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9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

May 19, 2022

According to a report by the Rental Housing Journal, Texas made the list as one of the top three most popular places to move in 2021. More than 500,000 people have resettled here since 2019, and the numbers continue to grow. If you’re a landlord, these numbers represent big promises for investment properties in the… [Read More]

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

May 12, 2022

If you’re a Houston homeowner, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the value of your home without emptying your accounts. A $25,000 kitchen remodel or $10,000 outdoor living addition will definitely move the needle, but they aren’t necessarily affordable. You don’t have to bust your budget, fortunately. Plenty of worthwhile home improvement projects are… [Read More]

6 Tips for Real Estate Investors in Down Markets

6 Tips for Real Estate Investors in Down Markets

May 10, 2022

As of this writing, we’re still in the middle of one of the most extended real estate booms in many years. Home prices have soared for more than a decade (and have become even hotter over the past two to three years). The same goes for rental rates, which have climbed so high in certain… [Read More]

Why Owning a Townhome Could be the Perfect Option For You

Why Owning a Townhome Could be the Perfect Option For You

April 21, 2022

When it comes to owning real estate, most people focus on condos, apartments, and single-family homes. If you study the real estate market over the past decade, however, you’ll see that townhomes have made a significant comeback. Old townhomes are getting revitalized, new ones are being built by the thousands, and everyone from young millennials… [Read More]

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

April 14, 2022

Every landlord would love to have the perfect tenants, but there are some bad eggs out there, sad to say. Proper tenant screenings and background checks are a good start to avoid them. However, there are other factors you’d be smart to consider. Take a look at the 11 tips below to help you find… [Read More]

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]

What to Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Late Fees in Houston

What to Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Late Fees in Houston

March 17, 2022

Late fees are designed to encourage tenants to pay rent on time. Though a late fee won’t make any difference among tenants who genuinely don’t have the money, there are other reasons tenants pay late. Late fees can be a deterrent for those situations. Why would someone not pay the rent on time when they… [Read More]

Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

March 15, 2022

A lease agreement is the central tool in every tenancy. It gives you the legal authority to hold your tenants accountable for their behavior both outside and inside the courtroom. Do you have the following crucial policies in your standard lease agreements? 1. Notice requirements to terminate the tenancy When you accept a qualified tenant,… [Read More]

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant (and How to Avoid Problems)

March 10, 2022

Accepting a bad tenant will inevitably lead to problems. It might take several months for issues to surface, but you may rest assured, they will. There’s no guarantee you can avoid every potentially bad tenant, but most can be readily avoided with the proper due diligence. That means a thorough tenant screening. If you don’t… [Read More]