We source properties and turn them in to high-quality homes with deep renovations to provide stable housing for residents. Each property gets a “code name” to highlight a unique feature, and we document everything with extensive photos and videos! Below is a sample of our portfolio.
These side by side single family homes are nearly identical, affectionately earning the nickname “Romeo and Juliet.” They both occupy a premium location on large lots, which is why they were originally targeted for demolition to make way for new construction. We reclaimed the beautiful century-old structures, and they proudly lift up the neighborhood today.
These homes required deep renovations, originally featuring knob-and-tube wiring and galvanized steel plumbing. All-new Romex wiring, PEX plumbing, HVAC, water heaters, and entry decks provided a new base for us to lay our cosmetic updates. We completed the projects with floor to ceiling cosmetic improvements including HD countertops, subway tile backsplash, fully renovated bathrooms, and stainless steel appliances.
This side-by-side duplex home featured floor to ceiling wood panel wainscoting when we purchased it, affectionately earning the name “Wood-O-Rama”. The dated wainscoting was accompanied by soft, rotting subfloor - nearly every surface in 3D needed to be updated! The dated wainscoting was removed, modern sheetrock walls were installed, and new sub-flooring and flooring were installed throughout the entire home. Along with a comprehensive interior update, this home also received a complete exterior remodel with all new maintenance-free vinyl siding. The greatest value add in this property was splitting out and installing all new utilities including electric, water, and gas so that residents can be individually responsible for them.
We identified “The Barn” as having intrinsic value because of it’s location in a quiet, stable neighborhood with ready access to the Mayo Clinic and a LARGE 2+ car garage with 9 foot doors, not to mention the beautiful hardwoods in good condition. Additionally, we identified deep-value add opportunities, including the home having a dated, tired exterior, code problems that prevented the entire upper floor from being counted as square footage, and a need for a full cosmetic update. We remedied all of these issues swiftly. Although this rehab was one of our smaller projects, it still resulted in an incredible transformation and was leased prior to renovation completion!
The “pink duplex” features bright pink stucco which is in excellent condition, and so it will likely stay pink for a very long time :). This duplex home originally had a lot of interesting challenges including - we can’t make this up - a sewer ventilation pipe running straight through the middle of the kitchen in the upstairs unit. This home, built in 1918 and converted to a duplex in the 1970s, had been neglected for many years. In 2018, we gave it a big “100 year birthday party!” The home went through a massive transformation including the removal of interior walls, new decking and roofing, new exterior trim paint and siding, 2 new bathrooms, 2 new kitchens — and updated plumbing to relocate that ventilation pipe!! Value-add updates followed by all of our standard cosmetic updates made this very desirably located home lease up quickly - only 36 hours on market to lease both units! It boasts a prime location just 1 block away from a Mayo Clinic shuttle lot.
This home features a half-century old rose garden as part of its front landscaping which our residents continue to care for today. The 6 bed, 3 bath, 4000+ sqft duplex home was originally purchased from hoarders, and countless construction dumpsters worth of trash were removed (at last count, six 30-yard dumpsters!). The most challenging part was remediating years of pet waste which had accumulated inside. This home had phenomenal “bones”, and was in remarkably good condition once the trash-out and cleanup was complete. We revitalized the interior with all of our standard cosmetic updates including laminate hardwood flooring, ceramic tile in bathrooms, new plumbing and electrical fixtures, refinished cabinets, and even small details such as electrical sockets/switches, and door handles. This home is about 1.5 miles away from the Mayo Clinic on a private street across from the highest rated elementary school in Rochester.
Our first rehab project was the result of saving every single cent we had for a year - and then leveraging the expertise of a trusted real estate agent to purchase a foreclosure that had been unoccupied for nearly 10 years! Using all of our own money and nearly all of our own labor (we laid over a thousand square feet of ceramic tile, painted everything, etc) we brought this home back to life. Even more satisfying than the finished product was neighbor after neighbor who stopped by to tell us how grateful they were for the work we were doing!