From the Designer

Growing up assisting my father building and investing in strip malls, it was clear at an early age that real estate investing was a natural path for me to take. I received a formal education in design from the Interior Designers Institute of Newport Beach, California, and have more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate development, custom home building, and flipping houses. Contact me at m.ihearthomescorp@gmail.com.

5 Key Elements for a Charming Exterior

1. Hardie Shingle Shake Siding

HardieShingle siding is available as a pre-finished James Hardie product with ColorPlus® Technology. The ColorPlus coating is a factory applied, oven-baked finish available on a variety of James Hardie siding and trim products. See your local dealer for details and availability of products, colors and accessories.

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2. Eldridge Pendant in Antique Bronze

With its beautifully simple design and clear glass shade, the Eldridge Pendant makes a sophisticated, architectural statement in the entry, over a dining table or hung in multiples to illuminate a kitchen island. Beato rewired it for outdoor use.

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3. Masonite Double Doors

Front door paint color: Sherwin-Williams Manitou Blue

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4. Exterior Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams Extra White

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5. 30-Year Roof: Architectural Shingles in Charcoal

This high-quality vinyl window with sliding sash is a beautiful way to let in airflow and natural light. Its Low-E 366 glass with argon provides more protection against heat gain by blocking harmful infrared rays, as well as providing greater energy savings

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  • Lorraine Beato

    Lorraine Beato is the CEO of Atlanta’s Residences powered by eXp Realty. She is the author of Flip the Switch, a practical guide for real estate agents and professionals ready to take their experience in real estate to the next level by investing in real estate and real estate-related assets in order to build wealth and secure their retirement. Beato has been a full-time, successful REALTOR® and investor for over 25 years and specializes in thinking outside the box to get clients to the closing table fast. Combined with her personal experience in MBS trading with Merrill Lynch and building her own retirement portfolio using creative strategies to acquire properties and improve their cashflow, Beato’s ability to negotiate and navigate her clients’ way to winning investments has made her a favorite with investors nationwide who trust her to acquire, improve, list, and sell their properties when they are not able to personally manage projects in the Atlanta area.

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