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8 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make in Turnkey Investing

October 1, 2020

Turnkey investing is a catchy phrase that sounds pretty intriguing to investors of all levels of experience. But turnkey is kind of a buzzword that is often used without a distinct standard intact. The generally accepted definition of turnkey property is a home that has been restored from a fallen state to like-new condition. Then,… [Read More]

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10 Terrible Things That Can Happen When Landlords Allow Pets in a Katy Rental

September 29, 2020

Landlords are often pressured to allow pets in their rental properties. With more than 68 percent of American households containing a pet, it’s hard to put this limitation on your Katy rental. Still, only 55 percent of landlords allow pets. That number is growing, since many landlords don’t want to lose potentially good tenants just… [Read More]

Your Guide to Retiring Early with Real Estate Investing

September 24, 2020

Some of the best investors in the world talk about how diversifying their investment portfolios with real estate was the best thing they ever did. It’s encouraged thousands of everyday people to adopt their own real estate investments, and many have gotten rich off the prospect.

Are Affluent or Low-Income Neighborhoods Better for Buying Rental Properties?

September 15, 2020

Many investors are dabbling in real estate to diversify their portfolios and build wealth. It’s a great strategy if you know how to find rentals and keep them filled. When you’ve examined the processes and determined that you’re ready to dive in, you’ll look for a property that you can turn into a rental.

A Right To Privacy: When Can You Enter A Tenant’s Apartment?

September 10, 2020

As a landlord or property manager, you likely find yourself inside your tenant’s home at least a few times a year. There are annual inspections and the occasional maintenance call. Maybe you’ve promised to make an upgrade, like installing a new stove, or you want to check the smoke detectors. Such visits are part of… [Read More]

Raise The Rent Or Sell? What To Do When Finances Are Tight

September 8, 2020

If you’ve ever lived in a large apartment complex, you likely adapted to a particular rhythm: each year, as your lease came up for renewal, you’d also face a rent increase. To continue living in the property, you would be expected to pay more, supposedly to keep up with inflation.

How to Deal With a Dishonest Tenant

September 1, 2020

In a perfect world, every tenant would be the real deal. Everything they put on their rental application would be true and you wouldn’t have to worry about excuses for late rent or lies about what’s happening in your property. But in case you haven’t figured it out by now, this isn’t a utopian society…. [Read More]

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Hiring People You Trust

August 25, 2020

Real estate investing doesn’t fit into the mold of a traditional business. Generally speaking, it’s not the kind of business where you have standard 9-to-5 hours, cubicles, breakrooms, and rigid HR policies. Whether you’re wholesaling land or renting out single-family properties to tenants, your business moves to the beat of a different drum. Having said… [Read More]

Don’t Let These Worst-Case Scenarios Deter You from Renting Your Property

August 18, 2020

Sometimes watching the news is a bad idea for landlords. There always seems to be some kind of crazy story about tenants who do strange things and cause intense damage to their rental unit. While the following worst-case scenarios are a possibility, they’re highly unlikely. However, tenants are unpredictable so you should be prepared to… [Read More]

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5 Things New Landlords Don’t Know About Managing Houston Rental Properties

August 13, 2020

Managing a rental property in Houston isn’t easy; you’ve got plenty to learn. You need to be well versed in landlord-tenant law, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and many other federal, state, and local regulations. For example, Nolo.com explains that under Texas law, landlords are required to disclose certain information in… [Read More]