6 Trigger Words and Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For – By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

You can hardly turn on a television or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.”  While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or groups have their own unique lexicon of words that send them immediately into orbit.  Our industry is no different, and…

Are Your Assets Protected from Lawsuits? By Larry Oxenham, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

Apartment owners need to consider the possibility of a lawsuit, with the ultimate goal of ensuring your personal and business assets are shielded from seizure to satisfy a judgment. The first step to shielding assets is understanding how lawsuits work. Fortunately, proceedings of a lawsuit can be broken into six simple steps. 1. Injury or…

What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic? By Justin Becker

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what things in rentals are they are looking for these days? There is no argument that the best tenants are the ones who pay rent on time, have long-term leases, and respect the properties they occupy. As…

Money Savings

Cost Segregation Studies Generate Savings for Real Estate Investors By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM

Cost segregation studies are a very effective way to generate savings when buying investment property. They should be considered by every real estate investor on every transaction. When optimized, they can increase cash flows, reduce tax liability, and uncover missed deductions. What is a Cost Segregation Study? A cost segregation study (CSS) is an engineering/accounting…

Booming Housing Market

Houston’s Booming Housing Market is Economics 101 By Timothy Snowball, Attorney

Houston, Texas is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the entire United States.  With its continually developing industrial bases in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation, including being home to the headquarters of more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, the city attracts more than 100,000 new residents annually. What Makes Houston Different? What makes…