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Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee: Which is Better for Landlords?

January 23, 2020

Landlords are always looking for ways to reduce risk and increase profitability. And when you let someone else live in your property, one of the biggest risks involves the potential damage they could do to the residence. For years, the security deposit has been the preferred method of compensating for property damage related risk. But… [Read More]

How to Set Priorities When Selling Your Texas Home

January 21, 2020

Selling a home is a stressful, yet exciting time for most homeowners in Texas. Chances are, you’ve got your eye on a new home in a new area, and you’re interested in closing this deal as seamlessly as possible so you can start a new chapter in your life. However, if you want the deal… [Read More]

Powerful Techniques for Building Home Equity

January 16, 2020

One of the biggest perks to owning a home is that it almost always appreciates in value. While the market can certainly dip from time to time, the long-term, historical trajectory of real estate values shows that homes go up in price. Thus, any time you hang on to a property for a few years,… [Read More]

Open Houses: Are They Really Worth It?

January 14, 2020

Residential open houses have long been a part of the real estate sales process. They’re normally held by the seller’s agent on weekends, and are designed to bring attention to properties. And while they’ve traditionally been very popular, many of today’s sellers – perhaps yourself included – are left wondering if they’re actually as effective… [Read More]

How to Make More Space in Your House (Without Moving)

January 9, 2020

Growing families need growing spaces. But do you really have to move out and upsize every time your family expands? Is it possible to stay put and make the most out of the space you currently have? It may be more practical than you realize – and we’re going to show you how.

How to Make More Money From a Rental Property Without Increasing Rent

January 7, 2020

You aren’t in the business of buying and managing rental properties because it’s fun. In fact, you take on a lot of risk and deal with too many problems to be in it for some sort of service project. You do what you do because you want to generate some income. But before you go… [Read More]

How to Get an Offer on Your Hard-to-Sell Home

January 2, 2020

When you put your beloved home on the market, you expect it to sell fairly quickly – especially in this market. You view your home as special, safe, warm, and familiar. If you like it, how could someone else not fall in love with it also? Well, it doesn’t always work out that way. As… [Read More]

A Landlord’s Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

December 31, 2019

Water damage…the words alone are enough to make any homeowner shudder with fear. But if you own rental properties, you’re going to eventually face a situation where you have to deal with water damage. What do you do? Who is responsible? Where do your renters go? Questions like these abound – so make sure have… [Read More]

The 4 Reasons You Want Your Tenants to Renew Their Leases

December 26, 2019

As a landlord, you can’t ever sit back and relax. Just because you have good tenants in your properties at the moment, doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to stick around. It’s up to you to retain them by encouraging and motivating them to renew their leases over and over again. Do you have a plan for… [Read More]

How to Research a Texas Neighborhood Before Buying a Home

December 24, 2019

Buying a new house is exciting, and most homeowners have at least some idea of what they’re looking for. You might have a picture of a two-story home with a certain style, and a specific number of bedrooms or bathrooms, but have you given much thought to the type of neighborhood you want to live… [Read More]