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Real Estate Listing Photos: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

April 2, 2020

Getting a house ready to put on the market takes a lot of work. From repairs to finances and everything in between, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the entire process. But if there’s one thing you can’t afford to do, it’s minimize the importance of your online listing.

House Hunting With Your Spouse: How to Get on the Same Page

March 26, 2020

For some couples, buying a house is as easy as buying a car. They schedule a couple of showings, find one they like, put in an offer, and the rest is history. But for most couples, it’s a bit more complicated. Arguments, disagreements, and friction are bound to ensue.

How to Deal With Home Ownership in a Divorce

March 19, 2020

Nobody enters into a marriage thinking about the possibility of divorce. However, research shows that a hefty percentage of couples will eventually end up splitting ways. If you find yourself in this situation, separation of assets can be one of the more difficult issues to work through. In particular, you’re probably wondering what happens to… [Read More]

Practical Things to Consider When Buying an Old House

March 10, 2020

Some people like new construction and others prefer homes with a few decades of history. And if you’re in the market for a new house, you’ve probably come to realize that you have to keep your options open and consider everything. The more willing you are to consider a variety of homes, the more likely… [Read More]

Here’s How to Host a Killer Open House

March 5, 2020

When selling a property as a real estate agent, an investor, or a homeowner, an open house can connect you with potential buyers and prospects. Many prospective buyers block out time each week to attend open houses in hopes of finding the perfect place to live.

How to Avoid the Risks of Over-Leveraging Real Estate Investments

March 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered how certain people are able to go from having relatively little money and zero investments to having a booming real estate investment portfolio in a matter of just a few years? In most cases, it comes down to the powerful concept of leverage. But as great as leverage is, it’s easy… [Read More]

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

February 25, 2020

Allowing tenants to smoke cigarettes inside your property can destroy your ability to rent or resell your property. Cigarette smoke sticks to walls, drapes, carpet, and even ceiling tiles in a form of sticky residue. This sticky residue, known as “third-hand smoke,” can linger for years unless it’s intentionally cleaned up.

Real Estate Investing: How to Learn From Failure

February 4, 2020

Our culture looks at failure as a curse word. We view it as an unnatural thorn in the side of what should otherwise be a smooth path to success. But this is the wrong way to view mistakes and disappointments. Because while they never feel good in the moment, failures have the ability to cultivate… [Read More]

How to Find an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood Where You Can Buy a Home

January 30, 2020

When buying a home, you have to consider the state of the neighborhood. Just as importantly, you’ll have to consider how that neighborhood might grow over time. This can be tricky to accomplish, since neighborhoods tend to develop in sometimes unpredictable directions, but if you approach this right, it can benefit you massively.

Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee: Which is Better for Landlords?

January 23, 2020

Landlords are always looking for ways to reduce risk and increase profitability. And when you let someone else live in your property, one of the biggest risks involves the potential damage they could do to the residence. For years, the security deposit has been the preferred method of compensating for property damage related risk. But… [Read More]