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Top 6 Most Common Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

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June 3, 2022

Top 6 Most Common Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

Knowledge of the most common complaints from tenants will help you establish relationships with customers, and prevent various problems in advance.

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How to Evict a Tenant

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June 2, 2022

How to Evict a Tenant in Texas? | Keyrenter Houston

If you're a landlord in Texas, you need to know the steps for evicting a tenant. This article will guide you through the process so that it's done correctly and legally.

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How Much Should I Charge for Rent? Key Factors to Consider

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June 2, 2022

How Much Should I Charge for Rent? Key Factors to Consider

At Keyrenter Houston, our property management services make it easy to know how much to charge for rent and how to enter into a lease agreement.

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How to Do a Background Check on a Tenant

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May 31, 2022

How to Do a Background Check on a Tenant

If you are a landlord, you’ll need to conduct tenant background checks to determine which tenants are suitable for your property. Let’s explore this process!

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What Does a Property Manager Do?

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February 24, 2022

What Does a Property Manager Do?

You’ve most likely heard of the terms property manager and property management company before, but what do property management companies do? In this article, not only will we answer this question and more, but we’ll also talk about how this benefits you in the long run, whether you’re a renter, investor, owner, or just curious and looking to learn.

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How to Find a Good Property Manager for Your Houston Property

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February 21, 2022

How to Find a Good Property Manager for Your Houston Property

Your Houston property is an important investment, so hiring a property manager to look after it is important. But how do you choose a residential property management company that will offer the best services at the best price? Read below for our guide on how to find a property manager that is trusted and cost-effective.

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Essential Things to Do If Your Tenant Can’t Pay Rent

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December 5, 2019

Essential Things to Do If Your Tenant Can’t Pay Rent

The COVID-19 pandemic has put over 40 million people out of work in the US–a full quarter of the labor force. While there are no reliable estimates as to how many of these people are renters, we do know that nearly 50 million people in the US rent their homes.Many people out of work aren’t eligible for unemployment or, if they are, get much less than what they were getting when they were working. This lack of income has resulted in millions of tenants unable to pay rent.

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4 Tips for Managing Multiple Properties

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November 19, 2019

4 Tips for Managing Multiple Properties

Looking for a way to build your wealth through investments without playing the stock market? If so, investing in real estate is the best way to go. Take it from a group of millionaires who made their fortunes this way—property is one of the most stable forms of equity you can gather. The biggest cons of managing multiple rental properties are that you’ll either have to take care of each property on your own or hire someone to do it for you. To save on costs, many property owners decide to start with the DIY approach. Managing multiple properties by yourself is a massive undertaking, but it isn’t always impossible. Read on for a few helpful tips to get started.

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How to Best Avoid Rental Property Vacancies

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November 14, 2019

How to Best Avoid Rental Property Vacancies

A big expense for all landlords is having vacant properties. Lost rent, maintenance and repair fees, cleaning costs, and advertising can all add up the longer the unit sits on the market. The lost expense can really take a toll on your company, so finding ways to better reduce your vacancy rate can be key in your success of bringing in more profit. There are many actions that lead to high vacancy rates, but there are also specific steps you can take to reduce the vacancy rate of your rental properties. Here are a few of the big ones:

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Reducing Rental Property Risks

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October 29, 2019

Reducing Rental Property Risks

Real estate investing can bring in a great income source, but there are some risks associated with renting a property. Investing in real estate means you are a landlord and as such, you have certain requirements you will need to fulfill. Here are some risks associated with rental properties, and what you can do to combat them.

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Rent vs Buy: What is Your Best Option?

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October 8, 2019

Rent vs Buy: What is Your Best Option?

Property is an aspirational asset for many Americans. Whether you rent it or buy it, most people desire access to a place they can call home. The rent vs buy debate has existed for a long time, and this is because choosing to rent or buy property is a significant life investment. One, therefore, needs to look at both options to find out what can best work for them.

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Helpful Tips For Maintaining Property Appeal

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September 30, 2019

Helpful Tips For Maintaining Property Appeal

It is essential to ensure that your rental property is appealing to tenants. This can help to ensure that your tenants stay on your property for longer, as well as help to fill vacancies quickly. Here are a few helpful tips for maintaining the appeal of your rental property.

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Technology’s Impact on Property Management Businesses and What You Should Know

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September 10, 2019

Technology’s Impact on Property Management Businesses and What You Should Know

The real estate industry has traditionally been slower to embrace technological advancements than many other fields. In the past decade, many industries have changed for the better thanks to technological advancements including media, transportation, communication, and retail. Many have said that real estate is immune to this change, and better without it, however, technology is actually making it easier and cheaper than ever to invest in real estate. Here are a few ways that integrating technology in your business can help you stay organized and save you money.

