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Focused On Increasing Your Real Estate ROI? Leave These 9 Renovations Behind

April 29, 2019

Choosing which renovations to perform on your Houston investment property is equally important to working with the right contractors. You need to determine what work you’re going to do with the same level of diligence you use to vet your contractors.

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Pet-Friendly? 3 Animals All Landlords Should Ban

April 26, 2019

Pet policies – they’re a divisive topic among landlords, but among those who do allow pets, they tend to be straightforward. Tenants can generally have cats and small dogs, end of list. Some might allow a small fish tank, and really, no one would notice, or hamsters, but nothing more complicated. And few allow more… [Read More]

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Selling Multifamily Property: A Guide For Katy Landlords

April 24, 2019

Multifamily homes, especially duplexes, are popular starter homes for young investors, but eventually, everyone moves on, and that’s when it’s time to sell. Selling a multifamily property, though, is a little different from selling a single-family home; buyers may be fellow investors, families that want to share a home with older relatives, or those casually… [Read More]

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Rental Concessions: The Secret To Landing The Best Tenants

April 22, 2019

Do you have a property that’s sitting empty, that you just can’t seem to find a tenant for? If so, you’re not alone. Nationally, about 4.8% of apartments sit empty, and when your property is empty, you’re losing money. You need to get someone into your vacant properties – and fast.

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A Landlord’s Guide to Section 8 Housing

April 19, 2019

If you’re a landlord in the Houston area – or thinking about becoming a landlord in the future – it’s important that you familiarize yourself with all of the laws, restrictions, and requirements that may apply in your situation. In particular, you need to think about Section 8 housing and what it means for your… [Read More]

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Buying and Living on Rural Acreage

April 17, 2019

Many people live for the hustle and bustle of city life. They like being constantly connected and close to as many amenities and entertainment options as possible. But as cities and surrounding suburban communities grow, some people – perhaps yourself included – begin to long for a lifestyle that’s a bit quieter and simpler. And… [Read More]

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10 Real Estate Deal Killers (And How You Can Avoid Them)

April 15, 2019

Real estate is serious business. Whether it’s a young couple purchasing a single-family home to live in and start a family, or an older investor stashing her money away to create an income-earning opportunity, there’s nothing cavalier about a real estate transaction. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many deals fall apart before… [Read More]

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The Why and How of Mortgage Pre-Approval

April 12, 2019

If you’ve never purchased a home before – or it’s been a few decades since you’ve done it – you may not be realize that getting a pre-approval letter from a mortgage provider is one of the first steps towards the home search and purchase process. And if you don’t know much about the pre-approval… [Read More]

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How to Declutter Your Home and Enjoy a Stress-Free Life

April 10, 2019

Walk into the average American home, and you’ll find clutter. We live in a culture where we’re constantly acquiring “stuff” and remain rather reluctant to get rid of items we no longer need. As a result, our homes – and lives – end up feeling disorganized.

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The 10 Most Common Regrets of First-Time Homebuyers

April 8, 2019

If you’ve never bought a property before, the process can be intimidating. You might not know exactly what you want, and might be afraid you’ll end up with a property that loses value over time. There’s no way to gain property buying experience overnight, but you can better equip yourself for the process by familiarizing… [Read More]