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navik_pathak, Home Owner in Fremont, CA

Investment/Rental Property in Austin Area

Asked by navik_pathak, Fremont, CA Wed Dec 18, 2013


I am looking for to buy an investment property purely for rental purpose. I need help identifying neighborhood with respect to rental market.

Thanks in advance

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I think there are some great opportunities in S. Austin. The location is good, still relatively affordable, and very in demand with regard to renters. Often times, my lease listings rent in within the first couple of days with multiple applications.

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I would be happy to discuss your investment objectives without obligation.


Steve Nusinow
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Prashant, I just saw the follow-up to your question with your criteria. I believe I can help you find what you're looking for as I work with investors in the same price range on a regular basis. I know the Austin market very well, am an investor myself as well, and do not charge anything for my extensive services. Feel free to give me a call today, Thursday, anytime after 1 PM and I'll be happy to talk if you and see if I might be a good resource to assist you. I happen to be one of the top agents in the greater Austin area, know the rental market well, and can set you up with your own website giving you direct access to properties in our MLS that fit your criteria. I also have access to properties that are not yet on the market which may be of great advantage to you. Again, feel free to contact me and I will do all I can to help! Thanks, Joe

Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Call 512-261-4415
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I know of a couple of duplexes that are not on the market. They have great returns. With a 75% LTV loan they are at 15.68% cash on cash return on investment. The annual net operating income is over $28,000 for each duplex. I specialize in finding great investment opportunities.

Please feel free to contact me for more information on this or other properties.

Justin Poses
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Hi Navik,
Austin's a growing market typically you won't have a problem renting in most convenient neighborhoods with good school district. Downtown condos rent out really fast however there's a huge HOA fee to most condos they can run anywhere from $300-600/ m depends on what your budget is and what you are looking for . I can help you do the math (detailing how much profit you will make per yr after the taxes HOA and maintainence) if you tell me more about what you are looking for in an investment. You can call me at 8609652952 or email me at urvidesai@kw.com. Thanks !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 18, 2013
Thanks Guys my budget is 200K and purely rental property. Following are things I am interested in knowing before I jump in

1) Safe Area(location,location,location)
2) Low or no HOA
3) Single Family or Duplex or Apartment
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Prashant, the best way to get what you're seeking is to contact one of us. This medium isn't very good at an extended give and take interview. But, if you call me we can talk about the various areas of our metropolitan area and I can discover what is most important for you and where the best fit for your needs would be. No matter who you end up working with, good luck and all the best.
Ron Cullinan
Realtor, GRI, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, CLHMS
Avalar Austin
Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013
As I mentioned before, I would recommend South Austin. The rental market is very strong, and I think it has very nice appreciation possibilities. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Steve Nusinow
Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013
Are you working with a agent? If not give me a call and I will be more than happy to assist you in this field. I have knowledge of areas in the market for rental investment properties.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Your Real Estate Professional
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I have a 2 bed 1.5 bath listed in a prime location perfect for an investment property. I would love to talk with you over the phone! Please feel free to call me at anytime so we may further discuss this.I look forward to hearing from you.

Havilah Maya | Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Austin SWMC
Cell: (512) 506-0525
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Hi Prashant, There are plenty of neighborhoods that will rent out quickly, it just depends on your budget for the investment. Are you looking for a "fixer-upper" type property, or one that is ready to rent? Please let me know if you'd like to meet and discuss details.
Hope to talk to you soon,
Mike Davis
Prudential Texas Realty
Prudential REALTOR®
TREC License # 626400
512-568-4323 Mobile

Prudential Texas Realty
Lakeway Office
2806 Flintrock Trace
Bldg A, Suite A203
Lakeway, TX 78738

North Austin Office
3303 Northland Dr, #100
Austin, TX 78731

Here are some of my websites:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 18, 2013
Hello, Prashant,

So many realtors ready to help you! I am not only a Realtor, but also an investor and can advise you well on where to buy. I then can also help you find the right tenants for you by doing thorough background checks. Contact me by email or phone.

Vivianne Dordea, Realtor
Sierra Homes Realty
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I'd love to help. Could we talk in person?

Melissa Galvan
Keller Williams Realty
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Hi Prashant,
I'd be happy to help you find a rental property in the Austin Area. Please send me an email giving some more info about what you are looking for. My address is hailey@austinresults.com. Looking forward to helping you find the perfect place!

Hailey Peek
Keller Williams Realty
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We have listings which may work for you. We can also discuss more in depth your particulars to have a plan of action for your portfolio, and narrow the areas and investment types which would be most beneficial to you. Send me your contact email at your convenience so that we begin.


Felix Alonzo
Dir. Of Project Development
c: 512-900-2690
e: alonzo.felix@gmail.com

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You're best in Austin investment real estate is in SF homes in the $175-225k range, that would rent for $1250-$1650/mo. There are several neighborhoods around Austin than I'd recommend- parts of N/NW Austin, especially those in the Round Rock school district, as well as the parts of South Austin east of I-35 and south of William Cannon Dr.

I frequently work with out of state investors, and have helped several purchase properties sight-unseen. I'd be happy to provide references.

At today's historically low interest rates, you can be in a positive cash-flow situation on a 30y mortgage with 20% down after paying all expenses and setting aside reserves for maintenance, turnover and vacancy. I have a detailed financial model that I use to qualify properties for my clients.

I'd be happy to shoot over some specific properties for you to consider. My practice is built entirely around working with investors to locate, acquire, and manage investment property.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Tim Hendricks
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The Austin rental market has consistently seen a hike in pricing, especially in and near the Downtown area. A house or condo is likely to lease the quickest in or within a few miles of Downtown Austin. The most highly desired zip codes are 78701 and 78704. The Eastside in 78702 is also very desirable with home values dramatically increasing specifically in this zip code.

If you have any inquiries about real estate in Austin, feel free to visit our website, http://www.austinboom.com

Also, feel free to contact me anytime and I will be happy to discuss on which type of investment property would be best for you. Thank you!

Robert Cantu, Realtor/Broker
Cell: 512.945.BOOM
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Hi Prashant,

There are many factors that need to be determined to figure out which areas would work best for you. I have over 10 years of experience in Real Estate Investments, myself.

Please give me a call so we can discuss further. You can also look at our website and go over available properties here in the Austin area.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Michael Vasquez
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Hi Prashant

I'm a native Austinite and specialize in the southwest area of Austin where there are numerous areas for good rental investments. If you want to talk further give me a call/text at 512-914-6118.
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Hello Prashant.

I have helped several investors purchase property for rentals in the Austin are over the years. I provide them with detailed analysis of the value of the potential purchase, and an analysis of the rental market in the immediate area of the house as well. Additionally, if you're a remote owner you will need a service to manage the property and I'm knowledgeable of most of the providers of service in the Austin area which will help you decide on the best choice.

Just contact me to begin and we'll discuss at length what your goals are and how I can help you achieve them.

Ron Cullinan
Realtor, GRI, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, CLHMS
Avalar Austin
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