Our Blog

News from Green Residential and around the world of Property Management
and rental homes in Houston and Austin.

"*" indicates required fields

Get My FREE Austin Property Management Rental Analysis!

Fill out the form below and we will respond promptly.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

"*" indicates required fields

Newsletter Signup:

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Informal Property Inspection Request

"*" indicates required fields

Owner Name*
Rental Property Address*
The property inspection process takes 15 days to be completed. Summer inspections may take longer. Informal inspections cost $100 per inspection or cost is specified in your management agreement.
Additional Services (Optional)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


starter home

What a First-Time Buyer Should Look for in a Starter Home

May 31, 2016

If you’re in the market to buy a home for the first time, everything about the process is new, obviously. From getting pre-approved and finding a real estate agent to reviewing the listings and making an offer, very little about the process is apt to be familiar.

seller's market in houston texas

What You Need to Know About Buying and Selling in a Seller’s Market

May 26, 2016

We operate in a world where categories are appreciated. We like to put things into neat compartments that allow for easy sorting, and the real estate market is no different.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes a Landlord Can Make

The 10 Biggest Mistakes a Landlord Can Make

May 24, 2016

To an outsider, someone who glances at the raw numbers of property management, being a landlord might seem fairly easy. All you have to do is buy the property, find someone to live in it, and pull in the profits, right?

katy realtor work life balance

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance as a Katy Landlord

May 19, 2016

Being a landlord in the Katy area comes with a long list of advantages. The market is healthy, there’s ample opportunity to land good tenants, and crime rates are relatively low.

renter's insurance

How Important Is Renter’s Insurance?

May 17, 2016

The concept of renter’s insurance is fairly simple in theory. It functions like home insurance, but for tenants of a rented property, and it’s an optional service provided by most insurance companies.

how to become a landlord

What All Landlords Wish They Had Known Before Getting Started

May 13, 2016

Have you dreamt of becoming a landlord? Are you curious about what the career entails? When it comes to pursuing a career as a property investor and landlord, people typically have lots of questions.

realtor technology

7 Ways to Use Technology When Selling a Home

May 11, 2016

Selling your home now is quite a bit different than it was ten years ago. It used to be that agents talked to other agents, and consumers didn’t do much. The most they did was drive down streets looking for great deals.

elderly tenants in katy texas

7 Things to Remember When Renting to Elderly Tenants

May 9, 2016

If you’re operating as a landlord in Katy, you have to make your rental property(ies) a great place to live. That requires special consideration for tenants of all ages and circumstances.

houston texas realtor

7 Things a Real Estate Agent Might Forget to Tell Sellers

May 6, 2016

Having a knowledgeable real estate agent on your side when selling a home is extremely helpful. Your agent can handle everything from the marketing to the negotiations, which removes a lot of pressure for you.

Katy property manager strategies for dealing with tenant complaints

7 Strategies for Dealing With Unreasonable Tenant Complaints

May 4, 2016

In an ideal world, all your tenants would be calm, peaceful, soft-spoken individuals who respect your property, always pay the rent on time, and never cause a fuss. But too often, this is not the case.