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9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

May 19, 2022

According to a report by the Rental Housing Journal, Texas made the list as one of the top three most popular places to move in 2021. More than 500,000 people have resettled here since 2019, and the numbers continue to grow. If you’re a landlord, these numbers represent big promises for investment properties in the… [Read More]

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

Houston Home Improvement Projects for $1,000 or Less

May 12, 2022

If you’re a Houston homeowner, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the value of your home without emptying your accounts. A $25,000 kitchen remodel or $10,000 outdoor living addition will definitely move the needle, but they aren’t necessarily affordable. You don’t have to bust your budget, fortunately. Plenty of worthwhile home improvement projects are… [Read More]

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

February 1, 2022

Water damage can be catastrophic to your rental property. Small water leaks can turn into major damage if they’re not handled immediately. Unfortunately, tenants don’t always report small leaks when they first happen. Sometimes they’re hard to spot, but other times, tenants are afraid of getting in trouble when they’ve caused the problem. Are you… [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]

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Perform Their Own Repairs in Austin, Texas

December 14, 2021

When you own a rental property in Austin, Texas, you can expect to perform maintenance and repairs on a regular basis. Appliances break down, shingles need to be replaced, and sometimes pipes burst. Unless you have a property manager, being a landlord isn’t a hands-free gig. To help offset all of your time, you might… [Read More]

How to Find (and Emphasize) Whatever Makes Your Houston, Texas Home Unique

How to Find (and Emphasize) Whatever Makes Your Houston, Texas Home Unique

November 18, 2021

How many homes do you think are in Houston? According to the Census Bureau, there were 858,374 households as of 2019. That number has likely risen since then. Putting aside semantic debates about what qualifies as a “household,” that’s nearly a million homes all in the same city, many of which were built around the… [Read More]

Avoid These 10 Property Management Blunders in Houston

Make Sure You Avoid These 10 Property Management Blunders in Houston

May 18, 2021

If you want to earn as much as you can on your Houston investment properties, it’s worthwhile to use the best property management team you can. If you encounter any of the mistakes below in the management of your portfolio, you may want to switch to a different management firm. Public Safety Problems Every property… [Read More]

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]