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5 Reasons Why it is Important to do Regular Inspections at Your Rental Properties

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August 27, 2019

5 Reasons Why it is Important to do Regular Inspections at Your Rental Properties

Regular inspections are often considered an unnecessary expense, but there are many reasons why they are important. Obtaining a regular inspection for your rental property is necessary to protect yourself, your tenants, and your property. It is important to obtain inspections before move-in and after move-out to obtain effective documentation and assess the condition of the property, but it is also important to obtain them regularly. Here are 5 reasons why it is incredibly vital to obtain regular inspections for all of your rental properties.

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How to Properly Screen Tenants

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July 26, 2019

How to Properly Screen Tenants

It can be incredibly tempting to cut corners on the tenant screening process. This becomes even more common when you are trying to fill your rental property quickly. However, it is incredibly important to ensure that you thoroughly and effectively screen tenants in order to prevent large problems from arising further down the line. Here are a few tips to help you properly screen tenants for your rental property.

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Winter Is Around the Corner: Is Your Rental Property Prepared?

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July 9, 2019

Winter Is Around the Corner: Is Your Rental Property Prepared?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, winter weather events are the second leading cause of property insurance claims. In 2019, winter-related claims accounted for $2.1 billion in property losses. As a property owner in Texas, you might assume that you’re safe from these losses. However, Texas does experience cooler temperatures in the winter months, and you can take steps to prepare. Read on to learn more about preparing your rental property for winter.

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How to Avoid Bad Tenants

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June 25, 2019

How to Avoid Bad Tenants

If you have rented a house or an apartment before, you may have heard many complaints about landlords on issues such as not fixing your leaking bathroom faucet among other. Other than the horrifying property owners, there are also miserable tenants who often leave their landlords in a lurch. Bad tenants are a reality as many landlords can testify how they had a difficult time dealing with a tenant from hell.Most real estate managers and landlords dread coming across these bad tenants because their effect is more than what other people may know. Unfortunately, you will not get a magic bullet on how to avoid bad tenants. This is because some tenants seem pleasant and very professional at first. They will pass all credit checks, have legitimate pay stubs, but after sometimes, things might change. They do not seem to be ready to pay rent or take care of their old items.

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Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

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June 11, 2019

Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

There are many different reasons why people get into the rental business. They may have inherited a property or decided to rent out an old home. Or perhaps they simply decided to buy a few properties as a source of income. Whatever the case may be, being a landlord can either be profitable, or very costly. Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s always nice when you can see an outcome coming and take action to prevent it. Here are a few mistakes to avoid in order to keep your rentals as profitable as possible.

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How Drought Tolerant Landscaping Increases Property Value and Appeal

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May 28, 2019

How Drought Tolerant Landscaping Increases Property Value and Appeal

Are you a homeowner? If so, then you probably understand how much small changes can impact property value. This includes adjustments made to your landscaping. Believe it or not, improvements to your home’s landscaping is one of the best investments you can make. This is especially true with drought-tolerant landscaping which reduces the amount of water needed to maintain the vegetation around your rental property.

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How to Recognize Problem Tenants Before They Become a Problem

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May 7, 2019

How to Recognize Problem Tenants Before They Become a Problem

There are many reasons that the tenant screening process is in place. Problematic tenants often lead to evictions, which can be both stressful and expensive. In addition, the time that you have to spend on the eviction process is time during which a paying renter may have otherwise been able to live in the property. Here are a few tips for recognizing problem tenants early on and preventing the disruption and damage these kinds of tenants can cause to your rental property business.

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Top 10 Tips to Find Roommates That Fit

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April 23, 2019

Top 10 Tips to Find Roommates That Fit

When you’re young, roommates can be a great way to make rent and other necessities more affordable. Think of it like businesses distributing overhead through managed services. It often isn’t simple to find roommates, unfortunately, and a bad choice can end up costing you more in the end. With that in mind, here are 10 tips that can help you make a better selection.

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Property owners: Are You Doing This Every Year?

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April 2, 2019

Property owners: Are You Doing This Every Year?

As everyone knows, time flies. It’s easy to put off things that need to be done until next week, next month, or next year. However, for property owners, there are several things that should be done annually, no matter what.

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Inexpensive Upgrades That Increase Rental Income

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March 29, 2019

Inexpensive Upgrades That Increase Rental Income

Would you like to start earning more money from your rental property? You can increase rental income by taking the time to make some inexpensive repairs to your property. Property maintenance and upkeep helps to prevent your property from losing its value, and it’s a great way to show your tenants that you care about giving them a nice place to live. You can make some simple upgrades to the rental property that will allow you to charge more for the property when you have new tenants. If you do need to increase rent, making some upgrades to the property is a great way to show them you are using this extra money to improve the property. Here are some upgrades to consider adding to your rental property.

