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Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

May 12, 2022

If you’re a Houston homeowner, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the value of your home without emptying your accounts. A $25,000 kitchen remodel or $10,000 outdoor living addition will definitely move the needle, but they aren’t necessarily affordable. You don’t have to bust your budget, fortunately. Plenty of worthwhile home improvement projects are… [Read More]

How to Create a Safety Checklist for Your Katy, Texas Rental Property

How to Create a Safety Checklist for Your Katy, Texas Rental Property

February 15, 2022

Landlords and property managers in Katy, Texas, are responsible for maintaining safe, habitable dwelling units for their tenants. Keeping a property safe requires maintaining structures, land, appliances, and tending to problems like mold. Texas state law requires that you provide a safe, habitable home for your tenants that meets the following general requirements: Structural elements… [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]

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]

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants' Questions

Air Quality Concerns: Responding to Katy Tenants’ Questions

December 28, 2021

In regards to their housing, tenants have a variety of rights. Perhaps the broadest of these rights, however, is the right to a safe and habitable environment, a standard that ensures that tenants don’t need to tolerate infestations, serious leaks, or other hazardous conditions. One aspect of this right that many tenants don’t think about… [Read More]

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

December 14, 2021

When you own a rental property in Austin, Texas, you can expect to perform maintenance and repairs on a regular basis. Appliances break down, shingles need to be replaced, and sometimes pipes burst. Unless you have a property manager, being a landlord isn’t a hands-free gig. To help offset all of your time, you might… [Read More]

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property. Now What?

October 12, 2021

The best-case scenario when renting a property is that you find quiet, respectful, and attentive tenants who always pay their rent on time and leave your property just the way they found it. It’s rare to establish a relationship this smooth, however. Most of the time, you’ll have to deal with a variety of challenges… [Read More]

How to Deal with Hoarders in Austin

Landlords: How to Deal with Hoarders in Austin, Texas

June 8, 2021

Landlords have an overwhelming number of responsibilities for taking care of their properties. The last thing any landlord wants to deal with is a hoarder. Unfortunately, hoarders aren’t just fiction created for daytime television shows – they’re real, and they’re everywhere. If your tenant is a hoarder, you need to act fast before they permanently… [Read More]

A Fall Maintenance To-Do List for Houston Homeowners

A Fall Maintenance To-Do List for Houston Homeowners

February 2, 2021

Everyone loves fall around here. It means cooler weather, colorful changes, new menu items, and, of course, football. But the changing temperatures and falling leaves can also put some stress on your home. Before grabbing a slice of pumpkin pie and kicking your feet up to watch a little afternoon pigskin, make sure you’re staying… [Read More]

In The Eye Of The Storm: Your Houston Hurricane Survival Guide

In The Eye Of The Storm: Your Houston Hurricane Survival Guide

December 22, 2020

When Hurricane Laura swept through the southwest in late August, Houston was lucky, escaping mostly unscathed. As we know from past experiences, such as the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, that isn’t always the case. The “once in a century” storm killed at least 68 people in the area and caused billions in… [Read More]