Steve Baxter Dallas Consultant for Multi Family Real Estate

Steve Baxter Dallas Real Estate Investor

Steve Baxter has an excess of 4 decades of wisdom in the real estate remodeling market in the Dallas - Fort Worth region and other similar metro areas throughout Texas. He has handled the acquiring, remodeling, management, and sale of about 4 hundred million dollars worth of residential, condominium, multi-family, land, and office  properties. 

Steve Baxter is a wise operator of apartment and office properties. He also has experience in condo conversions, along with major remodeling. Steve Baxter’s plan has generally been to purchase apartment properties of 200 apartment units or greater that have been overlooked, short of funding, or poorly taken care of. He seeks out parts of town that are getting better or stable.  

Steve Baxter Dallas Background

Steve Baxter was born in Dallas Texas in 1952. Steve Baxter finished in the top of his graduating class at Richardson HS in 1970, subsequent to being selected as the Junior Class President,  Junior Class Favorite,  Senior Class President plus Mr. RHS.  Steve Baxter lettered in varsity basketball his junior and senior years and was chosen All Tournament as a senior.  He lettered in varsity baseball his junior and senior years and was picked as All District and District Leading Hitter as a senior.  Craig Glickman, a good friend, points out that Steve doesn’t talk about it, but “As far as I know, Steve still maintains the Richardson High School batting average record of .517 after more than 4 decades!”

Steve Baxter was involved in Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in  his junior and senior years.  Steve was  selected for the Superintendent’s Council as a senior.  Steve proceeded on to Hill Junior College  1970-71 on a baseball scholarship and there he was elected President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was chosen All Tournament in the Texas Regional Tournament.  Steve Baxter graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. degree in 1974 with a 3.7  on a 4.0 scale.  He was on the Dean’s List  every semester and majored in History with minors in Philosophy and Greek.  Steve was President of Friday Evening Tape Class.  Steve attended DTS from 1974 to 1979.  Steve graduated with a Masters of Theology degree, majoring in Old Testament and Hebrew.

Steve has worked in the real estate profession in the DFW area ever since 1977. He is the owner of Oakwood Property Company.  He acquired his real estate Broker’s License in 1978.  He purchased his first 4 plex in 1979 for $42,000 with a fellow seminary student.  Here he began to learn how to operate and rehabilitate property. He did most of the rehab  himself and began to learn the remodeling facits of the business over the next year. He sold the quadplex 18 months later for  $85K.   At that time he  decided  he loved the rehab investment real estate business.  

Steve Baxter Dallas Beginnings

By 1985, Steve Baxter was assembling partnerships and purchasing larger apartment complexes with deferred maintenance needing a reparation.  He became well-known as a ”turnaround expert” since he had both the management experience plus the construction skills and aptitude to handle a rehabilitation on time and under budget.  Steve somehow survived the two real estate downturns which drove many contractors out of the  business: namely the late 80's S&L banking crash and real estate depression, and, the 2008 subprime depression.

Steve  has fun being in business with associates, simply because he cherishes the personal relationships  he has found.  He feels this is the reason he has much fulfillment in  work.  Steve simply likes people and they  like him! 

In  40 years of active high school youth Christian work, he has been associated with about 15,000  students.  Steve has continuously asked them to think about what they wish to be spoken about themselves at their funerals and written on their tombstones.  Steve has frequently reiterated to them what he would like to be spoken about himself by  his students: “I really knew that Cat Daddy (Steve’s nickname) loved me and cared deeply about me.” 

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Steve Baxter Dallas Ministry

Steve  has been an active leader in  ministry in the Dallas Texas area for forty-five years and led Young Life Clubs at various high schools.  Steve served on the staff of Fellowship Bible Church  for 13 years.  Steve and his wife, Mireya, go to Country Fellowship Church in Richardson . His  sons, Brennan and Andrew of Dallas, go to Texas Tech University, and are quite active in the Brothers Under Christ Fraternity.

