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How Reasonable Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

September 27, 2019

In a perfect world, tenants would pay rent on time and make no excuses when they’re late. In the real world, sometimes it doesn’t work that way.

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

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Airbnb vs. Long-Term Rental: Which is The Best Rental Strategy?

January 11, 2019

While we often use oversimplified terms to describe real estate investments, every situation is unique. When it comes to rental properties and identifying the best rental strategy, some investors find short-term investments to be most profitable, while others prefer long-term rentals. Understanding how each could fit into your overarching strategy will allow you to make… [Read More]

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Cohousing: Are You On Board?

July 2, 2018

Cohousing is an old model; you can trace the history of unrelated individuals living together back to the Middle Ages and, more recently, connect it with the communes of the 1960s and 70s. Today, though, cohousing has taken on a new relevance for millennials struggling to make it in a tough economy.

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Are Tiny Homes The Next Big Thing In Rentals?

June 29, 2018

Tiny homes are all the rage right now. Measuring, on average, between 100 and 400 square feet, tiny homes have lowered barriers to home ownership by making housing more affordable and environmentally-friendly. But is there a marketplace for tiny home rentals? As these homes pop up across the country, more landlords are considering turning these… [Read More]

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6 Ways to Make Sure Your Rental Property Stands Out

June 4, 2018

Although lease agreements, rent collection, property maintenance, and cash flow tend to get the most attention in landlording circles, it’s a grave mistake to overlook the importance of property marketing. Without a marketing strategy, you’ll find it difficult to stand out in a crowded market that offers plenty of inventory.

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Pet-Friendly Property? 4 Ways To Make It Appeal To Pet Owners

April 30, 2018

Pet-friendly housing communities are one of the most sought-after amenities. Not every landlord wants a pet on their property, so when a tenant finds a place that welcomes their furry family member, it’s a relief. It’s understandable that some landlords don’t want to risk the potential damage that can result from an untrained or unruly… [Read More]

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Should You Include Utilities in Rent? 6 Pros and Cons to Consider

April 4, 2018

As a landlord, you have a great deal of control over your expenses and rental prices. Obviously, you’ll want to make decisions that maximize your potential profit and income stream, but not all decisions are so straightforward. For example, in most areas, landlords will have a choice of whether to pay for utilities out-of-pocket (and… [Read More]

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How to Attract Military Tenants to Your Rental Properties

March 26, 2018

As a landlord, you always want to have as many options as possible when you experience a vacancy. In fact, your ability to quickly fill an opening and mitigate the impact of turnover will, to a large degree, impact your profitability and return on investment. While every rental isn’t conducive to military housing, many are…. [Read More]

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How to Make a Temporary House Feel Like Home

March 23, 2018

Do you wonder what it would be like to live in a house for more than a few months at a time? Or do you wish you could settle in for more than a couple of years before having to move to another city or state? While it can often feel like you’re the only… [Read More]