• Tips For Choosing The Right Contractor To Work On Your Rental Properties
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    Tips For Choosing The Right Contractor To Work On Your Rental Properties

    When it comes to owning investment properties in the Houston Texas area, one important thing that you have to remember is that those rentals are going to need repairs, maintenance, and renovations sooner rather than later. Instead of waiting until the last minute for repairs to come up that catch you off-guard, the smart thing to do is to find a contractor that you feel comfortable with right now so that when the time does come for you to make repairs or improvements to your rental property you will have the name and number of the right person to work with that you could call at a moment’s notice. Tips…

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  • Should You Install A SMART Thermostat in Your Rental?
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    Should You Install A SMART Thermostat in Your Rental?

    SMART Thermostats have been available for a few years now and the make the lives of homeowners easy because once they are installed, we can set the temperature in our homes anywhere we have an Internet connection. The big question is should you install a SMART thermostat in your rental property? Pros of Installing A Smart Thermostat in Your Rental #1: Attract and Retain Renters with Premium Amenities In housing markets with lots of options for tenants, securing quality renters can be competitive. However, homes with smart tech can be more attractive to renters of all ages. According to the Buildium Annual Renters’ Report, 71% of millennial renters would be…

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  • Houston Texas Property Management Tips - Four Things To Consider Before Increasing Rent
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    Security Deposits 101 – The Correct Methods for Handling Security Deposits

    Security Deposits are without a doubt something that you’re going to deal with sooner, rather than later if you’re an owner. In this article, we will share with you several things you should be doing with security deposits that will help you as you grow your portfolio of investment properties. #1 – Be Clear About Your Security Deposit Let’s say that you have multiple deposits including a pet deposit and cleaning fee, in this case, you shouldn’t hesitate to provide your future tenant with a statement that breaks down each deposit. Doing this will help to eliminate any confusion regarding what your tenant is actually paying for and they will…

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  • Curb Appeal

    How To Improve The Curb Appeal Of Your Houston Rental Property

    Summer is almost here in Houston Texas and when you combine warmer weather with longer days this means that you have greater opportunity to improve the curb appeal of your Houston area rental property. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “curb appeal”, this just means the appearance of your rental property that people will see before they get out of their vehicle to take a tour of the property. Studies show that many renters will avoid some rental properties if they look actually “scarier” than others that’s why if you want to attract the best tenants possible you should go out of your way to improve the curb appeal of…

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  • What’s happening with the Houston Texas Apartment Market?
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    What’s Happening To The Multifamily Rentals In The United States?

    There’s no doubt that construction in the Houston Texas area has been on the rise in recent years but one of the noticeable problems that we’ve seen occurring is that there have been fewer and fewer small, multi-family buildings constructed each year. In 2017 for example, there were 358,000 multifamily buildings constructed in the United States but these units were all large multifamily properties of 50 or more units. When it comes to smaller multifamily buildings there were only 27,000 units constructed. What’s Happened To Smaller Multifamily Rental Properties? Why the big change in multifamily units constructed in the United States? The change in the construction of multifamily properties can…

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  • How To Know When It's Time To Hire A Property Management Company
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    How To Know When It’s Time To Hire A Property Management Company

    Are you managing your Houston area rental properties yourself? If so, you most likely don’t have a lot of time in your day to do the things that you want to do. In this case, you should consider hiring a property manager. At Vestpro Residential Services, we will save you the time, money and hassle of managing your rental properties yourself. Some of the services that we can offer you include: Rent collection Maintenance Property Marketing And more! Learn more about the services we can offer you by calling us at (832) 971-1841 or click here to connect with us online.

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  • Popular landscaping trends of summer 2017: Our predictions
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    How to get your rental property ready for spring

    Even though it’s still winter one thing we know in the Houston area is that warmer weather is right around the corner. This is why it’s important for every owner to start planning for spring now. Here’s an action plan that you can use to get your rental property ready for spring. February February is a great time to finish general landscape cleanup and begin making plans for how the property should look during the growing season. Get a Plan. Assess the lawn, beds, trees and the general landscape and determine what needs to be cut back, removed, culled and reshaped. Plot a path and follow it. Apply pre-emergents. An…

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  • What Are The Most Cost Effective Options To Choose When Renovating A Rental Property?
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    Nеw Yеаr’ѕ Rеѕоlutіоnѕ – Hire A Property Manager In 2019

    2019 іѕ оffісіаllу here аnd like mаnу реорlе, уоu mау bе wrіtіng down уоur Nеw Yеаr’ѕ Rеѕоlutіоnѕ аnd thіnkіng оf wауѕ that you can run уоur business mоrе efficiently. If you оwn rеntаl рrореrtіеѕ in thе Houston, оnе оf thе bеѕt wауѕ thаt you саn manage your рrореrtіеѕ mоrе еffісіеntlу іn the New Yеаr is wіth thе help оf a рrореrtу mаnаgеmеnt соmраnу. Wіth a рrореrtу manager ѕеrvіng уоu, you wіll nеvеr hаvе tо wоrrу аbоut еffісіеntlу managing уоur rеntаl рrореrtіеѕ again. Sоmе оf thе many ѕеrvісеѕ thаt wе саn offer you іnсludе: Rеnt collection – Collected on time еvеrу mоnth аnd dероѕіtеd іntо your account. Mаіntеnаnсе – Performed bу…

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  • Should You Change the Locks After Your Tenant Moves Out?
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    What to Replace in Your Rental Property After You Purchase It

    Are you planning on buying a new rental property in the Houston area? Like many landlords, you’re excited about getting that property ready for rent but the reality is that there are a variety of things that you must replace in your property before renting it including the following: Toilets Although some landlords often replace the toilets in a rental property last, you should replace these first because a leaky toilet can cause thousands of dollars in water damages and higher than normal water bills for your tenant or you, if you’re paying the water bill for the property yourself. Light Bulbs Changing light bulbs is also a “must do”…

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    Tips For Buying Rental Properties In Houston TX

    Are you planning on buying rental properties in Houston TX? If so, you’ve come to the right place! The Houston Texas area is without a doubt one of the very best locations in the United States for buying investment properties. Why? The answer is simple. Demand for rentals has only continued to grow here in recent years and this continues to make the Houston area ideal for every real estate investor. In this article, we will share with you several tips that will help you to choose the right investment property in Houston or elsewhere in the United States. Tip #1 –  Where Is The Property Located? Before purchasing an…

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