Do It Yourself Real Estate?

June 7, 2011

“I can find and lease my own business space myself. I don’t need any tenant representation!” If that is you because A.) You are a Rugged Individualist and B.) You think you are going to save money, then please consider thinking it over again. Would you take out your own appendix to save money and […]

First Fortune, now the Journal says it’s the “time to buy”

Fortune magazine pronounced it was “time to buy” a little over a month ago, and it appears now that it’s the first of a series of media assertions that the moment has come for housing market transactions to kick it up a notch. The Wall Street Journal’s top 10 of article link page views includes […]

Remaking The Retail Market

May 25, 2011

Developers Diversified Realty Corp., based in Beachwood, announced plans last week to knock down unprofitable shopping centers in San Antonio, Texas, and Denver and remake the sites around new Target stores. The publicly traded company, which owns and manages approximately 520 retail properties globally, views redevelopment as a growth strategy in a recession-scarred industry where […]

Lease Negotiations – A Win Win

May 4, 2011

Investment Realty Company’s Joanne Vollmer Mirelez, CCIM, helped Pac-West Telecomm to negotiate a discounted buyout of the 4-1/2 years they had remaining on a 7-year lease for their Texas subsidiary. The 5,417 square foot, Class A space is in the La Arcata Office Building at 18615 Tuscany Stone near Loop 1604 and the entry to […]

Apartment First Glance Analysis

National vacancies fell by 40 basis points, from 6.6 to 6.2 percent, as the sector posted positive net absorption of over 44,000 units. With a shortage in new supply for 2011, we expect vacancies to continue to plummet throughout the year. The expected inventory growth figure of 0.5% in 2011 is about one-third of the […]

Housing Shows Signs of Strength

April 25, 2011

Sales of existing homes have fallen because of the federal tax credit, but the market has bottomed out. James Gaines with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M said, “The market isn’t getting any worse. It does appear to be just very slowly, very tepidly getting better.” To visit the Real Estate Center at Texas […]

San Antonio employers added more than 12,000 jobs in March

April 19, 2011

The San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area saw is unemployment rate for March drop to 7.3 percent as more employers began rehiring in response to the uptick in economic activity. Total non-agricultural employment in the San Antonio-New Braunfels area expanded by 12,300 for the month, while annual job growth totaled 10,900 jobs over the last 12 […]

Asset Allocation and Commercial Real Estate

March 22, 2011

Diversification is fundamental to good financial planning and that means allocating your assets among several asset classes that are not closely correlated. One year gold performs well and stocks do poorly. Another year bonds do well and oil does poorly. Commercial real estate investment can play an important role in your investment portfolio by balancing […]

Alamo City poised for historic economic growth…

March 16, 2011

As the U.S. recovers from a brutal recession, there is a sense among some local leaders and economists that San Antonio, which maintained a positive level of momentum even during the downturn, will have a leg up on a number of other cities and is in position to realize substantial economic gains as the nation’s […]

Top Tax Deductions for Investment Property Owners

March 10, 2011

Since we are in tax season, I thought it best to review some of the top tax deductions for real estate investors. When filing your taxes, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the deductions available for owners of rental property. Mortgage Interest – The interest owed on a loan used to acquire or […]

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