Areas to invest in Austin?

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Hello,

I’m looking to invest in Austin, TX and I’m doing my initial research on Austin Investment Properties. I’m looking for advices for areas in Austin that’s up and coming and good for rental properties. Any advice is helpful. Thank you!

Most of my clients are investing North of Austin but it really depends on your price point, investment strategy and type of tenants you want

@Winny Wen If you are looking for properties that don't need a lot of improvements before renting, I would focus on the suburbs that offer properties between $225k-$325k. Hard to find cash flow in these deals, but with enough patience and analysis, you can find some. If you are willing to do remodeling and build sweat equity, you can find some great zip codes inside the city limits. Definitely more work, yet a bigger reward.

Originally posted by @Mike De Lota :

Agreed. What's your strategy? Buy and hold? Fix and flip? STR? Price point? Different pockets of the city will offer you different advantages/disadvantages...

THIS!!

 

Thanks everyone. I'm an out of state investor so It will probably be buy and hold for me. Ideally I want the rental cash flow to be at least a little bit positive. Do you have the zip code or the name of the sub-areas that you would recommend me to look into?

Originally posted by @Ryan Kelly :

@Winny Wen If you are looking for properties that don't need a lot of improvements before renting, I would focus on the suburbs that offer properties between $225k-$325k. Hard to find cash flow in these deals, but with enough patience and analysis, you can find some. If you are willing to do remodeling and build sweat equity, you can find some great zip codes inside the city limits. Definitely more work, yet a bigger reward.

 Hi Ryan,

My price point is actually bw 225K to 325K. I’m an out of state investor so It will probably be buy and hold for me. Ideally I want the rental cash flow to be at least a little bit positive. Do you have the zip code or the name of the sub-areas that you would recommend me to look into? Thank you. 

Originally posted by @Neil Narayan :

Most of my clients are investing North of Austin but it really depends on your price point, investment strategy and type of tenants you want

Hi Neil, 

I am an out of state investor so It will probably be buy and hold for me. Ideally I want the rental cash flow to be at least a little bit positive. Do you have the zip code or the name of the sub-areas that you would recommend me to look into? My price point is around 225K to 325K. Thank you!

 

Originally posted by @Winny Wen :

Thanks everyone. I'm an out of state investor so It will probably be buy and hold for me. Ideally I want the rental cash flow to be at least a little bit positive. Do you have the zip code or the name of the sub-areas that you would recommend me to look into?

Winny, from my experience in this area, you have to choose between cash flow or appreciation. The further you move away from Austin, the higher cash flow you will receive, but you will see slower appreciation rates. Also, since you mentioned you're an out of state investor, be aware that property taxes in Texas are quite high and can definitely eat into any potential cash flow.

Originally posted by @Derek Harris :
Originally posted by @Winny Wen:

Thanks everyone. I’m an out of state investor so It will probably be buy and hold for me. Ideally I want the rental cash flow to be at least a little bit positive. Do you have the zip code or the name of the sub-areas that you would recommend me to look into?  

 Winny, from my experience in this area, you have to choose between cash flow or appreciation. The further you move away from Austin, the higher cash flow you will receive, but you will see slower appreciation rates. Also, since you mentioned you're an out of state investor, be aware that property taxes in Texas are quite high and can definitely eat into any potential cash flow.

Hi Derek,


Thank you! Ideally I would like to have at least non-negative (0) cash flow and then betting for appreciation in the area. Is there an area you would recommend?