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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]

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

September 23, 2019

Although investment properties often yield a predictable cash flow and healthy margins, they can also open you to substantial levels of risk. Those risks are significant enough that some people just avoid this form of investment.

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

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Budgeting Maintenance for Your Rental Property

August 29, 2018

Novice landlords often absorb the myth that any income earned from your rental properties is profit. If you’re realistic, though, there’s a lot more to the picture. Budgeting is a big part of it. The income you earn from each unit may partly qualify as profit, but a good percentage also goes back into the… [Read More]

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Around The Clock Repairs: The Value Of On-Site Maintenance

April 13, 2016

No one likes when something goes awry, but when your ceiling develops a leak just as you’re getting into bed or the toilet overflows on a Saturday afternoon, the issue is extra inconvenient. After all, who’s going to come fix the problem at this hour? When property management companies offer 24/7 repair help, however, someone… [Read More]