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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Absentee Landlord?

December 25, 2015

When most people think about absentee landlords, the stigma isn’t great. It drums up an image of a slimy slumlord who takes money and doesn’t ever show his face. However, that’s not the case with the landlords who put their best foot forward and make a continued effort to do a good job, even when… [Read More]

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6 Management Tips from Real Estate Mogul Donald Trump

November 4, 2015

We’ve been hearing about him a lot more for his pursuit of the White House of late, but Donald Trump’s success has come mostly from his real estate activities. Depending on which source you consult, his net worth is between $4.5 billion and $10 billion (and does it really matter?). The majority of that money… [Read More]

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How to Take a Vacation When You’re a Landlord

October 21, 2015

Just because you’re a landlord doesn’t mean you can’t take a vacation. Everyone needs a break now and then, especially when life involves your kind of responsibilities, which can be pretty stressful. It’s all right for managers to take a vacation as long as they take the proper steps before they leave. With the right… [Read More]

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6 Tips for Being Taken Seriously as a New Landlord

October 12, 2015

Any time you’re starting a new career or venturing into an unfamiliar fields, you want to make a name for yourself. Unless you command respect, you probably won’t be given much. This is especially true for first-time landlords. If you’re preparing to become landlord for the first time in your life, here are six essential… [Read More]

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6 Ways Landlords Can Reduce and Even Eliminate Stress

October 8, 2015

When you’re a landlord, your stress level can get extremely high. Whether you’re dealing with tenants who trash your property, tenants who never pay on time, or expensive repairs to appliances or structure, being a landlord is admittedly not a glamor profession. But it can definitely be lucrative. So how do you eliminate some of… [Read More]

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How Landlords Can Protect Themselves During the Move-In Process

August 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be against landlords. At least that’s what you’ll feel like if you start reading articles and blogs on the internet. Everything is written for tenants and how they can protect themselves against “greedy” landlords. But what about you? How can you protect yourself from tenants? That’s a valid question and one that… [Read More]

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8 Essential Tasks Landlords Should Perform on an Annual Basis

June 23, 2015

The last thing you want is an article that overwhelms you with your duties and obligations. This is not one of those. You know you have to stay on top of your rental properties on a regular basis. If you’re only inspecting them and reviewing financials every few years, you’re honestly missing out on potential… [Read More]

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10 Landlord Mistakes That Call for a Professional Property Manager

June 11, 2015

When you’re a landlord, there are two categories of mistakes you risk making. The first are small and not very costly. These consist largely of learning experiences that don’t have any significant impact on your cash flow or stability. The second category can be deadly, though. These are the mistakes that will land you in… [Read More]

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Being a Houston Landlord

June 4, 2015

Becoming a landlord is something many people (at least casually) think about once or twice in their lives. On the one hand, it can seem like easy, passive income, while on the other, it has the potential to be nightmarish and risky. Well, in certain situations, either end of the spectrum can be true. If… [Read More]

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9 Essential Items Landlords Always Need in Writing

May 5, 2015

As a landlord, your greatest protection comes from having everything in writing. If something’s not in writing, you’re not fully covered.