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Austin Lease Extensions Depend on Timing and Season

As we head into the Spring/Summer leasing season in Austin, and I just mailed my first batch of renewal letters, I’m already fielding inquiries from tenants who have lease-end dates that don’t coincide with their future plans. ┬áThe inevitable question is “can we have a move-out date of x instead of y? For one tenant, […]

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Posted by Steve
5 years ago

How to Find and Lease a Rent House in Austin TX

As the listing agent for a lot of rental homes in Austin (for over 20 years), I’ve been dealing lately with a lot of really angry, frustrated renters and agents. The reason for the upset is primarily the renter losing a home to other (multiple) applicants who applied quicker and/or had their act more together. […]

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Posted by Steve
6 years ago

Why Online Repair Request Forms Are Best

Most Austin Property Managers, in fact all that I know, require tenant repair requests to be submitted in writing. This is required by Texas Property Code as well as the commonly used TAR (Texas Association of Realtors) and TAA (Texas Apartment Association) lease forms. It’s good practice for tenants to follow, even if the landlord […]

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Posted by Steve
6 years ago

Renting to Those Displaced by Austin Fires

I’ve received a couple of calls already from agents trying to help folks displaced by the recent fires in and around Austin, including the Steiner Ranch fire and the fires in Bastrop. I currently have one vacant home ready for move-in, and would be more than happy to place new tenants in it immediately. But […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

What exactly do you pay your Austin Property Manager to do?

I remember the day clearly, Wed April 14th, 1999. I received a call from one of my property owner clients. He was working on his income taxes and he was angry, not at the IRS but at me! Even though he received a monthly statement showing all income and expenses on his property, adding it […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Austin Rental Market Update – Aug 2010

The Austin rental market remains strong, and rent values continue to rise overall. Let’s start with a look at the historic rental value graph. Going back to 1999, the YTD 2010 average and median rental rates still remain below the peaks of 2000/2001. The big dip in rental rates in Austin following the peak in […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago