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Budget Saving Tip - Make your Tile Sparkle again:

By: Mike Lima 

Whether you're renovating a house for retail sale, or fixing up a rental, replacing flooring can be an expensive endeavor. Carpet typically costs at least $14 per square yard, for carpet/pad/installation. Tile floors cost significantly more to put in, particularly after considering the cost of the tile, thinset, grout, and labor to install it.
 
On an basic 1800 s.f. house, new flooring throughout the house could easily run you $5,000 or more, including demo and replacement.
 
So it makes sense to evaluate the flooring before automatically replacing it. Sometimes the existing tile and dirty grout can be professionally cleaned for a fraction of the cost to replace it. The same goes with carpet, particularly if it is less than 5 years old and not too heavily soiled.
 
I’m not referring to renting a machine at the local supermarket and using that to clean the carpet or tile. The key is to utilize a professional who has the right equipment to get higher quality results. You want that tile to sparkle again, the grout to regain its true color, and the carpet to be both clean and soft again.
 
Not every house will be a good candidate for saving the existing flooring, but the savvy investor should take a good look at it, and maybe get an opinion and quote from a professional cleaning company, before deciding to replace it. The savings could easily exceed $1000’s if the flooring can be salvaged.
 
For example, here is a local Phoenix area company that charges only $150 to professionally clean the carpets of a 1-story house (up to 2500 s.f.!), and will also clean that house’s tile and grout for just $70 more. I’ll take a $220 investment over a $5000 investment any day, especially for our rental properties. Here is more information about this company – feel free to research and contact Dominic’s team:

Domenic DeFazio
602-471-2493
E-mail:  info@supernovacarpet.com
Web Site: www.supernovacarpet.com
 
Click here for a pdf flyer on their services – they even have a house cleaning service!! 
 


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Featured Homes
(Click on Orange Boxes Below for our Full Inventory):

Featured Property #1: Fantastic West Valley Property on a Corner Lot!
PRICE REDUCED!!!


7815 W Elm St., Phoenix 85033
Price: $91k     ARV: ~$140k-$145k
PRICE REDUCED!!!

                         

Cross-streets: 75th Ave & Camelback Rd.
  • 3/2/1cp
  • 1,319 s.f.
  • Lot = 7,240 s.f. 
  • Built 1978
  • APN: 102-20-685
  • Taxes:  $685.60/yr. (2013) 
Features/Amenities: 
  • Nice Corner Lot
  • Vaulted Ceilings w/ Nice Wood Beam in Living Area
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • RV Gate
  • Newer Roof
  • Newer AC
  • Large Covered Patio
  • Good Sized Backyard with Mature Trees
  • Great Location, Close to Everything!!
Repairs: Paint, Carpet, Some Drywall Repair on Ceiling from Water Stain, Minor Items.

Deal Structure - $3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure
Access - Occupied - Do Not Disturb Tenants - Call or email for access
 

Featured Property #2: Great Central Phoenix Wholesale Property for Fix-N-Flip or Buy-N-Hold!


1922 N 24th Pl,, Phoenix 85008
Price: $89.5k

                         

Cross-streets: 24th St. & McDowell Rd.
  • 3/1+Attached apartment with
    separate kitchen and full bath or 4/2 w/ 2 Kitchen 
  • 864 s.f.
  • Lot = 7,790 s.f. 
  • Built 1952
  • APN: 120-39-066
  • Taxes:  $352/yr. (2013) 
Features/Amenities: 
  • Nice size lot
  • Newer roof
  • Newer AC
  • Tile throughout 
  • Good condition, minor fix only for.  
  • Separate entrance for apartments
  • Tenant on month-month, can leave or stay
Currently Rented at $700 a month but Market Rent is ~$750 for Main House and $400-$450 for Attached Apartment a month

Deal Structure - $3k Non-Refundable Earnest Money to secure
Access - Occupied - Do Not Disturb Tenants - Appointments Only!


Click the link below to view other homes that are available. 
 
      
 
-Mike Lima

Freedom Achievers, LLC
True Freedom Achievers, LLC
cell 602.538.7331
fax 602.801.2694

Mike@MikeLima.com
www.TrueFreedomAchievers.com


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