Rentals to Wealth

Rentals to Wealth

@rentalstowealth

New Jersey couple building long term wealth through buy and hold rental properties. . Buy, reno, rent, repeat. 🏡
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Ran down to the duplex early today to meet the guys for carpet installation. . We went back and worth about using carpet in a rental but we’ll be living in this unit for a bit so we did our morning feet a favor and went for it. . We carpeted the bedroom in a mid plush texture and went for a dark commercial option for the stair case since it’s a high traffic area. . Ordered from @homedepot and service was super quick and professional. . Bedroom: Superiority in Greygate Stairs: Top Rail 20 in Sea Serpent . Happy Monday everyone! . . bedroomcarpet carpet staircasecarpet carpetinstallation bedroom bedroomgoals behrpaint biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate njrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

17 Hours ago
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Had some helpers (Mom & Dad) today which made the tedious painting much more bareable. . Even though it was 30 degrees today, my dad insisted on painting with his shirt off so we’ll spare you that picture. 🙈 . Putting in another late night tonight so we can finally call this place home 🏡 sundayfunday . . . Painting interiorpaint touchuppaint cuttingin behrpaint motherdaughter biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

1 Days ago
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That under mount sink, though. 👌🏼 . Focusing on painting trim and a few other small projects today. . But calling it quits soon so we can catch the @philadelphiaeagles game. 🏈 . . . eaglesgame undermountsink ikeasink quartzcountertops ikeacountertops ikeakitchen biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

2 Days ago
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Lately, we’ve been focusing our efforts on the second floor unit because that’s the unit we’ll be occupying and we just want to move in already! . But we haven’t forgotten about the first floor unit all together, either. . This lower level unit didn’t need as much work. Like the kitchen; these are the existing cabinets, countertop, and backsplash, so the biggest changes are the appliances. . Out with the old stained white stove and microwave and in with new stainless steel! . This unit is almost rent ready and we can’t wait to start getting that mailbox money! 📬 . . . mailboxmoney rentcheck cashflow kitchendesign kitcheninspo overtherangemicrowave stainlesssteelappliances biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord whirlpool

3 Days ago
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Cannot get enough of this countertop! . Even though this is a small kitchen, this will actually be double the amount of counter space compared to our old apartment. . Cooking @blueapron meals here will be that much better. beginnercook . . . whitekitche whitekitchencabinets whitecabinets ikeakitchen ikeacabinets ikeacountertops quartz quartzcountertops biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

4 Days ago
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We have countertops! 🎉 . Yesterday, I worked from home in the afternoon so one of us could be at the property for the countertop installation. . Intelco, the stone company, showed up on time, were professional, and installed this gorgeous quarts in under an hour. . To say we’re excited about this is an understatement. We’ve waiting about a month for this delivery but it was worth the wait. . We’re going to put in some solid days this weekend and then have bedroom carpet installation on Monday. . Moves are being made! . ikeakitchen ikeacabinets ikeacountertops whitekitchen quartzcountertops quartz kitchencounter biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

4 Days ago
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Remember a few posts back when our microwave didn’t stick out far enough and so we couldn’t open the door all the way? Well it’s fixed! . Ikea actually sells a spacer to put behind the microwave to bump it out an inch and that did the trick! . Now we have a fully functional microwave. 👍🏼 Now let me get at those hot pockets! . . . . ikeakitchen ikeacabinets overtherangemicrowave biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord whitekitchencabinets whitekitchen

5 Days ago
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Today’s punch list! ... or should I say Pow List! 👊🏼 . Besides what’s on the pow list, the kitchen counter top is scheduled for installation tomorrow, bedroom carpet installation next week and a whole lot of touch paint happening between now and then. . We’re hoping to schedule the CO inspection for the end of the month so we can move in by February! 🤞🏼 . Who thinks we can do it? . . . punchlist powlist todolist wegotthis biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

6 Days ago
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Kyle: “Here dad, can you hold the door while I plane it?" . I think the lesson here is to work smarter, not harder. 🧠 . Another lesson is that retirees make great cheap labor.👌🏼 . worksmarternothar carpentryhacks biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

