Houston homeowners ‘begging’ for help as the city has no workers to help fix homes

Houston homeowners ‘begging’ for help as the city has no workers to help fix homes

One contractor laments that as their phone keeps ringing, “You have to tell them it will likely be a couple years.”

Source: www.cnbc.com/2017/09/19/severe-labor-shortage-has-houston-homeowners-begging-for-help.html

Real estate investment trust sees business booming post-Hurricane Harvey

Real estate investment trust sees business booming post-Hurricane Harvey

Camden Property Trust has seen a “total transformation” of its business since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, its CEO told CNBC on Tuesday.

Source: www.cnbc.com/2017/09/19/business-booms-post-hurricane-harvey-says-real-estate-investment-trust.html

Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties

Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties

By Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct Do you own a rental property or several rental properties? Routine maintenance will ensure that your properties are protected from the harsh fall and winter element…

Source: blog.rismedia.com/2017/fall-maintenance-rental-properties/

Creating your home wish list

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities.

Features:

  • Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones?
  • Style: Do you have a special preference for ranches, bungalows, or another style of construction?
  • Bedrooms: How many?
  • Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?
  • Living and Dining Areas: A traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan?
  • Stories: How many?
  • Square feet: How much space?
  • Ceilings: How high?
  • Kitchen: How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?
  • Storage: Big closets, a shed, an extra-large garage?
  • Parking: A garage or carport? Room for how many cars?
  • Extras: Attic or basement?

Amenities:

  • Office
  • Play/exercise room
  • Security system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Workshop/Studio
  • In-law suite
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sidewalk
  • Wooded lot
  • Patio, deck, or porch
  • Laundry room