Richard Black, a close friend, has said this about Steve : "I have known Steve as a good friend for 38 years.  I was his  director on staff with Young Life when he managed the Richardson  Young Life club for 13 years . I began investing with Steve in real estate in 2004. He is one of the most honorable guys I know. He has a skill for finding good real estate projects, and has the skills to make them happen and make money.” Steve is most famous for this quotation: “I believe in the circle of life.  The most important purpose I have in this life is to be the very best father I can be to my two sons, to help train, develop,  and love on them all the time!” Enjoying his son Andrew Baxter of Dallas area play on the Pearce High School basketball team for example, was a wonderful phase in Steve’s life. Steve recalls Andrew’s hard work and high spirits on the  court and looks forward to the coming successes that will develop as Andrew matures in in college.

Andrew Baxter of Dallas area was elected Pearce  Junior Class Favorite,  and Pearce Pacesetter Drill Team Best Escort as a junior.  As an 11th grader on the basketball team, Andrew Baxter was aware that he was not going to play much at all so he decided he wanted to be the best  teammate on the basketball bench.  He did this by encouraging the whole bench to overwhelmingly support the  players and be cheerleaders for them. He encouraged all the bench to "go crazy" for the guys playing. It made a big change in the basketball team  and  likely contributed to the fact that the  team reached the basketball playoffs for the first time in many years.  

Steve Baxter Dallas Family

Andrew Baxter’s Dad, Steve of Dallas area, was normally filming the game since Andrew’s  brother Brennan was the senior  guard.  Steve noticed how excited the bench was and how much excitement they were having, so he started  filming the  bench more than the  game.  Steve created a  video that can be viewed on his website. Andrew was #23.  Andrew Baxter was chosen Captain of the Wranglers of Pearce High School Yell Leaders and elected Pearce High Mr. Spirit during his senior year.  The Wranglers were a group of 10 12th graders who ran the  rallies and were yell leaders .

Andrew Baxter, Dallas area student, was also super active in the Christian work of Young Life.  During his senior year Andrew was Co-President of Pearce Young Life, an  outreach  to teenagers .  Every week  300 high school students from Pearce High School would attend for an exciting and fun get together with hymns, games, skits, and a message of good news.  Having fond recollections of his own high school days certainly gives Steve great satisfaction in watching Andrew do so well.  Andrew Baxter was a  point guard, and worked  hard during his high school  career on Pearce’s  team. This hard work and diligence taught him some of the  traits necessary to be a success.  Brennan Baxter, Andrew Baxter’s  brother, was also a successful basketball player.  Steve cherished Brennan’s accomplishments equally well and has had many enjoyable times watching both of his sons’ successes  on and off the Pearce  court.

For Andrew Baxter, of the Dallas area, high school basketball was just the beginning. He looked forward to the challenges of the university. He now attends Texas Tech with his brother Brennan.  Andrew  enjoys the new aspects of college academics. He loves getting to know class mates from all over Texas and other states. But primarily he enjoys the fulfilling Christian fellowship of being involved in “BUCS” – Brothers Under Christ - a unique group of Christians at Texas Tech who choose to expand their Christian walk as they go to college.  Andrew  always loved Young Life . The high school group gathered once a week, went on summer and winter camps, and encouraged its members in their Christian walk. However BUCS was like Young Life at the next level, fellowship for university students eager to integrate their university experience with their Christian faith.  Andrew  of Dallas area had seldom seen so many genuine Christians. While many college students view their college years as time to avail themselves to more parties than possible in high school, Andrew Baxter of Dallas area enjoys the deeper, more lasting satisfaction of learning what it actually means to be a Christian, to belong to Christ, and to be accountable in fellowship with other Christians.

Steve Baxter Dallas Relationships

Andrew is thankful for the accomplishments of high school, thankful for his popularity socially and successes athletically. But he would be the first to note that those accomplishments are nothing in comparison to the privilege of knowing Christ .  Andrew’s perspective is amazingly similar to that of his father, Steve, and ultimately to that of the Apostle Paul, who wrote, "Everything that was gain to me, I consider to be a loss because of Christ. What I mean is, I consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”

For the Apostle John said that "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Furthermore, the Bible makes a challenge that goes something like this: "I call heaven and earth to record this day, that I have set before you life and death: therefore, choose life."

Steve Baxter Dallas Real Estate Investor