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6 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Hands Of

November 30, 2018

Owning a rental property is often billed as an easy, passive source of income for people who want a flexible way to accumulate wealth over time. But this is a bit misleading. By itself, rental property investing and operating as a landlord is a time-consuming and energy-depleting activity. There are ways to make it less… [Read More]

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7 Tasks You Should Do the Week Before Listing Your House

November 28, 2018

For those who have never done so, selling a house might look fairly simple. However, as you know, there’s a lot more to the process than just planting a sign in the yard and posting an online listing. It can sometimes take weeks or even months of preparation before you’re ready to put a residence… [Read More]

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Pro Tip: Never Burn Bridges in the Real Estate Industry

November 26, 2018

You’ve heard the term “burning bridges;” it’s a phrase that’s used in the business world, as well as social life, to refer to ruining a relationship when you’re on the way out the door. It’s what happens when a fed-up employee quits a job and flips off the boss as he (or she) leaves. Another… [Read More]

Most Likely Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

How to Unearth the Most Likely Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

November 23, 2018

Over the last couple of years, the Houston real estate market — like many others around the country — has been red hot. Homeowners have listed their property and received full-price offers within hours. In some cases, bidding wars have even awarded sellers more than their asking price.

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What Does it Mean When a House Has Good Bones

November 21, 2018

If you’ve been around real estate investors, agents, brokers, or contractors, you may have heard some of them toss around the term “good bones.” Do you know what it means to say a house has good bones?

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6 Things Good Tenants Never Do

November 19, 2018

When you invest in real estate with the goal of managing income-producing rental properties, there are four rules you must live by. First, you have to subscribe to the principle that you make your money when you buy. In other words, you should only invest in a property when the price makes sense.

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6 Ways to Add Charm and Character to a Tract House

November 16, 2018

As most of us agree, real estate has gotten too darn expensive. In markets from San Francisco to Manhattan and everywhere in between (including here in Houston), housing costs are mostly still climbing.

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5 Things to Think About When Adding a Bedroom to Your House

November 14, 2018

When it comes to moving, a lack of space is one of the most common reasons families take the plunge. As families grow, so does the need for more space. One of the primary concerns is often the number of bedrooms.

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6 Landlord Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

November 12, 2018

The life of a landlord is unique. No two days look the same, and the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. The more properties you add to your portfolio, the more challenges you’re apt to face.

7 Cases in Which You Shouldn’t Buy a Rental Property

7 Cases in Which You Shouldn’t Buy a Rental Property

November 9, 2018

Building wealth entails diversifying your assets and generating as many different revenue streams as can. Owning rental properties is a great example of having established diversified revenue streams for your portfolio.