12 Days ago
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Hung the over-the-range microwave late last night. Looks great, doesn’t it? . Except it’s not functional. . Just as we thought we were done for the night around 11PM, we noticed that the microwave door doesn’t open all of the way because the cabinet door to the left blocks it’s swing space. . After a few choice words and some google searching, we found out that Ikea cabinets are 1-2 inches deeper than other standard cabinets and so the microwave doesn’t protrude out far enough. . So we’ll be taking it down and installing a filler to bump out the appliance an extra inch. . It’s always something, isn’t it? . . ikeaproblems ikeakitchen kitchenproblems kitchendesign kitchenremodel kitchenrenovation whitekitchen biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

16 Days ago
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We weren’t kidding when we said every meal will be eaten on the floor. . Link in bio for 15 things to expect when doing a DIY renovation. . pizza monster lunchtime lunchbreak biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

17 Days ago
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Trimming out this bathroom window before we head out to do some life things. . Like returning/exchanging Christmas gifts, getting an oil change for the truck, and celebrating the wedding of good friends at their rehearsal dinner tonight. . It’s all about balance 👌🏼 . bathroomremodel bathroomreno bathroomrenovation bathroominspo tinybathroom biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel landlord

18 Days ago
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... and the painting continues. . . painting painter interiorpaint biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

19 Days ago
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Only had time to put in a few hours today so we primed the bedroom and kitchen pantry, caulked the bedroom windows and checked a few other small things off the list. . Now we’re off to @homedepot to order carpet for the stairs and bedroom. . Trying not to let the holidays slow us down! . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel interiorpainting painting

20 Days ago
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We surprised Kyle’s parents with their Christmas gift a bit early this year. . They had renovated their kitchen and family room over the past few months but were missing one final piece; A fireplace mantel. . We were on the hunt for the perfect wood beam and found it at @willardbroswoodco. . We went back and forth trying to choose between a few, and finally decided on this beaut. . After some sanding and two coats of tung oil, it was ready for its new home. . Merry Christmas Eve all! 🎄 . reclaimedroom fireplace fireplacemantel brickfireplace whitefireplace farmhousefireplace biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel houzz

22 Days ago
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Found the perfect piece 👌🏼 . Taking a day off from working on the house to finish up some Christmas shopping. Can you guess what this will be? . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel millwork woodworking

25 Days ago
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*New Blog Post* When doing a DIY renovation, there are some things that are just a given, like running behind schedule and over budget. But there are some things you just don’t think of. . So here are 15 things to expect when doing a DIY renovation. 🛠 . 1. All meals will be eaten on the floor. If not a floor, then on the tailgate of a truck or on a makeshift table using plywood and saw horses. 🍔🍟 . 2. Get comfy with your nearby public toilet. If you don’t have a functioning bathroom and aren’t about that Gatorade bottle life (I’m talking to the guys out there) then you’re gonna have to find another place to do your business.🚽 . 3. Date nights are no longer sushi at the brewery, but instead rushed walks down the lumber aisle at Home Depot.👫 . To read the full list, head over to the blog. Link in bio! 👆🏼 . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

25 Days ago
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I think it’s safe to say that 2017 has been a pretty good year for us. 👍🏼 . I’ll spare you and save the gooshy year reflection for after the holidays. But rest assured, it’s coming. . . . 2017bestnineinst biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel lookingback 2017

26 Days ago
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Who would have known when we were sweating our butts off demoing this place in July, that we’d still be working with a view like this.❄️☃️ . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel snowday dewalt

31 Days ago
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Coping baseboard and base cap takes a little longer, but assures tight corners even if the walls are out of whack. oldhouseproblems . . . biggerp househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel trimcarpentry finishwork carpentry

34 Days ago
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First snow of the season at the duplex! ❄️ . Wishing we both weren’t working this weekend so we could enjoy some warm beverages on the floor of our unfinished unit. ☕️ . Here’s to hoping it keeps snowing until we make it there tomorrow! 🤞🏼 . 📸the best electrician @shiggins351 . firstsnow biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel incomeproperty duplex

37 Days ago
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I’ve been told I’m a super fast painter 💁🏻‍♀️ . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel painting behrpaint timelapse gopro rowanuniversity

37 Days ago
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tbt to when we had the cutest little helper installing the floor a few weeks back. . We love it when our amazing electrician shows up because we know work is about to get DONE. But it’s even better when his two sweet daughters are in tow. . Ky’s on days this weekend and I’ll be in Dallas for work so not much going on at the house but as soon as Monday hits, it’s on! 💪🏼 . Anyone else hoping the weekend flies by so we can get to Monday? (Feeling like we might be alone on this one 🙃) . . . floorinstallation laminateflooring soeasyachildcandoit biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel incomeproperty camdencounty landlord ladyboss

