5 Home Renovations That Raise The Value Of Your Investment Property

Mat Piche, The Fruitful Investor, shares 5 home renovation tips and projects that will actually increase the value of your investment property and give you a solid ROI!

If you’re looking to force appreciation with sweat equity, this video will show you the 5 biggest ways you can do just that and a few interior design strategies as well!

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  1. Piercing Instincts on July 31, 2020 at 11:22 pm


  2. Num_2_Son on July 31, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    He sounds like Hedwig from the movie Split whenever he says “etcetera”

  3. The Colvin Group on July 31, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Agreed! I have a video on this too. https://youtu.be/gGvfGq7c1nw

  4. Dic sheff on July 31, 2020 at 11:25 pm


  5. Mark Macaranas on July 31, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    For flooring, do you have the same flooring in the bathroom?

  6. Dan Wilde on July 31, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Good tips!

  7. Renovati Pty Ltd on July 31, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    For extraordinary renovations https://renovati.com.au/

  8. Joey N on July 31, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Who cuts the lawn once the tenants move in? Is it an agreement that the tenant cuts it or do you? What if they refuse or don’t have the tools but they always pay on time?

  9. Strong Black Panther on July 31, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Great ideas thanks

  10. FFG-Regular People Building Wealth on July 31, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    I usually start by solving potential problems down the road: Roof, Windows, Plumbing, and Electrical. Once this is sorted only then I look at other improvements.

  11. Anthony Cannizzaro on July 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Great list. Going to be my focus as I look at my rehab budgets. The kitchen is always my first place to look when it comes to upgrades. Glad to know I was doing that right.

  12. Debbie Murphy on July 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    What is the name of the laminate you used?

  13. CC CC on July 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    awesome content… thank you!

  14. Mordy Katsevman on July 31, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Do you use any floor plan software and/or app?

  15. BT on July 31, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Tell your cameraman to check the focus next time

  16. Blackstone Investments LLC on July 31, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    When buying a home to flip, we look for potential issues with the home then look at what updates have already been done to the home, if any. And then calculate in what the renovation would cost beforehand of buying a flip and then of course plan out the renovation.

  17. Ray Rojo on July 31, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    What’s the name of the flooring you buy and where do you buy it?

  18. Kyle Baity on July 31, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Can you go into detail on cabinet selection and that flooring you’ve chosen?

  19. Gee DoubleU on July 31, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the ideas. And thanks for not saying "like" every other word!

  20. Rui Carson on July 31, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    We are good tenants when my landlord lost is job in one accident he told me he had to sell the house so I move out and I come back to paint the all house for him and the garage so after one week the house was ready I didn’t charge him any money after another week the house was sold

  21. TheSpatulaCity on July 31, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    2:50 While tiled bathrooms look nice I see it as a maintenance issue. That grout always gets mold growing on it and is a headache to clean for both the tenant and property owner during rehabs.

  22. Lester Suggs on July 31, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    2 ways you can get me to watch all of this video: 1) Upload in 1080p. It is 2019 after all. 2) Focus your camera.

  23. Allaiya on July 31, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I’d like to go with a white countertops but quartz is a bit out of my budget range.

  24. Mordy Katsevman on July 31, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    What’s a double sink (in the bathroom)?

  25. ashegam on July 31, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    @BiggerPockets What is crushed vinyl? Can you point to an example online?

  26. Mario Tinsley on July 31, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Does the 10k for the kitchen include labor? Or just material? I don’t think you specified. Also asking for the other parts of the home as well.

  27. Samantha Smith on July 31, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Can you give more info on the crush vinyl floor? Couldn’t find much info on Google. Thanks!

  28. Rui Carson on July 31, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    I’m against rise value of property’s it erases future of generation..my point imagine I’m ultra rich I’m own all property’s in one city and 12 real state agents want to open prices there 12 offices ok.
    They come to me and I say alright 12 offices I will sell to you’s for5 milion each or rent it for 1 million each a year will they be happy?

  29. Eli In the Wolverine State on July 31, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Trim work makes cheap cabinets warehouse cabinets look good. Bathroom should have a bath tub in it and tile helps. Get some cheap vinyl flooring. I put back original or historical elements like ornate radiators stained glass plaster or brass fixtures. I like ugly houses they are cheaper.

  30. C S on July 31, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Liberal: *sees white countertop*

  31. Jean Santiago on July 31, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for the information!!!

  32. Charles on July 31, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Subway tiles r hideous

  33. Montel Mclaurin on July 31, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Notification Gang!

  34. Vivian Lee on July 31, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    After going through covid, i cant look at white roooms the same any more…it looks too "sterile" and reminds me of the hospital…one of the scariest places you can be when you are sick. I think in the future once covid hospitalizations are normal…people will hate white rooms and the trend will be different.

  35. clarkewi on July 31, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for advice.

  36. Qlassicrepresent on July 31, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    This guy doesn’t even know the difference between an hexagone and an octogone and he’s trying to teach people how to make money…

  37. Marshall Gerston on July 31, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Excellent, relevant video. Covered everything quickly and efficiently. Constructive criticism: videos are MUCH better when there is one guy or gal that is organized and goes through the content. When you start adding other people that just want to talk for over an hour, you loose me. Thanks so much for the information and the effort.

  38. Josh Washington on July 31, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    I agree with your points, but it’s also imperative, at least for me to state: If you want to actually make money, don’t pay someone else to do the work lol. If you aren’t living in it and you aren’t renting it out immediately, then save your money and utilize your time instead. Materials aren’t as expensive as they view at Home Depot or lowes; Especially when you go to auctions (builder auctions) or just search online…or purchase when there are sales happening. (Such as for appliances in the kitchen)

  39. Benrabah Mohamed on July 31, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Good video

  40. Travis Fisher on August 1, 2020 at 12:01 am

    The figure that you give for kitchen renovating,is that with labor cost or just material? Great video btw!

  41. Natalia Landa on August 1, 2020 at 12:02 am

    here in NY, it cost much more money. Small bathroom 5×7 $ 18000-30000, small kitchen $25000-50000 etc.

  42. Cross Link on August 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Big tiles in the bathroom shower/tub area so you minimize grout/mold. Might also consider some of the newer PVC(?) wall systems. I make the flooring uniform throughout the house except the bathrooms and kitchen. But first do a thorough check of the plumbing/electrical/HVAC/roof/windows,doors and fix or replace anything that’s sketchy.

  43. Dontee Weaver on August 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    This is the first time I’ve heard about a Feature Wall. Am I the only one?

  44. Mike on August 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Good video except properties in 2019 do not cash flow. Housing prices are too high.

  45. Rui Carson on August 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    But now we paying rent and bills all before the due date do they treat us with consideration,No they rose rent twice was soon the year ended and the following wig year the same..
    So want a in it for us?

  46. Elizabeth Messina on August 1, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Thanks for the video. What is the name of that gray flooring you showed? Is it regular vinyl planks or is it some other special type of material? Thanks

  47. BiggerPockets on August 1, 2020 at 12:09 am

    1. Kitchen
    2. Bathroom
    3. Flooring
    4. Feature Wall
    5. Curb Appeal

    For those who don’t like watching the whole video 😉

  48. copcop65 on August 1, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Mat can you please answer the flooring question to clear up confusion. What exactly is the flooring product that you utilize? Thanks in advance.

  49. Matt Moreland, Realtor on August 1, 2020 at 12:18 am

    YES. Some of my favorites, thanks for sharing! The upgrades you do DEFINITELY plays a part in the tenants you attract.

  50. Money with Alex on August 1, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Great video, Mat! Concise and actionable. 💪

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