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When Should You Treat a Tenant Repair Request as an Emergency?

When Should You Treat a Tenant Repair Request as an Emergency?

January 17, 2023

Most landlords understand that they’re responsible for handling property repairs and maintenance. While the vast majority of requests your tenants make will be relatively easy and inexpensive to handle, some of them will be both expensive and urgent. These requests are considered to be an emergency, meaning you need to respond as quickly and efficiently… [Read More]

Maintenance You Need to Perform on Your Investment Property

Maintenance You Need to Perform on Your Investment Property

November 8, 2022

Did you know that the median price for a single-family home in Texas was $357,388 in the second quarter of 2022? According to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report, that tally is up 19.1% versus the comparable period a year ago. The same report notes that almost half of the 108,390 homes sold in Texas in… [Read More]

How to Handle Pests in a Texas Rental Property

How to Handle Pests in a Texas Rental Property

September 20, 2022

Nobody likes the idea of dealing with pests, whether you’re tolerating them in your own home or are dealing with an outbreak in one of your rental properties. Some bugs are totally unavoidable; it’s almost impossible to have a house that’s completely free of flies and other insects. But what steps can you take to… [Read More]

Types of Services You Can Get from Property Manager

Types of Services You Can Get from Property Manager

August 11, 2022

  The U.S. property management segment was worth $3.62 billion last year, up from $3.4 billion the year prior, and could reach $6.16 billion by 2028. According to Fortune Business Insights, the industry is on pace to experience a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% between 2021 and 2028. Meanwhile, the Census Bureau counted 48.2… [Read More]

Buyers: How to View a Home Like an Inspector

Buyers: How to View a Home Like an Inspector

August 9, 2022

It’s a tough time to buy a house. Inventory is low, demand is high, prices have increased dramatically over the past couple of years, and there are plenty of cash buyers who are ready to overpay for a property they like. This leaves the average homebuyer in a compromising position. Do you keep your high… [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]

4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

How to Handle These 4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

April 20, 2021

Property damage is unavoidable. If you haven’t had to deal with destruction yet, you will at some point in your career. Some tenants simple aren’t able to avoid harming walls, screens, closet doors, and ceilings. Small holes, scuffs, and scratches beyond normal wear and tear are often caused by carelessness. For example, a tenant might… [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 Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

July 16, 2020

The home buying process is long and complicated. And while certain aspects are fun – like touring homes and finding precisely what you want – other elements are pure drudgery. The due diligence and repair process that follows an accepted offer would fall into this latter category. But the better you understand how to handle… [Read More]

How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

What Are the Biggest Red Flags to Notice During a Home Inspection?

June 11, 2020

Before you finalize any property transaction, it’s important for you to conduct a home inspection. Typically, the homebuyer conducts a home inspection as they see fit after making an initial offer—with that offer contingent upon the results of the inspection. If the inspection goes well, the offer can go through without a hitch. Occasionally, you… [Read More]


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