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7 Things You Should Never Allow a Tenant to do in Texas

7 Things You Should Never Allow a Tenant to do in Texas

July 23, 2020

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.

Should You Rent Out Your Home During Events in Your City?

Should You Rent Out Your Home During Events in Your City?

July 7, 2020

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.

Is The Security Deposit Obsolete?

Is The Security Deposit Obsolete?

July 2, 2020

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]

Should You Consider Selling Your Texas Home This Spring?

May 14, 2020

Spring is a popular season in the real estate market, prompting millions of people around the country to start listing their homes (and start looking for new ones). Common advice suggests that this is beneficial, allowing you to sell your home faster, get more money for your home, or both. But is this really the… [Read More]

8 Home Security Tips for Houston Homeowners

May 12, 2020

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]

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

April 21, 2020

If you’re an avid real estate investor, you likely already know about the importance of diversifying your portfolio. In the stock market, diversification is fairly straightforward; you’ll want to own shares in a mix of companies from different industries and of different sizes. Index funds and mutual funds make this easy, allowing you to essentially… [Read More]

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

April 16, 2020

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]

What to Do When Your Texas Tenant Doesn't Pay Rent

What to Do When Your Texas Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent

March 17, 2020

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]

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

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.