Cherry-Pick Austin Investment Properties

CI - Jason Hartman Rental Property Investing (1)Despite the hue and cry from the national media decrying the demise of the housing industry, some markets never went away, maintaining a steady economy in the face of the foreclosure crisis. Austin, Texas, is one such city. Jason Hartman has had his eye on this area for a while now and is ready to take prospective investors’ on a personal tour.

But we’re not going to sit here and thump our chest like braggarts. We want to prove it to you and will do just that on September 28, 2013, at the Austin Executive Property Tour. This thriving Texas city is just one of many affordable markets that offer stable returns that usually far exceed anything Wall Street is doing. The “market” might be down in general but you can still make money. Lots of money.

Before you think we’ve gotten uppity, we call this tour “Executive” because we respect your time and have made it as schedule-friendly as possible. In the past we’ve offered area property tours that covered two and sometimes part of three days. This time we’ve condensed it, leaving time for you to fly in and out the same day, losing the minimum amount of time from your family or business obligations but gaining life-changing wealth creation ideas in the process.

Why Austin? The economy in Austin is one of the best around. Tenant rates are high, and interest rates are at an all-time low, making the perfect combination for cash flow and future appreciation. Some Austin area properties are generating cash flows of up to $300 per month.

This tour will not only introduce you to our Local Market Specialist (LMS) team but showcase purchase-ready properties that have met Jason Hartman’s exacting criteria and should start generating solid returns the day you buy. Since the tour is limited to 20 attendees, you’ll have plenty of chances to have all your questions about income property investing answered. Some of the topics we’ll cover during the day are:

  • Property Acquisition and Analysis
  • Financing Options
  • Property Management
  • Renovation Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Property Insurance
  • Title and Escrow

If you’re interested in joining Jason’s Austin Executive Property tour, please visit The cost is only $297, which includes breakfast and lunch. Best of all, as with all property tours, you won’t be bombarded with gimmicks or upsells to bootcamp or mentoring programs. Everything you need to become a real estate investor will be given to you on that day. If you’re interested at all, we suggest you register quickly before all the spots are gone. (Top image: Flickr | THE Holy Hand Grenade)

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Austin, Texas, Predicted Returns Of 11.5% To 2011 Investors
Austin experienced a moderate value contraction after the financial collapse, but is now regressing back toward its long-term trend of modest single digit appreciation. The economic fundamentals of Austin continue to be strong as it moves into 2011. Currently, approximately 37% of listings in Austin are from foreclosures.

With many companies seeking to move out of hostile business environments and into areas that are more friendly to commerce. With a highly educated population, a strong technology industry, and a low rate of taxation Austin is a nexus for business and commerce in the upcoming decade. Market values in Austin are somewhat higher than cities such as Dallas and Houston, which has resulted in lower rates of cash flow than is frequently experienced in those markets. In contrast, Austin centers much more around the University of Texas, with its associated restaurants and culture scene. Income property in Austin operates much closer to breakeven than other markets in Texas, but values have historically grown at a faster rate, resulting in a higher expected return from leveraged appreciation.

Investors are expected to realize attractive rates of return from Austin by generating leveraged appreciation and positive cash flow from rental revenue. As a historically linear market, Austin has not experienced the same value swings as many other areas, but is expected to produce consistent returns for investors. Austin strikes a balance between cash flow and expected appreciation by generating rent revenues that are frequently sufficient to pay for normal expenses associated with operating income properties. This gives investors considerable leeway in waiting for future appreciation, since they are not required to absorb significant negative cash flows. On balance, Austin represents the kind of market that many investors tend to prefer because of its attractiveness as a place to work and live, along with its balance ROI profile.

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