Your Austin Real Estate & Texas Residency Experts

Helping families save thousands on out-of-state tuition costs for over 15 years.*
Accepted & need a property?

COVID – 19 update. Here at Tower we are following the lead of the Austin authorities and have limited in office hours for the time being. You are our top priority and we are continuing to provide current listings for properties to purchase for residency and pre lease rentals. Call or send us an email if you would like to be added to our updated property listings. If you have any management issues please contact us and we will get back to you directly.

How to save thousands on Tuition

We guide you step-by-step. Texas State Law provides a roadmap for establishing Texas In-State Residency saving out-of-state families thousands on tuition.*

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Parent from California
“Chesney was perfect for us. He was knowledgeable about residency (our daughter was 17 entering UT) and knew exactly what we needed in our situation. Now my daughter is a Texas Resident! We spoke with other realtors and they were not half as knowledgeable about the area or the process. We like that Chesney is able to manage our property too.” 


3 Easy Steps to Texas Residency
Download this PDF to learn how to save thousands on Texas out-of-state tuition.

Don’t miss the Austin Texas Residency Deadlines*

Don’t miss the Austin Texas Deadlines

Key dates for 2021 Residency
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020
  • Regular Admission Decisions: No later than March 1, 2021
  • Submit FAFSA: January 15, 2021
  • Accept admission: May 1, 2021
  • Satisfy enrollment deposit: May 1, 2021
  • On-campus housing choice: July 1, 2021
  • Classes Start: To be announced 2020

Deadline for Property Closing for 2021 REsidency








For your student to obtain in-state tuition for their sophomore year, you must close on your property purchase by September 7, 2021.

Our Service Benefits

Parent from Massachusetts “Chesney was an invaluable support in helping us find a condo for our son from Boston. He personally took us to see many properties and guided us through the process. He knows this market and is the top realtor in this niche category. We highly recommend Chesney and his team at Tower Realty.”
Nancy G – Yelp

Explore Austin’s neighborhoods

Austin is one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the country. We focus on showing you student housing apartments and ​properties that are the best for your investment and will save you thousands on tuition costs through gaining Texas residency. Proximity to campus, price and rental opportunities are the filters we put our recommendations through. We know these properties and their rental and management histories, and we will make sure you choose a sound investment. Invest in your student’s world class education, invest in Austin. It’s a Win-Win for everyone.

Check out Austin listings in our Neighborhood Guide below.

What other parents have to say

We bought a condo with Chesney a couple of years ago for my daughter attending UT Austin. Very knowledgeable about the whole process, including what was required to establish residency. He was very patient with us as we researched the market, and his knowledge and advice proved correct every time. Very responsive. Has also been fantastic as a rental agent – they take care of everything for a very reasonable fee. Has been a great experience!


Tower Realty mailed us a postcard just before we came from out of state to visit the campus. Once my son decided on UT, I got in contact with Chesney and he talked us through the process to qualify for residency. Now a bit over a year later my son just got notification that he has qualified for residency. Chesney can help you too!

T. Carroll


Chesney and Tower Realty has been a great resource for our family as our daughter moved to Texas and established residency there.  He toured us through multiple properties over a period of several months and ultimately found us the property that fit her needs and budget.  Not an easy task since we are out of state. He made his schedule fit ours and went above and beyond to help get utilities and everything set up for our daughter once escrow closed. Thank you Chesney!

David W

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Office Location

600 W 28th St #103
Austin, TX 78705

Open Hours

M-F: 10am – 6pm,
S-S, by appointment