HGTV Star Page Turner From ‘Fix My Flip’ Reveals New Homebuyer Mistake

page turner is best known for her work on HGTV’s “Flip or Flop Nashville,” where she renovated rundown homes with her ex-boyfriend (and former soccer star turned entrepreneur) By Ron Jenkins. Now Turner is alone!

In his new solo show, “Fix My Flip” (which premieres March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Turner uses his expertise to help first-time real estate investors turn their doomed ventures into big profits. .

Find out how you can do it too in this exclusive interview, where she also reveals savvy advice for first-time home buyers, easy renovations that bring a good return on investment, and her favorite bathroom feature, which is in disappearing from the houses. today.

In your new show, you help newbies make a profit. What was your biggest turnaround mistake early on?

I have so many! Number 1 is: I didn’t find a mentor, someone to help me with what I was doing. People think it’s like a little hustle, but it’s a full-time job. And I had no guidance.

I ran out of money, and that was long before I really understood what a hard money loan was. I just thought, “Oh, I’m just going to put in $20,000 that I’ve saved up,” and I pitched in – and I was stuck. I was embarrassed to ask someone for help. I didn’t know how to say “Hey, I’ve got $20,000 over my budget, what should I do?”

What was wrong with this flip?

Everything that could happen happened: the pipes burst, the electrical panel was so old that the whole house had to be redone. It was a money pit and I just didn’t know how to stop the bleeding. When I think of this house, I get mad at myself, because I was stupid to buy in the first place, and I just didn’t know what I was doing.

Page Turner inspects a kitchen backsplash on HGTV’s “Fix My Flip.”

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Now, with all the homes you’ve remodeled under your belt, what’s your favorite room?

Oh, a fabulous bathroom. All my kids have graduated from college, so where I would have once said an open concept with a large kitchen and a huge pantry, this has changed to: I love my bathroom so much !

One that is nice and bright and airy and open is what I want and need to have. I just like to come home and soak it up. Some people get rid of bathtubs in home renovations, but this is my favorite feature.

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Even if they don’t return, many homeowners want to spruce up their homes. What’s your best budget upgrade?

Paint, especially if you can do it yourself. Maybe change a light fixture here or there. A bathroom vanity goes a long way in improving a bathroom.

Page turner with clients
The first home pinball machines agree to work with Page Turner on “Fix My Flip”.

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Buying a home is tough these days, especially for first-time home buyers. Any advice to help them?

It’s a historically high market, it breaks my heart when it looks on paper that people can buy a home, but when they get into the real amounts of money – down payment and closing costs – they find they got overpriced monthly payment.

So you may need to take more time, save as much as you can. You may need to travel a little further from your workplace. And there are still down payment assistance programs.

The most important thing is to find a very good real estate agent and lending partner who can put together a great plan for you and tell you how many options are available.

For example, many people don’t realize that if you’re a retired or active VA vet, there are 100% loan programs with no limit on how much home you can buy.

Do you have any recommendations on what type of home first-time home buyers should try to buy?

House hack: If possible, find a house where you have multiple units where you can live in one and rent or Airbnb the other. This can be a great source of extra income, really for homebuyers at any age.

Lots of people are considering moving house these days. Do you have any tips for them?

#1, realize this isn’t a side hustle – this is a real business where you need to have a solid business plan.

#2, find a mentor. You may have to pay, but just combine them with the profit you make from flipping, so you have someone who can help you along the way.

And #3, always increase your budget! I inflate all my budgets by at least 10%, because there will always be an unknown in every flip.

I promise you that if you have that extra cash, you won’t be stressed out about getting it.