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6 Tips to Improve the Move-Out Process for Your Houston Rental Property

6 Tips to Improve the Move-Out Process for Your Houston Rental Property

July 14, 2022

The move-out process begins each time a tenant gives notice or if you decide to terminate a renter’s lease. The process plays out whether it’s organized or not, but it’s typically smoother when planned. The move-out process occurs in multiple stages. Sometimes it’s not very even. Tenants refuse to vacate, and some leave behind massive… [Read More]

6 Mistakes That Will Sink Your ROI on a Student Housing Investment

6 Mistakes That Will Sink Your ROI on a Student Housing Investment

July 5, 2022

If you’re looking for a way to break into the real estate investing game – or you’re simply looking for another way to diversify an existing real estate investment portfolio – student housing in college towns is certainly something to consider. There’s plenty of money to be made, but in order to be successful, you… [Read More]

Landlording Priorities: What Do Tenants Want in 2022?

Landlording Priorities: What Do Tenants Want in 2022?

June 30, 2022

As landlords, we typically look at our properties through the lens of what we want out of an investment. But maybe it’s time that we peel back the curtain a bit and study what tenants are actually looking for in the properties they rent. Because at the end of the day, that’s all that matters…. [Read More]

5 Tips for Stress-Free Downsizing

5 Tips for Stress-Free Downsizing

June 28, 2022

Despite the fact that American families have been getting smaller in recent years, homes have continued to grow ever larger. Over the past four decades alone, the average American home has expanded by 1,000 square feet. That’s the equivalent of two to three additional rooms. Remember, it’s not as if families have gotten any larger… [Read More]

The Most Common Expenses That Landlords Underestimate

The Most Common Expenses That Landlords Underestimate

June 21, 2022

Successful management of an investment property centers on balancing expenses and revenue. If you can consistently generate more revenue than you pay in outgoing expenses, you’ll probably be in a profitable position. Throughout the search to acquire new properties for your portfolio, you’ll likely be projecting expenses with care to determine whether each property would… [Read More]

How Long is Too Long for a Property to Remain Vacant

How Long is Too Long for a Property to Remain Vacant?

June 9, 2022

Rental properties can be extremely profitable. They enable you to earn hundreds of dollars a month while you also benefit from the long-term appreciation of the properties’ value. But that’s not always the case. If the space is vacant, you’re losing money instead of making it. You’re responsible for paying the expenses, such as maintenance… [Read More]

When Should You Raise the Rent

When Should You Raise the Rent?

May 31, 2022

Over the last 10 years, rental rates in the US have increased by 31%. That’s an average of about 3% per year. This shouldn’t be surprising. Landlords must raise rents to keep up with rising expenses and to remain competitive with market rates. But they also want to experience as little turnover as possible, because vacancies… [Read More]

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]