Build wealth by investing in Austin & Central Texas real estate.
Real estate remains a cornerstone of every well-diversified investment portfolio. Its high leverage, low risk and an above average level of control make it a mainstay for small or large investors.
Our knowledge, experience and expert guidance will help you find the inventory, identify value, and make the most of your real estate investment decision. Unlike other markets, Austin and Central Texas has maintained its attractiveness for real estate investors because of its affordability, return and future growth opportunities.
- Inventory – Investors have access to a rich inventory of affordable homes and some of the lowest mortgage interest rates in history.
- Value – Even in tough times, Central Texas real estate holds value. For example, the average home purchased in December 2002 and sold six years later in December 2008 (which is the average period of time Texans spend in one home), appreciated 20 percent!
- Economy – A national study by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence recently named Austin the second healthiest real estate market in the nation.
- Growth – Economists also estimate that Central Texas will continue to grow at a rate of 30 percent every 10 years, as it has since 1970, and all those Austinites are going to need a place to live.
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We have over 30 years of experience helping investors acquire and manage residential real estate. We do business in this market on a daily basis and we keep up with the ever-changing market, trends and news. And we invest in real estate ourselves.
As your information resource, we can provide you with information on:
- Central Texas home price appreciation statistics
- the benefits of purchasing foreclosures
- historical & current real estate market trends
- current mortgage interest rates for investors
- anticipated population growth in the Central Texas region
- the pros and cons of flipping vs. renting
- lending incentives that make home loans more attainable
- affordable housing opportunities, and much more
Whether you’re an experienced investor or just getting started, I’d welcome the opportunity to get acquainted and learn about your investing goals and needs.
Texas Fifth Nationally in Home Price Appreciation
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Texas ranked fifth nationally in home price appreciation for April, according to CoreLogic’s latest home price index report. At the city level, two Texas metros topped the list.
Statewide, prices appreciated 8.3 percent year over year, putting Texas behind South Carolina (11.4 percent), Colorado (9.7 percent), Washington (9.1 percent) and Florida (9 percent). Data include distressed sales.
Meanwhile, Dallas-Plano-Irving topped U.S. metros in price appreciation with a 10.3 percent year-over-year increase (including distressed properties). Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land was right behind at 9.5 percent. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale ranked third with 7.8 percent.
“Data continue to indicate a strong housing market in Texas and the state’s major metros despite the decline in oil prices,” said Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines. “The tight inventory and constrained new construction relative to demand buoy prices to increasingly higher levels.”
Five Texas Cities Among Nation’s Fastest Growing
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – Five of the top ten fastest growing U.S. cities are in Texas, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data on population growth between 2013 and 2014.
Houston, Austin and San Antonio rank in the top five, and Fort Worth and Dallas also made the top ten.
CNN Money writes that Texas, which has one of the lowest unemploment rates in the country, is attractive to potential homebuyers due to its abundance of affordable real estate. Despite the recent downswing in energy jobs, the state remains a hot bed for tech, education and health care jobs.
Number four Austin in particular has grown significantly. Since 2010, the city’s population has risen by 100,000, meaning more people have moved there in that time span than to San Francisco and Philadelphia combined. Around 25,600 people moved to Austin just last year.
Between 2013 and 2014, top-ranked Houston’s population increased by 35,700, number five San Antonio’s by 24,900, Dallas’ (eighth) by 20,300 and Fort Worth’s (ninth) by 18,100.