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

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

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

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

Preparing Your Home for Summer

Your home is most likely your largest investment. As we enter the summer months, make sure you are keeping up with regular maintenance to save yourself from unnecessary headaches and expenses. Protect your investment and keep you family safe and cool by performing these recommended checks. Clean and inspect your refrigerator—including door gaskets and coils… Continue reading Preparing Your Home for Summer

5 Millennial “Roadblocks” to Homeownership

As a Millennial myself, I strive to find a financial solution that affords my family more resources for entertainment, travel, and paying off that student debt. When I entered the real estate sphere, I realized that the solution is simple and surprisingly more attainable than you may think: Homeownership. Many Millennials associate homeownership primarily with… Continue reading 5 Millennial “Roadblocks” to Homeownership

Creating the Goal List to Find Your Perfect Home

My McCombs MBA education taught me that creating a “box” for innovation can increase an individual’s ability to be creative. The idea is that when you create boundaries for your mind to stay within, your brain will move into productive thought faster than it would without this structure. I have deployed this method in multiple… Continue reading Creating the Goal List to Find Your Perfect Home

How to Choose the Right Agent – and PERSON – For You

There are 9,561 real estate agents who are affiliated with the Austin Board of Realtors at the timing of this article’s release. That means approximately 1 out of every 100 Austinites is a licensed real estate agent. With such a wide variety of people to choose from, how do you know you are choosing the… Continue reading How to Choose the Right Agent – and PERSON – For You