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Investment Opportunities List With Austin on Top

November 8, 2016

During this 3Q of 2016, Austin has come out on top of the “markets to watch” list from the Urban Land Institute, a list which ranks cities by the opportunity they provide for investors. Domestic investors on multiple levels from local to national compete fiercely yet synergistically due to the limited amount of available investment […]

Raub Report August 2015

August 26, 2015

How safe is commercial real estate investing?  Are we over-building or is this the sweet spot?   The Cost of new construction is now very high, as land prices, construction materials and labor costs have risen substantially; and they are very unlikely to decline.   One of the basic measures of a building’s value is ‘what […]

Raub Report July 2014

July 29, 2014

  “Where have all the investment deals gone?”   It’s a question that seems to be on investors’ minds these days, as they are looking for places to put their money to work.  Everything they look at seems over-priced and there are not many selections from which to choose.  I believe there are several issues that […]

Things You Should Consider When Thinking About Retirement

October 2, 2013

If the economic woes in the U.S. over the past decade have taught the Baby Boomer Generation anything, it’s that no matter how much you plan you cannot predict every economic trend. There is no guarantee your 401K will earn as much as you will need or that your estimated expenses for retirement will be […]

6 Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track

August 5, 2013

Lifehack.com recently posted an article, 6 Ways to Prevent Your Budget from Failing, I really enjoyed this article because it seems like a lot of the tips could be applied to both your personal and business budget. Tip #1 Be as specific as possible- Often smaller purchases aren’t tracked as well and those are the […]

Alamo City Bonds Receive AAA Rating

July 18, 2013

The Fitch Ratings agency gave their highest rating, a “AAA”, to San Antonio’s bonds scheduled for sell the week of July 15th. The bonds include: The 188.7 million general improvement and refunding bonds series 2013 The 15.2 million combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation both series 2013 For more details on this rating and […]

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 […]