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    Tips for getting your pool ready for summer

    Even though summer 2019 is right around the corner, in Texas we can have summer like temperatures as early as April so it’s important for anyone who owns a rental property that has a pool to get it ready for summer by following these tips: Before filling your pool you should also confirm that it’s clean and safe for use by both adults and children. When inspecting your pool you should also review your pool equipment as well to make sure that the operating system for your swimming pool will provide proper flow and suction of water. Verify Water Chemistry Once you’ve inspected your swimming pool, and you’ve filled it…

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    Houston Rental Property – Maintenance Checklist

    Fall is a great time of year because the holidays are around the corner and you may be enjoying more time with family but if you own Houston Rental Property it’s also a great time to take a step back and focus on maintenance, especially if you haven’t set foot in your rental properties within 6 months because focusing on maintenance now will help you to avoid problems later. Maintenance Checklist Paint common areas every five to seven years. Or, DiNatale says, “When they start to look worn and paint starts to chip or wear off, or has an uneven sheen, it’s time.” Re-carpet hallways and other shared spaces every five…

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    Rental Property Maintenance – Why It Really Matters

    Maintenance is one of the biggest things that most owners don’t budget for over the course of one year and sadly many people find themselves scrambling for money when their tenant calls to tell them that the water heater has gone out. One maintenance call after another: when does it end? When you’re a property manager, maintenance costs can eat up a significant portion of your budget. However, you don’t need to get to a crisis point. If you’re wondering how to reduce your maintenance and repair costs, being proactive rather than reactive can yield the savings you need. Avoid Extra Fees: Get There Before the Crisis Hits We’ve all been…