Your Austin Holiday Giving Guide

We are committed to being charitable and dependable members of our community. We truly believe that our business and lives are made richer when we share what we have with others. In an effort to share that giving spirit with you as we enter into the holidays, we are honored to pass along GivingCityAustin.com’s collection… Continue reading Your Austin Holiday Giving Guide

The BIG 3 to Focus On to Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

I have never heard someone say, “I am not concerned with selling my home for top dollar.” It makes sense that we never hear this, right? For most, their home is the largest vehicle for retirement saving in their investment portfolio. So, the question you should be asking is “How do I sell my home… Continue reading The BIG 3 to Focus On to Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

Investor Case Study: Upgraded Cash Flow Property in Kyle

Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $100 per month, and greater than 8% return with no appreciation. Subject Property: 1-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, turn-key, 1,207 SqFt. Financials: List Price: $184,900 Lease: $1,500 per month Taxes: $3,812 No… Continue reading Investor Case Study: Upgraded Cash Flow Property in Kyle

INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Flip Property in Established Neighborhood

Property Need: Flip property under $250K, cosmetic renovations only Subject Property: 1-Story home in Austin, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,888 SqFt. Financials: List Price: $268,000 Purchase Price: $239,250 Total Cash Contributions by Investor: $47,284.96 Rehab Budget: $60,000 Projected Sales Price: $340,000 Projected Hold Period: 6 months Projected Profit after Closing… Continue reading INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Flip Property in Established Neighborhood

Relationships to Manage in a Real Estate Negotiation

One of the many functions of your real estate agent is to be an expert negotiator on your behalf in your real estate transaction. Part of being an expert negotiator is understanding the different relationships involved in the negotiation. Once you understand who is involved, and their motivations, it is all up to negotiating tactics.… Continue reading Relationships to Manage in a Real Estate Negotiation

10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

#1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer prevents gas from degrading. Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep spare gas… Continue reading 10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

Your Austin November To-Do List

Looking to fill your calendar this month? Check out this local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in November and December. November 7 | Election Day features local ballot propositions Austin residents can head to the polls with Austin ISD proposing a $1.05 billion bond for 21st-century enhancements to its schools and Travis… Continue reading Your Austin November To-Do List

INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Coming Soon Property in Kyle

Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $150 per month, and greater than 15% return.   Subject Property: 2-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, bonus room upstairs, and 2,379 SqFt.   Financials: List Price: $210,000 Lease: $1,750 per month Appreciation:… Continue reading INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Coming Soon Property in Kyle

Picking the Right Agent – Team vs. Individual

Hiring is a skill few people become very good at doing. It isn’t because they are incapable of doing it well. It is more a result of the fact that most people work their whole lives and are only the hiring manager a handful of times. Little experience in hiring is even more common when… Continue reading Picking the Right Agent – Team vs. Individual

5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin

US News & World Report has ranked Austin the Number 1 Best Place to Live in the United States in 2017. It is no wonder, then, that the real estate market in Central Austin continues to show strong gains. Here are five residential trends to know in Central Austin based on recent market data and… Continue reading 5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin