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Expensive Rental Repairs — And How to Avoid Them

Repairs can cut deeply into your month-over-month cash flow as a rental property owner. The more expensive the repairs, the less you have left over at the end of the month. In fact, particularly expensive repairs can turn your profit-driving investment into red ink. There’s good news, though: With the right preventative measures, you can
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5 Ways to Increase Your Rental Property’s Value in 2020

This is the season when real estate investors start looking toward the New Year and ways to enhance their properties’ values. Real estate prices in North Texas continue to grow, but how can rental property owners create even more value out of their portfolios? At HUNTAHOME, we work each day with real estate investors and
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8 Reasons You Should Take Online Rent Payments

Gone are the days of tenants slipping rent under their landlords’ doors. Modern technology makes it possible for landlords to accept online rent payments, rather than taking live checks. Some landlords are still living in the 20th century, though — still accepting live rent checks and managing an analog process in a digital world. At HUNTAHOME,
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6 Tips to Market Your Dallas Rental Property to Millennials

Did you know that Dallas, Texas grew its millennial population more than any other city in the United States last year? Millennials make up the largest generation in the workforce. Not to mention, they are always on the lookout for high tech jobs in cities such as Dallas. They also continue to put off home
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Should You Invest in Homes With HOAs?

Real estate investors are regularly exploring neighborhoods of all kinds. As they seek out the next great investment opportunity, they are likely to encounter homes in neighborhoods with homeowners associations (or “HOAs,” for short). But here’s the question: Should you invest in homes with HOAs? As with so many questions in real estate investing, the
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6 No-Hassle Tips for Rental Property Maintenance in Dallas

Rental property maintenance in Dallas is something all property owners should prioritize. After all, you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your property. The last thing you want is for it to fall apart because you didn’t take a proactive approach to maintenance and repairs. And just think, if you stay on top
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The Importance of Schools When Investing in Real Estate

With so many factors to consider when investing in real estate, it’s sometimes easy to overlook one of the most important — local public schools. The Dallas-Fort Area is dotted with different school districts, each offering a different level of quality in education. And sometimes the quality of elementary and middle schools within a school
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10 Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Investment Property

Are you considering making updates to your investment property? If you’re like many rental property owners, you’re most interested in updates that are inexpensive but that increase the amount of rent you can charge or the asking price when you choose to sell. In short, you’re looking for updates that bring real value to your
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The 10 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

No real estate investor wants to add to his or her list of expenses. That’s why many choose hands-on, do-it-yourself property management. Hiring a property management company would just be another expense, right? Yes, third-party property management is an expense. But it’s better to look at management costs as an investment that pays out a
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6 Tips for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Your rental property’s air conditioning is one of its most important (and expensive) systems. This is especially true in Dallas, where tenants expect a high-functioning AC system in the midst of summer and the triple-digit temperatures it can bring. Properly maintaining an AC system should be a partnership between the landlord and the tenants. Together,
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