The first step of building a new construction spec home is purchasing the dirt (or land, or lot, or parcel) that the home will be built on. This video walk you through the cost analysis of your land. I will walk you through the following: How to quickly estimate the entire cost of your new spec […]
This video is part of a series documenting the construction of a spec home. We’re installing the flooring and tile. In this video, I discuss: – Engineered Wood vs. Hardwood – pros and cons of each – The order and process that we install the flooring, tile and baseboards – A cost saving tip for […]
Robert Young, of The Texas Note Company, joins our Meetup in Austin, Texas to talk about buying and selling performing notes. In this talk, he discusses the business and strategies of performing notes.
Lynn Currie discusses spec home development in Austin, Texas. Topics discussed in this discussion: How to determine how much to pay for a lot for spec home development How to evaluate what can be built on a lot in the City of Austin based on the zoning and Land Development Code What else to look […]
After spending a couple of weeks building the forms, and laying the plumbing and rough and electric, we’re finally ready to pour the foundation! Pour day usually is very quick. The cement trucks start rolling in early, and as they show up, the guys jump into action. The chute is dropped from the cement truck […]
Once the house is framed up, it’s time for the trades to come in and run everything in the walls. To be prepared, there are a few things that should be on-site for the plumber. The valves for the showers, the water heater, and the bathtubs. You’ll also need to be ready with any information […]
Scott Sutherland presents the how he acquired, manages, and sometimes sells 23 rental houses within a portfolio. Topics covered in this video: How the price and returns were analyzed for the original purchases The improvements made to the properties Managing tenants, from screening, to repairs, to accepting electronic payments The legal and financial structure with […]
When building or remodeling a home in Austin, Texas, one of the important regulations the city requires you abide by is the Tree Ordinance. Protected trees and heritage trees impact how and where your house can be built or changed. This video discusses the difference between a protected tree and a heritage tree, how to […]