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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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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Understanding the Importance of Property Inspections

Inspections are crucial to becoming a successful rental property owner. Every time you get a new tenant or say goodbye to a departing tenant, you’ll want to understand adequately the condition of your property. Inspections serve many purposes, but some of the most critical include holding tenants accountable for any damage, remembering to make all necessary repairs, and protecting […]

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5 Advantages of Having a Property Management Company

Is it safe to say that you’re a hands-on proprietor, or would you want to maintain a strategic distance from the daily work of managing your own property? Are you getting started as a landlord and need help? On the off chance that you’d rather have another person handle the work, hiring a property management company to deal with your property may […]

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Great Strategies to Screen for the Best Tenants

Screening the applicants to rent your property is one of the best ways to ensure that you have a successful investment property experience. Great renters pay on time, stay for a long time, and keep your property in good condition, costing you virtually nothing and creating significant gains for your investment business. On the other hand, […]

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Analyze This: What Is a Rental Market Analysis?

The Rental Market Analysis (RMA) is a tool for figuring the income from a rental property, either a property you already own and wish to rent out or the potential revenue generated by a real estate investment you’re considering purchasing. There are usually five steps in a proper rental analysis: Evaluate the neighborhood. The classic primary joking rule […]

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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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Gaining Tenants Through Property Listings

Listing your property for rent comes with all kinds of preparations; cleaning, renovations and updating, and actually writing a listing for your property.  Tenants can be drawn to keywords or location features, pictures of your property, or possible amenities your property has.  Learning to write a property listing can be a challenge, but writing an effective property […]

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Tenant Retention: Converting Churn Into Pure Butter

Your tenant is moving out. Maybe he’s getting married, or she’s changing jobs (with a move). It’s always something. Life is change, it’s unavoidable, and there’s the inevitable hit to your income for the period when there’s no one in that rental unit. As a prudent landlord, you can use that time to do any repairs and […]

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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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