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5 Mistakes Made By Property Managers

April 20, 2016

As a landlord, you rely on your property manager to handle the day-to-day tasks of managing your investment property. While the responsibilities of a property manager can vary depending on the terms of your contract, you likely expect him or her to:

4 Places in the Home That Often Remain Uncleaned Upon Tenant Move Out

April 18, 2016

House cleaning is one of the last things that tenants want to do upon vacating a property. The stress that goes along with moving, as well as the sheer volume of work that needs to be done, is one of the many reasons a lot of areas in a home go uncleaned. People may not… [Read More]

What to Ask a Prospective Tenant’s References

April 15, 2016

Establishing a tenant-landlord relationship with an individual is serious. If someone is going to be living in a property that you own, then you have the right to know who they are and what risks they pose. Unfortunately, many landlords – both inexperienced and veteran – often choose to forgo this critical aspect of the… [Read More]

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Around The Clock Repairs: The Value Of On-Site Maintenance

April 13, 2016

No one likes when something goes awry, but when your ceiling develops a leak just as you’re getting into bed or the toilet overflows on a Saturday afternoon, the issue is extra inconvenient. After all, who’s going to come fix the problem at this hour? When property management companies offer 24/7 repair help, however, someone… [Read More]

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How To Price Your Rental Property in Katy

April 11, 2016

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is setting the right price for their rental property. It’s also one of the most important aspects, but pricing a property or unit isn’t like selling something on eBay. It doesn’t go to the highest bidder, and if the price is too high, you’ll never find a renter…. [Read More]

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15 Ways to Save Time, Stress, and Money as a Katy Landlord

April 8, 2016

Time is money, as the saying goes. It’s often difficult to distinguish between the two, particularly for landlords. It’s true that the market is looking up for property managers and their tenants, but spending too much time and money on a project can drastically cut into your profits. From there, your stress levels shoot up,… [Read More]

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10 Red Flags To Look Out For When Screening a New Tenant

April 6, 2016

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.

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7 Red Flags for Real Estate Investments

April 4, 2016

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]

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How Much Space Do You Really Need in a Home?

March 31, 2016

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]

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A Guide to Rental Renovation: How Nice Is Too Nice?

March 29, 2016

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]