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4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

How to Handle These 4 Strange Ways Houston Tenants Might Damage Your Property

April 20, 2021

Property damage is unavoidable. If you haven’t had to deal with destruction yet, you will at some point in your career. Some tenants simple aren’t able to avoid harming walls, screens, closet doors, and ceilings. Small holes, scuffs, and scratches beyond normal wear and tear are often caused by carelessness. For example, a tenant might… [Read More]

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

How to Keep Your Rental Home Safe From Invisible Lurking Threats in Katy, Texas

February 18, 2021

Being a landlord in Katy, Texas isn’t a simple job. You’re not just managing a property – you’re continually managing your relationship with your tenant(s). For example, fixing a broken toilet may seem like a simple maintenance task, but how fast you make that repair can make or break your tenant’s trust. Tenants expect their… [Read More]

A Fall Maintenance To-Do List for Houston Homeowners

A Fall Maintenance To-Do List for Houston Homeowners

February 2, 2021

Everyone loves fall around here. It means cooler weather, colorful changes, new menu items, and, of course, football. But the changing temperatures and falling leaves can also put some stress on your home. Before grabbing a slice of pumpkin pie and kicking your feet up to watch a little afternoon pigskin, make sure you’re staying… [Read More]

7 Costs Houston Landlords Are Likely to Underestimate

7 Costs Houston Landlords Are Likely to Underestimate

November 24, 2020

One of your biggest responsibilities as a Houston landlord will be effectively managing and estimating costs. There are many costs associated with managing a property, from your monthly mortgage payments to ongoing repairs and maintenance, and how you estimate them will play into not only your bottom-line profitability, but also your effectiveness as a landlord…. [Read More]

How to Find a Good Home Contractor in Katy

How to Find a Good Home Contractor in Katy

November 12, 2020

Whether you’re in Katy, Houston, New York City, or Los Angeles, good home contractors are hard to come by. It’s easy to find a contractor, but finding one who is going to treat you fairly, do good work, respect your budget, and follow a timeline can feel nearly impossible. While there are no guarantees, we’re… [Read More]

How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

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]

How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

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.