BRRRR Adding Value in Texas

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Howdy All,

I’m a new investor and just bought my first home in February in Texas. The goal is to live in for a few years then rent it out when I move into new primary residence. My question is what kinds of updates/remodeling would be most effective in adding value to my home?

Property info:

Single family

Build 1986

1800 sq ft

3 bd 2 bath


Granite in kitchen/bathrooms

Ceramic tile/laminate living spaces

Carpet in bedrooms.

Any advice and wisdom is greatly appreciated!

Pools are such a hazard, I would seriously consider repositioning to a property without a pool. 

If that's not something you're open to, then make sure major systems in the house are all up to date. A 1986 build will have lots of things coming to their end of life by now.

What rents will you be able to get when looking at your local market & comparable properties? Compare that to your fixed & variable costs to see if you'll cash flow

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