many years now and I have been able to live off of it. Here are some of the best ways to profit from real estate investing.

1. Fix and Flip

A “how to make money in real estate” list isn’t complete without the fix and flip strategy. With fix and flip, you simply buy a property, remodel it, and then sell it. The key here is to add VALUE to the property. Let me explain. There are some remodelling projects that offer good returns and there are some that don’t. For instance, adding a bathroom to a property that only has one bathroom or remodelling the kitchen will have a favourable return on investment. On the other hand, changing the roof or building a swimming pool isn’t profitable in general.

2. REITs

REITs are a particular way to make money in real estate. This is because there is no actual buying of property as it is done with other methods. With REITs, you invest in real estate just like you would invest in stocks. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can be defined as large funds (some of which are publicly traded) that have as assets real estate properties. With REITs, the returns you get are dividend yields, which are usually higher than those of other assets in the markets.

3. Wholesaling

Wholesaling real estate is one of the least risky ways to profit from real estate. You don’t have to buy a home. What you need are good negotiation skills since you will be connecting buyers and sellers. In short, you become the middleman.

For example, let’s say John is selling a property for £95,000. As a wholesaler, you would contact him and sign an assignment contract, which basically says that either you or anybody else can buy the property for the £95,000. Let’s say, that you contacted someone who’s interested and you offered the property for £100,000. If the deal is made, you can make $5,000 this way.

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There is always room to learn new things in real estate

The above ways of making money are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to real estate investing. They are a good starting point to get you going. There are many courses available out there that go more in depth on this topic. I have tried many of them and I have found out that most of them weren’t a good “bang for the buck”. However, there was one special course I tried that has made me hundreds of thousands of dollars. Plus, it has made my real estate investing career swifter since I have been able to simplify processes that took me hours upon hours in the past. This is the Intensive Property Cash Camp by Rick Otton. If you are interested in it, you can check it out by following the link below

Always remember that education is one of the building blocks of real estate investing and investing in general.

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