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How to Manage Non-Paying Tenants in Katy, Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Manage Non-Paying Tenants in Katy, Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 28, 2021

With the recent end to the federal eviction moratorium, more than 11 million Americans are behind on rent payments to their landlord. In Texas alone, 600,000 people are behind on rent as of August 2021. The Texas Supreme Court ruled the CDC’s eviction moratorium unconstitutional in February 2021, and has been hearing eviction lawsuits ever… [Read More]

Should You Give Tenants Extra Time to Comply with New Lease Terms in Katy, Texas?

Should You Give Tenants Extra Time to Comply with New Lease Terms in Katy, Texas?

October 26, 2021

In Katy, Texas, landlords are required to give month-to-month tenants at least 30 days’ notice before enforcing amendments to the lease. For example, if you want your tenant to park in a different spot, you’ll need to give them a 30-day notice to comply. For most lease amendments, 30 days is ample time to comply… [Read More]

How to Communicate with Problematic Tenants to Maintain Your Legal Advantage in Houston

How to Communicate with Problematic Tenants to Maintain Your Legal Advantage in Houston

October 21, 2021

Nobody expects to end up with problematic tenants, but it happens. Unfortunately, when you have problematic tenants, it’s not easy to evict them. Renters have strong protections that sometimes cover disruptive tenants when little evidence is available. There are only two roads you can travel with problematic tenants. Although you can sometimes get rid of… [Read More]

How to Avoid Unfounded Retaliation Lawsuits After Serving an Eviction Notice in Houston

How to Avoid Unfounded Retaliation Lawsuits After Serving an Eviction Notice in Houston

October 19, 2021

Tenants tend to file retaliation lawsuits after receiving a notice to vacate, an eviction notice, or a notice of changed lease terms. No matter how hard you try to keep your tenants happy, some tenants would rather spend their time and money suing their landlord than acquiesce to changes they don’t like. If you haven’t… [Read More]

How to Attract Reliable Tenants in Houston During COVID-19

How to Attract Reliable Tenants in Houston During COVID-19

October 14, 2021

Reliable tenants make it easy to be a landlord. Thankfully, reliable tenants aren’t hard to find in Houston. You just need to know how to reel the good ones in and discourage unreliable people from applying. During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding reliable tenants in Houston can be challenging. Plenty of people are looking for a… [Read More]

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property. Now What?

October 12, 2021

The best-case scenario when renting a property is that you find quiet, respectful, and attentive tenants who always pay their rent on time and leave your property just the way they found it. It’s rare to establish a relationship this smooth, however. Most of the time, you’ll have to deal with a variety of challenges… [Read More]

What Does It Take to Build Better Communication With Tenants?

What Does It Take to Build Better Communication With Tenants?

October 7, 2021

It’s easy to underestimate the value that communication brings to the landlord-tenant relationship. That’s because most landlords and property managers are focused on bottom-line numbers; they want to make sure tenants are paying their rent and that their property expenses are covered, with all other priorities being secondary. And true, better communication habits don’t have… [Read More]

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

October 5, 2021

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive for buyers. With limited inventory, low mortgage rates, and significant numbers of people moving, it’s hard to make an offer on a home that’s both affordable and compelling for the seller. If you’re competing with all-cash offers, you have an extra layer of competitive difficulty to get past,… [Read More]

The 10 Best Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home

The 10 Best Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home

September 30, 2021

Selling a home is a major undertaking, no matter how well prepared you are or how much experience you’ve had selling properties in the past. You’ll need to get the home ready for prospective buyers, get yourself ready to move out (if you’re currently occupying the property), and set expectations for your listing. Ultimately, this… [Read More]

How to Buy a Fixer-Upper Without Losing Money (or Your Mind)

How to Buy a Fixer-Upper Without Losing Money (or Your Mind)

September 28, 2021

The old house down the street may not look as pretty as the new constructions a few neighborhoods over. It might show signs of major damage or have been unoccupied for years. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad real estate investment. In fact, whether you’re looking to flip a house, rent a house to… [Read More]