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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.

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How to Prepare Your Rental Properties for Summer

April 21, 2015

You always hear people talking about winterizing their properties for the cold months, but aren’t there also things that need to be done to prepare a rental property for summer? There are indeed … and you would be remiss to neglect them.

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DIY Landlord? Or Outsourced Maintenance?

March 24, 2015

Whether you’re new to the rental game or a veteran, handling the maintenance for your rental property is no picnic. It takes time and money, and if you don’t handle the problem quickly, your tenants get very unhappy.

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7 Signs You’re Using the Wrong Houston Property Management Company

January 20, 2015

Deciding to use a property management company for your Houston rental property is an excellent choice for your finances. However, using the wrong Houston property management company is worse than not using one at all. A bad property manager will take your money without offering adequate services in return. However, it can sometimes be hard… [Read More]

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4 Costly Property Management Mistakes You’re Probably Making

December 30, 2014

Whether you’re an experienced landlord or just getting your feet wet, it’s easy to unknowingly make mistakes managing a property. Many property management mistakes seem small. However, they have a way of snowballing quickly into costly problems. You could be dealing with the fallout of a mistake for months, or even years, as it gathers… [Read More]