• Single Family Tenant Retention Tips
    Property Management

    What Makes A Great Tenant?

    Are you planning on buying rental properties in Houston or elsewhere in the United States? If so, like most owners you probably have asked the same question that been asked by owners over the years: “what makes a great tenant?”. In this article, we will answer this question and provide you with tips on how to choose the right tenant for your rental property. Review Their Financial Qualifications The first thing that makes a great tenant is their financial qualifications. Specifically, you should look at their credit report, bank statements, and contact their current employer to verify employment and income. When viewing an applicant’s credit report, although the actual credit…

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  • Houston Texas Rental Property – Make Sure Your Stay On Top Of These Trends
    Rental News

    New Report Shows More People Think Renting Is More Affordable Than Buying A Home

    Thanks to a recent study we know that more than 70% of Americans now consider renting a home to be more affordable than buying a home. The recent data from Freddie Mac found that close to 80% of Americans would prefer to rent instead of buy, this is up sharply from close to 67% of Americans who felt that renting was more affordable than buying a home just a short six months ago. What’s even more shocking is that close to 58% of Renters have said that they have no plans to buy a home within the near future. This is up from 54 percent of renters who are surveyed…

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  • Is It Still A Great Time To Invest In Houston Real Estate?
    property management news

    Post-Hurricane Harvey – Does the Houston Area Hold Opportunity for Investors?

    By Vestpro Residential Services There’s no doubt that Hurricane Harvey was one of the worst hurricanes that the Houston area has ever seen and one of the top natural disaster to strike the United States. Now that it’s almost been one year since Hurricane Harvey it’s the perfect time to look back on the effects of the disaster and ask if the Houston area hold opportunity for investors? The answer is yes. Hundreds of Millions Being Spent on The Houston Area Investors large and small are snapping up thousands of properties flooded by Hurricane Harvey. From billion-dollar Wall Street funds to mom-and-pop flippers, they’ve already purchased at least 5,500 flooded…

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  • HUD,  Property Management New

    HUD Anti-Discrimination Laws You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

    2016 is officially here and the laws have changed once again including HUD Anti-Discrimination laws. No ethical landlord wants to commit unlawful discrimination. But some honest employees or landlords run into trouble accidentally, despite the best of intentions, by making a mistake during the screening process, asking an innocent but misguided question or making an ill-considered remark that can form the basis of a discrimination complaint. Let’s look at some of the mistakes made by landlords and property managers that led to discrimination charges. Asking About Mental Health, Medical Status or Diagnoses In one Minnesota case, a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder attempted to rent a house with her partner.…

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