Texas Property Code – Locks

The Texas Property Code addresses a lot of what we do with Rental Properties here in Texas.  This includes how often we change the keys, and even what type of locks are required for your rental property. As a landlord, you (or your Property Manager) should know what is required, and when it has to…

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How Long Should a Fence Last?

HOW LONG SHOULD A WOOD FENCE LAST When you’re planning on installing a new wood fence, make sure you think about how long it’s going to last. This mainly has to do with how long the wood that you’ve chosen is going to last, and how soon or long it’s going to be before the…

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Self Manage Tip #1 – Should I Rent to Friends and Family

This is a very personal question.  So let’s go through the different scenarios to help narrow things down a bit. To start with, the simple answer is that it is NOT advised.  So be prepared to tell them no upfront, and why.  The why is is that you shouldn’t mix family & business, and you…

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