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For far too long, Real Estate Professionals have had to choose between two paths; The path of being a Real Estate Agent or the path of being a Creative Real Estate Investor. Finally, there is a brokerage that allows you to do both -- StepStone Realty!
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Part I is here After settling the transaction, we rented the disgusting pile of trash and filth back to the sellers while their nice new home was being built.  My business partner and I started to plan the next phase of the operation -- the cleanup.  Everything was going to go.  It was very unlik...
05/12/2010
Back in early March, I wrote a blog entitled, "The Austin Board of Realtors Has Just DOOMED PEOPLE TO FORECLOSURE."  This was on the heels of their decision to require Austin agents to change the status of their listing "Pending". I argued, in the blog, that this would mean higher foreclosures as...
05/10/2010
A few weeks ago, an agent started a short sale with us.  "Thanks for the opportunity to help you," we told her, "where's your listing agreement?" She responded by telling us she hadn't listed it yet because she told the owner before she would list the property, the owner would have to "clean it u...
04/06/2010
Kyle and Buda have always been considered "sister" cities.  Sharing many of the same services and both right next to each other South of Austin Texas along I35, the two cities grew like crazy during the building boom of the early 2000's.  Once considered "breakfast communities", both have grown w...
03/31/2010
No. Oh, I guess you probably want some proof and maybe even statistics.  How about a background to this story?  Well, alright.  But the news is not good, I warn you. I started this analysis hoping and looking and searching for that glimmer of hope.  There was a time you couldn't NOT make money ju...
03/30/2010
Fine dining in the largely blue collar suburb of Kyle may seem a little out of place, but not to big names like Emeril Lagasse! Located on Center Street in Downtown Kyle, Bordeaux's Restaraunt offers upscale dining and Kyle's only full bar.  Executive Chef Larsen Wilkes has put together a delecta...
03/29/2010
One of my favorite places to frequent in the Greater Austin Area lies just outside Dripping Springs.  Newer housing and Hill Country views have brought many new residents to the Dripping Springs area over the last decade, but the Nutty Brown Cafe has been a staple for much longer. I had the pleas...
03/27/2010
In the current economic climate, no area in and around the Austin Texas Metro area has had a higher drop in property values than Manor.  The good news for investors is that this "bottom-out" makes for excellent long-term buy and hold strategies. In the 6 months from Sept 2007 to March 2008, the m...
03/27/2010
Kyle is the fourth fastest growing city in Texas.  With an upsurge to over 28,000 residents in 2009, Kyle remains a beacon of hope among an otherwise slow growing area.  The addition of a new hospital, Seton brought over 300 jobs to the area.  In addition, the 75 acre complex of clinics, doctors ...
03/26/2010
Kyle is the fourth fastest growing city in Texas, and in Texas, that says a LOT. But because of this growth, it has all the conditions that make it ripe for high foreclosure rates. A young community with mostly newer neighborhoods (less than ten years old and many less than five years old). Most ...
03/25/2010
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For decades, Real Estate Professionals have had to choose between the path of being a Licensed Agent or being a Creative Real Estate Investor. Myths have emerged that cause brokers to fear investors and investment activities. That in turn makes investors afraid that being licensed will hurt their investment activities. As a consequence, You, as a Real Estate Professional, have been limited in your ability to make money. Your freedom has been stifled and you are restricted from adapting to ever changing market conditions. It doesn’t have to be that way. StepStone Realty allows you to be both. You can be a Licensed Creative Real Estate Investor. Instead of struggling to make money for your broker, you can finally make money for yourself. Join StepStone Realty and get the Freedom to Succeed!