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San Antonio Landlords: How to Avoid Being a Pushover

San Antonio Landlords: How to Avoid Being a Pushover

August 5, 2021

We interact with thousands of landlords every single year, including hundreds in the San Antonio area, and almost all of them are genuinely nice people. They care about others, take their role seriously, and want to provide safe, comfortable living conditions for the people in their communities. Yes, they care about profits – and we… [Read More]

Secrets of Finding Real Estate Deals in Houston

The Best-Kept Secrets of Finding Real Estate Deals in Houston

April 29, 2021

If you want to find your first rental property or expand your portfolio with high-profitability units, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for good real estate deals in Houston. You’re looking for valuable, high-growth properties that are being sold for reasonable, if not downright cheap prices. The problem is, you have a lot of… [Read More]

Increase Profitability for Your Houston Rental Property

10 Ways to Increase Profitability for Your Houston Rental Property

April 27, 2021

Rental properties remain one of the most common and most lucrative investments you can make. Throughout your ownership of the property, you’ll be able to collect monthly rent from tenants, exceeding your monthly expenses in most cases. On top of that, you’ll benefit from the long-term appreciation of the property – rising prices in a… [Read More]

The Risks of Hiring the Wrong Houston Property Management Company

The Risks of Hiring the Wrong Houston Property Management Company

October 13, 2020

Deciding to hire a property management company to oversee your rental properties and real estate investments is always a good idea. But that’s not the final choice you’ll make. With many different Houston property management companies in the area, you have to decide which one to work with. And a poor or misinformed choice could… [Read More]

Should Houston Landlords Limit Hanging Pictures on the Wall

Should Houston Landlords Limit Hanging Pictures on the Wall?

September 17, 2020

Have you started cleaning up a vacant unit only to discover an excess of nail holes in the wall? Have you ever discovered sloppy DIY patch jobs where someone squeezed toothpaste into nail holes hoping you wouldn’t see them? What about finding a soft spot on the wall and discovering the tenant did a bad… [Read More]

A Right To Privacy

A Right To Privacy: When Can You Enter A Tenant’s Apartment?

September 10, 2020

As a landlord or property manager, you likely find yourself inside your tenant’s home at least a few times a year. There are annual inspections and the occasional maintenance call. Maybe you’ve promised to make an upgrade, like installing a new stove, or you want to check the smoke detectors. Such visits are part of… [Read More]

Raise The Rent Or Sell? What To Do When Finances Are Tight

September 8, 2020

If you’ve ever lived in a large apartment complex, you likely adapted to a particular rhythm: each year, as your lease came up for renewal, you’d also face a rent increase. To continue living in the property, you would be expected to pay more, supposedly to keep up with inflation.

How to Deal With a Dishonest Tenant

How to Deal With a Dishonest Tenant

September 1, 2020

In a perfect world, every tenant would be the real deal. Everything they put on their rental application would be true and you wouldn’t have to worry about excuses for late rent or lies about what’s happening in your property. But in case you haven’t figured it out by now, this isn’t a utopian society…. [Read More]

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Hiring People You Trust

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Hiring People You Trust

August 25, 2020

Real estate investing doesn’t fit into the mold of a traditional business. Generally speaking, it’s not the kind of business where you have standard 9-to-5 hours, cubicles, breakrooms, and rigid HR policies. Whether you’re wholesaling land or renting out single-family properties to tenants, your business moves to the beat of a different drum. Having said… [Read More]

Don’t Let These Worst-Case Scenarios Deter You from Renting Your Property

Don’t Let These Worst-Case Scenarios Deter You from Renting Your Property

August 18, 2020

Sometimes watching the news is a bad idea for landlords. There always seems to be some kind of crazy story about tenants who do strange things and cause intense damage to their rental unit. While the following worst-case scenarios are a possibility, they’re highly unlikely. However, tenants are unpredictable so you should be prepared to… [Read More]