COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Never mind a library card, and don't worry about late fees. Just check out what's new in our online research library:
Outlook for the Texas Economy (March 2015 edition). This month's report explains why rig counts are an important indicator of the demand for products used in the oil extraction industry. Written by Luis Torres and Wayne Day.
Growth in Elderly Populations: Implications for Texas Real Estate Markets. As more baby boomers reach retirement age, the growth in elderly populations has a big impact on the Texas real estate markets. Written by Steve H. Murdock and Michael Cline.
2015 Texas Land Markets Taking a Breather? Statewide per-acre prices set a record high in 2014, with all regions except West Texas and Far West Texas registering price increases. Written by Charles Gilliland, Ryan McGough and Martin Steinbring.
A Coincident Index for Texas Residential Construction. Is it possible to understand the direction of Texas residential construction activity? Yes, and this article explains how. Written by Jesus Cañas, Keith R. Phillips and Luis Torres.
Corpus Christi Industrial Development. Texans are concerned about the oil industry downturn, fearing another 1980s bust. But the Corpus Christi area is an example of how economic diversification creates employment opportunities that may counter the decline in the drilling sector. Written by Harold Hunt.
And speaking of oil...
Texas 2015 Housing Market and the Price of Oil. How much does the Texas housing market depend on oil prices? Not as much as you might think. Written by James P. Gaines.