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Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

July 30, 2018

For many Americans, a home in a gated community is a goal that will verify wealth and success. When you live in a gated community, there’s a sense of privilege that comes with owning the property at that address. If you wish to purchase such a home in the Houston region, there are plenty to… [Read More]

Investigating the Pros and Cons of Townhome Living

Investigating the Pros and Cons of Townhome Living

July 27, 2018

When it comes to buying a home, most people immediately think there are only a couple of options: apartment/condo or single-family home. But ignoring the feasibility of a townhome would be a huge disservice.

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How to Put Your House Under Contract in Less Than a Week

July 25, 2018

Even in a seller’s market like the one we currently have here in Houston, it can take some time to get an offer that you find acceptable. It can take weeks, or even months if you have a unique situation. But what if you want to sell your house quickly?

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in a Fraction of the Time

July 23, 2018

Owning a home is a quintessential part of the American Dream. There’s nothing like being able to live on a piece of land and call it your own. But for most people, the process of home ownership is one that extends across many decades – even a lifetime. A large portion of “homeowners” never fully… [Read More]

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How to be a Proactive Homeowner

July 20, 2018

When buying a house, we all have the best of intentions. We tell ourselves that we’ll be meticulous in how we care for the property and won’t let things get out of hand. Then life happens, and little issues crop up here and there. Before you know it, the house is in disrepair, there’s not… [Read More]

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9 Productivity Hacks Landlords Can Use to Get Ahead

July 18, 2018

Productivity is something we’re all constantly trying to maximize. Just head to your local bookstore or run a quick Google search and you’ll find thousands of books, blogs, and articles discussing different ways to increase productivity. But what can you do, as a landlord or real estate investor, to enhance your output within the constraints… [Read More]

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8 Ways to be a Successful Landlord While Working a Full-Time Job

July 16, 2018

Very rarely will you meet someone who is a full-time landlord. In most cases, landlords have full-time careers and use real estate investing as a mechanism for growing their capital. But to be successful, these people have to first figure out what it looks like to balance landlording with a full-time job.

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8 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into Your New House

July 13, 2018

The move into a new house is exciting … especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. But it can also feature a lot of anxiety and stress. You’re moving into a house with which you aren’t familiar — other than a couple of showings and inspections — and you’d like the process goes… [Read More]

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6 Tips for Handling Stress as a Landlord

July 11, 2018

People don’t get into the business of being a landlord because they want an easy, non-confrontational job where they get to clock in at 9 a.m., take a lunch break, and clock out at 5 p.m. There are plenty of reasons to become a landlord, but predictability and low stress aren’t among them. You don’t… [Read More]

5 Problems Every Landlord Eventually Deals With

5 Problems Every Landlord Eventually Deals With

July 9, 2018

There are plenty of benefits that come with investing in rental properties and becoming a landlord. Not only do you (hopefully) enjoy the perks of an appreciating asset, but you also acquire some extra monthly cash flow and learn what it’s like to make money with real estate. However, landlording is far from the easy… [Read More]