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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]

Accommodating And Communicating With Deaf Tenants

June 30, 2020

As a property manager, making every tenant feel welcome is at the heart of your job. How do you fulfill this responsibility, though, when you can’t easily communicate with your tenants? As may happen when working with non-English speaking tenants, property managers may also encounter communication challenges when working with d/Deaf tenants. This is especially… [Read More]

The 10 Most Important Features Tenants Look for in a Rental

June 9, 2020

If you want your vacancies to end fast and you want your tenants to stick around as long as possible, you need to outfit your property with the best possible features and perks. That means buying properties with the best collection of tenant-approved features and gradually issuing fixes, remodels, and upgrades to keep those properties… [Read More]

10 Rent Collection Mistakes New Landlords Make

May 28, 2020

Rent collection is probably going to be one of your most gratifying responsibilities as a landlord. It’s a deceptively simple practice—all you have to do is collect money from your tenants at the first of the month (or whatever date is specified by your lease agreement)—and you’ll enjoy the influx of cash however you like.

9 Simple Ways to Increase Your Vacation Rental Income

May 26, 2020

Vacation rentals are among the most popular real estate investments. Not only are they fun and flexible investments, but they can also be highly profitable. The question is, are you maximizing your rental income profits?

Is an Elevated Vacancy Rate Holding You Back?

May 21, 2020

Investing in rental property isn’t for everyone. You need some capital, a certain degree of risk tolerance, and a willingness/ability to pay attention to the details. But ultimately, the formula for landlording success isn’t that complex. It looks a little something like this:

Is Being a Landlord a Full-Time Job?

April 30, 2020

Becoming a landlord and managing one or more rental properties is a great way to develop an income stream. If managed carefully, you should be able to make an easy profit every month, all while slowly accumulating the benefits of property appreciation.

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]

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications: Who Stands Out?

April 14, 2020

The rental applications have come flooding in and it’s time to start reviewing them – but what should you look for? Too often, guides to the tenant selection process focus on red flags and while those are important, you want great tenants, not just acceptable ones. At the end of the day, red flags don’t… [Read More]

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

April 7, 2020

As a real estate investor and landlord, your job is all about mitigating risk and maximizing return. The more you’re able to accomplish these overarching goals, the more success you’ll experience. And while security deposits may seem like a small issue to outsiders, experienced landlords know just how much they impact both risk and reward…. [Read More]