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We Want To Buy in Rockdale

Seriously, we want to buy a few houses in Rockdale, Texas, an area we’ve previously been avoiding because of negative appreciation. It’s a town the same size as Cameron, and it’s also in Milam County. You’ve probably heard myths like “Real estate always appreciates.” This statement is technically true. But real estate can experience both…

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

We’ve talked before about how success—however you define it—sometimes requires you to step out of your comfort zone. By definition, your comfort zone is a place where you feel comfortable and relatively stress free. But improvement requires change, and change involves stress. Without stress—without stepping out of your comfort zone—you can’t direct change and, therefore,…

Pigs with Lipstick? Not Our Pigs.

The “pigs” here being houses I talked to someone a couple of weeks ago who knows some other “house flippers” in this business. That conversation has really been churning over and over in my head. The premise of the conversation was that we at Hermit Haus spend way too much money rehabbing the houses that…

A Near Miss on a Hoarder House

I saw an HONEST TO GOD HOARDER HOUSE this week. I’d raced out of the house for an early meeting with a client, totally failing to bring my boots. Yes, it’s August in Austin, Tx and I was wearing open-toe sandals. My next appointment of the day was with the relative of the owner of…