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How an Inexpensive Bathroom Remodel Can Make Your Rental Property Stand Out

June 16, 2020

When it comes to remodeling a rental property, most real estate investors and landlords focus on the kitchen and common living areas. However, if you want to get some really good bang for your buck, you should consider upgrading and remodeling the bathrooms. For a very small price tag, you can significantly enhance the appeal… [Read More]

The 10 Most Important Features Tenants Look for in a Rental

June 9, 2020

If you want your vacancies to end fast and you want your tenants to stick around as long as possible, you need to outfit your property with the best possible features and perks. That means buying properties with the best collection of tenant-approved features and gradually issuing fixes, remodels, and upgrades to keep those properties… [Read More]

Is an Elevated Vacancy Rate Holding You Back?

May 21, 2020

Investing in rental property isn’t for everyone. You need some capital, a certain degree of risk tolerance, and a willingness/ability to pay attention to the details. But ultimately, the formula for landlording success isn’t that complex. It looks a little something like this:

Is Being a Landlord a Full-Time Job?

April 30, 2020

Becoming a landlord and managing one or more rental properties is a great way to develop an income stream. If managed carefully, you should be able to make an easy profit every month, all while slowly accumulating the benefits of property appreciation.

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

April 21, 2020

If you’re an avid real estate investor, you likely already know about the importance of diversifying your portfolio. In the stock market, diversification is fairly straightforward; you’ll want to own shares in a mix of companies from different industries and of different sizes. Index funds and mutual funds make this easy, allowing you to essentially… [Read More]

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

April 16, 2020

Houston’s rankings as a real estate market have been on a rollercoaster ride over the last several years. Back in 2014, before oil prices crashed, the city was ranked first in PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends survey, then subsequently took a tumble, and this year has landed in the middle of the… [Read More]

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications: Who Stands Out?

April 14, 2020

The rental applications have come flooding in and it’s time to start reviewing them – but what should you look for? Too often, guides to the tenant selection process focus on red flags and while those are important, you want great tenants, not just acceptable ones. At the end of the day, red flags don’t… [Read More]

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

April 7, 2020

As a real estate investor and landlord, your job is all about mitigating risk and maximizing return. The more you’re able to accomplish these overarching goals, the more success you’ll experience. And while security deposits may seem like a small issue to outsiders, experienced landlords know just how much they impact both risk and reward…. [Read More]

Investing in Rental Property

How to Lose the Shirt Off Your Back Investing in Rental Property

March 31, 2020

When the real estate market is as hot as its been over the past decade, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking rental property investing is a guaranteed cash cow. But while it can be a prosperous method of generating income, it can also lead to dire financial consequences for those who are ill-prepared… [Read More]

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Property?

Should You Invest in a Turnkey Property?

March 24, 2020

When it comes to real estate investing, buzzwords get thrown around like candy at a parade. And if there’s one buzzword that’s overused more than the rest, it’s “turnkey.” The phrase is used so frequently that it seems to have lost all its meaning. You think you want to invest in a turnkey property, but… [Read More]