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How to Manage Long-Term Guests in Your Houston Rental Properties

How to Manage Long-Term Guests in Your Houston Rental Properties

March 22, 2022

Tenants should be allowed to have guests stay a night or two, but long-term guests can pose a problem. Sometimes it’s just a friend or relative who’s visiting from out-of-town, but a long-term guest may include someone who has no intention of leaving. Technically, at some point a long-term guest becomes a tenant. What started… [Read More]

What to Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Late Fees in Houston

What to Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Late Fees in Houston

March 17, 2022

Late fees are designed to encourage tenants to pay rent on time. Though a late fee won’t make any difference among tenants who genuinely don’t have the money, there are other reasons tenants pay late. Late fees can be a deterrent for those situations. Why would someone not pay the rent on time when they… [Read More]

Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

March 15, 2022

A lease agreement is the central tool in every tenancy. It gives you the legal authority to hold your tenants accountable for their behavior both outside and inside the courtroom. Do you have the following crucial policies in your standard lease agreements? 1. Notice requirements to terminate the tenancy When you accept a qualified tenant,… [Read More]

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant (and How to Avoid Problems)

March 10, 2022

Accepting a bad tenant will inevitably lead to problems. It might take several months for issues to surface, but you may rest assured, they will. There’s no guarantee you can avoid every potentially bad tenant, but most can be readily avoided with the proper due diligence. That means a thorough tenant screening. If you don’t… [Read More]

5 Tips for a Low Maintenance Rental Property

5 Tips for a Low Maintenance Rental Property

February 24, 2022

Generally speaking, real estate investing is a good strategy. (Most people are aware of this fact.) And when you consider how many different clever financing strategies there are, the majority of people could eventually own a rental property if they were disciplined. What is it then that keeps 99 percent of people from investing in… [Read More]

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

February 1, 2022

Water damage can be catastrophic to your rental property. Small water leaks can turn into major damage if they’re not handled immediately. Unfortunately, tenants don’t always report small leaks when they first happen. Sometimes they’re hard to spot, but other times, tenants are afraid of getting in trouble when they’ve caused the problem. Are you… [Read More]

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

January 13, 2022

As you start to do your research into investing in a rental property, you may start to think it is a great idea as an alternative investment strategy. But the real question is, how do you actually turn a profit? While many people try to navigate this portion of their rental property expenses and rental… [Read More]

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

January 6, 2022

There are a plethora of reasons why someone may want to consider turning their home, which is their primary residence, into a rental property. Perhaps you are looking to make passive income or your home has been sitting on the market for longer than you anticipated. Regardless of what your reasoning may be, we have… [Read More]

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

January 4, 2022

Buying rental property has become an incredibly successful means of an alternative investment strategy. But thinking about investing is a lot different than actually doing it. There is a substantial amount of things to know which can seem overwhelming or even daunting enough to inhibit you from taking the leap. It is perfectly okay to… [Read More]

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston, Texas

November 25, 2021

Your ability to attract great tenants in Houston begins with how well you write your rental listings. A clear, direct, and detailed listing is the best way to attract your ideal tenant. However, there is an art to writing rental listings that attract great tenants over tenants who will take anything they can get. Ultimately,… [Read More]