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Expert Advice for Newbie Investors Just Getting Into “the Game”

Expert Advice for Newbie Investors Just Getting Into “the Game”

April 19, 2022

Real estate investing might seem like an elite endeavor that only the smartest and most resourceful people are able to enter. However, the exact opposite is closer to the truth. It’s actually one of the most accessible wealth-building vehicles around. Regardless of how much money you have, what your background is, or where you’re located,… [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]

Is a Home Loan Truly “Good Debt”?

Is a Home Loan Truly “Good Debt”?

April 12, 2022

You might hear it said that buying a home with the help of a loan is always a good decision because a home loan is “good debt.” In a culture that regularly warns youngsters and financial novices about the dangers of debt and compound interest, this sounds like an oxymoron. Debt is often a financial… [Read More]

5 Good Reasons to Bid Above Asking Price

5 Good Reasons to Bid Above Asking Price (and 5 Bad Ones)

April 7, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new house, you might consider entering a bid above the asking price. For example, if the home is listed at $250,000, you could put in a bid of $260,000. Strategically, this move could make sense. The advantages are obvious; a higher price means your offer will be much… [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]

What Could Cause the Texas Real Estate Market to Crash

What Could Cause the Texas Real Estate Market to Crash?

March 31, 2022

Homeowners in Texas have enjoyed exciting economic conditions over the past few years. People are flocking to the state in search of housing, and driving real estate prices higher than they’ve ever been – and far outpacing the growth of prior years prior. It’s definitely a seller’s market, so if you decide to list your… [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]

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

March 8, 2022

Many landlords are looking for innovative ways to protect their properties, especially when they don’t live nearby. Video surveillance systems are an obvious choice, but what is their legal status? The short answer is they’re fine. You may install surveillance cameras on your Katy, Texas rental property as long as they are for security purposes… [Read More]

The Death of the Paper Rent Check

The Death of the Paper Rent Check

March 1, 2022

Rent collection has and always will be one of the most contentious topics for landlords. It’s a sensitive issue that sparks passionate debates, arguments, and rants. And while landlords have typically relied on paper rent checks for the better part of a century, they’re no longer considered the ideal option for Katy landlords (or any… [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]