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Should You Add Security Cameras To Your Rental Property For Protection?

8 Home Security Tips for Houston Homeowners

May 12, 2020

The Greater Houston Area is a fantastic place to raise a family. There are good schools, friendly people, quality jobs, and access to an array of amenities and entertainment options. But it’s not immune from crime. As a homeowner, anything you can do to lower your family’s risk of being victimized by burglary and theft… [Read More]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Insurance Policy

May 5, 2020

Insurance is not a favorite topic, but it’s an important one. And for homeowners, it can mean the difference between protecting your investment at an affordable rate and overspending for poor coverage that leaves you vulnerable to expensive problems and issues down the road.

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

April 7, 2020

As a real estate investor and landlord, your job is all about mitigating risk and maximizing return. The more you’re able to accomplish these overarching goals, the more success you’ll experience. And while security deposits may seem like a small issue to outsiders, experienced landlords know just how much they impact both risk and reward…. [Read More]

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Property?

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Property?

March 24, 2020

When it comes to real estate investing, buzzwords get thrown around like candy at a parade. And if there’s one buzzword that’s overused more than the rest, it’s “turnkey.” The phrase is used so frequently that it seems to have lost all its meaning. You think you want to invest in a turnkey property, but… [Read More]

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

February 25, 2020

Allowing tenants to smoke cigarettes inside your property can destroy your ability to rent or resell your property. Cigarette smoke sticks to walls, drapes, carpet, and even ceiling tiles in a form of sticky residue. This sticky residue, known as “third-hand smoke,” can linger for years unless it’s intentionally cleaned up.

Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee

Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee: Which is Better for Landlords?

January 23, 2020

Landlords are always looking for ways to reduce risk and increase profitability. And when you let someone else live in your property, one of the biggest risks involves the potential damage they could do to the residence. For years, the security deposit has been the preferred method of compensating for property damage related risk. But… [Read More]

Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

A Landlord’s Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

December 31, 2019

Water damage…the words alone are enough to make any homeowner shudder with fear. But if you own rental properties, you’re going to eventually face a situation where you have to deal with water damage. What do you do? Who is responsible? Where do your renters go? Questions like these abound – so make sure have… [Read More]

8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

December 19, 2019

Buying a house – whether it’s your “forever home” or a house you’ll only be in for a couple of years – is a big deal. Any time you put down such a large amount of money and attach your name to debt, you want to make sure it’s perfect. The problem is that homes… [Read More]

Workforce Housing

Workforce Housing: What It Is And Why It’s Key To Your Portfolio

December 12, 2019

Savvy real estate investors don’t just buy properties. No, the best investors develop a diversified portfolio that can withstand market fluctuations and provide multiple income streams. For Houston area landlords, this includes investing in workforce housing.

6 Ways to Earn a Tenant’s Trust (and Why it Matters)

December 3, 2019

If you’re the landlord, does it really matter if a tenant trusts you? Absolutely. A tenant who trusts and respects their landlord is less likely to cause careless damage to the property. They’re also more likely to communicate with you and work with you to resolve problems.