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Living in a Construction Zone: 6 Tips for Remodeling

Living in a Construction Zone: 6 Tips for Remodeling

August 2, 2022

When it comes to achieving the dream “look” or functionality that you want in a house, you have a couple of options. You can sell your home and buy another one, or you can invest that money into renovating your existing home and molding it into precisely what you want. And in a competitive market… [Read More]

Landlording Priorities: What Do Tenants Want in 2022?

Landlording Priorities: What Do Tenants Want in 2022?

June 30, 2022

As landlords, we typically look at our properties through the lens of what we want out of an investment. But maybe it’s time that we peel back the curtain a bit and study what tenants are actually looking for in the properties they rent. Because at the end of the day, that’s all that matters…. [Read More]

10 Things to Do Before You Buy a New Construction Home

10 Things to Do Before You Buy a New Construction Home

June 16, 2022

The prospect of buying a new construction home can be exciting. Not only will you skip the tense process of touring an older home in search of the perfect property (or pondering the work you’ll have to put into an aging residence), you’ll also gain access to brand-new features, such as floors that have never… [Read More]

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

May 19, 2022

According to a report by the Rental Housing Journal, Texas made the list as one of the top three most popular places to move in 2021. More than 500,000 people have resettled here since 2019, and the numbers continue to grow. If you’re a landlord, these numbers represent big promises for investment properties in the… [Read More]

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

May 12, 2022

If you’re a Houston homeowner, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the value of your home without emptying your accounts. A $25,000 kitchen remodel or $10,000 outdoor living addition will definitely move the needle, but they aren’t necessarily affordable. You don’t have to bust your budget, fortunately. Plenty of worthwhile home improvement projects are… [Read More]

How to Apply for a Mortgage When You’re an Independent Contractor

How to Apply for a Mortgage When You’re an Independent Contractor

May 5, 2022

In the two years since the start of the pandemic, many people have found themselves out of a job. More than 114 million people in the United States started searching for another way to make ends meet. Companies had to find ways to keep their business afloat, often with alternative staffing. This caused a major… [Read More]

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

March 8, 2022

Many landlords are looking for innovative ways to protect their properties, especially when they don’t live nearby. Video surveillance systems are an obvious choice, but what is their legal status? The short answer is they’re fine. You may install surveillance cameras on your Katy, Texas rental property as long as they are for security purposes… [Read More]

The 8 Most Valuable Renovations for a Houston Property

The 8 Most Valuable Renovations for a Houston Property

November 19, 2020

Maybe you’ve just moved into a Houston home and you’re not quite satisfied with the way it looks and feels. Maybe you’re invested in a Houston rental property and you’re looking for ways to make it stand out from competing properties. Or maybe you’ve lived in Houston for many years and you’re simply interested in… [Read More]

How to Find a Good Home Contractor in Katy

How to Find a Good Home Contractor in Katy

November 12, 2020

Whether you’re in Katy, Houston, New York City, or Los Angeles, good home contractors are hard to come by. It’s easy to find a contractor, but finding one who is going to treat you fairly, do good work, respect your budget, and follow a timeline can feel nearly impossible. While there are no guarantees, we’re… [Read More]

Katy TX property management contractor gone wild

5 Telltale Signs You’re Getting Ready to Hire the Wrong Contractor

August 20, 2015

Whether you’re getting ready to add on a new room to one of your properties or need a simple electrical job completed, it’s important that you know exactly who you’re hiring. Thankfully, bad contractors are easy to spot. They’re their own worst enemies and all seem to exhibit the same warning signs. Let’s take a… [Read More]