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Security Deposits from a Fort Worth’s Landlord Perspective: What to Know Before Deductions are Mad...

Derek DeGuire - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Last week, we talked about security deposits from a tenant’s perspective. Today, we are sharing Part Two of our blog on security deposits. This is information from the landlord’s perspective, so we’re talking about what a landlord needs to know and do.Property CodeFirst, you need to know the Texas Property Code and the r...

Security Deposits from a Fort Worth Tenant’s Perspective: 5 Ways to Get Your Full Money Back

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today at DeGuire Paperless Property Management, we are running a two-part blog that talks about what you need to know about security deposits. Part One will be provided from the tenant’s perspective and Part Two is from the landlord’s perspective. This is the first part of that blog which will give tips on how tenants can get ...

How to Set a Strong Pet Policy When Renting Out My Fort Worth Home

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today at DeGuire Paperless Property Management, we are talking about pets and why it’s important to allow pets and have a strong pet policy or agreement in place. Over 75 percent of the people looking to lease property have pets, and most of them consider these pets part of the family. The American Pet Product Association estimates ...

What Should be the Main Focus When it Comes to Your Rental Property in Fort Worth?

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

In order to maximize the owner’s investment, at DeGuire Properties, we believe the number one thing that property managers should focus on is placing qualified tenants. Everything starts and ends with the tenant you have in your property. You don’t want to just settle for anyone.Tenant ScreeningIt’s important to be aware...

Guide to Collecting Rent for Landlords in Fort Worth

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today, we are talking about how to collect rent from tenants in Fort Worth. The way you handle rent collection and late payments can be the difference between success and failure as a landlord. Collecting rent on time every month is important to maintain constant cash flow. Your tenant needs to understand this is not negotiable. Your leas...

Real Estate Investing in Fort Worth: Why Rental Properties are Such Great Investments

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today, we’re talking about real estate investing in Fort Worth and why rentals could possibly be the way to go.The U.S. homeownership rate peaked about ten years ago at a little over 69 percent. Today, it’s at 64 percent, which is the same level it was half a century ago. Many experts believe that in the next 15 years, this ra...

Do I Need Insurance for My Fort Worth Rental Property? Landlord Education

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today, we’re talking about insurance for rental properties. Many people believe that when they decide to rent a home, all they need is a homeowner’s policy and that will cover all their needs. However, they may find out differently after experiencing a loss.A homeowner’s policy will typically only cover an owner-occupied...

Property Management Basics: What is the Texas Property Code & How Does it Affect My Fort Worth Renta...

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today, we are talking about the Texas Property Code, and specifically how it affects rental properties in the Fort Worth area. The Property Code is broken down into nine subchapters, and it covers every aspect of rental property management, including issues that can arise between landlords and tenants.OccupancyOne thing the Property Code ...

Most Common Lawsuits Against Landlords in Fort Worth and How to Prevent Them

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Many of the most common lawsuits against landlords can be easily avoided. Today, we’re discussing those lawsuits and providing 10 tips for ensuring you do not find yourself in court.Wrongful EvictionOne of the most common lawsuits is wrongful eviction. When landlords or professional property managers don’t follow proper proced...

How to Set the Best Rental Price for Your Home in Fort Worth

Derek DeGuire - Monday, May 14, 2018

Today we’re talking about how to set the best rental price or rate for a home in Fort Worth. Many times, the difference between success and failure in the rental business is setting the right price for the property. If you charge too much, you’ll have a very long vacancy. If you charge too little, there is the potential for lo...

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