When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either…
When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either accepted or denied. When it’s accepted, the two parties enter into a lease agreement, which involves signing legally binding papers. This lease agreement dictates when a tenant is to move out and/or what… [Read More]
At the end of the day, real estate investors become landlords as a means of generating a return on investment. You can talk about how you purchase rental properties for any number of reasons, like rebuilding the community and providing people with safe, reliable housing – both of which are good and honest sentiments –… [Read More]
You bought your rental property as an investment to generate income. When a tenant can’t pay rent on time, it can set you back financially. If you rely on rent to cover your mortgage, you’ll need to dip into your savings account and that’s never a good situation. Currently, the world is experiencing the effects… [Read More]
All landlords in Houston aim to find the best possible tenants, but sometimes that’s a difficult task. Fair Housing laws prevent landlords from getting too personal during the screening process and even when you don’t break any discrimination laws, some rejected tenants will file a lawsuit anyway.
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:
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]
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]
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.
When you have a vacancy at your property, you’ll be tempted to fill it as soon as possible. But in most cases, it’s better to carefully screen your tenants, so you can be sure you fill the property with a candidate who will pay you consistently, on time, and preferably for as long a period… [Read More]
As you may know from previous experience, good tenant screening is one of the single most important factors in being a profitable landlord. The right tenants lead to high occupancy rates, low attrition, and steady and reliable income. They cause fewer headaches, do less damage to your property, and simply make your life easier on… [Read More]