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8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

October 30, 2019

Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of dollars… [Read More]

7 Home Features That Aren’t Worth Paying a Premium For

October 28, 2019

The home-buying process can be emotional. It’s easy to go into the matter with a small set of needs and desires but end up with an extensive list of “must-haves.”

A Guide to Successfully Managing a Beach House Rental Property

October 25, 2019

When it comes to real estate investing, there are dozens of directions you can go. You can invest in single-family residential properties, multifamily properties, apartment buildings, raw land, commercial buildings, and even mobile home parks. But in addition to these investments, there’s also the niche of vacation properties.

8 Things Good Neighbors Hate

October 23, 2019

If you want to be happy in your own home, you need more than a big house, nice furniture, and a good location. You also need friendly neighbors. Unfortunately, many homeowners accidentally get on the bad side of their neighbors. Don’t let this be you.

6 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Starter Home

October 21, 2019

When you were young and just starting out on your financial journey, you bought a house. Maybe you bought it as a single person, or perhaps you were newly married. Whatever the case may be, you bought an affordable home in a quality neighborhood and diligently made your monthly mortgage payment to the bank. Then… [Read More]

Should You Start Investing in Real Estate With a Single-Family Rental Property?

October 18, 2019

There are many good reasons to invest in rental property. You can collect rental income in excess of your ongoing expenses, yielding an immediate profit, and eventually, you should be able to sell the property for more than you originally paid for it.

8 Ways to Reduce Maintenance Costs as a New Homeowner

October 16, 2019

As a new homeowner, you may not have a forgiving budget. You may have dumped your full savings into the down payment of your home, with the understanding that your first few years may be tight. Even if this isn’t the case, you’re probably interested in saving as much money as possible, increasing the financial… [Read More]

8 Options for When Your Home Isn’t Selling

October 14, 2019

Even if you own a lovely home and have taken care of it for years, there’s no guarantee it’s going to sell in the timeframe you want. If you’re struggling to get any offers in the first few months of your listing, it may be a sign that something’s wrong.

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

October 9, 2019

Being a landlord in Texas carries the responsibility of maintaining accurate records pertaining to tenants including maintenance, repairs, damages, and of course the rental agreement or lease. These paper documents pile up quickly, and if you’re not organized they can get lost or thrown away.