39 Days ago
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Remember when our second floor toilet was heavily leaking through the drop ceiling into the kitchen on the first floor? (Look back at previous post for pics.) Well we finally got our plumber in there for some dirty work. 👨🏻‍🔧 . Just like he expected, the cast iron pipe was flaking and causing a huge clog in the waste line. . He’ll rip out the old pipe, replace it with PVC, and we’ll be on our way to another functioning bathroom. 🚽🛁 . Praise the lord for plumbers because there is no way I’d shove my hand up there. 🤢 . Now when we’re working on the upper level unit, we won’t have to run outside and into the lower level unit to use the bathroom. Yay! . . homeownerproblems plumbingproblems plumbing thankgodforplumbers biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting incomeproperty southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

40 Days ago
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Our kind of Sunday funday! New window trim and baseboards really clean up the place. It’s all coming together! 🏡 . Spent the rest of the day at @ikea picking up a few things for the kitchen ... and of course buying a few unnecessary items, too. duh. . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel baseboard windowtrim

43 Days ago
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Before and after of the sunporch in unit 1. This space was weird. It had an oversized closet, huge radiator, and a fold down ironing board. . So we ripped everything out and put in all new! New subfloor, flooring, ceiling, some new sheetrock, and paint and trim. . This is also the room with the cutest pocket door. (Not pictured) . While I’m in Kansas for work, Kyle’s at the house getting this unit rent ready. . Have a great weekend everyone! . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

44 Days ago
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I don’t know what I thought “making a template” meant but it sure wasn’t this. 😂 . I thought they would just take a bunch of measurements, create a scaled down drawing, and call it a day. This way is far more fun though. . With the template complete, counter installation is next! I wish I could give an accurate time frame of when that would be but I forgot to call the company and the offices just closed 20 minutes ago. 🤦🏻‍♀️ . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel kitchendesign kitchenremodel counterinstall ikea ikeakitchen

46 Days ago
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Still loving the floors we put down in the second unit of the duplex. We’re super stoked we get to call this place home soon. 🏡 . Shoutout to @gprinski for lending a hand and @dlaw25 for coming by to chat and enabling some procrastination. (Hence me sitting on the floor for quite a bit 🙈) . Kitchen Update: The countertop company is coming out today to create a template and will hopefully do the install in the next two weeks! . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting incomeproperty southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel floorinstallation laminateflooring lumberliquidators timelapse

46 Days ago
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Is waybackwednesday a thing? If so, can we go back to when we were installing kitchen cabinets in the duplex. . Get me out of this 9-5 getup and into some jeans because we want to get this property DONE. . Anyone else feeling antsy to get some projects checked off? ✅ . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel checklist ikea ikeakitchen

47 Days ago
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Kitchen wager update: We never actually ate lunch. We worked straight through to dinner so Kyle won on a technicality. 🙍🏻💁🏻‍♂️ . All of the cabinets are hung and shelves installed. In the first photo, we'll be changing the bottom left cabinet to three drawers instead of a draw and door. . And then in the second photo, we'll be doing open wood shelving from the upper to the wall. . We'll have @ikea come out and create a template for the counter top, we'll install some hardware and set appliances and then we'll have a fully functioning kitchen! . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel kittensofinstagram kitchenremodel kitchenreno kitchen

50 Days ago
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We made a bet that the cabinets would be hung by lunch. It's almost 12:30PM and we're just hanging the first couple now. ⏱ . We're not going to say who was on which side of the bet but we're sure you can guess. 🙋🏻🤦🏻‍♂️ . Installing @ikeausa kitchens are a love/hate kind of thing. Anyone else out there know what we're talking about? 🛠 . . . biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel kitchendesign kitchenremodel kitchenrenovation ikea ikeakitchen ikeahacks lordhelp

51 Days ago
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Working on the house can be pushed off another day. ☀️ . . . skeetshooting fridayfun biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

52 Days ago
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Happy Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for this year. 🦃🍂🍷 . . . happythanksgiving extrathankful biggerpockets househacking rentalproperty investmentproperty realestateinvesting southjersey newjerseyrealestate diy fixerupper homerenovation demoday homeremodel

53 Days ago