Entries by Mike Ebert

Austin is a Landlord’s Market

Yesterday local news station KVUE ran a piece on the Austin apartment situation.  The reporter quoted AustinApartment.com which stated that apartment rents have increased more than 5%  this year.  This trend is expected to continue because, even though many apartment communities have been built construction is expected to slow down because of tightening lending require- […]

Austin Employment Figures are G R E A T !!!

According to a recent article in the Austin American Statesman the employment figures for the Austin area which includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Hays, Williamson and Travis counties is 96.5%.  This is the same figure as last month and it means virtually everyone who wants a job has one.  These counties added over 28,000 more jobs than […]

Shelly Longoria Earns RMP Designation

Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc. (CRMC) is proud to announce that Shelly Longoria has the Residential Property Manager designation from the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®).  Only a few hundred members of NARPM® have earned this designation and that is because are no easy steps to obtain it.  At ALPS we strongly believe […]

High Tech Firms Flock to Austin

In a report published today by Offices/Americas the JLL Company, a real estate project and development firm, stated that high tech firms are flocking to the Austin and Dallas area. The reasons given are not to us:  relatively low cost of living, well-educated millennial talent pool, a diversified employment talent base, and room to expand […]

Austin Area adds 7,800 jobs in June

Wow!  According to an article in the Austin American Statesman, the metro area added 7,800 jobs in June of this year.  There are cities that don’t have that many inhabitants so I find the number quite impressive.  Texas in general and the Austin area in particular continue to have a robust economy.  Fueling this migration […]

Austin is the Right Place!

Nationally apartment rents have risen 64% from 1960 to 2014 according to Apartment List.  They also state that income for the same period have risen only 19%.  Reportedly 37% of all households nationwide rent their domicile, the highest figure in decades and renters are struggling to pay rent.  Austin in contrast has a much different […]

Spring 2016 Realtor® Party magazine

In the spring 2016 Realtor® Party magazine there was an article stating that  the U.S. Census Bureau reports that rental housing accounts for “more” than 1/3 of the nation’s housing and that this trend has been strong during this last decade in part because of the number of folks that went to foreclosure and in […]

Mike Gonzales Earns RMP Designation

Shown on the right is Mike Gonzales being awarded his RMP designation from Michael Ebert, RMP current president of the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.  We at Austin Landmark Property Services, Inc. are proud to have shared in Mike’s achievement as we have seen him work diligently through the years […]

5,000 new Austin Jobs in May 2016

As reported in the Austin American Statesman, Austin added a whopping 5,000 new jobs in May.  The unemployment rate for this period was reported at 2.9%.  To back up this statistic I have seen “Help Wanted” signs every time I pull into a shopping center and park in front of a business.  Add it looks […]