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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

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 Offer “First Month” Deals on Rent to Attract New Tenants in Houston?

February 27, 2020

You’ve probably seen ads offering reduced rent, free rent, or other discounts to tenants for the first month. Discounts are a central part of marketing and if you can offer a deal, why not?

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.

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.

Should You Use a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Rent?

January 28, 2020

As a landlord, you go through a lot of trouble and effort to find reliable tenants who will pay on time and in full. You have your own bills to pay, so you need your tenants to fork over their rent checks on time.

How to Set Priorities When Selling Your Texas Home

January 21, 2020

Selling a home is a stressful, yet exciting time for most homeowners in Texas. Chances are, you’ve got your eye on a new home in a new area, and you’re interested in closing this deal as seamlessly as possible so you can start a new chapter in your life. However, if you want the deal… [Read More]

How to Make More Money From a Rental Property Without Increasing Rent

January 7, 2020

You aren’t in the business of buying and managing rental properties because it’s fun. In fact, you take on a lot of risk and deal with too many problems to be in it for some sort of service project. You do what you do because you want to generate some income. But before you go… [Read More]