Category Archives: multifamily

Case Study on 4-plexes

A case study on three 4-plexes on Wooten Park Dr is a big file so it is a PDF that you need to download to read.   Please click the link above named "4-plexes" and the file will open on your computer using adode.

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Summary of Austin 3rd QTR multifamily market

Today Chris Stutzman at Transwestern recently sent me over a copy of their Austin Apartment Report for the 3rd Quarter.

Here are some of the key points:

  • Rents grew 4.8% during the past 12 months
  • Occupancy remains strong for the quarter Absorption outpaces supply again
  • Development pipeline grows – 48 projects totaling 12,560 units under construction
  • The market’s current unemployment figure stands at 5.3%

Continue reading Summary of Austin 3rd QTR multifamily market

property tax protests in austin tx travis county

Every year I protest my property tax valuations and almost every year it is time well spent. It allows me to learn something new about how my property is valued and what other property is valued at surrounding my property and is a general adventure in dealing with people.    Continue reading property tax protests in austin tx travis county

My first eviction saga…….

(Normally evictions are a pain but not a SAGA) It all started when a tenant did not pay and performed what I call a Midnight move out. That is when they move at midnight so no one would see what was happening. Well this tenant did not take everything. So I called her and said hey do you want this stuff?

Yes I will get it in a couple of days.

NO you can come get it from the front porch b/c I am setting it out as we speak.    Continue reading My first eviction saga…….

Texas apartment data

Occupancy 93.3%!!!

November was 93.1%

I am full in austin meaning 100% occupancy.   Now I need to get full and paying but being full is a good start.  Check out the write up from ALNsystems.com about the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth markets.   I attached them as a PDF to this post.aln apartment data 1-11-11

1 in 12 live in TEXAS!

One of 12 Americans lives in Texas (and other 2010 census findings)

By San Antonio Express-News

Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/default/article/One-of-12-Americans-lives-in-Texas-and-other-965303.php#ixzz1CGh7udiH

I really like the part about the cheap air conditioning!   Especially in summer!   I dont like the part about the budget deficit that Texas faces.
Overall, the article provides some evidence that supports my reasoning for real estate investment in Texas.   Do you have a real estate quesiton?   Need a real estate consultant?   Need real estate expert testimony?   Are you ready to make some investments in Texas real estate?   Call me 512-782-8982 or send me an email.

FIRE!!!

over the holidays I had to deal with a fire in one of the apartments that I own.   I am relieved that the resident was not killed and thankful that the damage was not to the entire building!   Fires can wreck a real estate investment luckily this one is insured so the damage will not be as large as it could have been, but nevertheless it is a big distraction when you want to start the new year on a positive note.  Check out some of the pictures of the fire

after the fire  Continue reading FIRE!!!