Monthly Archives: January 2020

    • Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee: Which is Better for Landlords?

      Landlords are always looking for ways to reduce risk and increase profitability. And when you let someone else live in your property, one of the biggest risks involves the potential damage they could do to the residence. For years, the security deposit has been the preferred method of compensating for property damage related risk. But... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Real Estate Investing: How to Learn From Failure

      Our culture looks at failure as a curse word. We view it as an unnatural thorn in the side of what should otherwise be a smooth path to success. But this is the wrong way to view mistakes and disappointments. Because while they never feel good in the moment, failures have the ability to cultivate... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Set Priorities When Selling Your Texas Home

      Selling a home is a stressful, yet exciting time for most homeowners in Texas. Chances are, you’ve got your eye on a new home in a new area, and you’re interested in closing this deal as seamlessly as possible so you can start a new chapter in your life. However, if you want the deal... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Powerful Techniques for Building Home Equity

      One of the biggest perks to owning a home is that it almost always appreciates in value. While the market can certainly dip from time to time, the long-term, historical trajectory of real estate values shows that homes go up in price. Thus, any time you hang on to a property for a few years,... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Find an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood Where You Can Buy a Home

      When buying a home, you have to consider the state of the neighborhood. Just as importantly, you’ll have to consider how that neighborhood might grow over time. This can be tricky to accomplish, since neighborhoods tend to develop in sometimes unpredictable directions, but if you approach this right, it can benefit you massively. Why Look... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Open Houses: Are They Really Worth It?

        Residential open houses have long been a part of the real estate sales process. They’re normally held by the seller’s agent on weekends, and are designed to bring attention to properties. And while they’ve traditionally been very popular, many of today’s sellers – perhaps yourself included – are left wondering if they’re actually as... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Get an Offer on Your Hard-to-Sell Home

      When you put your beloved home on the market, you expect it to sell fairly quickly – especially in this market. You view your home as special, safe, warm, and familiar. If you like it, how could someone else not fall in love with it also? Well, it doesn’t always work out that way. As... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green