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About Brent

Brent Bockholt is the Co-Owner of Austin Property Team (APT) and is in charge of the overall operations and business development. He is an active member of the Austin Board of Realtor (ABOR), the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and a licensed Realtor ®

Outlook for Austin Housing Market 2017

You guessed it, the Austin housing market is expected to have another record year in 2017.  A combination of job growth, consumer confidence, and demand for housing are all driving factors.  As a property manager in Austin, we have seen a little bit of a slow down in the rental market and some of our […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Investor Insights|

Austin Rental Market 2016

As many know the Austin rental market is on fire!  According to a HomeUnion study, Austin ranks #8 out of the top 10 strongest rental rate growth cities in the country.  Of course, its only a good thing if you own rental property not if you are a renter.  According to the study, […]

By |August 1st, 2016|Investor News and Announcement, Tenant News and Announcements|

Investment and Rental market in Austin 2016

Many experts are predicting that the investment and rental market in Austin will continue to be strong in 2016.  Even though Texas, as a state, is feeling the pressures of declining oil prices, Austin and Dallas are not affected as much as Houston.  Austin’s continued growth is due to the tech industry and its job […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Investor Insights|

Will rents continue to rise in 2015?

According to a post in the Austin Biz Journal earlier this year, some analysis believe rental rates in Austin will stay flat. Others believe we will see a 4.5% increase in 2015. According to the city 10,000 new apartments came online in 2014 and another 8000 are slated for this year. Charles Heismath […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Investor Insights|

Section 8 Ordinance Injunction

If you are a property manager in Austin you are well aware of the ordinance that the City of Austin passed earlier in the year with regards to discrimination against “Source of Income”.  However, this ordinance has not officially taken affect.  The Austin Apartment Association (AAA) has been trying very hard to stop […]

Good time for investors bad for renters

According to a recent report by Bercadia Mortgage indicated the Austin rental market is looking at another 4.5% increase in rates for 2015. This isn’t a good sign for renters but definitely for those investors owning rental property. The average market price will be $1,185/mo. According to the study that 4.5% increase includes the newer […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Investor News and Announcement|

Rents ease but still high

According to the Austin American Statement article, here, the apartment residence might start seeing a little bit of a slow down on rent increases. Over the past 3 years Austin has been increasing steadily on rental rates with no end in site. Developers have been scrambling to meet the demand of new residences coming […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Tenant News and Announcements|

Property Owners rights in Texas

Property owners in general get the short end of the stick when it comes to tenant default in Texas. The only recourse an owner or property manager has when a tenant skips out is filing a small claims up to $10,000. The unfortunate situation is tenants are not required to pay the amount […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Investor Insights|

STR’s or Short Term Rentals in Austin

With the multitude of attractions and events in Austin, short term rentals are becoming more popular with home owners and investors. However, these STR’s have been getting a lot of ridicule from local neighborhood associations. Austin hosts many special events throughout the year and both businesses and property owners should be able to reap some […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Investor Insights|