AUSTIN (Texas Association of Realtors) – According to the Texas Quarterly Housing Report released yesterday by the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), Texas homes maintained their value in first quarter 2011. This despite a decrease in sales volume, indicating that economic recovery continues in Texas.
“While Texas has […]Continue Reading →
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – The Texas economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy.
From March 2010 to March 2011, Texas gained 237,900 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.3 percent. Over the same period, U.S. nonfarm employment rose 1 […]Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Hanley Wood) – Texas housing markets are among the healthiest for home building, according to Hanley Wood Market Intelligence.
The firm’s Builder Market Health Index gives many Texas MSAs a market health indicator well above 50 out of 100 (50 being the minimum to be considered healthy).
Austin-Round Rock had a […]Continue Reading →
HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – Foreclosures in Texas last month were up 22 percent over January 2010, according to a report released yesterday by RealtyTrac.
Texas had a total of 14,897 foreclosure filings last month. That was about 33.5 percent more than in December 2010 and represented about one in every 653 homes.
Harris County […]Continue Reading →
TEXAS (San Antonio Express-News) – Real Estate Center economists have been saying it for the past few years, and now the latest census data are supporting it: Texas is on the verge of a population boom.
“Today, one out of 12 Americans lives in Texas — the same proportion that lived in New York […]Continue Reading →
Texas property tax has a bad reputation for being high, but according to data compiled by the TAMU Real Estate Center, its just not true. Routinely the Texas ranks well below the national averages when the total tax burden is taken into consideration. Here is a link to a good article regarding our property tax […]Continue Reading →