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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]

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]

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]