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Accommodating And Communicating With Deaf Tenants

June 30, 2020

As a property manager, making every tenant feel welcome is at the heart of your job. How do you fulfill this responsibility, though, when you can’t easily communicate with your tenants? As may happen when working with non-English speaking tenants, property managers may also encounter communication challenges when working with d/Deaf tenants. This is especially… [Read More]

Workforce Housing: What It Is And Why It’s Key To Your Portfolio

December 12, 2019

Savvy real estate investors don’t just buy properties. No, the best investors develop a diversified portfolio that can withstand market fluctuations and provide multiple income streams. For Houston area landlords, this includes investing in workforce housing.

How Important Is a Credit Score When Screening Tenants? 

November 13, 2019

Tenant screening is one of the most important responsibilities of any landlord. This is your chance to make sure your property is occupied by someone who’s going to take care of it, pay for it consistently, and ideally, stay there as long as possible.

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]

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]

Real Estate Law Books and Gavel

6 Tips For Landlords to Stay Legal Under the Fair Housing Act

June 13, 2017

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was created to prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on gender, race, color, religion, disability, familial status, or national origin. If you’re a good landlord, you’re probably not intentionally violating the act.