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

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

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

CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

As many of you may have heard, buyers in the Austin market often face the challenge of competing against other offers for the house of their dreams. This can be a stressful ordeal and is one of the many reasons home buyers in Austin should interview multiple agents before moving forward with a real estate… Continue reading CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

Winning in Multiple Offer Situations

As you may have heard, the Austin real estate market is going through what we call a “seller’s market.” This happens when the ratio of buyers and sellers is not balanced, meaning that there are more buyers in the market than there are properties available for sale. Fact: We live in the greatest city in… Continue reading Winning in Multiple Offer Situations

4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Builder

1. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Do you connect well with the sales counselor within the community? You and your real estate agent will be spending a lot of time with this person. You want to make sure the person leading the efforts on building your home possesses knowledge about the product, strong communication skills, and a genuine… Continue reading 4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Builder

The Advantages of Buying New Home Construction in a Master-Planned Community

Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here is a quick list of the top reasons why so many homeowners prefer new homes to used houses. LIFESTYLE - benefit from more than just a brand new home design New home construction is generally found in a master-planned community (MPC) developed by an experienced… Continue reading The Advantages of Buying New Home Construction in a Master-Planned Community

Working With a Lender – What You Need to Know to Get Started

There are very few reasons why someone would choose to purchase their home without a loan. Interest rates are at historical lows, and there are tax benefits that make the return on using your cash somewhere else extremely attractive. Assuming getting a loan is your preferred course of action, a lender will need to be… Continue reading Working With a Lender – What You Need to Know to Get Started