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5 Things HGTV Taught Us About Flipping Houses

April 28, 2016

The business of flipping houses is a business most everyone thinks they can excel in. How hard can it be? Anybody can paint a wall, order some carpet and light fixtures, and make an otherwise dumpy looking property shine with new life. Though it may that easy in some regards, the business of house flipping… [Read More]

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What to Do When Your Tenant Is a Hoarder

April 26, 2016

Compulsive hoarding disorder has gotten a lot of media attention in the past few years, featuring in reality shows like Hoarders on A&E, Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC, and Confessions: Animal Hoarding on Animal Planet. Shows like these ones paint a dramatic, shocking picture of what it’s like to live with this mental disorder. But… [Read More]

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Who’s Responsible for Repairs – Tenants or Landlords?

April 22, 2016

In every state – Texas included – renters are entitled to live in safe, livable conditions, regardless of the price of rent. “Livable” consists of the very basics, like a roof to keep out sun and rain, a reliable home heating system, hot water, and sturdy infrastructure so that the building is in no danger… [Read More]

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5 Mistakes Made By Property Managers

April 20, 2016

As a landlord, you rely on your property manager to handle the day-to-day tasks of managing your investment property. While the responsibilities of a property manager can vary depending on the terms of your contract, you likely expect him or her to:

4 Places in the Home That Often Remain Uncleaned Upon Tenant Move Out

April 18, 2016

House cleaning is one of the last things that tenants want to do upon vacating a property. The stress that goes along with moving, as well as the sheer volume of work that needs to be done, is one of the many reasons a lot of areas in a home go uncleaned. People may not… [Read More]

What to Ask a Prospective Tenant’s References

April 15, 2016

Establishing a tenant-landlord relationship with an individual is serious. If someone is going to be living in a property that you own, then you have the right to know who they are and what risks they pose. Unfortunately, many landlords – both inexperienced and veteran – often choose to forgo this critical aspect of the… [Read More]

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Around The Clock Repairs: The Value Of On-Site Maintenance

April 13, 2016

No one likes when something goes awry, but when your ceiling develops a leak just as you’re getting into bed or the toilet overflows on a Saturday afternoon, the issue is extra inconvenient. After all, who’s going to come fix the problem at this hour? When property management companies offer 24/7 repair help, however, someone… [Read More]

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How To Price Your Rental Property in Katy

April 11, 2016

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is setting the right price for their rental property. It’s also one of the most important aspects, but pricing a property or unit isn’t like selling something on eBay. It doesn’t go to the highest bidder, and if the price is too high, you’ll never find a renter…. [Read More]

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15 Ways to Save Time, Stress, and Money as a Katy Landlord

April 8, 2016

Time is money, as the saying goes. It’s often difficult to distinguish between the two, particularly for landlords. It’s true that the market is looking up for property managers and their tenants, but spending too much time and money on a project can drastically cut into your profits. From there, your stress levels shoot up,… [Read More]

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10 Red Flags To Look Out For When Screening a New Tenant

April 6, 2016

A bad tenant can end up costing you a lot of money. While you might normally enjoy a positive monthly cash flow, a bad tenant can seriously cut into your profits; worst-case scenario, a bad tenant can actually put you in the red.