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5 Reasons You Can Evict a Tenant in Houston

January 29, 2015

Eviction is a messy process. It’s stressful, time consuming, and often financially costly. Most landlords are lucky enough to avoid having to go through evicting a tenant, but others aren’t so fortunate. When these unfortunate cases do crop up, it’s important to follow the letter of the law. As a landlord, you can’t evict a… [Read More]

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6 Tips for Finding a Profitable Rental Property

January 27, 2015

Rental properties have the potential to bring steady cash flow and lucrative profits to you as an investor. Choose the wrong property, though, and you’ll be looking at a steady drain on your finances that can put you out of the investment game forever. Knowing what to look for when choosing a rental property to… [Read More]

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5 Things a Landlord Should Look for in an Inspection

January 22, 2015

As a landlord, your ability to thoroughly monitor and inspect your property or properties will directly affect your bottom line. Whether it’s a regularly scheduled check in or an inspection prior to a tenant’s move out, you must uncover any problems or damage, finding issues when they are present. This isn’t as simple as it… [Read More]

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7 Signs You’re Using the Wrong Houston Property Management Company

January 20, 2015

Deciding to use a property management company for your Houston rental property is an excellent choice for your finances. However, using the wrong Houston property management company is worse than not using one at all. A bad property manager will take your money without offering adequate services in return. However, it can sometimes be hard… [Read More]

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Improve Curb Appeal to Boost Rental Property Attraction

January 15, 2015

There are many rental properties in the Houston market, and when it comes to finding tenants, the competition can be harsh. Having a rental property sit vacant, though, loses you money. It’s important to attract new tenants quickly and reliably. But how is it done? Have you ever wondered how some landlords are able to… [Read More]

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How to Determine Normal Wear vs. Actual Property Damage

January 13, 2015

When you bring tenants onto your property, a certain amount of damage is simply the cost of doing business. As a landlord – especially an inexperienced one – it can be difficult to determine the difference between actual damage and normal wear and tear. Particularly since it’s your property, it’s easy to become protective, and… [Read More]

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5 Tips for Getting Your Tenants to Sign Lease Renewals

January 8, 2015

Being a landlord can be very profitable, but only when circumstances are in your favor. One of the main keys to landlord success is having low tenant turnover and vacancy rates. Finding a tenant who will stay at your property long-term is sometimes a matter of luck. However, there are things you can do as… [Read More]

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7 Time Management Tips for Landlords

January 6, 2015

Being a landlord is a lot of work. Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? From the daily grind of marketing properties and managing leases to the midnight emergency phone calls and trouble making tenants, many landlords are left with no time for themselves.

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5 Advantages of Using an Eviction Service

January 1, 2015

As a landlord, it would be nice to have tenants who always pay on time, take care of your property, and provide ample notice before moving out. However, the reality is often very different. Even if you have taken care to choose tenants you think are reliable and professional, things can go wrong. It’s common… [Read More]