Category Archives: Real Estate Investment

Buying a Vacation Home

Keep these numbers in mind when considering a 2nd home.

Last month my family took a long weekend trip down to Port Aransas along the Texas Coast. For the second year in a row, we stayed at Cinnamon Shore on Mustang Island. This master-planned community features condos, cottage homes, and larger estate homes that share numerous amenities like heated swimming pools, movie night on the…

How to Save $$$ in Your Real Estate Mortgage

If you know me at all, you know I hate to see money left on the table.   As it happens, real estate mortgages are a common place where homeowners do just that.   But… It doesn’t have to be that way.  Here are two practical options to consider: One option is to choose a shorter term…

Remodel Your Way Into Central Austin

You’ve heard me say repeatedly that Austin’s market is hot, hot, hot.  If you want to get into a Central Austin home but you can’t afford new construction, there are still plenty of “diamonds in the rough” that can be modernized with some simple remodeling.  Today I want to share with you an example of…

The Awards Keep Coming for Austin, Tx

 Those of us here know Austin’s a great place to live, but it seems like other folks are starting to catch on.  Indeed, in February 2016 Austin earned more awards for being a great place to live. First off, financial website Wallethub recently ranked all 50 state capitals to determine which has the best of…

Austin neighborhoods anticipated to have highest appreciation in 2016

  I am a big believer that you can increase your wealth by making sound investments in real estate.  I’m not saying you have to be a big real estate “investor.”  Even the home you choose to live in can be a vehicle to increasing your wealth, particularly if you make a wise purchase in…

How to build a real estate portfolio with minimal cash

I’ve gotten several calls lately from clients interested in building a real estate portfolio.  I think real estate is a great long-term investment, so I always get excited when folks ask me that question.  There are a couple of options to consider if you want to buy multiple properties as a part of your wealth-building strategy….