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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]

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

December 9, 2021

Do you own rental property in Houston that uses natural gas or propane? Using gas for fuel is a great way to reduce reliance on the electrical grid and it can be cheaper. However, there are some extra guidelines to follow when you rent property that uses gas. 1. Does your tenant have a gas… [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]

The 10 Best Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home

The 10 Best Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Home

September 30, 2021

Selling a home is a major undertaking, no matter how well prepared you are or how much experience you’ve had selling properties in the past. You’ll need to get the home ready for prospective buyers, get yourself ready to move out (if you’re currently occupying the property), and set expectations for your listing. Ultimately, this… [Read More]

Worst-Case Tenant Scenarios San Antonio Landlords Need to Anticipate

5 Worst-Case Tenant Scenarios San Antonio Landlords Need to Anticipate

September 7, 2021

Worst-case scenarios are an unfortunate, if hopefully occasional, reality if you’re a landlord. It’s not unreasonable to accept that you might face one of the following challenges at some point in your career as an investor. You’d be smart to prepare for the worst, but expect the best. If you end facing any of the… [Read More]

How Curb Appeal Can Help You Sell Your Austin Home

How Curb Appeal Can Help You Sell Your Austin Home

June 24, 2021

Just as there are many ways to skin a cat, there are countless approaches to selling a home. But when it comes to your Austin home, there’s one investment that will amplify everything else about the listing. We’re talking about curb appeal! The Importance of Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a trendy buzzword that you’ll… [Read More]

Home Renovation Mistakes Austin Homeowners Make

The Biggest Home Renovation Mistakes Austin Homeowners Make

June 22, 2021

There’s arguably never been a better time to renovate your Austin home. The market is booming and properties that are updated, modern, and well-designed are typically under contract within hours of being listed. (Many for above asking price.) However, don’t let your HGTV obsession convince you that renovating a home is as simple as knocking… [Read More]

4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

How to Handle These 4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

April 20, 2021

Property damage is unavoidable. If you haven’t had to deal with destruction yet, you will at some point in your career. Some tenants simple aren’t able to avoid harming walls, screens, closet doors, and ceilings. Small holes, scuffs, and scratches beyond normal wear and tear are often caused by carelessness. For example, a tenant might… [Read More]

How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

Welcome Week: How to Make a Positive First Impression on Houston Tenants

February 25, 2021

Tenants are often the ones trying to make a positive first impression on landlords – hoping to convince them to choose their rental application over a thick stack of other similarly qualified applicants. But first impressions matter for landlords, too. If you want to increase your chances for success, you need to connect with tenants… [Read More]