Shelter Insurance agent Katie Schamle has a couple of rental houses and was looking for a third when she decided it was time to stop paying rent for her business.
“You’re like, well, this is silly,” she says.
So she’s moving to a building she purchased at 5921 E. Central, between Edgemoor and Woodlawn. It also happens to be a former house, though most recently it was a hair salon.
“It looks just like a little house on the outside,” Schamle says.
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“It’s really cute on the inside. I’m really excited.”
In addition to making financial sense, Schamle says, part of the reason she wants to own her own building is so she can have creative control “to create more of a home feeling.”
“That’s what I’m really excited about.”
Schamle not only bought her own place, she also brokered the deal.
“I’ve picked up a real estate license as well.”
She says she does a lot of landlord policies, so it’s good information to have. She also has friends who do real estate investments, so she can now help them.
Schamle is with Platinum Realty. She’ll once again be her own client because she intends to keep investing in more property herself.
Schamle, whose office currently is near Harry and Webb Road, will be in her new space by July 1.