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Should You Help Tenants Who Can’t Pay Rent in Houston, Texas? 5 Considerations

Should You Help Tenants Who Can’t Pay Rent in Houston, Texas? 5 Considerations

February 8, 2022

Although it was designed to assist tenants, the national eviction moratorium, including all of its extensions, has been devastating for landlords. While renters across the country have been skipping out on rent for more than a year, property owners have been on the hook for paying their mortgages the entire time. By the time the… [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]

8 Mistakes You're Making When Accommodating Disabled Tenants in Houston, Texas

8 Mistakes You’re Making When Accommodating Disabled Tenants in Houston, Texas

January 27, 2022

Under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), most Houston landlords are required to accommodate disabled tenants, provided their requests for modifications are reasonable and don’t impose a financial hardship on the landlord. At first glance, some modification requests might seem unreasonable. For example, it’s a big deal to replace a claw foot bath tub with… [Read More]

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

January 25, 2022

Do perfect tenants exist? If you define a perfect tenant as someone who follows the rules, pays rent on time, and doesn’t damage your property or cause problems with neighbors, then yes – perfect tenants exist. However, you’ll need to scrutinize your applicants to find them. To find ideal tenants in Houston, you need to… [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]

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

January 18, 2022

Are your tenants requesting permission to rent a spare room on Airbnb to earn more income? Is your tenant subletting your property behind your back? If you’re still on the fence about allowing your tenants to sublet on Airbnb, here are some pros and cons to consider. 1. Con: You’ll need to get a license… [Read More]

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

January 13, 2022

As you start to do your research into investing in a rental property, you may start to think it is a great idea as an alternative investment strategy. But the real question is, how do you actually turn a profit? While many people try to navigate this portion of their rental property expenses and rental… [Read More]

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

January 6, 2022

There are a plethora of reasons why someone may want to consider turning their home, which is their primary residence, into a rental property. Perhaps you are looking to make passive income or your home has been sitting on the market for longer than you anticipated. Regardless of what your reasoning may be, we have… [Read More]

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

January 4, 2022

Buying rental property has become an incredibly successful means of an alternative investment strategy. But thinking about investing is a lot different than actually doing it. There is a substantial amount of things to know which can seem overwhelming or even daunting enough to inhibit you from taking the leap. It is perfectly okay to… [Read More]

Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

Niche Housing Communities: 4 Options For Katy Investors

December 30, 2021

There are countless ways to approach real estate investment. Some investors specialize in single family rentals (SFRs), while others emphasize large multi-family units. The SRO market has largely faded out of existence, but the new interest in cohousing may be reinventing this form. Whatever types of properties you typically emphasize, or whether you have a… [Read More]