Famous Texas real estate developer Marcus Hiles gives important advice to occupants and home seekers that can help them reduce their energy bills significantly in the hot summer. Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, follows these same methods in every house he builds. First, he recommends incorporating windows with a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 to 0.24, such as the Cascade Low E Argon Gas Win Pro Series. He adds that old windows belonging to the 1980s will lose up to 100 times more energy than a wholly insulated solid wall when heat transfers. Older casements, transoms, and sliders may look extraordinary but having modern windows and frames stop air as well as energy leaks, cutting heat loss by as much as 75%.
Depending on the location of Marcus Hiles’ complexes, there are various amenities available nearby. Some are located near golf courses, others close to nature trails and still others provide the city conveniences so many have grown used to. They are all located with beautiful natural backdrops providing views of rolling hills, rivers and creeks, and other beautiful natural scenery. Tenants don’t even need to leave the property for many conveniences like first-class fitness instructors and on-site Starbucks coffee. The apartments are designed with functionality and elegance in mind combining elevator access with designer kitchens and crown molding. Hiles owns and manages over 15,000 units, with that number always growing. Every design implements energy-efficient roofing, insulation and other environmentally friendly features.
Marcus Hiles stated that a common factor among the cities on the list was the availability of jobs with big employers in rapidly growing sectors like technology and healthcare, and a large young adult population. A new study conducted by personal finance website NerdWallet rated Austin, TX as the best metroplex in the country for high paying jobs and affordability. Here, the abundance of jobs offered by Dell, Apple and IBM on top of the thriving nightlife and live music scene have resulted in young professionals from around the country descending upon Austin, and seeking rentals at reasonable rates. “Affordability is a key part of why millenials are deciding to move to the Midwest, as opposed to job centers on the East or West coast,” Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke explained to Construction Dive last November. “There is a huge disparity in how many dollars are needed to get a home in Des Moines versus San Francisco”.
Mortgage rates have only been climbing throughout 2016 and the real estate market has felt it. Dallas-Fort Worth area properties have seen a 12 percent price increase and many buyers have been struggling to keep up with the changing market. However, Marcus Hiles states that the rental properties which are under his company’s jurisdiction will still be available for an affordable amount of money. The luxurious level will remain and the properties managed by Western Rim Property Services will still be available for an everyday hard-working Texas resident. Find out more on: http://markets.financialcontent.com/startribune/news/read/33692967/Marcus_Hiles_