Episode 33 - Kiddie Condos with Elisabeth Jeep - 6/7/2015

                 Elizabeth Jeep - 512.657.3107

                 Elizabeth Jeep - 512.657.3107

Often called a "Kiddie Condo" loan, these type of loans are actually available for single family homes, not just condos! They offer down payments as low as just 3.5% with very competitive rates. 

In this segment Elisabeth Jeep with Private Label Realty, Kristi Rice and John Schutze   dig deep into how to help your kids or grand-kids purchase a home. Those of us who've been around a while know that now is an unprecedented time to buy a home. Interest rates are low, central Texas appreciation rates are near historic highs and the job's market doesn't seem poised to stall anytime soon. 

Tune in to learn more or give us a call to discuss your specific scenario: 512.524.8310.

Episode 33 - Texas Down Payment Assistance Programs - 6/7/2015

             Elizabeth Jeep - Private Label Realty                              512.657.3107

             Elizabeth Jeep - Private Label Realty

                             512.657.3107

Down Payment Assistance is a huge help for Texas Home Buyers. These days it can take a long time to save up for a down payment! So Elisabeth Jeep, Kristi Rice and John Schutze share some of the ways you can buy a home using "OPM" (Other People's Money) for the down payment. PLUS with many of these programs you do NOT have to be a first time home-buyer to qualify!

Some of the more common programs are:

  • TSAHC - Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
  • TDHCA - Texas Dept of Housing and Community Affairs
  • SETH - Southeast Texas Housing
  • Home's For Heroes
  • Texas Hill Country

For info about these and other down payment assistance programs contact us now!

Episode 33 - First Time Homebuyer Strategies - 6/7/2015

Elisabeth Jeep of Private Label Realty joins the show to discuss the First Time Home Buyer and why she loves them so much! John Schutze, Kristi Rice and Elisabeth talk about the old days and how much it has changed for the First Time Home-buyer. Make sure to tune-in at our new time Sundays at 3pm on Talk 1370!

Episode 9 - Buying Real Estate Using a Self- Directed IRA

We had a great conversation with real estate professional Pam Vaillancourt of Keller Williams! We got into an eye-opening conversation about using your IRA to purchase real estate in Central Texas. Here are a few of the facts!

  • There are over $19 Trillion in retirement plans in the US.
  • Less than 3% of those funds are allocated into alternative assets like real estate.
  • They are the most untapped funds, 4 out of 10 homes in the US have IRA'S.

Common Misconceptions

  • Most people have been misinformed that they would have to pay penalties or taxes if they direct these savings into assets outside of wall street.
  • Custodial companies typically restrict their clients's investment choices to publicly traded options only. 
  • Individuals may feel the total amount invested in their retirement fund is inadequate to purchase real estate.

      - Many listeners may think that they are not in a financial position to invest in real estate. Here are three options to fund an SD IRA real estate purchase:

- Cash

- Partnership

- Leverage

Questions? Contact Pam directly: 512.736.3145

 

Episode 32 - Historic Homes in Austin with Halle Hutcherson - 5/27/2015

The Boardman-Webb-Bugg House located at 602 W. 9th St, Austin, Texas, United States. The house was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1979 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 1980 - Credit: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.   

The Boardman-Webb-Bugg House located at 602 W. 9th St, Austin, Texas, United States. The house was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1979 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 1980 - Credit: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0. 

 

Halle Hutcherson

Halle Hutcherson

Halle Hutcherson of Team Price Real Estate brought down the house (No pun intended) with us on this week's show! We had a great conversation about Historic homes in Austin and how maintenance vs. aesthetics could sway a buyer. Austin neighborhoods including Hyde Park, Clarksville and Travis Heights were covered in a discussion about the different types of architecture from Victorian homes near downtown to Bungalows in Hyde Park to open space homes for stay at home moms we talk about the evolution of homes to the times.

Check out Halle's Facebook page for more information on historic neighborhoods and homes in the area.

Check it out and make sure to tune in at our NEW TIME - SUNDAYS from 3-4PM starting JUNE 4 on TALK1370!

Episode 31 - Protesting your Property Taxes with Eric and Joyce Peterson - 5/20/2015

Eric and Joyce Peterson of Kopa Real Estate join John Schutze on the Austin Mortgage Report. John talks about previewing homes vs. shopping on the internet. Eric speaks on bad photos and the importance of a good photographer. They also talk about the recent rise in property taxes and why they are going up at such an alarming rate. Eric has a good story of how he reduced his property taxes! Tune-in and check us out every Wednesday at 7pm on Talk1370!

Find out more about Eric and Joyce: Facebook Page

Episode 31 - Why hitting the market at the right price is just as important in a sellers market - with Eric and Joyce Peterson - 5/20/2015

Eric and Joyce Peterson with Kopa Real Estate join John Schutze with a great take on pricing and how critical the right price is in a hot market; perhaps even the most important factor in marketing a property. What is your take? Check out the segment now!

Find out more about Eric and Joyce: Facebook Page

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