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5 Good Reasons to Bid Above Asking Price

5 Good Reasons to Bid Above Asking Price (and 5 Bad Ones)

April 7, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new house, you might consider entering a bid above the asking price. For example, if the home is listed at $250,000, you could put in a bid of $260,000. Strategically, this move could make sense. The advantages are obvious; a higher price means your offer will be much… [Read More]

What Could Cause the Texas Real Estate Market to Crash

What Could Cause the Texas Real Estate Market to Crash?

March 31, 2022

Homeowners in Texas have enjoyed exciting economic conditions over the past few years. People are flocking to the state in search of housing, and driving real estate prices higher than they’ve ever been – and far outpacing the growth of prior years prior. It’s definitely a seller’s market, so if you decide to list your… [Read More]

How to Declutter and Depersonalize Your House Before Selling

How to Declutter and Depersonalize Your House Before Selling

February 22, 2022

Home is characterized by words like warmth and safety. It’s the place you retreat to when the world gets stressful and chaotic. It’s your place – personal, special, and intimate. But when it comes time to sell, you have to forget about this. Suddenly, it’s no longer about you and your family. It’s about the… [Read More]

Minimalist Design and Styling Tips for Austin Homeowners

Minimalist Design and Styling Tips for Austin Homeowners

February 17, 2022

For decades, American homes have been getting bigger and bigger. And if you’ve been in Austin for any amount of time, you know that this city is no exception to that rule. With all of the people and money that’s poured into this city over the past several years, we’ve seen a significant rise in… [Read More]

How to Become a Landlord in 2022

How to Become a Landlord in 2022

January 11, 2022

Many people who are looking to expand their portfolio or are looking to make passive income are looking at alternative options. One of the most popular options is the idea of becoming a landlord. But becoming a landlord since the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly changed. In fact, it even has become more profitable for… [Read More]

Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

December 30, 2021

There are countless ways to approach real estate investment. Some investors specialize in single family rentals (SFRs), while others emphasize large multi-family units. The SRO market has largely faded out of existence, but the new interest in cohousing may be reinventing this form. Whatever types of properties you typically emphasize, or whether you have a… [Read More]

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants' Questions

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants’ Questions

December 28, 2021

In regards to their housing, tenants have a variety of rights. Perhaps the broadest of these rights, however, is the right to a safe and habitable environment, a standard that ensures that tenants don’t need to tolerate infestations, serious leaks, or other hazardous conditions. One aspect of this right that many tenants don’t think about… [Read More]

Home Prices Are Up – Is This Good News For Houston Rental Owners?

Home Prices Are Up – Is This Good News For Houston Rental Owners?

December 23, 2021

Over the past eighteen months, the press has declared countless different situations to be “unprecedented,” and while that may be true in some strict sense, we’re all a little tired of it. So, when press talks about the unusual state of real estate – specifically how much property prices have increased recently – it’s easy… [Read More]

Can Small-Scale Rental Owners Compete: A Look At Houston's Housing Market

Can Small-Scale Rental Owners Compete: A Look At Houston’s Housing Market

December 21, 2021

Being a real estate investor is hard work, and with recent market fluctuations linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has become even more challenging. After a brief period in which homes seemed unusually affordable – the result of historically low interest rates – in the last few months, home prices have actually skyrocketed. Buyers… [Read More]

How to Find (and Emphasize) Whatever Makes Your Houston, Texas Home Unique

How to Find (and Emphasize) Whatever Makes Your Houston, Texas Home Unique

November 18, 2021

How many homes do you think are in Houston? According to the Census Bureau, there were 858,374 households as of 2019. That number has likely risen since then. Putting aside semantic debates about what qualifies as a “household,” that’s nearly a million homes all in the same city, many of which were built around the… [Read More]