When the real estate market is as hot as its been over the past decade, it’s easy to get caught up in…
A lease should protect both the landlord and tenant and be enforceable in a court of law. Outlining specific terms will strengthen your lease, however, the best way to create an enforceable lease is by consulting with an attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant contracts. Texas landlord-tenant laws don’t cover everything you might want to include… [Read More]
People who buy homes in their current area tend to have particular aims: a move to a new school district, a bigger house or yard, a location closer to work. When selling to individuals from outside your region, though, you have more tools at your disposal. After all, while individuals considering a move to Houston… [Read More]
Managing conflict between neighbors is one of the primary roles of property managers; whether tenants are fighting over parking spots or complaining about noisy neighbors, it’s our job to address the issue and find a solution that meets everyone’s needs. But what happens when disability is at the heart of a dispute between neighbors? This… [Read More]
There are numerous factors involved in the sale of any piece of property, but certain elements have more influence than others. And while a lot of attention deservedly goes to design, features, pricing, and listing photography, it would be unwise to ignore the importance of words. Believe it or not, the words you use in… [Read More]
If you spend enough time on sites like Pinterest and Houzz, you’ll find yourself itching to renovate your home and introduce fresh, new design elements that scream, stylish! But before you start changing the look of your house, consider whether you’re sacrificing timeless design at the expense of a fleeting trend.
Closet real estate investors often consider transitioning from side-hobby to a full-time gig. With some planning and preparation, you can become a full-time real estate investor and quit your day job. Now, don’t expect to make a fortune right away. Even if you see a very quick return on your first investment, that money will… [Read More]
Rental properties can make for excellent investments. Not only do they increase in value over time, but they also produce steady cash flow. However, there’s a big difference between a low-maintenance, turnkey property and a property that needs its hand held every step of the way. Learning how to differentiate between the two before investing… [Read More]
Some realtors are better at their jobs than others. As an investor, you can’t take the chance of working with a low-quality realtor. An experienced, professional realtor is your key to buying low so that you can sell high.
If you’re looking for a predictable job, there are plenty of career paths to choose from. Landlording isn’t one of them. It requires you to be on your toes – ready to face anything at any moment. To some, this is terrifying. To others, it’s an exciting opportunity that promises to keep things interesting. But… [Read More]
One of the beautiful and compelling things about real estate investing is just how much diversity and flexibility there is. Even when you zero in on a niche like income-producing rental properties, you have lots of choices. There are single-family homes, multi-family properties, and apartments. But most people forget about another lucrative niche: condominium units.