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Your Guide to Retiring Early with Real Estate Investing

September 24, 2020

Some of the best investors in the world talk about how diversifying their investment portfolios with real estate was the best thing they ever did. It’s encouraged thousands of everyday people to adopt their own real estate investments, and many have gotten rich off the prospect.

8 Value-Adding Upgrades You Can Make to Your Home for Less than $1500 Each

September 22, 2020

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.

Should Houston Landlords Limit Hanging Pictures on the Wall?

September 17, 2020

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]

Are Affluent or Low-Income Neighborhoods Better for Buying Rental Properties?

September 15, 2020

Many investors are dabbling in real estate to diversify their portfolios and build wealth. It’s a great strategy if you know how to find rentals and keep them filled. When you’ve examined the processes and determined that you’re ready to dive in, you’ll look for a property that you can turn into a rental.

A Right To Privacy: When Can You Enter A Tenant’s Apartment?

September 10, 2020

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]

Raise The Rent Or Sell? What To Do When Finances Are Tight

September 8, 2020

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.

12 Moving Day Tips for a Less Stressful Experience

September 3, 2020

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]

How to Deal With a Dishonest Tenant

September 1, 2020

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]

How to Buy a Pet-Friendly House

August 27, 2020

Buying a house is a major commitment. You have to consider each person within your household. And if you have pets, you have to think about them as well. How will different homes and properties fit their needs? Which factors are most important? Can you find a place that makes everyone happy? These are questions… [Read More]

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Hiring People You Trust

August 25, 2020

Real estate investing doesn’t fit into the mold of a traditional business. Generally speaking, it’s not the kind of business where you have standard 9-to-5 hours, cubicles, breakrooms, and rigid HR policies. Whether you’re wholesaling land or renting out single-family properties to tenants, your business moves to the beat of a different drum. Having said… [Read More]