Like many Austin suburbs, Georgetown is a college town. Home to Southwestern University, with its undergraduate population of about 1500 students, the…
As a property manager, you may find that back to school season is a stressful time for many of your tenants. Kids make the transition from long, lazy days or summer camp, while parents scramble to organize childcare, gather supplies, and juggle a new schedule. Everyone is on the go, and for families who are… [Read More]
The Katy rental market is booming, opening up many exciting opportunities for property owners and managers hoping to expand their work, but as the market grows, new concerns continually arise. From debates about pets to handling maintenance and landscaping issues, property managers are busy people with a lot on their plates. So when a tenant… [Read More]
Buying a new home is an exciting and rewarding venture, and if you’re doing it for the first time, these feelings are amplified to an even greater degree. Unfortunately, in all the excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of some key principles that will help you secure the best investment, and make mistakes that could… [Read More]
Everyone is born with different strengths and weaknesses. In some areas of our lives, these variances have trivial effects. However, there are other areas in which these personality types mean the difference between success and failure. This is especially true when it comes to professional pursuits.
Being a landlord is unlike any other title or responsibility in the world. While there are plenty of industries that come with risks, real estate is one that carries a particularly high price tag. Not only are there professional and personal responsibilities, but you also have to avoid financial and legal issues in order to… [Read More]
Managing vacation properties can be both lucrative and tiresome. Some years are good, while others are less than stellar. And while there are plenty of strategies for attracting renters, one thing that separates successful vacation home owners from average ones is their ability to leverage the value of repeat renters year after year.
Katy, Texas is an ideal place for property management; there’s an ample population, plenty of purchasing opportunities, and ideal prices to ensure a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. However, being a landlord (especially for the first time) can also be stressful. There’s a lot to manage, and if you aren’t careful, the stress of your work could… [Read More]
As a landlord, there are plenty of scary words. Terms like “water leak,” “late payment,” and “broken” can strike fear in even the most experienced landlord. However, is there any word more painful than “vacancy?” Water leaks can be fixed. Late payments can be tracked down. Broken appliances can be repaired. But vacancy? There’s not… [Read More]
As a property manager, one of the most common exchanges you’ll have with tenants will be about repairs. From leaky ceilings to broken appliances, there’s an almost infinite list of things that can go wrong when housing is involved. In order to address these problems effectively, you’ll need both a great maintenance staff and the… [Read More]
Are your Katy-area homes handicap accessible or disability friendly? The reality is that most are not. After all, handicap renters only make up a very small fraction of the population – and it can be expensive to make such modifications. With this being said, there may come a time when you either choose to integrate… [Read More]