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4 Reasons to Avoid Becoming Friends with Your Tenants in Austin, Texas

4 Reasons to Avoid Becoming Friends with Your Tenants in Austin, Texas

February 10, 2022

When is the line blurred between tenant and friend? Is it ever okay to befriend a tenant? What happens when you befriend a tenant who tries to take advantage of you? Most landlords intentionally keep their distance from their tenants, not because they don’t like them, but because befriending a tenant can turn out to… [Read More]

Should You Help Tenants Who Can’t Pay Rent in Houston, Texas? 5 Considerations

Should You Help Tenants Who Can’t Pay Rent in Houston, Texas? 5 Considerations

February 8, 2022

Although it was designed to assist tenants, the national eviction moratorium, including all of its extensions, has been devastating for landlords. While renters across the country have been skipping out on rent for more than a year, property owners have been on the hook for paying their mortgages the entire time. By the time the… [Read More]

8 Ways to Avoid Evicting Your Tenants in Houston, Texas

8 Ways to Avoid Evicting Your Tenants in Houston, Texas

February 3, 2022

With the national eviction moratorium shut down, Texas landlords are resuming evictions and overwhelming the courts. Currently, eviction lawsuits in Houston are taking time to move through the system and the court costs haven’t gotten any cheaper. Unless your tenant is a danger to the health and safety of others, you may want to consider… [Read More]

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

February 1, 2022

Water damage can be catastrophic to your rental property. Small water leaks can turn into major damage if they’re not handled immediately. Unfortunately, tenants don’t always report small leaks when they first happen. Sometimes they’re hard to spot, but other times, tenants are afraid of getting in trouble when they’ve caused the problem. Are you… [Read More]

8 Mistakes You're Making When Accommodating Disabled Tenants in Houston, Texas

8 Mistakes You’re Making When Accommodating Disabled Tenants in Houston, Texas

January 27, 2022

Under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), most Houston landlords are required to accommodate disabled tenants, provided their requests for modifications are reasonable and don’t impose a financial hardship on the landlord. At first glance, some modification requests might seem unreasonable. For example, it’s a big deal to replace a claw foot bath tub with… [Read More]

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

January 25, 2022

Do perfect tenants exist? If you define a perfect tenant as someone who follows the rules, pays rent on time, and doesn’t damage your property or cause problems with neighbors, then yes – perfect tenants exist. However, you’ll need to scrutinize your applicants to find them. To find ideal tenants in Houston, you need to… [Read More]

How to Handle Major Damage to Your Austin Rental Property Without Losing Your Mind

How to Handle Major Damage to Your Austin Rental Property Without Losing Your Mind

January 20, 2022

Are you dealing with major property damage to your Austin rental property? Property damage is every landlord’s worst nightmare. Nobody wants to deal with angry tenants who smash windows, burn the carpet, and destroy the walls. Unfortunately, angry tenants can cause extreme damage that can hit your wallet hard. Not only will you be paying… [Read More]

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

January 18, 2022

Are your tenants requesting permission to rent a spare room on Airbnb to earn more income? Is your tenant subletting your property behind your back? If you’re still on the fence about allowing your tenants to sublet on Airbnb, here are some pros and cons to consider. 1. Con: You’ll need to get a license… [Read More]

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

January 13, 2022

As you start to do your research into investing in a rental property, you may start to think it is a great idea as an alternative investment strategy. But the real question is, how do you actually turn a profit? While many people try to navigate this portion of their rental property expenses and rental… [Read More]

How to Become a Landlord in 2022

How to Become a Landlord in 2022

January 11, 2022

Many people who are looking to expand their portfolio or are looking to make passive income are looking at alternative options. One of the most popular options is the idea of becoming a landlord. But becoming a landlord since the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly changed. In fact, it even has become more profitable for… [Read More]