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How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

July 16, 2020

The home buying process is long and complicated. And while certain aspects are fun – like touring homes and finding precisely what you want – other elements are pure drudgery. The due diligence and repair process that follows an accepted offer would fall into this latter category. But the better you understand how to handle… [Read More]

What Are the Biggest Red Flags to Notice During a Home Inspection?

June 11, 2020

Before you finalize any property transaction, it’s important for you to conduct a home inspection. Typically, the homebuyer conducts a home inspection as they see fit after making an initial offer—with that offer contingent upon the results of the inspection. If the inspection goes well, the offer can go through without a hitch. Occasionally, you… [Read More]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Insurance Policy

May 5, 2020

Insurance is not a favorite topic, but it’s an important one. And for homeowners, it can mean the difference between protecting your investment at an affordable rate and overspending for poor coverage that leaves you vulnerable to expensive problems and issues down the road.

Why You Should Always Wait Before Renovating a New Home

Why You Should Always Wait Before Renovating a New Home

April 9, 2020

Home renovations are appealing to homebuyers on multiple levels. Perhaps the most alluring perk is that you can buy a property below market value and take the money you save to turn it into the house of your dreams. But before you go crazy with drawing up plans, scheduling contractors, and pulling permits, consider that… [Read More]

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

Should You Allow Vaping in Your Katy, Texas Rental Property?

February 25, 2020

Allowing tenants to smoke cigarettes inside your property can destroy your ability to rent or resell your property. Cigarette smoke sticks to walls, drapes, carpet, and even ceiling tiles in a form of sticky residue. This sticky residue, known as “third-hand smoke,” can linger for years unless it’s intentionally cleaned up.

Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

A Landlord’s Guide to Dealing With Water Damage

December 31, 2019

Water damage…the words alone are enough to make any homeowner shudder with fear. But if you own rental properties, you’re going to eventually face a situation where you have to deal with water damage. What do you do? Who is responsible? Where do your renters go? Questions like these abound – so make sure have… [Read More]

8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

December 19, 2019

Buying a house – whether it’s your “forever home” or a house you’ll only be in for a couple of years – is a big deal. Any time you put down such a large amount of money and attach your name to debt, you want to make sure it’s perfect. The problem is that homes… [Read More]

8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

October 30, 2019

Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of dollars… [Read More]

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

8 Reasons You Probably Aren’t Cut Out to Buy a Fixer-Upper

September 18, 2019

If you binge-watch enough 30-minute TV episodes, or spend a substantial amount of time scrolling through Pinterest boards, you might eventually be tempted to buy a fixer-upper for your next home.