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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The average monthly rent for an apartment increased in the most recent quarter to $1,099, up 0.8 percent from the first quarter of this year and up 3.4 percent year over year, according to Reis Inc., a… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 3, 2014 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Is managing friends’ property without a real estate license OK? A friend of mine gets paid to manage other friends’ properties. He says he doesn’t need to have a real estate license to do this. Is… Read more
Blogged Thu Mar 27, 2014 by Lynn Caison Johnson Agent2Agent Rental Basics Investment Properties
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Question:  A homeowner moved into a new home and asked me to list his vacated property for lease. The owner thinks he doesn’t have to re-key the locks since he has been the only occupant in the… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 10, 2013 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
It’s April, which means it’s Fair Housing Month – a time when we remind and encourage all Texans to support fair housing practices under the Fair Housing Act. So what are the basics?… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 22, 2013 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Home Selling Rental Basics
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Chris Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in 75067
Chris Hutchinson answered:
May a landlord's duty to install smoke alarms be waived?
You can't waive this requirement and you shouldn't want to waive it either. If something happened to the tenants and you knowingly we're out of compliance with the law. Y ... more
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
No. As a reminder, landlords have until Jan. 1, 2013, to comply with a state law that went into effect on Sept. 11, 2011, requiring the landlord of a property with a lease signed before Sept. 1, 2011,… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 12, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals Investment Properties
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Can I serve as a property manager for rental property owned by a non-U.S. citizen? Yes. A Texas licensee can manage properties in Texas whether the owner is a U.S. citizen or not. Property managers,… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 8, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Agent2Agent Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
With home ownership more tenuous now than in previous years, more and more Americans are living in rental properties, and that means investing in a rental property can be a lucrative venture. As with… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 30, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Whether you're a reluctant landlord --- renting out a property that you can't or don't want to sell in this market --- or an investor considering adding rental properties to your portfolio for the first… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 13, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rent vs Buy Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
May a landlord's duty to install smoke alarms be waived?  No. State law that became effective Sept. 1, 2011 requires a landlord to install smoke alarms in each bedroom, in each hallway that services… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 20, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Crime & Safety Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Are you in the market to buy a vacation home? If so, you're not alone. There is a ripe and ready segment of today's market that is geared up for taking advantage of today's favorable buying conditions.… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 19, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Natural disasters, from hurricanes to tornadoes, can strike at any time. Is your family prepared to weather the storm? Storm shelters are something of a necessity through much of the Midwest and South.… Read more
Blogged Wed May 2, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Crime & Safety Rental Basics Home Insurance
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The short-term rental market – largely seconds homes and vacation rentals  – is alive and well, thanks largely to online portals thrusting this unique form of accommodations into… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 20, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Home Buying Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
If you own rental property, or any other business or investment property, the Internal Revenue Service has bad news for you. It has issued a massive new set of regulations (256 pages in all) with complex… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 24, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Remodel & Renovate Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
REDUCED $49,700 <=> Live in 1 side make $$$ from other OR perfect for Caretaker Quarters. Flexible floorplans create ENDLESS Investment Income Producing opportunities. 2/1/2 side currently rented… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 3, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying In My Neighborhood Rental Basics
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Homeownership Still The American Dream, Fuels Economyby Phoebe Chongchua It's billed as the American Dream and yet for some it's been an all-time American nightmare. Still "the home is central to American… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 12, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Market Conditions Home Buying Rental Basics
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Landlords and their agents need to be aware of how they may be affected by new requirements imposed upon them by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This is because the FCRA has been amended by the Dodd-Frank… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 27, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Q: My son parked in his girlfriend's assigned parking space at her apartment complex. The property manager had his car towed claiming he was not the tenant and that parking is for tenants only. The tenants… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 14, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Rental Basics Rentals
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Due to the weak real estate market, many homeowners are forced to sell at a loss, if they are able to sell at all. But does this dark financial cloud have a silver lining? Can a homeowner deduct a loss… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 30, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Selling Rental Basics Home Insurance
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
It's the time of year for weddings in faraway churches and family reunions in relaxing places. Perhaps friends (or friends of friends) have approached you about renting your home, or vacation cabin, when… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 23, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
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