Putting Down Roots

By Chaney Barton-Nichols At the end of last year, my husband and I bought the first home that we visited in person.  You could say I have always had a knack for “love at first sight.”  For example, the wedding dress I wore when I got married happened to be the first wedding dress I […]

Should I Invest in Real Estate?

By Mark Ward, CFP®, ChFC® Vice President & Chairman, Investment Policy Committee This is a hot topic in Austin right now, but the answer to this question is not as simple as you might think.  Like many financial questions, it depends mightily on a number of variables, not the least of which is the personal […]

So, You Think You Want to be a Real Estate Mogul?

By Mark Ward, CFP®, ChFC® Vice President & Chairman, Investment Policy Committee Over the course of the last several months my fellow advisors and I have had a remarkable number of comments and questions from clients, friends, and acquaintances regarding the possibilities of investing in real estate.  We get comments like, “I know Austin Real […]