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How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

Welcome Week: How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

February 25, 2021

Tenants are often the ones trying to make a positive first impression on landlords – hoping to convince them to choose their rental application over a thick stack of other similarly qualified applicants. But first impressions matter for landlords, too. If you want to increase your chances for success, you need to connect with tenants… [Read More]

Don’t Let a Bad Economy Prevent You From Attracting High Quality Tenants in Katy, Texas

Don’t Let a Bad Economy Prevent You From Attracting High Quality Tenants in Katy, Texas

February 23, 2021

Under normal circumstances, renting out a property in Katy, Texas is relatively easy considering the greater Houston area has seen steady growth for years. People love moving to Katy for the reputable schools, good neighborhoods, job opportunities, strong local economy, and affordability. However, ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, things have been a little shaky…. [Read More]

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

February 18, 2021

Being a landlord in Katy, Texas isn’t a simple job. You’re not just managing a property – you’re continually managing your relationship with your tenant(s). For example, fixing a broken toilet may seem like a simple maintenance task, but how fast you make that repair can make or break your tenant’s trust. Tenants expect their… [Read More]

8 Ways Your Houston Tenants Can Baby Proof Your Rental

8 Ways Your Houston Tenants Can Baby Proof Your Rental

February 4, 2021

If you own single family residential rental properties, young families can be an excellent target market for tenants. They’re often looking for a stable place to live and may stick around for a year or two. But with young families come young kids. And it’s in your best interest to let your tenants baby proof… [Read More]

How to Spend Less Time Managing Your Houston Rental Properties

How to Spend Less Time Managing Your Houston Rental Properties

January 5, 2021

Rental properties in Houston are an incredibly valuable investment. Renter demand is high, so you should have no trouble finding a tenant who wants to move in. Price to rent ratios are favorable, so you should easily recover all your expenses each month. And on top of that, Houston is one of the fastest growing… [Read More]

How to Tell If a Rental Property Is Worth Buying in Houston

How to Tell If a Rental Property Is Worth Buying in Houston

October 10, 2020

Buying a rental property can be a great way to make money. If you choose the right property, you’ll be able to make more in monthly rental income than you pay in upkeep expenses, and over time, you can enjoy the long-term benefits of appreciating property values. In Houston, there are high-quality rental properties available… [Read More]

Practical Ways to Deal With Tenant Conflicts in Multi-Family Properties

Practical Ways to Deal With Tenant Conflicts in Multi-Family Properties

November 22, 2019

If you’re the owner/landlord of a multi-family property or apartment building, you have to be a Swiss Army knife of sorts. Not only are you tasked with providing a secure place to live, collecting rent checks, and ensuring each unit is well-maintained, but you may also have to play the roles of therapist and mediator.

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

November 6, 2019

Houston is one of the most important rental markets in the United States, with the third-highest number of apartments of any American city – but all isn’t well for the city’s tenants. In a recent study performed by the University of Texas School of Law, researchers determined that about 40% of Houston apartments were built… [Read More]

Turning Your Basement into a Rental Property

12 Tips for Turning Your Basement into a Rental Property

March 17, 2015

When many homes get built, the owners may opt not to finish the basement. They may put their washer and dryer in the basement and use the rest of the space for storage, but everything else goes upstairs.