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New forecasts for the apartment market – with some special notes for Austin

New forecasts for the apartment market – with some special notes for Austin

The Jackman Group has provided their latest research into the state of the apartment market. Nothing very surprising in here.  Renters are moving in together or moving back in with family.  Some renters are taking advantage federal incentives to buy homes and leaving the rental market. There is also still some oversupply since construction cannot […]

Are downtown Austin apartments really cheap yet?

Are downtown Austin apartments really cheap yet?

Well – maybe. This pretty thorough article discusses the ins and outs of several apartments/condos downtown.  I’d encourage you to read it but here is a quick summary. While Austin hasn’t felt the crunch like many areas, the downtown apartments aren’t getting the rents or the occupancy rates they were hoping for.  Many places are […]

How I got free stuff from my lease renewal

How I got free stuff from my lease renewal

A personal story this time.  I received notice that I had to resign my lease.  They told me that they were going to raise my rent.  I put on my negotiating hat. Long story short..my rent is still going up.  I got a free steam cleaning, a bathroom refinishing, and maybe a new parking spot. […]

Summer Grove Apartments Under New Ownership

Summer Grove Apartments Under New Ownership

Sold to a California company What I find interesting is that according to the article it is at 100 percent occupancy…but it has awful reviews 36 percent approval at the time of writing.  Its tough to read too much into reviews, but the landlady not being around seems pretty consistent across much of them.  Maybe […]