Some of the best investors in the world talk about how diversifying their investment portfolios with real estate was the best thing…
Being a good landlord is like being a good parent. You need to be agreeable and kind, but if you don’t set boundaries, your tenants will take advantage of you.
Vacation rental services like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway make it easy to rent out your home or a couple of extra bedrooms to make extra money on the side. You don’t have to be a full-time landlord to rent out your property occasionally.
Security deposits have long been a norm in the rental world. Tenants are expected to put down as much as an entire month’s rent as insurance against potential damages. Then, when they move out, properties are assessed and the security deposit, or a portion thereof, is supposed to be returned based on the condition of… [Read More]
The Greater Houston Area is a fantastic place to raise a family. There are good schools, friendly people, quality jobs, and access to an array of amenities and entertainment options. But it’s not immune from crime. As a homeowner, anything you can do to lower your family’s risk of being victimized by burglary and theft… [Read More]
Houston’s rankings as a real estate market have been on a rollercoaster ride over the last several years. Back in 2014, before oil prices crashed, the city was ranked first in PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends survey, then subsequently took a tumble, and this year has landed in the middle of the… [Read More]
The profitability of your rental property depends on your major source of income—rent from tenants. If all goes well, you’ll be able to collect rent, reliably, on a monthly basis, in excess of your ongoing expenses. You’ll easily meet all your ongoing costs, with a bit left over to serve as profit, all while your… [Read More]