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Pets are a Case by Case Basis

Pets are a Case by Case Basis

According to the L.A. Times over 70% of renters own pets. LA Times Pet Statistic. As a home owner and investor directly involved in property management on a day to day basis, this a figure that is too large to ignore! If you do not allow pets in your rental home, you will lose a certain group of potential tenants before they even look at your house. Of


Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

Houston to Dallas Bullet Train

If you have visited Europe and had an opportunity to ride the Eurorail then you know how effective and convenient it is to travel via train across the large continent. Public transportation in Europe is generally considered more favorable than the United States. Texas is now taking some steps to catch up! As reported in the Houston Chronicle, “The bullet train is Japanese technology that


Why use a realtor to sell your home?

Why use a realtor to sell your home?

Let me preface this with some background on myself. My parents have been in real estate since the 1980’s in the Houston area. My father sold my mother her first house before they became a couple. As a three year old, it was a common occurrence for me to go out with my dad on a Saturday and pepper a neighborhood with flyers to advertise


Eviction Court Blues

Eviction Court Blues

The duties of a property manager require the ability to switch between tasks many times during one day. One of our most important job functions is tenant selection. In fact, I would argue that it is the SINGLE most important factor in the entire property management process. Without a good tenant, rent collection is a nightmare, your investment (rental property) could be damaged, and you


Home Repairs to Add Value

Home Repairs to Add Value

There is a lot of money to be made in the housing industry. Especially if you have built up a portfolio of homes and utilize a property management company to systematize operations. At Evan Howell Properties, we do this on a daily basis. A routine day at the office involves reading work orders from tenants on home maintenance issues, assignment of the proper vendors to


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