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8 Options for When Your Home Isn't Selling

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?

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?

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.

Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

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

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.

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

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]

Cohousing: Are You On Board?

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]

Make Sure Your Rental Property Stands Out

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.