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What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

November 6, 2019

Houston is one of the most important rental markets in the United States, with the third-highest number of apartments of any American city – but all isn’t well for the city’s tenants. In a recent study performed by the University of Texas School of Law, researchers determined that about 40% of Houston apartments were built… [Read More]

8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

October 30, 2019

Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of dollars… [Read More]

8 Options for When Your Home Isn't Selling

8 Options for When Your Home Isn’t Selling

October 14, 2019

Even if you own a lovely home and have taken care of it for years, there’s no guarantee it’s going to sell in the timeframe you want. If you’re struggling to get any offers in the first few months of your listing, it may be a sign that something’s wrong.

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

October 9, 2019

  Being a landlord in Texas carries the responsibility of maintaining accurate records pertaining to tenants including maintenance, repairs, damages, and of course the rental agreement or lease. These paper documents pile up quickly, and if you’re not organized they can get lost or thrown away.

5 Risks of Managing Your Own Property Investments in Houston

October 2, 2019

Houston is a hot market for property investors, and more homes are being turned into rentals, vacation homes, and income properties.

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

September 30, 2019

  Parking is a major source of frustration for people in large cities, including Houston. Although it’s convenient to live in an apartment that’s within walking distance of downtown areas, the downside is minimal or expensive parking.

Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

How Reasonable Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

September 27, 2019

In a perfect world, tenants would pay rent on time and make no excuses when they’re late. In the real world, sometimes it doesn’t work that way.

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

September 23, 2019

Although investment properties often yield a predictable cash flow and healthy margins, they can also open you to substantial levels of risk. Those risks are significant enough that some people just avoid this form of investment.

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.