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Home Inspectors are the Worst!

By Mike_Burkett

What is wrong with home inspectors? Why are they so awful?
08.14.19 2:29 PM - Comment(s)

DFW Residential Sales July 2019

By Mike_Burkett

Overall sales in DFW climbed in July 2019 vs 2018. Most submarkets improved in value while a few were disappointing.
08.13.19 1:53 PM - Comment(s)

How Great is the Texas Economy?

By Mike_Burkett

The following information is provided by The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  All links contained in this blog will redirect you to their website www.recenter.tamu.edu



03.22.19 4:59 PM - Comment(s)

Where High Property Taxes Kill Cash Flow

By Mike_Burkett

Property tax is one of the costs that can vary a lot in the United States. It can run from an extreme high to an extreme low and make a huge difference on your monthly house payment. But do you know how your tax level compares with the rest of the country?
11.28.18 3:18 PM - Comment(s)

4 Tips to Take Your First REI Step

By Mike_Burkett

Taking the first step is one of the most significant and common obstacles for a new or part-time investor who is looking to get started.
11.28.18 2:56 PM - Comment(s)

Fireplace Inspection

By Mike_Burkett

Time to get your fireplace inspected!
11.14.18 6:08 PM - Comment(s)

11 Rental Property WinterizationTips

By Mike_Burkett

11 Rental Property Winterization Tips
11.14.18 5:55 PM - Comment(s)

The ABC's of House Flipping

By Mike_Burkett

While house flipping can be very lucrative, you can lose everything with one bad decision. It’s important to approach this profession with caution and educate yourself as much as possible.
11.02.18 5:45 PM - Comment(s)

Developing Your RE Investing Skills

By Mike_Burkett

Real estate can be an excellent investment, but like any investment, there are risks — and you'll want to know what you're doing before you get in too deep.
10.24.18 5:44 PM - Comment(s)

Are there any income tax benefits to owning multiple homes in the U.S.?  

By Mike_Burkett

For those of you who own multiple properties – vacation homes, lake homes, second homes, rental properties – real estate taxes can become an issue.
10.18.18 6:41 PM - Comment(s)

A Landlord's Guide To Hiring a Plumber

By Mike_Burkett

Hiring contractors is one of the many tasks assigned to landlords or property managers. You need to know how to hire the best contractors for your properties. This time we will explore how to hire a plumber.
10.11.18 11:13 AM - Comment(s)

Hiring an Electrician

By Mike_Burkett

The simple act of just finding any old electrician is just that, simple. Unfortunately your property cannot settle for just any electrician. You want to hire an electrician who is not only great at their job, but also licensed and certified to operate within their field.
10.05.18 5:40 PM - Comment(s)

8 Pro Tips To Hiring A Contractor

By Mike_Burkett



1 - Get Recommendations


Start with your friends and family and then check in with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a list of members in your area. You can also talk with a building inspector, who'll know which home renovation contractors routinely meet code requirements, o...

10.01.18 5:37 PM - Comment(s)

Property & Casualty Insurance

By Mike_Burkett

What do you know about property and casualty insurance, here is a brief explanation.
09.21.18 12:30 PM - Comment(s)

Replacing Windows in Your Rental

By Mike_Burkett

If you want your return on investment, as a landlord, you need to consider upgrades that will not only add value to the property, but will also add to your future tenants’ overall comfort and positive experience.
09.14.18 1:49 PM - Comment(s)

What you need to know about Title Insurance

By Mike_Burkett

Investing in Texas? You Need Title Insurance. What is it?
09.07.18 9:03 AM - Comment(s)

Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018

By Mike_Burkett

There has never been a better time to invest in real estate than now.
08.31.18 7:42 PM - Comment(s)

What You Should Know Before Investing In Real Estate

By Mike_Burkett

Real estate is a tricky business with a lot of ins and outs that can be difficult to navigate. Getting informed is the key to battling information overload and fatigue. We wanted to know more about what first-time investors should consider when looking for properties to put money into.
08.24.18 3:09 PM - Comment(s)

6 Tips for Building Wealth Through Rental Property

By Mike_Burkett




If you think the safest place for your money is in a shoebox, think again.


Here’s an introduction to the top 6 wealth building tactics used by property investors. If you want to learn more about how to use these tips to begin building your real estate portfolio, contact Mike and let him walk you thro...

08.17.18 12:12 PM - Comment(s)

Are There Alternatives to Conventional Real Estate Financing?

By Mike_Burkett

There are alternatives to RE financing that avoids the time consuming process and requirements of conventional lenders.
08.09.18 12:43 PM - Comment(s)