When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either…
Landlords are often pressured to allow pets in their rental properties. With more than 68 percent of American households containing a pet, it’s hard to put this limitation on your Katy rental. Still, only 55 percent of landlords allow pets. That number is growing, since many landlords don’t want to lose potentially good tenants just… [Read More]
When you’re getting ready to sell your home, the preparations can seem endless. You need a good realtor, and your house must be in the best condition. Many homeowners also make basic upgrades in order to raise their property values and increase the asking price.
Have you started cleaning up a vacant unit only to discover an excess of nail holes in the wall? Have you ever discovered sloppy DIY patch jobs where someone squeezed toothpaste into nail holes hoping you wouldn’t see them? What about finding a soft spot on the wall and discovering the tenant did a bad… [Read More]
As a landlord or property manager, you likely find yourself inside your tenant’s home at least a few times a year. There are annual inspections and the occasional maintenance call. Maybe you’ve promised to make an upgrade, like installing a new stove, or you want to check the smoke detectors. Such visits are part of… [Read More]
If you’ve ever lived in a large apartment complex, you likely adapted to a particular rhythm: each year, as your lease came up for renewal, you’d also face a rent increase. To continue living in the property, you would be expected to pay more, supposedly to keep up with inflation.
The process of selling your current home and buying a new one is stressful, time-consuming, and full of important tasks and responsibilities. At times, it seems as if it’ll never end. But don’t worry, you’ll eventually get settled. Moving day is the final stage of the home purchase process. And while you’re certainly looking forward… [Read More]
In a perfect world, every tenant would be the real deal. Everything they put on their rental application would be true and you wouldn’t have to worry about excuses for late rent or lies about what’s happening in your property. But in case you haven’t figured it out by now, this isn’t a utopian society…. [Read More]