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Workforce Housing

Workforce Housing: What It Is And Why It’s Key To Your Portfolio

December 12, 2019

Savvy real estate investors don’t just buy properties. No, the best investors develop a diversified portfolio that can withstand market fluctuations and provide multiple income streams. For Houston area landlords, this includes investing in workforce housing.

Short-Term Rentals

With Short-Term Rentals, Consider These Insights From The Hospitality Industry

December 5, 2019

In Houston, the short-term rental market caters to a number of different populations, but historically there’s been a significant emphasis on snowbirds – largely older individuals who live in the South during the winter months. However, as Houston continues to become more popular as a hub of industry and business, there’s also more interest in… [Read More]

6 Ways to Earn a Tenant’s Trust (and Why it Matters)

December 3, 2019

If you’re the landlord, does it really matter if a tenant trusts you? Absolutely. A tenant who trusts and respects their landlord is less likely to cause careless damage to the property. They’re also more likely to communicate with you and work with you to resolve problems.

Prevent Communication Problems With Texas Tenants

How to Prevent Communication Problems With Texas Tenants

November 28, 2019

Are you struggling to communicate with your tenants? If so, you’re not alone. Many Texas landlords have a hard time getting tenants to call them back and report necessary repairs. When a tenant violates their lease agreement, there are confrontations and heated arguments.

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

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.

How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale

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?

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?

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

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]

Managing a Beach House Rental Property

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.