Real estate is regarded as one of the most consistent and safe ways to build wealth. But, if you don’t know what you are doing it can seem impossible to know where to start!There are a few rental markets that are optimal for rental investments and we are here to help you ed...
Are Lease Renewals a Good Thing? A Landlord's Guide
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Over 44 million American households are renters. Offering lease renewals ensures you have a tenant in your investment property without needing to go through all the schlep of doing a new tenant background check. This might sound like the perfect option for all landlords, but keep...
How to Make Your Investment Property Stand Out
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Can you believe that the real estate market is worth over $3.8 trillion in America?From accidental landlords to talented investors and everything in between, owning property can work wonders for your finances. If you want to get the most out of your investment property, there are...
Portfolio Management: What You Need to Know
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Did you know that 53% of all U.S. families owned publicly traded stock in 2019? This percentage was up from 32% in 1989.When people think of investing, they likely have stocks at the top of their minds. Yet, there are other forms of investing that can diversify a portfolio.W...
Tax Statements and 1099s: Everything You Need to Know
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Federal taxes may seem like a longtime feature of American life, but the practice of mandating taxes has only been around since 1909. One common filing involves tax Statements and 1099s.If you are an independent landlord filing this year, you may have 1099-related questions....
Top Tenant Screening Myths That Landlords Should Know
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Any city with large universities is going to have a large percentage of renters. That's why Bryan/College Station is a great place to own rental property.As a landlord, you are likely to see a lot of applicants but not all of them are going to be up to your standards. To avoi...
Top Mistakes That Accidental Landlords Make
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Every day over 2600 new renters sign leases, so renting out your space if you aren't using it is a great way to earn an extra bit of money. While being a landlord doesn't sound like the hardest job, if you're an accidental landlord, there are many mistakes and pitfall...
Top Property Management Myths That You Should Avoid
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, October 25, 2022
The value of residential property has been trending upward for over a decade. In 2020, the National Association of Realtors reported that, by certain metrics, the average American home will be worth $382,000 by 2030. This makes investing in residential real estate a smart be...
4 Mistakes That Property Managers Should Avoid
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Owning your own home is considered a big part of the American Dream. Yet a large share of the U.S. population, over 100 million Americans, live in rental properties out of preference or necessity.For city dwellers, apartments are often the only practical option short of heading t...
As a Landlord: What Should You Charge as Your Security Deposits?
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Did you know that there are more than 11 million landlords in the United States alone? As a landlord, it is your responsibility to determine how much you should charge for security deposits. But what is a security deposit exactly and how should you know if you're charging too...