New Season of This Old House, Charlestown Row

What a hefty undertaking! This Old House always seems to be a good showcase for new products and ways to make home remodel projects much easier.

Charlestown 2014 | A Rowhouse ReimaginedAfter five months of work in Charlestown, the exterior is nicely restored thanks to a new dormer, windows, shutters, and front entry. Inside, Kevin finds systems integrator Greg Smizer test-driving the new internet-based security system, wireless music system and remote controlled window shades with solar battery back up.

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Rehabbing Houses for Profit? Here’s a nice little article

Came across this article, and although it might not apply to all situations, I believe there is something to gain from it.

Plan ahead.  Will you need financing to start or finish the project?  Are you going to start with your own working capital and then seek investors/financing later?  (If so, brush up on these tips)  Are there underlying issues beyond your expertise that might sour this great deal later on?

Rehabbing Houses For Love And ProfitElizabeth Ellsworth AGE: 51 New Canaan, Conn. Day Job: bank marketer Strategy: Rehabbing high-end houses Elizabeth Ellsworth rehabbed her first house, a 1920s Mediterranean revival in the El Cid historic district of West Palm Beach, Fla., while working in marketing for Citibank Latin America.

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