kristy pedersen

Hi! I'm Kristy

I started investing in real estate in 2017 and started an Instagram share my story. My first project was my introduction into real estate investing but it sparked a passion and interest in design the pushed me to continue renovating and restoring old homes in Philadelphia. 

This blog has projects both small and large for you to follow along and potentially achieve some level of financial freedom in real estate while also enjoying the benefits of thoughtful, beautifully designed homes. 


Buying a House in 2022

Buying a house in 2022 was like trying to get on a moving train with infrequent stops. You had to be prepared and you had to be willing to risk a lot more to get a seat. There are a few things we did while


Pearl House: Buying a House with Hard Money

There are many ways you can finance the purchase of a home. The most traditional way is with the 30 year fixed conventional mortgage. For investors, a conventional mortgage does not make sense. A few reasons being: the high down payment requirements, fees associated with


Amazon Finds for Home Renovations

Did you know Amazon sells tons of building products? Yes, I’ve saved so much TIME and MONEY by purchasing fixtures from Amazon. From plumbing fixtures, decor, lighting and tools it has been a great place to shop on a budget. When I bought Pearl House


Pearl House: Finding the Deal

For most new investors one of the most difficult aspects is finding the deal. This was true in my case too. I’ve listened to hours of Bigger Pockets Podcasts, read through forums, networked with my local Real Estate Investor Community. Through that I learned that


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