2015 Legislative Changes2015 Legislative ChangesJudon Fambrough2015-11-17T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues
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Brenham Blue Bell operations gets crankingBrenham Blue Bell operations gets crankinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11249 http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/morning-edition/2015/11/blue-bell-churning-out-ice-cream-again-in-brenham.html
San Antonio: One51 Office Centre climbs over the 101,000-SF hillSan Antonio: One51 Office Centre climbs over the 101,000-SF hillhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11261 http://rebusinessonline.com/stream-realty-partners-completes-101000-sf-office-building-in-san-antonio/
215,000-SF Heartland Mall sold in Early215,000-SF Heartland Mall sold in Earlyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11262 http://rebusinessonline.com/victoria-real-group-purchases-heartland-mall-in-central-texas/
$15M Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines timbers to Tomball$15M Avanti Senior Living at Augusta Pines timbers to Tomballhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11258 http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2015/11/19/new-senior-living-community-to-break-ground-in-nw.html?iana=ind_cre
University of Houston shoots, scores arena $60M redoUniversity of Houston shoots, scores arena $60M redohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11266 http://thedailycougar.com/2015/11/19/hofheinz-renovation-project-20-million-donation-announced/
Expensive office rent? Houston's Louisiana Street makes national listExpensive office rent? Houston's Louisiana Street makes national listhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11253 http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/10/the-most-expensive-office-rents/
NTREIS hotness ratio hot as a turkeyNTREIS hotness ratio hot as a turkeyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11215 https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/MktResearch/NTREIS-YTD.pdf
San Angelo Knickerbocker land knocks on development doorSan Angelo Knickerbocker land knocks on development doorhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11200 http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/local-news/land-on-knickerbocker-headed-for-development



Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyBy Ali Anari2015-11-25T06:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy
​​​​​​​​​​​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.Digital and Print1862https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/monthly-review-of-the-texas-economy https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/1862.pdf
Finding Shelter: Assessing Texas Residential Real Estate Amid the Oil SlumpFinding Shelter: Assessing Texas Residential Real Estate Amid the Oil Slump2015-11-24T06:00:00Zflier
RE Center

​The Real Estate Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are partnering on a Texas housing conference Feb. 12.​​

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A Leading Index for Texas Residential ConstructionA Leading Index for Texas Residential ConstructionJesus Cañas, Keith R. Phillips and Luis B. Torres2015-11-10T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Real Estate Center collaborated to estimate a leading index to help determine the future direction of residential construction in Texas.

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Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis Torres, Wayne Day2015-11-06T06:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy
​​​​​​​​​This monthly report offers an overview of the various sectors of the Texas economy, including housing, manufacturing, energy, employment and trade. Digital and Print2046https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/outlook-for-the-texas-economy https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/2046.pdf
Tax Rules for Vacation Home SalesTax Rules for Vacation Home SalesJerrold J. Stern2015-10-29T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​S​​elling a vacation home at a profit will generally lead to taxation at favorable capital gains tax rates. A loss from such a sale is not deductible unless the home is converted to rental property prior to the sale.

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Regional Contributions to Texas' Home Sales Recovery from the Great RecessionRegional Contributions to Texas' Home Sales Recovery from the Great RecessionAli Anari2015-10-29T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​​Texas regional home sales have recovered from the onslaught of the Great Recession, with Texas larger local regions leading the recovery followed by smaller regions.

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Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceHome Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceJudon Fambrough2015-09-14T05:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

​​​​​​​​​Acquiring a title insurance policy is a challenging task in the homebuying process. Most buyers are not aware of what the policy covers or the changes that can be made. ​ 

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Rent: Natural Vacancy Rates in Major Texas MarketsRent: Natural Vacancy Rates in Major Texas MarketsAli Anari and Harold D. Hunt2015-09-14T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​The relationship between vacancy rates and rents in real estate rental markets can help managers and renters better understand the current state of the rental markets. 

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