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    • How to Use Other People’s Money to Invest in Real Estate

        To a middle-class worker with a moderate income and limited assets, the notion of investing in real estate seems far-fetched: something reserved for folks in the upper crust. Those people often say things like “It takes money to make money.” But have you seriously considered whether this is actually true? If you do some... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

        Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

        Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Home Features That Aren’t Worth Paying a Premium For

        The home-buying process can be emotional. It’s easy to go into the matter with a small set of needs and desires but end up with an extensive list of “must-haves.” The more houses you see near the upper end of your budget, the more likely you will be attracted to particular features from each.... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Things Good Neighbors Hate

        If you want to be happy in your own home, you need more than a big house, nice furniture, and a good location. You also need friendly neighbors. Unfortunately, many homeowners accidentally get on the bad side of their neighbors. Don’t let this be you.   Stop Turning Your Neighbors Against You   You... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Ways to Reduce Maintenance Costs as a New Homeowner

      As a new homeowner, you may not have a forgiving budget. You may have dumped your full savings into the down payment of your home, with the understanding that your first few years may be tight. Even if this isn’t the case, you’re probably interested in saving as much money as possible, increasing the financial... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Options for When Your Home Isn’t Selling

      Even if you own a lovely home and have taken care of it for years, there’s no guarantee it’s going to sell in the timeframe you want. If you’re struggling to get any offers in the first few months of your listing, it may be a sign that something’s wrong. Fortunately, you have many options.... [Read More]
      Written by 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