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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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ROBERT ENGLI…, Real Estate Pro in 78723
Leverage is the use of borrowed funds to control a larger asset that can increase the investment results; the use of other people’s money (OPM).All leverage does not produce satisfactory results. Positive… Read more
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Theresa Bast…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Keep Austin Weird Homes Offers Austin Property Management Services   Keep Austin Weird Homes, an Austin real estate brokerage, now offers Property Management Services.  Due to popular demand from satisfied… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by Theresa Bastian General Area Rental Basics Rentals
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E. Lee Smith, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
So you want to buy a home but... you don't have enough money saved for a down payment. You're not alone. According to Tulia's American Dream Survey, down payment remains one of the largest obstacles to… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 6, 2013 by E. Lee Smith Rental Basics Rent vs Buy Rentals
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E. Lee Smith, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
So you want to buy a home but... you don't have enough money saved for a down payment. You're not alone. According to Tulia's American Dream Survey, down payment remains one of the largest obstacles to… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 6, 2013 by E. Lee Smith Rental Basics Rent vs Buy For Rent
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Barry Cryer, Real Estate Pro in 78664
 My third real estate tip here is soften the blow on your mortgage. That’s just as easy as it sounds. Subleasing a room or area of your home for a certain amount of time to a roomate is a good… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 21, 2013 by Barry Cryer Home Buying Rental Basics Home Ownership
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Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
http://www.RoxySellsAustin.comRental Registration UPDATE: On Thursday, September 26, Council approved Item 12, aimed at addressing repeat code offenders in Austin, and postponed indefinitely Item 11 after… Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 13, 2013 by Roxanne Kahn Market Conditions Agent2Agent Rental Basics
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Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
http://www.RoxySellsAustin.comShort-Term Rental Licensing Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs), sometimes called “Vacation Rentals By Owner,” are now required to obtain an operating license… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 29, 2013 by Roxanne Kahn General Area Rental Basics Property Q&A
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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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Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Renters today are at increased risk of fraudulent activity. This post will assist renters identify the red flags that suggest advertisement, owner or property manager is a scam. Methods to protect yourself… Read more
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Jeff Clawson, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Minimize Your Losses and Increase Your Profits with Proper Tenant Screening We all know that vacancy is the most expensive thing to a rental property owner or manager, but proper tenant screening is the… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 17, 2013 by Jeff Clawson Rental Basics Rentals Investment Properties
Jeff Clawson, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Top Violations of the Texas Property Code by Rental Property Owners We manage several hundred rental homes in Central Texas, and we have viewed several thousand rental properties. Here’s a list… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 17, 2013 by Jeff Clawson Rental Basics Rentals Investment Properties
Trinity Vale…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
~If you’re thinking of leasing soon, here are a few things to consider before you begin your search:Most landlords will not hold a property for longer than 2 to 3 weeks. If your move date is not… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 30, 2013 by Trinity Valero Rental Basics Property Q&A Rentals
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 Thu Dec 13, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals Investment Properties
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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 any… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 30, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rentals
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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 Thu Jun 21, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Crime & Safety Rental Basics Rentals
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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Carl Webb, Renter in Austin, TX
Join HousingWorks for Food, Drink, and Conversation!.Building on Success:  A New Standard for Affordable Housing in AustinHelp HousingWorks Austin celebrate the success of our community's commitment… Read more
Blogged Wed May 16, 2012 by Carl Webb Quality of Life Market Conditions Rental Basics
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