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Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

December 30, 2021

There are countless ways to approach real estate investment. Some investors specialize in single family rentals (SFRs), while others emphasize large multi-family units. The SRO market has largely faded out of existence, but the new interest in cohousing may be reinventing this form. Whatever types of properties you typically emphasize, or whether you have a… [Read More]

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants' Questions

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants’ Questions

December 28, 2021

In regards to their housing, tenants have a variety of rights. Perhaps the broadest of these rights, however, is the right to a safe and habitable environment, a standard that ensures that tenants don’t need to tolerate infestations, serious leaks, or other hazardous conditions. One aspect of this right that many tenants don’t think about… [Read More]

Home Prices Are Up – Is This Good News For Houston Rental Owners?

Home Prices Are Up – Is This Good News For Houston Rental Owners?

December 23, 2021

Over the past eighteen months, the press has declared countless different situations to be “unprecedented,” and while that may be true in some strict sense, we’re all a little tired of it. So, when press talks about the unusual state of real estate – specifically how much property prices have increased recently – it’s easy… [Read More]

Can Small-Scale Rental Owners Compete: A Look At Houston's Housing Market

Can Small-Scale Rental Owners Compete: A Look At Houston’s Housing Market

December 21, 2021

Being a real estate investor is hard work, and with recent market fluctuations linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has become even more challenging. After a brief period in which homes seemed unusually affordable – the result of historically low interest rates – in the last few months, home prices have actually skyrocketed. Buyers… [Read More]

5 Lease Terms Your Houston Tenant Might Not Fully Understand

5 Lease Terms Your Houston Tenant Might Not Fully Understand

December 16, 2021

Rental agreements in Houston are legally binding contracts that must conform to Texas state law. A lease containing clauses that violate state or federal law can be deemed null and void by a judge. However, no matter how much effort you make to be specific and follow the law, sometimes lease terms can be ambiguous… [Read More]

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

December 14, 2021

When you own a rental property in Austin, Texas, you can expect to perform maintenance and repairs on a regular basis. Appliances break down, shingles need to be replaced, and sometimes pipes burst. Unless you have a property manager, being a landlord isn’t a hands-free gig. To help offset all of your time, you might… [Read More]

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

December 9, 2021

Do you own rental property in Houston that uses natural gas or propane? Using gas for fuel is a great way to reduce reliance on the electrical grid and it can be cheaper. However, there are some extra guidelines to follow when you rent property that uses gas. 1. Does your tenant have a gas… [Read More]

8 Benefits and Drawbacks to Using Instant Water Heaters in Your Houston Rental Properties

8 Benefits and Drawbacks to Using Instant Water Heaters in Your Houston Rental Properties

December 7, 2021

Houston landlords are required by law to provide hot water for all tenants. This seems like an easy task, but you actually have some options to choose from. For instance, you could go with a traditional water heater that uses a tank, or you can use a tankless water heater. Both options have benefits and… [Read More]

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

December 2, 2021

  Are you in the process of evicting a tenant or about to start the process? Evictions are fully legal now that the CDC’s eviction moratorium has ended. However, if you’re a property investor in Houston, Texas, eviction lawsuits aren’t always easy to win. The courts generally favor tenants over landlords, unless there’s strong evidence… [Read More]