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Why preventative maintenance is important

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Austin Duplex, Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate, Duplex | Comments Off

There have been a good share Austin investment property clients that don’t understand the importance of preventative maintenance. If it’s not broken, why spend the money to send in a professional?  In all fairness, that is a legitimate question to ask your Austin Property Manager, as most up-charge maintenance and repair.   However, different than our competitors, The Carvajal Group never upcharges for these maintenance or repair expenses and believes it is part of our Austin property management service.  Our clients can trust that...

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New Austin investment property purchased in 78745 was a gem.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate, Duplex | Comments Off

An all cash Austin investor wanted our advice on how to invest his money into an Austin investment property the best way possible.  We urged him to purchase a duplex in the south Austin area and he couldn’t be happier. The duplex he purchased didn’t seem like a gem at first glance, but we explained the importance of putting some money into the property in order to increase the rents. Seeking out the perfect investment takes time and market knowledge and in this fast moving market it is important to work with a Austin Realtor that is...

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How far is your real estate agent going for you?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Austin Real Estate, Austin Rental Property | Comments Off

A thirty-two minute conversation this evening has made me acknowledge how privileged I am to be a Austin Realtor with great resources. There are thousands of agents in the thriving Austin area but there are certainly things that set great agents apart from the normal agent. Is your agent thinking outside of the box to make your purchase or sell effortless? If your answer is no, it may be time to search for an agent that can serve your real estate needs on a higher level. I’ve learned it is imperative to have innovative thinking in order to...

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Pre-MLS – 3504 Duval – (Representing Seller)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Austin Duplex, Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate | Comments Off

Pre-MLS – 3504 Duval – (Representing Seller)

3504 Duval is a wonderful opportunity close to the University of Texas and in the heart of Austin, Texas. This 2 unit duplex, 1940 sq ft, consists of 2- 2bed, 1 bath units which are currently rented for 1700/month (unit A) and 1600/month (unit B).  In my opinion there is room to increase rents without any improvements simply based on market conditions. Both leases expire in July of this year.   The unit has been well maintained and is in a good condition for its age (built in 1924). The lot size is .1921 acres and has great...

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Pending,Taking Back-ups – 2633 W 49th – (Representing Buyer/Seller)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Austin Duplex, Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate | Comments Off

Pending,Taking Back-ups – 2633 W 49th – (Representing Buyer/Seller)

2633 W 39th Street is a great investment opportunity in the heart of Rosedale in central Austin.  This unique opportunity consists of two, detached units each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.  These units also have private back yards. This property was built in 1950 and has some deferred maintenance (priced accordingly) and could use a remodel which would likely allow for increased rents.  Currently the units are getting $1500/month (unit A) and $1550/month (Unit B).  The front unit lease expires in July of 2013 and the rear unit has chosen...

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Sold- 3101 Harris Park – (Represented Seller)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate, Austin Triplex | Comments Off

Sold- 3101 Harris Park – (Represented Seller)

3101 Harris Park was one of the best Austin multifamily properties I have sold.  This was an immaculately kept property just a few blocks away from the University of Texas.  The property was originally an old 1 story home with a garage.  The property was converted into 3 units, the main house: 2 bed/1 bath, the attic: Large Studio, the garage: 2 story “Hobbit House”. My seller had self managed this property for 5+ years and had done extensive renovations to get the property in tip top shape.  She had done repairs like new...

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Sold – 1611 Ulit – (Represented Seller)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate | Comments Off

Sold – 1611 Ulit – (Represented Seller)

1611 Ulit was a very nice, two-unit investment property in East Austin, located about 1 mile east of IH-35. This property consisted of a main house which was a 4 bedroom, 2 bath with 2 half baths and a detached garage apartment that was 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath.  The property was rented for $2600/month on the main house and $1200 on the back house for a total of $3800/month. This property had some upside because of the fact that it could be purchased by a single family user that could benefit from the additional income from the back unit...

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Sold – 7102 Dan Jean – (Represented Buyer/Seller)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate | Comments Off

Sold – 7102 Dan Jean – (Represented Buyer/Seller)

7102 Dan Jean was one of the best deals we did.  We had been managing the property for many years for our client who wanted to sell the property.  Because the owners had not invested in keeping the property up there was quite a bit of work that would need to be done to get it ready to sell. One of our buyers purchased the property for $155,000 and invested $17,000 remodeling the property.  The Carvajal Group oversaw the remodel and now continues to lease and manage the unit.  The remodel included scraping of popcorn, new flooring,...

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Sold – 2509 Quarry – (Represented Buyer)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Austin Investment Property, Austin Real Estate, Duplex | Comments Off

Sold – 2509 Quarry – (Represented Buyer)

  2509 Quarry was an awesome opportunity in the heart of Tarrytown in West Austin.  This duplex consisted of 2, 3 bedroom/2 bath units and was, at the time generating $1500/month on each unit. The Carvajal Group represented an out of state buyer on this transaction.  The buyer paid $415,000 cash in a 1031 exchange and we immediately invested $35,000 in a complete overhaul which included new windows, flooring, popcorn removal, opening up the dining room, constructing a new deck and creating additional parking.  The Carvajal Group...

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