Author Archives: Leon Green

    • How to Find the #1 Realtor in Your Neighborhood

      Maybe you’re buying your very first home. Perhaps you’re selling your first home, and you didn’t like your original realtor. Or maybe you’re starting to invest in real estate. In any of these situations, you need a top-quality realtor by your side. But real estate is one of the most cutthroat businesses out there. It’s... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Is This Property Worth Your Investment? Experts Weigh In

      Real estate makes an excellent investment according to the experts. It’s supposed to be one of the simplest ways to start investing your money within one of the most stable markets. But when it comes down to buying a property, it’s not as easy as you may have imagined to find a worthy investment. How... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 5 Risks of Managing Your Own Property Investments in Houston

      Houston is a hot market for property investors, and more homes are being turned into rentals, vacation homes, and income properties. When you invest in properties either as a side business or a full-time gig, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs. The less money you spend, the more you make.   Many property... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

      Parking is a major source of frustration for people in large cities, including Houston. Although it’s convenient to live in an apartment that’s within walking distance of downtown areas, the downside is minimal or expensive parking. Twenty years ago, paying to park where you live would have been absurd. Today, it’s a reality to which... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

        Although investment properties often yield a predictable cash flow and healthy margins, they can also open you to substantial levels of risk. Those risks are significant enough that some people just avoid this form of investment. But if you know how to handle risk, you can systematically limit your liabilities and ensure a greater... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Reasons You Probably Aren’t Cut Out to Buy a Fixer-Upper

      If you binge-watch enough 30-minute TV episodes, or spend a substantial amount of time scrolling through Pinterest boards, you might eventually be tempted to buy a fixer-upper for your next home. Before you have to go slamming hammers through drywall and using crowbars to rip out kitchen cabinets, take some time to consider carefully whether... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Buying a House: It’s Not For Everyone

          Conventional wisdom says, “Buy a house! It’s the American Dream!” Indeed, millions have found this works for them over the years … but many have also had the opposite experience. In those cases, the people who don’t find home ownership to be practical, desirable, or financially prudent are folks who probably shouldn’t have... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • What Does It Take to Flip a Property Successfully?

      New property investors often gravitate toward the idea of property flipping, because it sounds very enticing. The idea is to buy a house that’s either in poor condition or is being offered at an extremely attractive price, fix it or improve it in some vital ways, and then sell the home again, sometimes mere months... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • The 10 Phases of Selling a House

      Selling a home for the first time can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re looking to buy a new house and aren’t sure how the timing is going to work out. The process can get complicated, which is why it’s important to work with a selling agent (and possibly a lawyer), but the better you understand... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Tasks You Should Do the Week Before Listing Your House

      For those who have never done so, selling a house might look fairly simple. However, as you know, there’s a lot more to the process than just planting a sign in the yard and posting an online listing. It can sometimes take weeks or even months of preparation before you’re ready to put a residence... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Projects to Take Care of Before Listing Your House

      Most people find it fairly easy to make the decision to move. However, actually executing a move is a whole lot harder than it looks on paper. One of the more challenging aspects of the process is selling your current house so that you can buy your next one. And if you want to get... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Understanding the Pros and Cons of Investing in Mobile Homes

      When it comes to investing in real estate, there are plenty of options. You can buy single-family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, townhomes, condos, vacation rentals, commercial properties, even tiny houses! But there’s one unique, yet potentially lucrative option you probably haven’t considered: mobile home parks. When most people think about mobile home parks, a lucrative... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Stay Sane When Moving to a Bigger House

      In the late-90’s and early-2000’s, the economy was rocking, the internet was booming, and money was flowing. As a new generation of homebuyers began accumulating wealth, a trend emerged and people started buying and building “McMansions” – larger than average homes with more square footage than the average family really needs. Right around 2009 to... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Start Learning About Real Estate Investing

      Ask almost any successful person about the quickest, most efficient ways to build wealth and they’ll point you to real estate. Chances are, you know this and have thought about investing in the past – but something is holding you back. What’s Holding You Back? If you’ve always wanted to invest in real estate but... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green