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How to Be a Prepared Home Seller

How to Be a Prepared Home Seller

September 29, 2022

Are you truly prepared to sell your home? Selling a home isn’t always easy. Even in a seller’s market, with restricted inventory, high prices, and a wide assortment of buyers clamoring to tour your house, there’s no guarantee that you’re going to attract competitive bids – or that your home will sell in its first… [Read More]

How to Handle Pests in a Texas Rental Property

How to Handle Pests in a Texas Rental Property

September 20, 2022

Nobody likes the idea of dealing with pests, whether you’re tolerating them in your own home or are dealing with an outbreak in one of your rental properties. Some bugs are totally unavoidable; it’s almost impossible to have a house that’s completely free of flies and other insects. But what steps can you take to… [Read More]

Buyers: How to View a Home Like an Inspector

Buyers: How to View a Home Like an Inspector

August 9, 2022

It’s a tough time to buy a house. Inventory is low, demand is high, prices have increased dramatically over the past couple of years, and there are plenty of cash buyers who are ready to overpay for a property they like. This leaves the average homebuyer in a compromising position. Do you keep your high… [Read More]

Is It Possible to Have Too Many Rental Properties

Is It Possible to Have Too Many Rental Properties?

July 21, 2022

Real estate investors are always looking for ways to expand their portfolios. Each new acquisition represents new revenue potential, new asset appreciation potential, and additional benefits. Hypothetically, if you keep adding new profitable assets to your portfolio, your portfolio should keep growing in a positive direction. For example, let’s say you start by purchasing a… [Read More]

What a Landlord in Texas Can and Cannot Do

What a Landlord in Texas Can and Cannot Do

July 12, 2022

When you decide to become a landlord in Texas, you have to perform research into what responsibilities are involved. Aside from an acquaintance with standard laws and regulations, there are other small aspects you may have be aware of. Upon the signing of the lease, both tenants and landlords become entitled to certain specific rights…. [Read More]

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]

What Should You Do If You Don't Like Your Real Estate Agent

What Should You Do If You Don’t Like Your Real Estate Agent?

April 5, 2022

Your real estate agent is supposed to represent your best interests when buying or selling a home. In an ideal world, they’ll guide you through the process, provide you with advice, and ultimately lead you to a financial decision that you’re happy with. But what happens when your real estate agent doesn’t hold up their… [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]

5 Tips for a Low Maintenance Rental Property

5 Tips for a Low Maintenance Rental Property

February 24, 2022

Generally speaking, real estate investing is a good strategy. (Most people are aware of this fact.) And when you consider how many different clever financing strategies there are, the majority of people could eventually own a rental property if they were disciplined. What is it then that keeps 99 percent of people from investing in… [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]