Getting a house ready to put on the market takes a lot of work. From repairs to finances and everything in between,…
A bad tenant can end up costing you a lot of money. While you might normally enjoy a positive monthly cash flow, a bad tenant can seriously cut into your profits; worst-case scenario, a bad tenant can actually put you in the red.
When the market is healthy and real estate values are climbing, everyone wants to get involved with real estate investing. To many, the idea seems like an exciting get-rich-quick scheme that can pay massive dividends. And while there are certainly situations where investments can turn quick profits, the reality is that good deals are few… [Read More]
Everyone has probably heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” In short, the story is about a little girl named Goldilocks who stumbled upon a house in the woods. The three bears who lived in the home had decided to take a walk in the woods while their porridge was cooling. While they… [Read More]
Investing in the rental business can be a very smart move – but only if you know what you’re doing and have the resources to do it. The majority of people would love to own real estate properties and rent them out for a profit, but there are a lot of nuances that people don’t… [Read More]
One of the most grueling and frightening challenges that comes with being a landlord for a rental property is setting up the security. Whether you’re in charge of a single unit or an entire building, keeping your tenants and their belongings safe and sound isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make… [Read More]
In many parts of the United States, the ground is still covered in snow, and will be until April. In Texas, snow doesn’t fall often, and if it does, it doesn’t last. For that reason, it might seem like there’s very little to do to prepare your yard for the coming warmth of spring and… [Read More]
Making the decision to purchase an investment property can come with many benefits, but it can also come with many challenges. Especially if you’re attempting this endeavor for the first time, you can expect to come upon some unforeseen predicaments that may have you questioning whether purchasing an investment property was the right choice for… [Read More]
Pets are a contentious topic among property managers – what kinds of pets do you allow at your property, how many, and how do you charge for them? The majority of property owners require some type of financial commitment from renters who bring animals into the home, but whether that money is returned or not… [Read More]
Rental properties gain reputations in various ways – people may choose where to live based on price, but they also tend to take into account things like pet policies, the reputation of maintenance services, various onsite amenities like a gym, laundry room, or athletic courts, and even features like green living practices. Choosing one or… [Read More]
You’ve probably heard that there are certain times of year that are better (or worse) for selling a house. As a potential seller, it can be frustrating to try to narrow down this “perfect” window – the period of time when your home is likely to sell most quickly and get top dollar.