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How to Prepare your Home for Lease

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Nov 2017

How to Prepare your Home for Lease

Single-family houses are a significant presence on the rental market. Here are some tips to make your home stand out above the competition.There are three guidelines to follow when your prepare your house for the lease: inspect, repair and clean it. Inspect the roof for leaks and general integrity. The roof is a big ticket item and easier to catch a small leak before it trickles...

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Hurricane Harvey &The Importance of Reliable Vendors

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Oct 2017

Hurricane Harvey &The Importance of Reliable Vendors

It has been a while since a blog post, and like the rest of the city of Houston I’m going to blame Hurricane Harvey. According to the Texas Association of Realtors Hurricane Harvey had $160 Billion dollars of infrastructure damage. On the managed properties, we had 42 roof leaks, 2 houses which flooded, and miscellaneous other issues that owners and tenants alike wanted addressed immediately. Understandably...

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National Association of Property Managers

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Jul 2017

National Association of Property Managers

  The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) is an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties. Find out more about them here: https://www.narpm.org/ Why it is important that your property manager be involved in NARPM? The same reason that you want educators who teach children to have a degree from recognized...

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Inherited Tenants

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Jun 2017

Inherited Tenants

  “What do you mean you don’t have my deposit, I paid the first and the last month’s rent up front!” These are words that property managers never want to hear. Recently, we began managing a new property in the Houston area that was purchased by an out of state owner. The owner advised that there were existing tenants in place and emailed their current...

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Home Repairs to Add Value

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Apr 2017

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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Reasons to Live in Houston

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Mar 2017

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,...

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How to Thank a Veteran

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Mar 2017

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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