• What Are the Perks That Come from Working with A Humble Texas Property Management Company?
    Real Estate Investing Tips

    Are Single-Family Homes Still A Great Investment In 2019? Yes!

    Thanks to a recent survey by the Millennium Trust, we know that 73% of investors who were recently surveyed confirmed that they would prefer to invest in single-family homes. Single-family homes continue to prove to be a smart investment for longtime and new real estate investors because more people across every age group are renting longer than before. With the demand for rental properties in areas like Houston Texas, investors can put themselves in prime positions when they purchase single-family homes and rent those properties out for fair market rents. Why Renters Prefer Single Family Homes Besides the obvious economic benefits that single-family homes offer investors, renters prefer single-family homes…

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  • Which Rental Property Improvements Should You Make In 2019?
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    Which Rental Property Improvements Should You Make In 2019?

    Are you planning on making improvements to your rental property in 2019? If so, there are a variety of improvements that you should make to your rental property this year. Just remember to not get to personally attached to the renovations because even though you may like the idea of having granite counter tops or other high end features in your home, those high end features are not needed in your rental property. Keep looking at your rental properties as “products” that you’re upgrading for the purpose of offering your tenants better value on a monthly basis and you will be okay. The following are improvements that you should consider…

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  • Tips for getting your pool ready for summer
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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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  • New Rental Vs. Old Rental - Which Should You Invest In?
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    New Rental Vs. Old Rental – Which Should You Invest In?

    Are you planning on investing in a Houston Texas area rental property? If so, like many investors you may be faced with having to choose between an old build vs. a new build. Yes, both options can be good or bad that’s why in this article we will list the pro’s and con’s of investing in a new rental vs. an older rental property. It’s nо secret thаt old houses rеԛuіrе more TLC thаn new. But that’s nоt nесеѕѕаrіlу a rеаѕоn tо аvоіd thеm. Cоnѕіdеrаtіоnѕ When Purchasing Old оr Nеw Settling/Foundation Iѕѕuеѕ Oldеr houses hаvе issues related tо settling thаt hореfullу рrеvіоuѕ оwnеrѕ hаvеn’t nеglесtеd. Thеrе are ways tо combat…

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  • Proof Of Income - Learn More About Why It's Critical That You Require It
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    Proof Of Income – Learn More About Why It’s Critical That You Require It

    If you own rental properties, one of the most important things you can do is require proof of income from your tenants because, it’s what’s going to let you know if a tenant is really qualified to live in your rental property and will be able to pay their rent on time on a monthly basis or not. Why You Need Proof of Income Checking proof of income protects you from losing money and your tenant from eviction, if they suddenly can’t afford rent. Let’s step back for a minute and acknowledge that most tenants don’t purposely fail to pay rent. Nor do they go into a rental agreement with…

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  • Late Payments – How to Avoid Them and Get Your Tenants to Pay on Time
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    Late Payments – How to Avoid Them and Get Your Tenants to Pay on Time

    Ask any owner and they will tell you that late payments are literally killing their cash flow because, when the mortgage payment on their rental property is due, they will have to cover that cost themselves until their tenant pays their rent. Thankfully, avoid late payments is possible if you use the following strategy that will help you to get your tenants to pay their rents on time so you can start avoiding late payments all together. Enable Electronic Payments We’re a big fan of software that allows residents to make payments online, such as many property management software solutions. In this day and age, we’re all busy. Having to…

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  • What Are The Most Cost Effective Options To Choose When Renovating A Rental Property?
    Property Management Tips

    What Are The Most Cost Effective Options To Choose When Renovating A Rental Property?

    Are you planning on renovating your Houston area rental property? If so, there are a variety of cost-effective options that you should consider. In this article, we will list some of the most cost-effective which will also help to improve the value of your rental property as well. #1: Replace Windows Realtors consistently emphasize the importance of curb appeal when you’re trying to market a property. Upgraded windows are a smart way to make a good impression on prospective renters while packing a powerful punch for long-term energy savings thanks to increased insulation efficiency. Remodeling Magazine reports 74 percent cost recuperation for vinyl replacement windows and approximately 70 percent for…

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  • What to Look For In a Houston Property Manager
    Investing

    Traditional and Creative Ways You Can Finance Your First Houston Rental Property

    By Vestpro Residential Services Are you planning on buying your first rental property in the Houston TX area? If so, as a first-time investor you’re probably wondering how you’re going to purchase that rental property especially if you already have a primary residence and other financial obligations. Thankfully, you have options available that will help you get that rental property sooner than you think. Get A Traditional Mortgage Loan The first and obvious way you can finance the purchase of a rental property in the Houston TX area is to get a traditional mortgage loan and use the equity from your primary residence towards the purchase of that rental property.…

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  • Planning on Buying Apartments? Choose The Houston Texas Rental Market
    Property Management,  Real Estate Investing Tips

    Planning on Buying Apartments? Choose The Houston Texas Rental Market

    By Vestpro Residential Services There’s no doubt that apartments or multi-family rental properties make excellent rentals because more doors equals more money for landlords. If you’re thinking about adding apartments to your portfolio or rental properties there no better place than the Houston Texas rental market. Houston is in the midst of an apartment boom. A just-released, national report suggests that boom may not slow anytime soon, as it lists Houston as a top buy for apartment investors — and an area that will see rising rents in the foreseeable future. Ten-X Commercial, an online platform for commercial real estate transactions, also identified Fort Worth as a city that commercial…

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    Has Your Rental Property become A 2nd Job? Hire A Property Manager Today

    By VestPro Residential Services Did you recently purchase a rental property but found that it’s turning into a 2nd or 3rd job? If so, instead of continuing to overwork yourself and staying frustrated with your rental property why not hire a property management company instead? A Property Manager Will Save You Time and Money Hiring a property management company will save you the time, money and hassle of managing your rental property yourself. Our team of experts has skills in every major field including maintenance, rent collection, tenant placement and customer service to ensure that you and your tenants always receive the very best service on a monthly basis, for…

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