Millions of landlords across the U.S. are dealing with a surge of late and unpaid rent. An estimated 1.3 million Texans have…
Millions of landlords across the U.S. are dealing with a surge of late and unpaid rent. An estimated 1.3 million Texans have lost their jobs since mid-March, leaving many without any source of income. If you own a property with a federally-backed mortgage or get a federal subsidy, the CARES act establishes a moratorium on… [Read More]
Are you on a mission to buy investment property in an area that attracts plenty of people? Investing in property in Round Rock, Texas fits that bill. Just as there are plenty of things to do in Round Rock as a visitor, there are numerous reasons people pack up and move to Round Rock.
Landlords in Houston might need to make modifications to a rental unit to accommodate a disabled tenant. The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to make reasonable modifications required for a disabled tenant to use the rental property safely. For example, a tenant who uses a wheelchair might ask their landlord to install a ramp, widen… [Read More]
Being a landlord isn’t glorious, but it can pay off if you do it right. If you’ve got investment property in Georgetown, Texas, here are 7 ways to make it profitable. Be cautious when tenants want to pay rent upfront Sometimes tenants will offer to pay multiple months’ rent upfront or even an entire year…. [Read More]
Like many Austin suburbs, Georgetown is a college town. Home to Southwestern University, with its undergraduate population of about 1500 students, the area’s population naturally fluctuates with the school year. This year, though, the school year looks a bit different. Though Southwestern does plan to invite all students back to campus, it will be doing… [Read More]
COVID-19 has left the real estate industry reeling. Potential buyers are split between taking advantage of record low mortgage rates and the added stress of moving during a pandemic – as seen in major markets like Houston, current conditions have created a buyer’s market. Mortgage rates aside, though, COVID-19 has also sparked a desire to… [Read More]
Rental maintenance is not a favorite topic among landlords, but it’s necessary. If you stay on top of maintenance throughout the year, you can avoid serious breakdowns and repairs. Plus, if you’ve been saving a portion of your rental income for these maintenance items, keeping up will be easy.
Buying an Austin home is a great feeling; you’ll have a piece of property that’s entirely your own in a city that’s consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. But over time, you’ll likely be interested in making improvements to that property, including major renovations, small repairs, and… [Read More]