Anari No. 2025, Tierra Grande reprint, 2pp (4/3/2013)
A Center research study revealed that Texas' housing supply flexibility (HSF) helped the state through the 2006-12 housing crisis by keeping home prices lower than the national average. HSF measures how housing supply responds to changes in housing demand.
Anari No. 2000, Tierra Grande reprint, 3pp (7/20/2012)
The proportion of owned homes to rented housing units in Texas metro areas is influenced by three factors: college enrollment rate, housing costs as a percentage of household income, and gross rent as a percentage of household income.
Anari No. 1997, Tierra Grande reprint, 3pp (4/20/2012)
Research shows that Texas homebuyers tend to trade up as their income rises, especially in the lower home price ranges. This trend lessens as family income goes up because, at some point, people decide they don't need a bigger house even if they get a pay raise.
Anari No. 1989, Tierra Grande reprint, 4pp (1/23/2012)
Yes, the recession was awful. But exactly how awful and how long the pain lasted depended on where you live in Texas. Here's what made a difference.
How does the Texas economy compare with the national one? This report looks at all the angles with a particular focus on employment and unemployment. It includes rankings of various industries by employment.
Anari No. 1978, Tierra Grande reprint, 4pp (10/20/2011)
Economic growth and development is driven by entrepreneurs who create new firms that produce innovations in production, marketing and finance. Data on state-level entrepreneurial activity show that Texans respond to lower economic growth rates by creating more firms and thus more jobs.
Texas stars shine bright for business, attracting big investors from across the nation. Why? Because of its big (and growing) economy, profitability, burgeoning population, affordable housing, and entrepreneurial spirit, just to name a few reasons.
Anari No. 1972, Tierra Grande reprint, 4pp (7/15/2011)
Housing costs as a percentage of total family income suggest which direction housing prices are headed. So does the ratio of sales price to rent. Currently, both suggest the likelihood of a major home price decline in Texas is negligible.