Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeover

Our Tailgate HQ Backyard Makeover project took 7 months from creative concept to execution. It was truly a labor of love. Victor and I did most of the work but we had special help from my grandfather (who is a strong and healthy 93-year-old man!), Victor’s parents and our 8-year-old son Andrew. Since we were […]

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DIY Photo Ledge for Our Family Photos

Like some of you, we’re die-hard fans of Magnolia and ChrisLovesJulia. One of their projects is a DIY photo ledge. We moved into our house late 2015 and left all of our family photos packed away in the attic. Two years later, YES, TWO YEARS LATER, we finally dusted off the boxes and gave our […]

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Which Lock Should I Buy for My Rental?

One of the logistics we had to figure out when we started as Airbnb hosts was how to exchange keys with our guests. Our first Airbnb was a studio condo located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Guests would travel from the airport to our condo via public transit, Marta. The walk from the train […]

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Must-Have Tools for Property Maintenance

When I worked with my dad in the family business, I noticed that the maintenance jobs we did on a regular basis involved using multiple tools that we needed to have on hand at all times. We checked on the properties weekly and often times we would uncover minor issues that needed to be addressed. […]

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Matt and James Say “I Do”!

Every single one of us has an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, no matter what our occupation is. We are landlords, handymen/handywomen, property managers and hosts. But that doesn’t mean we stop at our job title. One of the main reasons why we became Airbnb hosts is because we love to bring […]

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My First Time Repairing a Ceiling

Hello, it’s Ann! Today we are sharing how we did a simple repair job for one of our rental properties. The ceiling had some minor damage from leaves getting backed up on the roof and gutters. Since this was a simple job, I tackled this one on my own. Victor provided detailed step-by-step instructions and […]

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