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Save money for prepare to buy house

7 Tips for Saving for the Down Payment

August 29, 2017

Without loans, we wouldn’t be able to make large, essential purchases for things like a house. With just a few thousand down, you can get a couple hundred thousand dollars to purchase your first home.

HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)

Your Guide to Home Equity Lines of Credit

August 24, 2017

You get the requests in the mail. You’ve heard your friends talk it. You’ve probably even seen little pamphlets and advertisements in your local bank. The home equity line of credit (HELOC) is everywhere. But should you get one? And, if you do, what’s the smartest way to use it? In this article, we’ll discuss… [Read More]

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What to Expect When You’re Inspecting: Top 10 Things to Watch in a Property Inspection

August 22, 2017

When you’re getting ready to buy a property, whether it’s for you and your family to live in, or for you to use as an investment vehicle, you should have a property inspection done. A home inspection costs, on average, $315, but can help you find anything wrong with the home proactively—and potentially adjust the… [Read More]

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How to Be Happy in a Small House

August 17, 2017

Over the years, the notion has always been that the bigger the house you have, the more successful you must be. However, experience shows that many people who live in big houses are actually “house poor” – meaning most of their money goes towards their home and they don’t have the financial resources to do… [Read More]

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Can’t Take The Heat? Handling The Summer Rent Slowdown

August 15, 2017

Summer is here, and that can be a tough time on the rental market for Katy-area property owners. Temperatures are rising up north, so all the snowbirds are headed back home, while many families choose to move during the summer to avoid disrupting the school year, leaving your properties empty. What’s a property owner to… [Read More]

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6 Objective Factors to Make Your Home Buying Decision (and 3 Subjective Ones)

August 10, 2017

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you’ll make—and that’s a lot of pressure. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of factors you’ll consider when making that decision, and that can be overwhelming—especially to first-time homebuyers.

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No More Nuisances: 3 Renovations That Reduce Tenant Complaints

August 8, 2017

Every landlord has been on the receiving end of tenant complaints, from infestations to noisy neighbors, but what if you could do something to eliminate complaints? Though there will always be factors you can’t control, smart renovations can help reduce the overall volume of complaints, making life more pleasant for both you and your tenants.

3 Real Estate Investment Strategies That Aren’t As Profitable As They Sound

August 3, 2017

Real estate is considered one of the safest modes of investment; people will always need homes, and prices for real estate have historically risen reliably, year after year, for many decades. However, there’s more than one way to invest in real estate, and some ways are more profitable than others.

What Does It Take to Evict a Tenant?

August 1, 2017

You didn’t want it to come to this—no landlord does. The eviction process is messy and intimidating if you’ve never had to file one before, but in some cases, you don’t have much of a choice. To preserve the integrity of the property and begin collecting rent on time once again, you need your tenant… [Read More]