Looks Can Be Deceiving –The Importance of Applicant Background Screening

Looks Can Be Decieving

If you own a rental property, chances are you fall into one of two groups –experienced investor or “unexpected landlord.” Right now, let’s focus on the latter –the “unexpected landlord.” What exactly does that mean? Unexpected landlords are those who aren’t in the business of buying, renting, and selling investment properties. Perhaps you’re managing property…

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How do I Evict a Tenant in Houston, Texas? What mistakes to avoid?


By Mark A. Kallus, MPM®, RMP®, TRPM®, TRLS® at RentLife® Property Management   What is the biggest reason someone avoids owning a rental property? “What happens if my tenant doesn’t pay rent?” This is a question we get asked a lot when being interviewed by a Prospective Owner who is about to buy his/her first…

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Home Warranty

HELP! “What do I need to do?” As a Real Estate Property Manager, one of the first questions we get from the first time real estate investor is, “Should I purchase a Home Warranty for my Rental Home?” As an Investor, there seems to be a false sense of security. “If I spend around $545.00…

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