UPI 35: How To Renovate And Win Big

Wanting to start a reno but not sure where to begin? 

It’s so enticing to renovate as soon as you buy an investment property – but if you choose well and think wisely, you’re better off waiting ten years and renovating with equity instead of cash. 

Most people want to do a structural renovation on their home or IP, but often all that’s required is a cosmetic renovation. Unless you’re a professional renovator, structural renovation can be a major time and money blowout, not to mention the emotional investment!

On this episode I discuss the variety of renovating options available to you. 

Also, I reference design logic – which has an episode all to itself on Episode 17 – The Secret Language of Real Estate. 


3:26 – Why Renovating Is So Popular

7:02 – Renovation traps

10:08 – Become a 10 Year Renovator

14:12 – The 4X Growth Plan and how it relates to renovation decisions

25:08 – The 10/30 rule

31:26 – How to renovate using equity instead of cash

36:05 – Structural vs Cosmetic Renovation

49:11 – How To Start A Reno

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About the Author
Sam Saggers grew up the poorest kid in the richest suburb of Sydney. But that’s a story for another day (which he unpacks on episode one). Sam’s work in real estate is rather unmatched; he has helped over 7500 property investors get a leg up in real estate through his work as a property investor.