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7 Steps to Find Good Tenants

7 Steps to Find Good Tenants

June 2, 2022

If you’re a landlord, you’re almost always searching for good tenants. They keep your business running and make life so much easier. Good tenants pay on time and respect your property, while bad tenants cause problems and may even necessitate a costly eviction. So how do you find the good ones? In this post, we’ll… [Read More]

When Should You Raise the Rent

When Should You Raise the Rent?

May 31, 2022

Over the last 10 years, rental rates in the US have increased by 31%. That’s an average of about 3% per year. This shouldn’t be surprising. Landlords must raise rents to keep up with rising expenses and to remain competitive with market rates. But they also want to experience as little turnover as possible, because vacancies… [Read More]

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

May 19, 2022

According to a report by the Rental Housing Journal, Texas made the list as one of the top three most popular places to move in 2021. More than 500,000 people have resettled here since 2019, and the numbers continue to grow. If you’re a landlord, these numbers represent big promises for investment properties in the… [Read More]

How to Buy Your First Rental Property in Houston

How to Buy Your First Rental Property in Houston

May 17, 2022

You might be looking for ways to expand your portfolio. Stocks and bonds are only scratching the surface for your financial future; there are more ways to create passive income that’ll help to diversify your sources of revenue. If you’ve hoped to minimize the risk of losses in your life, your research has probably led… [Read More]

6 Rental Property Repairs You Should Prepare For

6 Rental Property Repairs You Should Prepare For

April 28, 2022

When a rental property produces a small or negative return, there could be any number of factors to blame. But excessive maintenance issues and repairs are among the most common. In many cases, this concern can be traced back to the investor’s failure to perform due diligence when researching the property and crunching the cash-flow… [Read More]

How to Lower Closing Costs When Buying a Rental Property

How to Lower Closing Costs When Buying a Rental Property

April 26, 2022

When you invest in a rental property, ROI is everything. You either generate a positive return on your investment or you don’t. And while the agreed-upon sale price is obviously the most essential factor when you run the numbers, you mustn’t ignore closing costs. For all intents and purposes, they’re a part of the investment…. [Read More]

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

April 14, 2022

Every landlord would love to have the perfect tenants, but there are some bad eggs out there, sad to say. Proper tenant screenings and background checks are a good start to avoid them. However, there are other factors you’d be smart to consider. Take a look at the 11 tips below to help you find… [Read More]

What’s the Best Way to Raise Rent for a Houston TX Tenant?

What’s the Best Way to Raise Rent for a Houston TX Tenant?

March 29, 2022

During the course of your property management activities, you may feel the impulse to raise the rent at one of your properties. There are many good reasons to do this, such as to cover new expenses like higher property taxes or HOA fees. You may also simply wish to increase your profits by keeping your… [Read More]

The 7 Most Common Tenant Complaints

The 7 Most Common Tenant Complaints (and How to Handle Them)

March 24, 2022

Not all tenants complain. In fact, many of your best tenants will remain content indefinitely: continuing to pay rent and reaching out only when the house or apartment clearly needs routine maintenance or a small-scale repair. But some tenants will complain on a semi-regular basis. If you’re unlucky, you might end up with a tenant… [Read More]

How to Manage Long-Term Guests in Your Houston Rental Properties

How to Manage Long-Term Guests in Your Houston Rental Properties

March 22, 2022

Tenants should be allowed to have guests stay a night or two, but long-term guests can pose a problem. Sometimes it’s just a friend or relative who’s visiting from out-of-town, but a long-term guest may include someone who has no intention of leaving. Technically, at some point a long-term guest becomes a tenant. What started… [Read More]