Tips for Owners

Are you lining Uncle Sam’s pockets? After today’s read, you may realize that you’ve been overpaying on your property taxes due to a simple oversight in valuation.   Building wealth in real estate requires property tax management. But many in our industry don’t realize that a build-up of inaccuracies in

As women in the real estate world, many of us feel vulnerable to lasting gender stereotypes in our industry. And let’s be honest, in a city with one of the largest gender pay gaps in the US, being weary of being taken advantage of is more than reasonable.   The

On October 11, 2018, a Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando to Cleveland was delayed. A woman had boarded the plane with a squirrel named Daisy, who she said was her emotional support animal.   Pigs, peacocks, ducks, and monkeys have made national news headlines for serving as assistance animals. But

Ashley Hamilton waited tables from dawn to dusk every weekend. As a single mom at 23, she was determined to both (1) provide for her children, and (2) be present in her home. After packing in 35 hours of waitressing each weekend, Ashley was only taking home $22,000 each year.

Amanda’s chest tightened. She couldn’t believe the words coming out of the judge’s mouth.   Two months earlier, her tenant, David, reached the end of his lease. She stepped into her rental unit and found scuffs across her newly stained wooden floors. The grout in the remodeled bathroom was black.

Your tenant is nearing the end of their lease. In most cases, now’s the time when you, as the landlord, are allowed to increase the rent.   On the one hand, increasing rent seems like the financially savvy thing to do. On the other hand, you’re worried that a higher

Sarah Morris wanted to rent out her property, but she knew that making a profit wasn’t guaranteed just because she owned a nice house. She’d heard the motto over and over again:   “The success or failure of your real estate investment depends on your ability to consistently attract and

While doing market research, you’ve probably stumbled upon the occasional furnished property listing. If you’re new to property management, you may be wondering, “Is this something I should be doing? Should I consider furnishing my properties before listing them?” While this question needs to be addressed on a case-by-case basis,

If you own Austin real estate—especially if you own multiple properties—it may be tempting to overlook property maintenance on small, seemingly nonessential jobs. Better to channel your time and money toward the urgent, bigger problems, right?   Maybe your metaphorical plate is not just full, but overflowing, and you simply

If you’re an Austin native looking to build your nest egg, there’s one investment strategy you don’t want to overlook: owning multiple investment properties. Maybe you already own a property or two, and you’re looking to expand your portfolio (and accelerate your profit growth). Or, maybe you understand and are

Are you lining Uncle Sam’s pockets? After today’s read, you may realize that you’ve been overpaying on your property taxes due to a simple oversight...

As women in the real estate world, many of us feel vulnerable to lasting gender stereotypes in our industry. And let’s be honest, in a...

On October 11, 2018, a Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando to Cleveland was delayed. A woman had boarded the plane with a squirrel named Daisy,...

Ashley Hamilton waited tables from dawn to dusk every weekend. As a single mom at 23, she was determined to both (1) provide for her...

Amanda’s chest tightened. She couldn’t believe the words coming out of the judge’s mouth.   Two months earlier, her tenant, David, reached the end of...

Your tenant is nearing the end of their lease. In most cases, now’s the time when you, as the landlord, are allowed to increase the...

Sarah Morris wanted to rent out her property, but she knew that making a profit wasn’t guaranteed just because she owned a nice house. She’d...

While doing market research, you’ve probably stumbled upon the occasional furnished property listing. If you’re new to property management, you may be wondering, “Is this...

If you own Austin real estate—especially if you own multiple properties—it may be tempting to overlook property maintenance on small, seemingly nonessential jobs. Better to...

If you’re an Austin native looking to build your nest egg, there’s one investment strategy you don’t want to overlook: owning multiple investment properties. Maybe...

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