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Entries from April 2011

National Polls put Austin at the top: Austin for sale and leasing

April 25th, 2011

According a number of national polls, Austin is one of the top destinations for job and lifestyle seekers. Travel and Leisure magazine named Austin at the top of their “City with the Best People” list, which bides well for the real estate market in Austin. Money magazine named Austin second in their “Best Big Cities” […]

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Tags: Austin businesses · Austin Home Search · Austin Real Estate

Easy Tips for Improving Cash Flow for Rental Properties

April 23rd, 2011

There are several easy and inexpensive ways to increase rents at your existing investment properties in Austin, Texas.  Many of the tips below can substantially increase rents, reduce vacancy and/or save on regular maintenance expenses therefore increasing your net cash flow. 1.)    Fresh Paint:  more often than  not when a tenant moves out, a paint […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Investment Property · Austin Real Estate · Austin Rental Property

Affordable Rosedale condo……for the cost of renting you can buy this place!

April 21st, 2011

Check out this amazing Rosedale condo, just listed at $175,000.00.  This one bedroom, 713 sq ft condo offers many great amenities including its central Austin location. Located at 2209 Hancock Drive, Ventana Condominiums offers a quaint condo complex built in 2001 and remodeled in 2006.  This gated community offers a quiet retreat from the craziness […]

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Tags: Austin Homes for Sale · Austin Real Estate · Austin Rental Property

May Foreclosure Filings Post a 29 Month Low

April 19th, 2011

It seems as if the foreclosure frenzy that has taken place over the past 2 plus years is finally slowing down. Although Austin and the State of Texas experienced no where near the record number of foreclosure filings in states such as Nevada, California, Arizona, and Florida, the circumstances did have an effect on local […]

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Tags: Austin Homes for Sale · Austin Investment Property · Austin Real Estate

Effects of Expansion: The East Austin Boom

April 18th, 2011

Over the last decade, a gentrification boom has hit East Austin.  Nearly a dozen mixed-use condo and housing developments have popped up in Central East Austin along with new local bars, trendy food trailers, a drive-in movie theater, and hip restaurants.  All these benefits have been accompanied by soaring property values and a clear mixed […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Neighborhoods · Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Market