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How to Avoid Buying a Bad Investment Property

It’s in your price range, and you think you can make it work. Sure, it needs a few repairs. But you see the bigger picture for this property as a rental property.  Maybe it’s your first investment property, and you don’t have a lot of money to spend—but you want to get started as a […]

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How Landlords Can Set the Right Rental Rate

Landlords are in constant tension when it comes to setting rates. You want a competitive rate that will retain your excellent tenants and keep them renewing their leases; after all, you save money every time you don’t have to look for someone new. However, you don’t want to be the lowest rent in your comparable market, since […]

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Is It Time to Raise the Rent? Here’s How

When it’s time to raise the rent on your rental property, make sure you proceed with caution. Raising the rent too much or too quickly can leave you with an empty property after you tenants leave in frustration. However, avoiding a rent increase that’s large enough to cover your expenses can cause you to lose money on […]

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Use These Tips to Take Your Best Rental Listing Photos

The Value of Great Photographs If you’ve never been one to need professional photographs for anything, you may not realize just how different a poor-quality photo is from a truly well-taken shot. When generating photos for your rental listing, you aren’t just helping the client to understand what the rental looks like. You are helping […]

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Spring Maintenance Tips for Texas Landlords

The winter months draw to a close. Winters in Texas are mild, and spring comes early, but don’t be fooled! Texas winters bring their own challenges to owning and maintaining a commercial or residential rental property. A thorough property inspection and seasonal maintenance is a vital element of your spring regimen. Spring is also the […]

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How to Deal With Professional Tenants

The word “professional” might indicate an excellent tenant. That’s not the case. In reality, professional tenants are some of the worst tenants you might ever have to handle.  Professional tenants disguise themselves as the best of the best. They look nice and present well. They seem like the ideal tenant, but once they get into […]

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The Fundamentals Every Dallas Landlord Must Know to Succeed

New investment property owners may take a little while to get accustomed to being a “landlord,” but there are many reasons to embrace your new identity quickly. For one thing, your role as a landlord may feel like a neighborly connection, but you are fundamentally in a business transaction, so you want to make sure […]

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Lease or Sell: Which is Right for Me?

When you have a vacant property, you’re left with an important decision— rent it or sell it? Both, of course, come with several pros and cons. However, in the ever-changing market, leasing a property usually pulls out on top as a clear winner. If you’re thinking of getting started as a landlord, here’s a closer look […]

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Keeping Your Dallas Property Beautiful in Every Season

As a landlord, attracting great tenants starts with a well-maintained property. Here are some of the essential maintenance steps for you to consider each season of the year to keep your Dallas property in tip-top shape! Summer Now, or at some point during the year, replace the batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors; not only will you avoid […]

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