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Practical Ways to Deal With Tenant Conflicts in Multi-Family Properties

November 22, 2019

If you’re the owner/landlord of a multi-family property or apartment building, you have to be a Swiss Army knife of sorts. Not only are you tasked with providing a secure place to live, collecting rent checks, and ensuring each unit is well-maintained, but you may also have to play the roles of therapist and mediator.

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How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale

November 18, 2019

Some impressive events have happened in the housing market over the last seven or eight years. Many homeowners have seen their property dramatically increase in value.

Should You Rent Out Your Property Instead of Selling It?

November 15, 2019

If you’re ready to move to a different city or a new house, you’ll inevitably consider selling your current home. But selling it isn’t the only option; obviously you don’t want it sitting empty, especially if you’re still making mortgage payments, but you do have the option of renting it as you get settled in… [Read More]

How Important Is a Credit Score When Screening Tenants? 

November 13, 2019

Tenant screening is one of the most important responsibilities of any landlord. This is your chance to make sure your property is occupied by someone who’s going to take care of it, pay for it consistently, and ideally, stay there as long as possible.

Texas Has Expanded Medical Marijuana Access – But What Does That Mean For Landlords?

November 8, 2019

As more states expand access to medical and even recreational marijuana, landlords are faced with a new question: do they have to permit marijuana use in their properties? On the recreational front, the question is fairly simple; just as landlords can ban cigarette smoking, they can also ban marijuana. When it comes to medical marijuana,… [Read More]

A Guide to Successfully Managing a Beach House Rental Property

October 25, 2019

When it comes to real estate investing, there are dozens of directions you can go. You can invest in single-family residential properties, multifamily properties, apartment buildings, raw land, commercial buildings, and even mobile home parks. But in addition to these investments, there’s also the niche of vacation properties.

8 Options for When Your Home Isn’t Selling

October 14, 2019

Even if you own a lovely home and have taken care of it for years, there’s no guarantee it’s going to sell in the timeframe you want. If you’re struggling to get any offers in the first few months of your listing, it may be a sign that something’s wrong.

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

October 9, 2019

Being a landlord in Texas carries the responsibility of maintaining accurate records pertaining to tenants including maintenance, repairs, damages, and of course the rental agreement or lease. These paper documents pile up quickly, and if you’re not organized they can get lost or thrown away.

5 Risks of Managing Your Own Property Investments in Houston

October 2, 2019

Houston is a hot market for property investors, and more homes are being turned into rentals, vacation homes, and income properties.