New Homeowner Property Tax Breaks

As a new homeowner, you may be eligible for a tax break from your property taxes by applying for a homestead exemption on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your property taxes. If you are a new homeowner in the past year, you may file… Continue reading New Homeowner Property Tax Breaks

The Case For Home Warranties

What is a home warranty? Why should I purchase one? What is the difference between a home warranty and home insurance? Home warranties and home insurance both cover unexpected circumstances. However, your homeowner policy includes exclusions for coverage of items that sustain a loss due to regular wear and tear or mechanical breakdown. For example,… Continue reading The Case For Home Warranties

INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Upgraded 2 Story Family Home in Kyle

Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $100 per month, and 20% return with appreciation. Subject Property: 2-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,412 SqFt. Financials: List Price: $214,900 Lease: $1,650 per month Taxes: $5,820 $45 quarterly HOA Fee Down… Continue reading INVESTOR CASE STUDY: Upgraded 2 Story Family Home in Kyle

How to Set Your Investment Real Estate Goals

It’s the start of the year and undeniably people are doing everything they can to be better. The answer for improving your results, according to many, start with writing goals down for yourself. Step Two would be identifying someone to hold you accountable for performing the activities needed to accomplish those goals, but that lesson… Continue reading How to Set Your Investment Real Estate Goals