Podcast 464: Pivoting: Texas' licensee boomPodcast 464: Pivoting: Texas' licensee boom2021-09-15T05:00:00Z2021-09-15T05:00:00Z

​​​More people than ever hold a Texas real estate license. In addition, licensees have had to adapt to new post-pandemic business practices. TREC's Chelsea Buchholtz and Scott Kesner join us in the Red Zone to discuss Texas' new licensee boom.

Podcast 463: Decennial population updatePodcast 463: Decennial population update2021-09-01T05:00:00Z2021-09-01T05:00:00Z

​​The Census Bureau has recently rolled out its latest redistricting estimates from 2020. What population trends have been seen in Texas over the past decade, and how could these trends affect the housing market? Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson shares his insights. ​Take a listen.

Podcast 462: Obtaining a Texas real estate licensePodcast 462: Obtaining a Texas real estate license2021-08-18T05:00:00Z2021-08-18T05:00:00Z

​​Seeking a career in buying or selling real estate? In Texas, you'll need to be licensed. Kerri Lewis, member of the State Bar of Texas and former general counsel for TREC, explains what it takes to get a real estate license in the Lone Star State. ​​

Podcast 461: Texas border updatePodcast 461: Texas border update2021-08-04T05:00:00Z2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

​The economies along the Texas-Mexico border are on the path to recovery. However, depleted supply and accelerating home prices threaten housing affordability and are major headwinds to the border’s housing market. Dr. Luis Torres joins us today to take a closer look at the border economies. ​​

Podcast 460: Second quarter 2021 economic reviewPodcast 460: Second quarter 2021 economic review2021-07-21T05:00:00Z2021-07-21T05:00:00Z

​​The economy made significant improvements in second quarter 2021 as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines reflects on the last quarter and looks to the future of the economic recovery on today's podcast. Take a listen. ​

Podcast 459: Easement story hour Podcast 459: Easement story hour 2021-07-07T05:00:00Z2021-07-07T05:00:00Z

​Many easements exist without incident for decades. However, sometimes a change in circumstances leaves the easement owners and the landlords in dispute. That’s when the courts step in and take the case.​ ​On today's podcast, Center Research Attorney Rusty Adams ​looks at three Texas cases that illustrate how the courts handle easement disputes. 

Podcast 458: A new kind of manufactured housingPodcast 458: A new kind of manufactured housing2021-06-23T05:00:00Z2021-06-23T05:00:00Z

​Housing affordability has been one of Texas' most pressing concerns for years. However, a new upgraded class of HUD-code manufactured homes called CrossMod homes offers a possible solution. Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt joins us today to share his insights.​​

Podcast 457: The big freezePodcast 457: The big freeze2021-06-09T05:00:00Z2021-06-09T05:00:00Z

Despite the onset of a pandemic, 2020 was an absolutely phenomenal year for Texas' housing market, and that momentum continued into 2021. Then Winter Storm Uri hit. Was this historic snowstorm able to knock the housing market off balance? Tune into today's podcast to find out.

Podcast 456: Post-pandemic employment outlookPodcast 456: Post-pandemic employment outlook2021-05-19T05:00:00Z2021-05-19T05:00:00Z

​​​​The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed. But with the rollout of the vaccine and the reopening of the economy, the labor market has improved. Dr. Luis Torres joins us to discuss where Texas' labor market is headed in a post-pandemic world​. ​​

Podcast 455: Low inventory for low-income familiesPodcast 455: Low inventory for low-income families2021-03-10T06:00:00Z2021-03-10T06:00:00Z

​Housing affordability has always​ been an obstacle for low-income homebuyers in Texas, but the financial pressures of the pandemic have f​urther diminished their homebuying potential. Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt and Research Intern Clare Losey ​share their insights on the latest Red Zone podcast.

Podcast 454: Post-pandemic housing boomPodcast 454: Post-pandemic housing boom2021-02-10T06:00:00Z2021-02-10T06:00:00Z

​Despite the pandemic, the Texas housing market saw strong sales growth in 2020. However, low housing supply could hamper further growth this year. Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson joins us on today's podcast to look at where the market is heading in 2021. 

Podcast 453: New year, new opportunitiesPodcast 453: New year, new opportunities2021-01-27T06:00:00Z2021-01-27T06:00:00Z

​​​​​In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world​ into a tailspin. ​​Although some as​​pects of the U.S. and Texas economies are on the mend, the economic scars are far from healed. ​Center​​ Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres shares his insights on today's podcast.

Podcast 452: What's in a name?Podcast 452: What's in a name?2021-01-13T06:00:00Z2021-01-13T06:00:00Z

​​​The Texas Real Estate Research Center rang in the new year with a new(ish) name. ​Center Executive Director Gary Maler joins us on the first podcast of 2021 to discuss the name change and the year ahead.

Podcast 451: Deadly complications: death and real estate transactionsPodcast 451: Deadly complications: death and real estate transactions2020-10-28T05:00:00Z2020-10-28T05:00:00Z

​​Death can create complications for real estate professionals. ​What if a party to a real estate transaction dies before closing? Or what if a home is believed to be haunted by a former occupant? Attorney and former TREC General Counsel Kerri Lewis discusses death's practical implications in today's podcast.​

Podcast 450: Texas' housing market prognosisPodcast 450: Texas' housing market prognosis2020-10-07T05:00:00Z2020-10-07T05:00:00Z

​​​Just like the rest of the economy, the Texas housing market took a ​blow when stay-at-home orders hit the nation. ​However,​ the market weathered the pandemic better than expected. Real Estate Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson shares his insights on our latest podcast.

Podcast 449: Tax credit projects in Travis CountyPodcast 449: Tax credit projects in Travis County2020-09-23T05:00:00Z2020-09-23T05:00:00Z

​​​Housing affordability has been a growing problem in the Austin area for more than a decade. However, a federal tax credit program is being used to reverse that trend. Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt joins us on the latest Red Zone podcast to share his insights. Take a listen.

Podcast 448: Disrupting the disruptors: iBuyers in 2020Podcast 448: Disrupting the disruptors: iBuyers in 20202020-08-26T05:00:00Z2020-08-26T05:00:00Z

​​​In much of 2019 and at the start of 2020, the real estate industry was buzzing about iBuyers. Then ​COVID-19 hit. Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson joins us on today's podcast to discuss how the pandemic disrupted the disruptors. 

Podcast 447: Oil prices, the pandemic, and Texas landPodcast 447: Oil prices, the pandemic, and Texas land2020-08-12T05:00:00Z2020-08-12T05:00:00Z

​​After stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to a sudden stop, plummeting oil prices further impacted Texas's economy. How have the state's rural land markets handled this double whammy? Center Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland shares his insights on today's podcast.

Podcast 446: COVID-19's impact on Texas housingPodcast 446: COVID-19's impact on Texas housing2020-07-29T05:00:00Z2020-07-29T05:00:00Z

​​After Texas’ stay-at-home restrictions began expiring in May, many were eager to see the economy begin to bounce back from the pandemic. How did the Texas housing market fare during the outbreak? Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines shares his thoughts on today's Red Zone podcast.

Podcast 445: Selling high-tech homes the smart wayPodcast 445: Selling high-tech homes the smart way2020-06-24T05:00:00Z2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

​​The high-tech home of the future is here. While smart devices may make living easier, the presence of such devices in a home can make selling the property more complicated. Real estate attorney and former Texas Real Estate Commission General Counsel Kerri Lewis gives tips on how to sell smart homes on today's Red Zone podcast.