About The Center

Can a homeowner trim a neighbor's tree when the limbs cross the property line? How do you get a Texas real estate license? What's the median price of an existing Midland home? Why are water rights being bought and sold? My landlord won't install a smoke detector. What can I do?

Everyone has real estate questions. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University can help you find the answers.

The Center is the nation's largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. Most of our $5.1 million in annual funding comes from real estate license fees paid by more than 170,000 professionals. A nine-member advisory committee appointed by the governor provides research guidance and approves the budget.

The Center's staff conducts research on financial, socioeconomic, public policy, trade, legal, land use and local market analysis issues related to real estate.

The results of Center research are communicated in a variety of formats, including this website, print publications (many of which are available as free downloads), and videos. The Center's flagship periodical - Tierra Grande, a quarterly magazine - has a circulation of 173,000. Twice a week, an electronic real estate newsletter, Real Estate Center Online News (RECON) is sent to nearly 23,000 subscribers. Our most requested publications (listed below) reflect the wide variety of issues our constituents want to know about.

Real Estate Center staff members also travel around Texas disseminating research findings through speaking engagements to industry and citizen groups and conferences such as the Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets.

The Center is part of Mays Business School.

Contact Us


Phone: 979-845-2031

Fax: 979-845-0460

Mailing Address:
Real Estate Center
Texas A&M University
2115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2115

Physical Address:
Real Estate Center
1700 Research Parkway, Suite 200
College Station, TX 77843-2115