When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either…
What’s the point of investing in a rental property if you don’t get a decent profit out of it? All the management, repair, and communication aren’t worth the time and financial cost unless you’re getting some return. But not everyone sees income from their Houston and Katy rental properties. Some landlords spend more money than… [Read More]
Real estate scams have been steadily on the rise of late, unfortunately with the assistance of technology. It’s possibly never been easier for a con artist to post an advertisement online ostensibly seeking to purchase or sell a home, but in fact hunting for illegally obtained funds. You’d like to think the average web user… [Read More]
Whether you’re upgrading, downsizing, or buying your first home, the process of searching for the right property and putting in an offer is both challenging and exciting. This is especially true when it comes to making an offer in a seller’s market. It may take you as many as five or ten times to finally… [Read More]
You have a lot to do as a landlord. Properties don’t take care of themselves, and it’s your responsibility to see that your properties are in tip-top shape for your tenants. This often has you staring at an impressive number of items on your to-do list. Thinking about your to-do list isn’t necessarily a productive… [Read More]
The term “real estate investing” is so broad that it’s often challenging to find any commonalities between one investor and another. Every geographical market is different, there are countless investment strategies, and everyone has their own unique goals. However, if you look closely, you’ll discover that the most successful investors in your area all do… [Read More]
Pets are a popular “bone” of contention between landlords and tenants. It’s a challenging issue to discuss, if you’re not comfortable with them. Pets are like family to so many people, so when a family is looking for a new place to put down roots, it can be a challenge to find a place that… [Read More]
The housing market looks great right now…the best it’s looked since the crash of 2008. As a result, thousands of people are pouring money into the housing market, looking to revive lost faith and squeeze some profit out of this positive economic period.
Prior to becoming landlords and property investors, it’s common to have lofty goals and visions for what it looks like. In most cases, we imagine neatly manicured lawns, cordial and reliable tenants, appreciating property values, and steady cash flow. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. While you may have a couple of properties like this… [Read More]
When you invest in real estate, things aren’t as easy as they seem on television. There’s a lot of stress, time, money, and hassle that goes into running a successful rental property, and going it alone makes things even more difficult.
If you’re managing an apartment building or group of properties, what can you do as a property manager to foster community between tenants? While some property managers don’t see this as their place, viewing it as meddling or overreaching, creating a spirit of neighborliness has advantages for everyone. A strong community can greatly increase tenant… [Read More]