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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]

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5 Things New Landlords Don’t Know About Managing Houston Rental Properties

August 13, 2020

Managing a rental property in Houston isn’t easy; you’ve got plenty to learn. You need to be well versed in landlord-tenant law, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and many other federal, state, and local regulations. For example, Nolo.com explains that under Texas law, landlords are required to disclose certain information in… [Read More]

Concerned About Dishonest Applicants

Concerned About Dishonest Applicants? Use These Screening Strategies

August 11, 2020

All landlords in Houston aim to find the best possible tenants, but sometimes that’s a difficult task. Fair Housing laws prevent landlords from getting too personal during the screening process and even when you don’t break any discrimination laws, some rejected tenants will file a lawsuit anyway.

Reasons Tenants Want to Live in Round Rock

11 Reasons Tenants Want to Live in Round Rock, Texas

August 7, 2020

Are you on a mission to buy investment property in an area that attracts plenty of people? Investing in property in Round Rock, Texas fits that bill. Just as there are plenty of things to do in Round Rock as a visitor, there are numerous reasons people pack up and move to Round Rock.

How Houston Landlords Can Handle Reasonable Accommodation Requests

How Houston Landlords Can Handle Reasonable Accommodation Requests

August 6, 2020

Landlords in Houston might need to make modifications to a rental unit to accommodate a disabled tenant. The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to make reasonable modifications required for a disabled tenant to use the rental property safely. For example, a tenant who uses a wheelchair might ask their landlord to install a ramp, widen… [Read More]

Becoming a Profitable Landlord in Georgetown, Texas

7 Tips for Becoming a Profitable Landlord in Georgetown, Texas

August 6, 2020

Being a landlord isn’t glorious, but it can pay off if you do it right. If you’ve got investment property in Georgetown, Texas, here are 7 ways to make it profitable. Be cautious when tenants want to pay rent upfront Sometimes tenants will offer to pay multiple months’ rent upfront or even an entire year…. [Read More]

Short-Term Student Rentals

Short-Term Student Rentals: A New Consideration For Georgetown TX Landlords

August 5, 2020

Like many Austin suburbs, Georgetown is a college town. Home to Southwestern University, with its undergraduate population of about 1500 students, the area’s population naturally fluctuates with the school year. This year, though, the school year looks a bit different. Though Southwestern does plan to invite all students back to campus, it will be doing… [Read More]

COVID Relocations Present New Opportunities

For San Marcos Investors, COVID Relocations Present New Opportunities

August 4, 2020

COVID-19 has left the real estate industry reeling. Potential buyers are split between taking advantage of record low mortgage rates and the added stress of moving during a pandemic – as seen in major markets like Houston, current conditions have created a buyer’s market. Mortgage rates aside, though, COVID-19 has also sparked a desire to… [Read More]