Episode 25 - East Austin Real Estate - with Nicole Cooper - 3/25/2015

Nicole Cooper of Horizon Realty joined John Schutze and the Austin Mortgage Report last night to focus on East Austin and it's rapid growth.

The discussion included:

  • Typical east side buyers
  • Typical housing inventory in 78702, 21, 22 and 23. 
  • New construction vs. rehab
  • Not all rehab'd properties are equal. Look for quality
  • Special considerations weh purchasing older homes.
  • The Mueller development and it's impact on values
  • Long term growth and appreciation on the east-side

 Join us every Wednesday at 7pm on Talk1370!

Contact Nicole: AustinAreaSpecialist.com or call 512-698-2393

Episode 24 - Home Owners Insurance for Seniors in Texas - 3-18-2015


In this segment we talk with central Texas insurance expert Phillip Moreno on getting Home-owners insurance for seniors. John speaks on how he can help seniors with mortgages in retirement years when income isn't always consistent. Plenty of wonderful information regarding this topic! Listen now and call us if you have any questions at 512-390-ATX1!


Episode 24 - The Lifestyle and Real Estate in Sun City with Cindy Kelly - 3-18-2015

Fitness Centers, walking trails, parks, tennis courts, and even pickle-ball? John Schutze welcomes his esteemed colleague Cindy Kelly of ERA-Colonial to discuss all the wonderful amenities of Sun City up in Georgetown; and why it is the premier spot in Texas for active adult living! They also touch on the price points in the community and the pros/cons of "buying the lifestyle". Check it out!

In segment two, John and Cindy Discuss the in-depth history of Sun City. John addresses the steps to purchasing a home and how to engage in the community. Listen now!


Episode 23 - Interview With Linda Holmbeck - 3-11-15


Austin's own John Schutze had a great conversation with 15 year Real Estate veteran Linda Holmbeck of Horizon Realty. They discuss a plethora of different topics including how buyers have changed, vision in house selection and renovations. Linda also enlightens us on a great new mantra where say states that "You can change the house, but you can't change the lot". Check out this great conversation and be sure to tune-in every Wednesday at 7pm on Talk1370!

Episode 23 - The First Time Home Buyer Dilemma - 3-11-15


Household income is increasing in Texas, but first time home buyer purchases dropped by almost 10% since 2013. Why is this happening? John Schutze and his guest Linda Holmbeck of Horizon Realty discuss this significant problem and why millennial s aren't buying. 

Linda also tells a great story about the "BENEFITS OF BEING A HOMEBUYER!"


Episode 23 - Prepping for the Closing Process - 3-11-15

Linda Holmbeck of Horizon Realty shows us how she prepares her buyers for the closing process. We talk about what to look out for, what lenders look for and important tips to make sure everything goes flawlessly. Listen to the segment here and feel free to join us on the Austin Mortgage Report, Wednesday evenings at 7pm on Talk1370!


Episode 22 - Starting The Lending Process Early - 3/4/2015

Austin's John Schutze and Jason Geis explain the importance of talking with a lender early in the game for First Time Home Buyers. John speaks on USDA Loans and the cost of living outside of the Austin City Limits (pun intended). This, and a whole lot more awaits in the rest of this episode. Click now and listen!

Episode 22 - Interview with Jason Geis of Sixteen 10 Realty - 3/4/15

Here is a great segment with Jason Geis of Sixteen 10 Realty. Jason talks about your musts, wants, and wishes when looking for property. We talk about ranges on condo prices downtown.

We also try to answer the question, does condition of an investment property matter in the amount someone can lease it for? This, and a whole lot more on the Austin Mortgage Report! Check it out, and join us every Wednesday at 7pm on Talk1370.

Episode 21 - Kim Bailey & Michael Gotcher of Masters Touch Homes - 2/25/2015


In this segment we speak to Kim Bailey and Michael Gotcher of Masters Touch Custom Homes. They spoke on some very interesting points such as their all-in house custom home building team and different design trends! Check it out here! Here is some more information on their company.

Masters Touch Custom homes was founded in 2005. The founder, Michael Gotcher, native Texan and his wife Beverly moved to Austin to re-establish a family heritage dating back to the Mexican Inqusition at the Alamo. Together with Matthew Bailey VP, they combine their strengths and building careers of more than 50 years; with a passion to build high-quality unique custom homes.

Episode 21 - 4 Strategies to Give Your Offer an Edge - 2/25/2015

In this segment of the Austin Mortgage ReportJohn Schutze speaks on 4 very important strategies to help Austin area buyers gain an edge over the competition in this multiple offer environment. Keep these 4 important details in mind. 

4 Strategies:

- Be willing to bid high

- Plan on having back up funds

- Be flexible on timing with the seller

- Try to meet the minimum criteria that the seller wants

If you are a buyer in this market, this 15 minutes can save you time and heartache. Listen in as John shares 4 strategies to land your next contract. Also, check out full episodes of the Austin Mortgage Report every Wednesday at 7pm on Talk1370!