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How Much Space Do You Really Need in a Home?

March 31, 2016

Everyone has probably heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” In short, the story is about a little girl named Goldilocks who stumbled upon a house in the woods. The three bears who lived in the home had decided to take a walk in the woods while their porridge was cooling. While they… [Read More]

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A Guide to Rental Renovation: How Nice Is Too Nice?

March 29, 2016

Investing in the rental business can be a very smart move – but only if you know what you’re doing and have the resources to do it. The majority of people would love to own real estate properties and rent them out for a profit, but there are a lot of nuances that people don’t… [Read More]

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8 Safety and Security Tips for Landlords

March 24, 2016

One of the most grueling and frightening challenges that comes with being a landlord for a rental property is setting up the security. Whether you’re in charge of a single unit or an entire building, keeping your tenants and their belongings safe and sound isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make… [Read More]

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4 Steps to Prepare Your Houston Yard for Spring

March 22, 2016

In many parts of the United States, the ground is still covered in snow, and will be until April. In Texas, snow doesn’t fall often, and if it does, it doesn’t last. For that reason, it might seem like there’s very little to do to prepare your yard for the coming warmth of spring and… [Read More]

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Simple Steps For Finding The Best Investment Property For Your Portfolio and Lifestyle

March 17, 2016

Making the decision to purchase an investment property can come with many benefits, but it can also come with many challenges. Especially if you’re attempting this endeavor for the first time, you can expect to come upon some unforeseen predicaments that may have you questioning whether purchasing an investment property was the right choice for… [Read More]

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Pet Fees Or Pet Deposits: What Should Your Rental Policy Be?

March 15, 2016

Pets are a contentious topic among property managers – what kinds of pets do you allow at your property, how many, and how do you charge for them? The majority of property owners require some type of financial commitment from renters who bring animals into the home, but whether that money is returned or not… [Read More]

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Going Green: Keeping Your Properties Eco-Friendly

March 10, 2016

Rental properties gain reputations in various ways – people may choose where to live based on price, but they also tend to take into account things like pet policies, the reputation of maintenance services, various onsite amenities like a gym, laundry room, or athletic courts, and even features like green living practices. Choosing one or… [Read More]

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Is There A Perfect Time of Year To Sell a House?

March 8, 2016

You’ve probably heard that there are certain times of year that are better (or worse) for selling a house. As a potential seller, it can be frustrating to try to narrow down this “perfect” window – the period of time when your home is likely to sell most quickly and get top dollar.

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Buyer Beware: The 4 Most Common Problems Home Inspectors Miss

March 4, 2016

You’ve finally closed the deal on your new home and you’re ready to move in or set it up for eventual renting. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also extremely common for buyers to discover problems with their new properties shortly after the closing when it’s too late to do anything.

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Five Things to Keep In Mind When Renting To College Students or Young Adults

March 2, 2016

If you’re looking to get into the real estate game by purchasing an investment property to rent or lease, you may also be considering taking the plunge into renting near college campuses or in neighborhoods with a younger population. While choosing to own property in these two areas will give you a great pool of… [Read More]