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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


Home Buying Representation

Home Buying Representation

Lately we have been working with a great deal of clients interested in purchasing residential homes in the Houston area. Some of the clients have never owned a home before. Can you imagine the feeling? Let me paint a picture for you. You are about to make the largest financial decision of your life. Because you have never owned a home before, your knowledge of


Reasons to Live in Houston

Reasons to Live in Houston

Texans are known to be proud of their state. Houston is the largest city in Texas and and the metro area is home to 5.95 million people based on the 2010 census. That many people cannot be wrong! Houston is one of the greatest cities to live in because: -International City -Strong Economy -Sprawling As a native Houstonian that has also experienced living in another city,


How to Thank a Veteran

How to Thank a Veteran

Texas has the first largest population of veterans in the United States, and Harris County within Houston has more veterans than any other county in Texas! More than likely you know a veteran in you immediate circle. As the wife of a marine veteran, my husband’s experience in the military has had a profound impact on the way that I interact with other veterans and


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