The Metro Blog

Sharpen your knowledge on real estate. Read articles recommended by MREIA President, Dan Schwartz. 

June 20, 2019

Sign up for The Depot Pro Xtra. Spend $5000 every 6 months to receive a 2% rebate.

Rebate periods are January 1-June 30 and July 1-December 31.

You will get the rebate check 60 days after the rebate period ends.

Get 20% off paints, stains and primers (BEHR, Kilz, and Zins...

April 25, 2019

When you buy houses to fix and flip, one key to your success is to buy the worst house in a nice neighborhood. If you can buy the house at the right price and create value with the right renovations, you’ll be able to sell the house and create a nice payday for yoursel...

April 14, 2019

A clogged sewer pipe is a frustrating event. Aside from the actual cost of clearing the pipe, the cleanup of the biohazard event and potential liability for displaced tenants and their property can add up fast. Misconception and assumptions often rule the day among dec...

April 6, 2019

"We can do it for half the price a plumber would charge," said an ad on the radio as I was driving to work one morning. "Half the price a plumber would charge!" I thought, "If they aren't using plumbers, then who is doing the work?"

There is an old perception of the plu...

March 28, 2019

Keep your rentals (and your own home) running smoothly and looking great with this simple checklist. Making these repairs and/or additions may also attract possible tenants to that vacancy you have been trying to rent out!

  • Repair window screens and check screening o...

March 10, 2019

Most of us don’t know very much about electricity in the home. Oh, we know how to change our light bulbs and how to reset the circuit breaker when the hair dryer blows the circuit, but after that, it seems kind of mysterious to us.

All the people who do know something a...

March 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: Other articles about spring cleaning can be found in the Metro: April 2009, April and May 2012, June 2011, April 2015, February 2014, March and April 2016. You might consider sending the article below to your tenants.

Spring time is a great time to clean,...

January 15, 2019

Antonella Romano, owner of Stone & Tile Emporium in Wyckoff, offers the following tips to consider
when selecting a professional(s) for tile purchase and installation:

1. A tile professional should know the variety of materials available to consumers for their projects,...

January 8, 2019

A Fixer Upper business venture could very well be your way out of the 9-5 day job. Not only does it hold the possibility of earning more, it also gives you a good opportunity to manage your own time and meet new people. It can help you realize your hopes and dreams for...

It takes more than home improvement know-how to make the big bucks in rehab properties. In order to be a successful investor, you need to know what needs to be repaired – in addition to knowing how to do it. You also need to know how to work with others.

Even if you fan...