Our Blog

News from Green Residential and around the world of Property Management
and rental homes in Houston.

  • Free Rental Analysis Request Form:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Newsletter Signup:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Informal Property Inspection Request

  • The property inspection process takes 15 days to be completed. Summer inspections may take longer. Informal inspections cost specified in management agreement.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Categories

Is Being a Landlord a Full-Time Job?

April 30, 2020

Becoming a landlord and managing one or more rental properties is a great way to develop an income stream. If managed carefully, you should be able to make an easy profit every month, all while slowly accumulating the benefits of property appreciation.

How to Pack for Your First Night in a New Home

April 28, 2020

If you’re getting ready to buy a new house, you’ll want to begin the packing and preparation process as soon as possible. Starting early will help you stay organized throughout the process, and will give you plenty of opportunities to make corrections as you get closer to your move date. Beyond that, it will make… [Read More]

How Can You Tell If There’s a Housing Bubble

April 23, 2020

Housing bubbles have real estate investors and everyday homebuyers on edge—maybe not constantly, but enough to matter. And after the economic crisis of 2008, it’s no wonder why. But is there a definitive way to tell whether a bubble is developing, so you can take proper action to avoid it?

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

April 21, 2020

If you’re an avid real estate investor, you likely already know about the importance of diversifying your portfolio. In the stock market, diversification is fairly straightforward; you’ll want to own shares in a mix of companies from different industries and of different sizes. Index funds and mutual funds make this easy, allowing you to essentially… [Read More]

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

April 16, 2020

Houston’s rankings as a real estate market have been on a rollercoaster ride over the last several years. Back in 2014, before oil prices crashed, the city was ranked first in PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends survey, then subsequently took a tumble, and this year has landed in the middle of the… [Read More]

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications: Who Stands Out?

April 14, 2020

The rental applications have come flooding in and it’s time to start reviewing them – but what should you look for? Too often, guides to the tenant selection process focus on red flags and while those are important, you want great tenants, not just acceptable ones. At the end of the day, red flags don’t… [Read More]

Why You Should Always Wait Before Renovating a New Home

April 9, 2020

Home renovations are appealing to homebuyers on multiple levels. Perhaps the most alluring perk is that you can buy a property below market value and take the money you save to turn it into the house of your dreams. But before you go crazy with drawing up plans, scheduling contractors, and pulling permits, consider that… [Read More]

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

April 7, 2020

As a real estate investor and landlord, your job is all about mitigating risk and maximizing return. The more you’re able to accomplish these overarching goals, the more success you’ll experience. And while security deposits may seem like a small issue to outsiders, experienced landlords know just how much they impact both risk and reward…. [Read More]

Real Estate Listing Photos: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

April 2, 2020

Getting a house ready to put on the market takes a lot of work. From repairs to finances and everything in between, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the entire process. But if there’s one thing you can’t afford to do, it’s minimize the importance of your online listing.