I recently came across some good investment deals advertised by Wilson Investment Properties (a Silicon Valley firm specializing in properties in Dallas-Fort Worth area). Before I invest I would like to find out whether it is a reliable and trustworthy firm. Do you have any experience with this firm or know of someone who has invested with them in the past?
Have you invested with them yet. I came across their website, but I would like some feedback from other investors.
I also stumbled upon this company and would like to see if anyone has any feedback.
Mr. Wilson has been around a long time and is a fixture at the San Jose REIA meetings etc.
can't vouch for the investments themselves.. My self personally I would never buy rentals in Texas
property taxs are way too high and soil conditions can really fubar you..
your paying high CA income tax and then buy a rental that has some of the highest property tax in the country... that's my thoughts
I bought a couple properties from Tom back in late 2011. Nice enough guy, but after that I built my own team in DFW (then Atlanta Metro) so I could cut out the middleman. Collected a few more properties for myself and sold many as TK to folks in the Bay Area, or retail to owner occupants.
I advise you to confirm the tax numbers you are being shown. Are they the numbers from the previous year when the owner lived there and was getting $1000+ knocked off via the homestead exemption, over 65 exemption, etc? Was the property assessed for $40k less than you'll be paying? If so, your mileage will vary to the tune of a couple thousand $ more in property taxes. That won't help your cash flow.
Jay is correct about Texas. You will not cash flow consistently, especially buying TK. The property taxes are too high, and turnover costs combined with CapEx will be higher than you expect (hail and wind damage to roofs, blown down fences, AC overworked and dying prematurely, the aforementioned clay soils, etc).
On those two TK properties I bought, my net cash flow between October 2011 and August 2016 (when I sold them) was about $6000. Though they did appreciate about $70k each since I bought at the bottom of the cycle. So if you buy in a great neighborhood with solid schools and no empty land within spitting distance you may get decent equity buildup over time via appreciation and principle paid down. But you're more likely to feed those properties than cash flow.
Thank you both for the helpful insight!
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