• Rental Property Renovation - How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Like A Pro
    Renovations

    Rental Property Renovation – How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Like A Pro

    Planning on renovating the kitchen cabinets in your Houston Texas rental property? If so, this is a job that you can easily do yourself but before getting started it’s important to know the specific steps that you should take before painting those kitchen cabinets. In this video, you will learn the specific steps that you need to follow to paint your kitchen cabinets like a pro. Get Houston Texas Property Management Owning rental property is one of the best ways to build wealth but it can also be very time consuming if you’re managing your rentals yourself. With a property manager managing those rentals for you, you will start enjoying…

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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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  • Tips for getting your pool ready for summer
    Maintenance

    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?
    Investing

    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
    Proof Of Income

    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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  • Are Owners Required to Disclose Lead Paint in Rentals in Texas? Yes!
    Lead Paint Disclosure

    Are Owners Required to Disclose Lead Paint in Rentals in Texas? Yes!

    Older rental properties in Texas still exist and as of 2019 there still are a fair amount of properties on the rental market today that contain lead-based paint although it’s been banned in the United States since the late 1970s. Lead-based paint exposure can cause weakness, kidney damage, weakness, and so many other bad symptoms that it’s easy to see why it was banned but in old homes, the culprit is still there even if it’s been painted over a few times with other layers of paint. Although most landlords don’t let the paint chip or flake off in their rental properties, if lead based paint is allowed to flake…

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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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  • 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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  • 4 Tips for Successful Houston Texas Real Estate Investing
    Property Management Tips,  Real Estate Investing Tips

    What Is the Best Way for You to Grow Your Portfolio of Houston Texas Rental Properties?

    Are you interested in growing your portfolio of Houston Texas Rental properties but you’re concerned that adding another rental property may be more work or added responsibility than you can handle? If you’re still managing all of your rental properties yourself, one of the very best ways to add more rentals to your portfolio without increasing your workload is to hire a property management company. Reasons to Hire A Property Manager Rent Collection – Hiring a Houston Texas property manager will save you the time, money and hassle of collecting rent yourself including dealing with the excuses from your tenants for why they are late paying their rent and when…

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  • Rental Property Move Out Checklist
    Property Management Tips

    Rental Property Move Out Checklist

    Move-outs are typically one thing that many landlords handle poorly because most landlords are usually in a hurry to get their property listed online and rented to a new tenant as quickly as possible. Sadly, during the process of moving from one tenant to another, it’s possible that some landlords may miss damage caused to their rental property from their previous tenant and the opportunity to repair that damage before the next tenant moves in. Step 1 – Do A Walkthrough After your last tenant has moved out you should do a complete walkthrough of your rental property documenting the condition of the rental and any damage. Questions to ask…

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