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A Landlord’s Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

December 31, 2019

Water damage…the words alone are enough to make any homeowner shudder with fear. But if you own rental properties, you’re going to eventually face a situation where you have to deal with water damage. What do you do? Who is responsible? Where do your renters go? Questions like these abound – so make sure have… [Read More]

The 4 Reasons You Want Your Tenants to Renew Their Leases

December 26, 2019

As a landlord, you can’t ever sit back and relax. Just because you have good tenants in your properties at the moment, doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to stick around. It’s up to you to retain them by encouraging and motivating them to renew their leases over and over again. Do you have a plan for… [Read More]

How to Research a Texas Neighborhood Before Buying a Home

December 24, 2019

Buying a new house is exciting, and most homeowners have at least some idea of what they’re looking for. You might have a picture of a two-story home with a certain style, and a specific number of bedrooms or bathrooms, but have you given much thought to the type of neighborhood you want to live… [Read More]

8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

December 19, 2019

Buying a house – whether it’s your “forever home” or a house you’ll only be in for a couple of years – is a big deal. Any time you put down such a large amount of money and attach your name to debt, you want to make sure it’s perfect. The problem is that homes… [Read More]

7 Organizational Tips for New Landlords

December 17, 2019

As a landlord, you have to stay organized if you want to succeed. You’ll be dealing with many types of paperwork, including property deeds, rental agreements, and tenant applications, and managing finances like mortgage payments, insurance payments, and rental income.

Workforce Housing: What It Is And Why It’s Key To Your Portfolio

December 12, 2019

Savvy real estate investors don’t just buy properties. No, the best investors develop a diversified portfolio that can withstand market fluctuations and provide multiple income streams. For Houston area landlords, this includes investing in workforce housing.

Using the KonMari Method to Prep Your House for Sale

December 10, 2019

Marie Kondo is the award-winning author of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Recently, she started her own Netflix Original reality television show in which she teaches individuals with too much clutter how to clean up their homes and their lives.

With Short-Term Rentals, Consider These Insights From The Hospitality Industry

December 5, 2019

In Houston, the short-term rental market caters to a number of different populations, but historically there’s been a significant emphasis on snowbirds – largely older individuals who live in the South during the winter months. However, as Houston continues to become more popular as a hub of industry and business, there’s also more interest in… [Read More]

6 Ways to Earn a Tenant’s Trust (and Why it Matters)

December 3, 2019

If you’re the landlord, does it really matter if a tenant trusts you? Absolutely. A tenant who trusts and respects their landlord is less likely to cause careless damage to the property. They’re also more likely to communicate with you and work with you to resolve problems.