Houston Property Management Tips
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thinking about winter maintenance needs for your investment before
the season hits can often save you money. An extra benefit is that it can
help keep tenants happy. For example, if you wait until the rains or
winds come and the roof leaks, you will be competing with everyone
else to have the work done because roofing contractors are at ...
Saturday, July 31, 2010
We continually work on educating tenants for any event that could
happen during their tenancy. This includes making rental payments,
reporting maintenance, handling emergencies/disasters, checking
smoke alarms, practicing good neighbor policies, buying renter's
insurance, and more. Of course, we hope that they always follow our
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
People have many fears when deciding to rent their
home or contemplating buying an investment property.
Horror stories abound about damage and difficult
tenants. They have made many movies that portray
outrageous tenant situations. Unfortunately, difficulties
can arise and this is why there are property management
companies. There ...
Monday, May 31, 2010
The economy has certainly been volatile for the last few
years. The stock market took a major nosedive,
foreclosures have been rampant, and unemployment has
risen to all time highs in many areas. However, in every
market, there are opportunities and for some, now is a
good time to buy investment property due to the decline in
Friday, April 30, 2010
Fair Housing is simple - do not discriminate. While this
may be a basic principle, it is often not "easy" to follow,
particularly in the area of handicapped or disabled
persons. Many landlords often do not know or understand
the legal requirements when it comes to renting to
handicapped tenants, which can lead to costly lawsuits.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
If you list your home with a REALTOR®, they would advise
you to take certain steps to maximize how your house
would show to the public. Their recommendations may
include cleaning, landscape clean up, painting, installing
new flooring, changing an appliance, and more. In
addition, if the house were vacant, they might even
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the online
version of the TRS monthly Newsletter. Many of
our clients have been requesting more online and
we have been listening.
In addition to this Newsletter, TRS now offers
online electronic statements and documents on our
secure online OWNER PORTAL through our website
at terraresidential.com ...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Many of you have been requesting more online and we have been listening. TRS is pleased to
announce that we are now offering online electronic statements and documents. We now have
our secure online OWNER PORTAL through our website at terraresidential.com where you will
have the ability to view, print, and download your monthly stateme...
Thursday, December 31, 2009
As announced last month, TRS is also making a change in our monthly Owner Statements
beginning this month (January). We now have the ability to place a note on your statement that
gives you the details of exactly what work was performed on a particular invoice. This note will
replace the invoice copy (bill) that is presently sent wi...
Monday, November 30, 2009
The 2009 year definitely has mixed reviews – interest rates are still low, the stock market is working toward recovery, and many throughout the country have been working tirelessly to help furnish jobs, feed the hungry, and aid disaster victims. However, it has been particularly difficult year for many people in 2009. There is ver...
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