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10 Tips on How to Retain Your Best Tenants

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March 26, 2019

10 Tips on How to Retain Your Best Tenants

Every landlord knows that every minute your property sits without a tenant means money lost. So how do you keep good tenants to stay? Here are 10 tips to help keep them where they are and save you the hassle of trying to find someone new.

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Importance of Taking Tenants Liability Insurance

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March 19, 2019

Importance of Taking Tenants Liability Insurance

Tenants liability insurance is something you don’t want to miss. You may take cover for your health or emergency, but your home needs cover too. The house you live in has valuables that need to be insured too. There are risks of fire, water damage, or other accidents that can destroy property in a building.

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Making and Implementing a Tenant Retention Program

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March 3, 2019

Making and Implementing a Tenant Retention Program

Tenant turnover causes a number of problems for property managers as it makes it hard to maintain a steady cash flow. Having an effective tenant retention program is one of the best ways to focus on keeping your good tenants and keeping them happy. Turnovers not only make it hard on your cash flow, you also need to worry about repairing and cleaning up the property after each vacancy. Keyrenter Property Management Houston, TX, has some tips to help you make and implement an effective tenant retention program.

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Assessing the Costs of Keeping an Inherited House

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February 19, 2019

Assessing the Costs of Keeping an Inherited House

When you inherit a home, it might seem great at first. If you decide to keep an inherited house, you need to assess the costs that you will regularly incur. You can then create a budget to keep the house in good condition for years to come.

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The Dos and Don’ts When Rewriting a Lease

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February 12, 2019

The Dos and Don’ts When Rewriting a Lease

The lease is often the most important piece of writing for both the landlord and the renter. It provides safeguards for both parties, lays out the terms of the agreement, and ensures that everyone is on the same page. For that same reason, rewriting a lease title can be extremely stressful for a landlord, because they have to make sure that it is airtight and addresses every single aspect the landlord might need. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for rewriting your lease.

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What Can a Landlord Deduct From a Security Deposit?

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February 5, 2019

What Can a Landlord Deduct From a Security Deposit?

Tenants and landlords both ask the question “ What can a landlord deduct from a security deposit? ” It can be confusing for both parties when it comes to what’s allowed to be deducted from the deposit and what costs are the landlord’s responsibility. This is such a common question because many disputes result from misunderstandings between what is normal wear and tear versus damage.

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Who Is Responsible for Pest Control in a Rental Property?

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January 15, 2019

Who Is Responsible for Pest Control in a Rental Property?

When pests attack Houston rental properties, there is only question on everyone’s mind. Who is responsible for Pest Control in a Rental Property? Do you, the landlord, take the blame? Or does the tenant? The simple answer is: it depends. Unfortunately, this question is not always easy to answer. Sometimes the tenant is found to be responsible for the infestation and sometimes you are.

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Landlord Responsibilities Before & After a Hurricane

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January 15, 2019

Landlord Responsibilities Before & After a Hurricane

Houston residents survived terrible hurricane aftermath following Hurricane Harvey’s destruction of the city. If you are a homeowner, repairing damaged property following a hurricane falls solely on you. Unfortunately for many homeowners, insurance did not cover the flooding costs and expenses endured following Harvey’s aftermath. However, what about all those individuals that are renting? Are their possessions lost forever? What are the landlord responsibilities? Should the property owner be liable for those expenses? Keyrenter Houston has some tips and insight that may help property owners and renters understand what to do before and after a hurricane.

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A Renter’s Rights When the House Is for Sale

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January 12, 2019

A Renter’s Rights When the House Is for Sale

Even though the housing market in the U.S. continues to improve, many homes still don’t sell fast. A popular way to offset the cost of a home you want to sell but cannot is to rent it while you continue to sell it. If a home isn’t expected to sell fast, it’s not uncommon to hire a property management company in Missouri City that will manage the occupancy and maintain the home during this process, and in many cases, the real estate company and property management firm are one in the same. In other scenarios, a land owner will rent with the intent to keep the property but will then change his or her mind sometime after the lease agreement is made. In either circumstance, the renter has rights, and property owners and managers need to be aware of these renters rights when house is for sale.

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All You Need To Know About the Maintenance Fee for Apartments

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January 8, 2019

All You Need To Know About the Maintenance Fee for Apartments

If you are considering purchasing a residential property either as the primary resident or as a real estate investment plan, you will have to look for a lot more than just the living expenses and the mortgage. Condos and apartments have unique maintenance fees paid every month. The maintenance fee for apartments can be a real financial burden for apartment owners. If you own an apartment and you are looking for a property management company in Piney Point Village, you need to familiarize yourself with the cost of apartment maintenance fees in the area because it will factor in your overall cost.

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