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How to Invest in Real Estate

How to Invest in Real Estate if You’re in an Expensive Market

November 20, 2019

Although the real estate market continues to sizzle across the nation, some people have discovered it isn’t as easy to get some skin in the real estate investing game as they thought it would be.

How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale

How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale

November 18, 2019

Some impressive events have happened in the housing market over the last seven or eight years. Many homeowners have seen their property dramatically increase in value.

Should You Rent Out Your Property Instead of Selling It?

Should You Rent Out Your Property Instead of Selling It?

November 15, 2019

If you’re ready to move to a different city or a new house, you’ll inevitably consider selling your current home. But selling it isn’t the only option; obviously you don’t want it sitting empty, especially if you’re still making mortgage payments, but you do have the option of renting it as you get settled in… [Read More]

Texas Has Expanded Medical Marijuana Access

Texas Has Expanded Medical Marijuana Access – But What Does That Mean For Landlords?

November 8, 2019

As more states expand access to medical and even recreational marijuana, landlords are faced with a new question: do they have to permit marijuana use in their properties? On the recreational front, the question is fairly simple; just as landlords can ban cigarette smoking, they can also ban marijuana. When it comes to medical marijuana,… [Read More]

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

November 6, 2019

Houston is one of the most important rental markets in the United States, with the third-highest number of apartments of any American city – but all isn’t well for the city’s tenants. In a recent study performed by the University of Texas School of Law, researchers determined that about 40% of Houston apartments were built… [Read More]

7 Home Features That Aren’t Worth Paying a Premium For

7 Home Features That Aren’t Worth Paying a Premium For

October 28, 2019

The home-buying process can be emotional. It’s easy to go into the matter with a small set of needs and desires but end up with an extensive list of “must-haves.”

Managing a Beach House Rental Property

A Guide to Successfully Managing a Beach House Rental Property

October 25, 2019

When it comes to real estate investing, there are dozens of directions you can go. You can invest in single-family residential properties, multifamily properties, apartment buildings, raw land, commercial buildings, and even mobile home parks. But in addition to these investments, there’s also the niche of vacation properties.

8 Things Good Neighbors Hate

8 Things Good Neighbors Hate

October 23, 2019

If you want to be happy in your own home, you need more than a big house, nice furniture, and a good location. You also need friendly neighbors. Unfortunately, many homeowners accidentally get on the bad side of their neighbors. Don’t let this be you.

Should You Start Investing in Real Estate With a Single-Family Rental Property?

Should You Start Investing in Real Estate With a Single-Family Rental Property?

October 18, 2019

There are many good reasons to invest in rental property. You can collect rental income in excess of your ongoing expenses, yielding an immediate profit, and eventually, you should be able to sell the property for more than you originally paid for it.

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]