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Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investing

December 29, 2016

Right now, real estate investing in either commercial or residential property is one of the most popular ways to make extra money on the side. Some have found it so successful that they’ve made it a full-time profession. Investors can see upwards of $100k in annual revenue if they’re successful. Though the profits of a… [Read More]

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12 Major Home-Selling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

December 27, 2016

Selling your home? It’s a great time to do it. According to data from all over the country, it’s a seller’s market right now because of the scarcity of housing. Because people are having a hard time finding a place to live, sellers can keep their prices high and remain competitive. But having the odds… [Read More]

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Fix it or Leave It? Which Home Repairs Make Sense When Selling?

December 22, 2016

As soon as people realize that they’re going to put their home on the market and attempt to sell it, their attention immediately goes towards fixing the property up in order to maximize the sale price. But is totally renovating the house prior to listing really the best strategy? The simple answer is no.

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Tips for Attracting High-Paying Tenants

December 20, 2016

When most people think about landlording, they have this picture of low-income properties with outdated features, broken appliances, and tenants who don’t pay their rent. But there’s another end of the spectrum. Whether you’ve had any firsthand experience with it or not, there is such a thing as a high-paying tenant who appreciates fine taste… [Read More]

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Rental Property Yard Work: Who’s Responsible?

December 15, 2016

Tenants and landlords are notorious for bickering over small issues and trying to shift blame or responsibility to the other party. One area where we commonly see this is rental property yard work. Who is supposed to cut the grass, pull the weeds, and ensure the property looks good? Depending on who you ask, you’ll… [Read More]

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The Landlord’s Role in Tenant Disturbances: The Right to Quiet Enjoyment

December 13, 2016

If you’re a landlord of an apartment complex, you’ll deal with your fair share of complaints. Sometimes the problems will be serious issues and other times they’ll be tenants who are never happy with their neighbors or your policies. Either way, you need to understand your role in the situation and how the tenant’s “right… [Read More]

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What to Do in the Case of a Tenant’s Untimely Death

December 8, 2016

No one likes thinking about death, especially when the reality that is human mortality rears its ugly head in your daily life. But the truth of the matter is that as a landlord, you may face the unfortunate event of a tenant’s unexpected death at an inconvenient time. How are you supposed to handle this?… [Read More]

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Texas-Bound Snowbirds: 4 Strategies For Attracting Seasonal Renters

December 6, 2016

When we think of snowbirds, most people automatically associate the term with Florida, conjuring up a vision of retired citizens of the north flocking to warmer climes for the winter. But why Florida? Certainly, our southernmost state is not the only place in the country with pleasant winter weather. Texas, as we know from experience,… [Read More]

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Buying a Historic Home: What Property Owners Should Know

December 1, 2016

There are historic homes scattered across the country, and for a certain kind of buyer – or tenant – they offer a special draw. Maybe the home belonged to a favorite author or a famed politician. Perhaps an artist or an inventor lived there. No matter what the roots of the place, historic homes garner… [Read More]