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12 Pros and Cons of Investing in a Multifamily Home

December 28, 2017

If you’re considering investing in rental property, you’ve probably thought about the prospect of managing a multifamily home. In case you aren’t familiar, multifamily homes are exactly what they sound like; houses that are designed or structured to accommodate multiple families in different units within the home. They come in many forms, including duplexes and… [Read More]

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11 Creative Sources of Income Through Your Rental Property

December 26, 2017

The concept of investing and capitalizing on a rental property is fairly simple. You purchase a property with a low-interest mortgage, make necessary repairs, and rent it out for an asking price higher than your mortgage. You make money to pay off the mortgage quickly and/or make further investments to increase your revenue streams.

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Damage Control: 8 Tips for Repairing Your Reputation as a Landlord

December 21, 2017

There are some wonderful things about owning rental property in Katy. It’s one of the most sought-after areas in Texas with excellent school districts and promising real estate returns. It’s also near Houston proper, which is attractive to renters.

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10 Things Your Tenants May Try to Hide From You

December 19, 2017

For the most part, your tenants are probably good, hard working people who have decent jobs, pay rent on time, and take care of your property. But not all tenants have your best interests in mind. Some will bend a few rules and hide the evidence. While harmless at times, you have to be cognizant… [Read More]

When Should You Reduce the Price of Your Home?

December 14, 2017

The Houston real estate market has never been hotter. A number of records have been shattered this summer and the outlook for the future is strong. For example, more homes sold in Houston in the month of June than ever before (8,414). Along with this surge in transactional volume came all-time high median and average… [Read More]

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7 Reasons You Absolutely, Positively Must Order a Home Inspection

December 12, 2017

When you put in an offer for a home, you have the option to include contingencies. One of the most common contingencies is that the home passes an inspection and that an inspector doesn’t find any major issues. Unfortunately, some buyers, often in an effort to speed up the process, forgo an inspection. This isn’t… [Read More]

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6 Tips for Making an Ugly Rental Property Look Good

December 7, 2017

Profit is the name of the game when it comes to investing in rental properties. You can’t let your emotions or design and style preferences get in the way. With that being said, many landlords end up with properties that are cheap, yet ugly. And while you don’t want to pour a ton of money… [Read More]

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11 Tips for Preparing a Rental Property For Winter

December 6, 2017

While we’re currently in the middle of fall, winter is coming. For many areas around the country, winter means extremely cold temperatures, lots of snow, and complications that simply aren’t present during the warmer months. As a landlord, this often leads to costly issues that require time, energy, and money to solve. By preparing ahead… [Read More]

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9 Small Changes That Will Reduce Tenant Turnover

December 5, 2017

Tenant turnover is the bane of most landlords’ existence. When a tenant leaves, you’ll need to spend hours cleaning the place up, hundreds of dollars placing ads and trying to market the unit, and on top of that, you’ll be left without a stream of rental income for as long as it takes to find… [Read More]

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8 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

December 4, 2017

Winter seems like a time of year for avoiding real estate. Sellers are reluctant to list their homes and buyers hesitate to look. Research supports the popular notion that spring is the best time to sell a home. That’s when you’ll get an influx of buyers seeking to purchase because it’s the end of a… [Read More]