Steve Baxter Dallas Property

Steve Baxter Dallas Early Years

Mr. Baxter has more than 40 years of wisdom in the real estate remodeling market in the Dallas market and other large metropolitan areas in Texas. Steve has been involved in the acquisition, improvement, management, and purchase of over 4 hundred million  of single family, condominium, multi-family, rural land, and office investment properties. 

Steve Baxter is a wise manager of multifamily and commercial properties. Steve also has experience in condo conversions, along with major remodeling. Steve Baxter’s business plan has always been to obtain apartment properties of 200 apartment units or more that have been neglected, under-capitalized, or badly taken care of. He likes areas of town that are getting better or stable.  

Steve Baxter Dallas Education

In 1952, Steve was born in Dallas Texas.  Steve Baxter finished in the top of his  class at Richardson High School in 1970, after being elected as the Junior Class President, the Junior Class Favorite,  Senior Class President and Mr. RHS.  Steve Baxter lettered in varsity basketball his 11th and 12th grade years and was selected All Tournament as a senior.  He played varsity baseball his junior and senior years and was selected as All District and District Leading Hitter as a senior.  Craig Glickman, a good friend, says that Steve ignores my claims about this, but “As far as I recall, Steve still holds the Richardson High School batting average record of .517 after more than 45 years!”

Dallas Steve Baxter was a member of Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in both his junior and senior years.  Steve was  selected for the Superintendent’s Council as a 12th grader.  Steve attended Hill Junior College from 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  with a B.S. degree in 1974 with a 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.  He was selected for the Dean’s List  semesters and majored in History with minors in Philosophy and Greek.  He was President of Friday Night Tape Class.  Steve went to Dallas Theological Seminary from 1974 to 1979.  Steve finished with a Th.D., majoring in Old Testament and Hebrew.

Steve Baxter has been in the real estate business in and around Dallas  since 1977. Steve Baxter is the owner of Oakwood Property Company.  Steve earned his  Broker’s License in 1978.  He procured his first 4 plex in 1979 for $42,000 with a fellow seminary student.  Here he began to learn how to manage and remodel. He accomplished most of the work  himself and began to learn the remodeling business over the following year. He sold the quadplex a year and a half later for about $85K.   That’s when he  made up his mind that he loved this rehab  real estate market.  

Steve Baxter Dallas Real Estate Successes

By 1985, Steve Baxter was assembling partnerships and purchasing large multifamily complexes with deferred repairs requiring a turnaround.  Steve soon was known as a ”turnaround expert” since he had both the management wisdom along with the construction skills and aptitude to manage a rehabilitation early and at a reasonable cost.  Steve somehow survived the two real estate crashes which removed many contractors out of the real estate business: namely the late 80's S&L banking crash and real estate downturn, and, the 2008 subprime crisis.

Steve  likes being in business with friends, simply because he enjoys the  relationships that he has found.  He believes this is the reason he gets much satisfaction in  ministry.  He simply likes people and they  like him! 

Steve Baxter Dallas Ministry Work

In nearly 4 decades of active high school  Christian work, he has been associated with approximately 15,000  students.  He has continuously encouraged them to consider 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 kids and his students: “I really knew that Cat Daddy (Steve’s nickname) loved me and cared  about me.” 

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

Richard Black, a close friend, has mentioned 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 led the Richardson High School Young Life club for 13 years . I began investing with him in real estate in 2004. Steve is one of the most honorable guys I have ever met. Steve has a mind for finding good real estate deals, and has the ability to make them happen and make money.” Steve is most well-known for this quote: “I believe in the circle of life.  The most important purpose I have  is to be the  best father I can be to my two sons, to help train, develop,  and love on them all the time!” Seeing his son Andrew Baxter of Dallas area play on the Pearce High School basketball team for example, was an exciting time in Steve’s life. Steve remembers Andrew’s dedication and enthusiasm on the basketball court and looks forward to the coming successes that will develop as Andrew grows in college and beyond.

Steve Baxter Dallas Family Entertainment

Andrew Baxter of Dallas area was elected Pearce  Junior Class Favorite,  and Pearce Pacesetter Drill Team Best Escort as a junior.  As a junior on the basketball team, Andrew Baxter was aware that he was not going to get to play much  so he decided he wanted to be the best possible teammate on the basketball bench.  He did this by encouraging the entire bench to fully support the  players and be cheerleaders for them. He helped all the bench to "go crazy" for the players on the court. It made a big change in the basketball team  and most likely helped the fact that the basketball team made it to the  playoffs for the first time in many years.  

Andrew’s Dad, Steve of Dallas area, was normally filming the game because Andrew’s  brother Brennan was the senior point guard.  Steve noticed how animated the bench was and how much joy they were having, so he began  filming the basketball bench instead of the  game.  Steve put together a  film that can be seen on his website. Andrew was number 23.  Andrew Baxter was  Captain of the Wranglers of Pearce High School Yell Leaders and elected Pearce High Mr. Spirit as a senior.  The Wranglers were a team of 10 seniors who supervised the  rallies and were yell leaders at the games.

Andrew Baxter, Dallas area student, was also super active in the Christian ministry of Young Life.  As a 12th grader Andrew was Co-President of Pearce Young Life, an  outreach  to teenagers in schools.  Weekly  300  students from Pearce  would assemble for an eventful and fun get together with singing, games, skits, and a message of good news.  Having such good recollections of his own high school times no doubt gives Steve great satisfaction in seeing Andrew do so well.  Andrew  was a  point guard, and worked  hard during his high school  career on Pearce’s basketball team. This hard work and diligence taught him some of the  habits necessary to be a success.  Brennan Baxter, Andrew Baxter’s older brother, was  a successful  player.  Steve enjoyed Brennan’s success just as well and has had many happy moments watching both of his sons’ successes  on and off the Pearce High School basketball court.

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Steve Baxter Dallas Baskeball and Sons

For Andrew Baxter, of the Dallas area, high school basketball was simply the start. He looked forward to the challenges of college. Andrew now attends Texas Tech with his brother Brennan.  Andrew  enjoys the new aspects of university courses. He enjoys getting to know students from  other states. But primarily he enjoys the  Christian experience of being involved in “BUCS” – Brothers Under Christ - a unique ministry of Christians at Texas Tech who choose to deepen their Christian walk as they go to university.  Andrew  always enjoyed Young Life . The  group gathered weekly, went on summer and winter camps, and encouraged its participants in their Christian faith. But BUCS was like Young Life at the next level, fellowship for college students eager to combine their college experience with their Christian faith.  Andrew Baxter of Dallas area had seldom seen so many genuine Christians. Even though many university 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 satisfying learning what it really means to be a Christian, to belong to Christ, and to be accountable in fellowship with fellow Christians.

Andrew is thankful for the successes of high school, thankful for his popularity socially and successes athletically. But he would be the first to say that those accomplishments are nothing in comparison to the privilege of knowing Christ .  Andrew’s perspective is amazingly similar to that of his Dad, Steve Baxter, 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. ”

Steve Baxter Dallas Beliefs

For the Apostle John wrote 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."

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