First, the Austin area has always been a good place to own residential rent properties and that is in part what moved me and my family to Austin in 1981. Over the years, “good” has moved to “great” as the Austin area has continued to grow by attracting new business, especially high-tech business to the area. […]
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There are many different ways to manage the application process. If you ever look for a house on Craigslist, you’ll see there are a lot of different landlords with a lot of different styles. Some just want to run a credit report on Credit Karma, and others have more involved tests. Today, we’re talking about […]
Something I hear a lot from landlords is: what kind of insurance do I need, and am I properly covered? These are good questions. One of the founders of our company came from an insurance background, and we set this company up to mitigate risk and do things the right way, especially with insurance. So, […]
Property management is a real estate niche, just like lakefront property is a niche and luxury homes are a niche. I don’t spend my time trying to sell farms and ranches or oil leases or $10 million lakefront properties. I want to stay in my niche, which is property management. All of us at Austin […]
A recent article in the Austin American Statesman stated that a gold depository is coming to Leander, Texas. Lone Star Tangible Assets will build the facility, estimated to be less than 50,000 square feet, on ten acres of land but have not disclosed the location (I wonder why that may be). To land this business […]
This week Mike Gonzales celebrates his 15th year with Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc. CRMC. When Mike started with the company his role was something like a “Man Friday” and one of his first jobs was to paint an office that we had leased out. Today Mike occupies that very office and looks at that very […]
According to MagnifyMoney, a subsidiary of Lending Tree, Austin Texas is the most changed city in the country over the last ten years. The changes cited were the dynamic transformations in the housing market, incomes, crime rate, and overall economy when compared to similar sized cities and larger cities. The ten year study was from […]
Today, I have some advice for landlords who are frustrated because their property manager isn’t calling them back. Communication is important, and you hire a property manager so you know what’s going on with your property. Having a professional manager means you can do other things with your life and not worry about your property.
Giant online retailer Amazon has expanded its Austin workforce from 350 employees to over 900 employees, according to a recent article in the Austin American Statesman. And word on the street has it that they aren’t finished with their Austin expansion. Fact is that Amazon currently has 100 positions that they are trying to fill. […]
Does a landlord have to change locks between tenants? Yes. If you don’t already know, you have to change your locks at your rental property between each occupant. This doesn’t mean just rekeying the locks between each tenant. If you have a short-term rental or you have a vacation house that you live in sometimes […]