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House Hunting With Your Spouse: How to Get on the Same Page

March 26, 2020

For some couples, buying a house is as easy as buying a car. They schedule a couple of showings, find one they like, put in an offer, and the rest is history. But for most couples, it’s a bit more complicated. Arguments, disagreements, and friction are bound to ensue.

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Property?

March 24, 2020

When it comes to real estate investing, buzzwords get thrown around like candy at a parade. And if there’s one buzzword that’s overused more than the rest, it’s “turnkey.” The phrase is used so frequently that it seems to have lost all its meaning. You think you want to invest in a turnkey property, but… [Read More]

How to Deal With Home Ownership in a Divorce

March 19, 2020

Nobody enters into a marriage thinking about the possibility of divorce. However, research shows that a hefty percentage of couples will eventually end up splitting ways. If you find yourself in this situation, separation of assets can be one of the more difficult issues to work through. In particular, you’re probably wondering what happens to… [Read More]

What to Do When Your Texas Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent

March 17, 2020

The profitability of your rental property depends on your major source of income—rent from tenants. If all goes well, you’ll be able to collect rent, reliably, on a monthly basis, in excess of your ongoing expenses. You’ll easily meet all your ongoing costs, with a bit left over to serve as profit, all while your… [Read More]

How to Reduce Emotional Decision Making When Buying a House

March 12, 2020

Buying a home is exciting, and in many cases, sentimental. But if you allow your emotions to get the best of you during this process, it can lead to a decision you’ll ultimately regret. When buying a house, logic should take precedence over emotions, and you’ll need to keep your emotions in order when searching… [Read More]

Practical Things to Consider When Buying an Old House

March 10, 2020

Some people like new construction and others prefer homes with a few decades of history. And if you’re in the market for a new house, you’ve probably come to realize that you have to keep your options open and consider everything. The more willing you are to consider a variety of homes, the more likely… [Read More]

Here’s How to Host a Killer Open House

March 5, 2020

When selling a property as a real estate agent, an investor, or a homeowner, an open house can connect you with potential buyers and prospects. Many prospective buyers block out time each week to attend open houses in hopes of finding the perfect place to live.

How to Avoid the Risks of Over-Leveraging Real Estate Investments

March 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered how certain people are able to go from having relatively little money and zero investments to having a booming real estate investment portfolio in a matter of just a few years? In most cases, it comes down to the powerful concept of leverage. But as great as leverage is, it’s easy… [Read More]

Should You Offer “First Month” Deals on Rent to Attract New Tenants in Houston?

February 27, 2020

You’ve probably seen ads offering reduced rent, free rent, or other discounts to tenants for the first month. Discounts are a central part of marketing and if you can offer a deal, why not?

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

February 25, 2020

Allowing tenants to smoke cigarettes inside your property can destroy your ability to rent or resell your property. Cigarette smoke sticks to walls, drapes, carpet, and even ceiling tiles in a form of sticky residue. This sticky residue, known as “third-hand smoke,” can linger for years unless it’s intentionally cleaned up.