Landlord-tenant disputes over pets are probably unavoidable. At some point, you’ll have a tenant who gets a dog or a cat without…
Most people in the Austin area list their homes and expect them to sell relatively quickly. If the home is in a good neighborhood, is in good condition, and is listed for a reasonable price, it should, in theory, fly off the market. However, this isn’t always the case. Many homeowners find themselves disappointed, stressed,… [Read More]
With a tenant in your rental property, you can’t avoid damage, wear, and tear completely. For instance, the carpet will probably be worn down a bit, even if your tenant doesn’t wear shoes in the house. The carpet will also likely fade a bit and you could end up with hair dye stains in the… [Read More]
Energy efficiency is a common topic among property owners, in part because of the many benefits it provides. A more energy efficient house will be able to maintain a comfortable temperature in practically any weather, and use less electricity to do it. If you own one or more rental properties in the Austin, Texas area,… [Read More]
If you’ve been a landlord for a while, you’ve probably noticed that tenants are extremely protective of their deposits. It doesn’t matter if the deposit is only $200 – tenants get upset when they don’t get their full deposit back.
No two renters are the same. Behind every lease agreement is a unique individual with hyper-specific desires, wants, and needs. But in spite of their circumstances, most Austin renters are seeking many of the same features and amenities in rental properties and apartments. As a landlord and real estate investor, understanding what’s desirable will help… [Read More]
For Austin homeowners, a house is more than just a place you live. It’s also an investment. And in some cases it’s the single most valuable investment you own. In light of this, you have to manage your investment. This means doing the occasional home improvement to keep your property valuable in the larger Austin… [Read More]
COVID-19 has been tough on all of us. Every American has been affected in one way or another – health-wise, financially, mentally, or emotionally. You might not be affected by the virus physically, but as an Austin landlord, it’s impacted your investments, cash flow, and livelihood. Knowing how to handle these current circumstances in a… [Read More]