Podcast 443: Practically speaking . . . Podcast 443: Practically speaking . . . 2020-03-18T05:00:00Z2020-03-18T05:00:00Z

​From required notices to referral fees to correctly completing contracts, the real estate industry has no shortage of pitfalls that can trip up even the most conscientious licensee. Real estate broker and former TREC Chair Avis Wukasch and real estate attorney and former TREC General Counsel Kerri Lewis answer your question on today’s Red Zone podcast.

Podcast 442: Housing for Texas' futurePodcast 442: Housing for Texas' future2020-03-04T06:00:00Z2020-03-04T06:00:00Z

​​Affordability and technological changes are challenging the national housing market. The Real Estate Center and the Dallas Fed recently hosted a conference focusing on the changing market. Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines and Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres join us on today's podcast to share what they learned. 

Podcast 441: You better El Paso upPodcast 441: You better El Paso up2020-02-12T06:00:00Z2020-02-12T06:00:00Z

​​Each of Texas' metros has something different to bring to the state's overall economy, and the Sun City is no exception. Real Estate Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson joins us on today's Red Zone podcast to take a look at the El Paso economy. 

Podcast 440: Texas' ebbing economic edge?Podcast 440: Texas' ebbing economic edge?2020-01-15T06:00:00Z2020-01-15T06:00:00Z

​​For years, Texas has enjoyed a reputation as an economic powerhouse. While that's still true, other states are beginning to shine just as brightly. Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres and Research Associate Paige Silva ​elaborate on today's Red Zone podcast.​

Podcast 439: 2020 visionPodcast 439: 2020 vision2019-12-11T06:00:00Z2019-12-11T06:00:00Z

​​As we say goodbye to 2019, it’s a good time to look to the year ahead. What will Texas' general economy and housing, commercial, and land markets look like in 2020? Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines tells us his thoughts on today's Red Zone podcast. 

Podcast 438: Limiting liability with a brokerage business entityPodcast 438: Limiting liability with a brokerage business entity2019-11-06T06:00:00Z2019-11-06T06:00:00Z

​​​​Personal liability risk comes with being a broker, but there are ways to reduce it. Real estate attorney and former Texas Real Estate Commission General Counsel Kerri Lewis joins us on today’s podcast to elaborate on that plus talk about broker succession planning. Take a listen. ​

Podcast 437: Third quarter 2019 Texas housing reviewPodcast 437: Third quarter 2019 Texas housing review2019-10-23T05:00:00Z2019-10-23T05:00:00Z

​​As fourth quarter 2019 gets into gear, we sit down with Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines to review how the housing market fared in the third quarter. Take a listen. 

Podcast 436: Helping Texans understand military's impact on housingPodcast 436: Helping Texans understand military's impact on housing2019-10-09T05:00:00Z2019-10-09T05:00:00Z

​​Texas' 13 U.S. military installations directly employed more than 224,000 in 2017. Factor in the state's over 1.46 million ​​veterans and the mobile lifestyle of the typical service member, and the military adds an interesting twist to the state's overall housing market.​​​​ Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson joins us to talk about how the military impacts Texas housing. ​

Podcast 435: Helping Texans understand liability waiversPodcast 435: Helping Texans understand liability waivers2019-09-25T05:00:00Z2019-09-25T05:00:00Z

​Many people often think pre-injury liability release forms don't carry much legal weight. However, when properly drafted, they can. How can you know if a waiver is enforceable? How can landowners protect themselves from liability? Center Research Attorney Rusty Adams joins us to tackle these complicated issues. ​

Podcast 434: Helping Texans stay aware of coastal development trendsPodcast 434: Helping Texans stay aware of coastal development trends2019-09-11T05:00:00Z2019-09-11T05:00:00Z

​As summer comes to a close, we look at why Texas' coastal cities are popular destinations for tourists and second-home shoppers. Sea Oats Group CEO Jeff Lamkin joins us on the latest podcast to talk about development in Port Aransas and what makes the Texas coast so appealing.​

Podcast 433: Helping Texans stay informed about new business toolsPodcast 433: Helping Texans stay informed about new business tools2019-08-28T05:00:00Z2019-08-28T05:00:00Z

​​When you hear the word "blockchain," does your mind immediately jump to Bitcoin? The technology can be used in industries other than cryptocurrency—even in real estate. Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres and Student Intern Kyle Brann say more on today's podcast. 

Podcast 432: Helping Texans weather the stormPodcast 432: Helping Texans weather the storm2019-07-10T05:00:00Z2019-07-10T05:00:00Z

​​​​With hurricane season in full swing, storm and flood protections are on the minds of many Texans in flood-prone areas. However, many properties outside of floodplains are damaged by rising waters every year. How can you protect yourself? Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt shares his insights on today's podcast.

Podcast 431: Helping Texans adapt to technological changePodcast 431: Helping Texans adapt to technological change2019-06-26T05:00:00Z2019-06-26T05:00:00Z

​​​When Styx's Dennis DeYoung sang "domo arigato, Mr. Roboto," ​he envisioned a world where workers are disgruntled at robots taking their jobs. Nearly four decades later, job aut​omation has become a real concern. However, technology can help the real estate industry—and the general economy—if properly used.

Podcast 430: Helping developers build successful projectsPodcast 430: Helping developers build successful projects2019-06-13T05:00:00Z2019-06-13T05:00:00Z

​​​Behind a real estate development is a large team of professionals pitching in to make the project a success. According to Dr. Russ Peterson of Mays Business School, developers are the quarterback, calling the plays and leading their team to a development touchdown. Tune in to today's podcast to learn what it takes to become a developer and how data can help. 

Podcast 429: Deep in the heart of TexasPodcast 429: Deep in the heart of Texas2019-05-29T05:00:00Z2019-05-29T05:00:00Z

​​​​Since 2010, Waco has become a hot spot ​for ​​homebuyers. Some argue the market owes its resurgence to the popular home-renovation show "Fixer Upper." More likely, Waco is simply benefiting from the economic growth that is sweeping across the state. Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson elaborates on today's Red Zone podcast. 

Podcast 428: 2019 Land Conference reviewPodcast 428: 2019 Land Conference review2019-05-08T05:00:00Z2019-05-08T05:00:00Z

​​​The 29th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets conference saw record attendance at 509 guests. ​What was discussed at this year's event? We have comments from Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines, Assistant Research Economist Dr. Erin Kiella, and Attorney Jody Sodd McSpadden. 

Podcast 427: Downtown, no finer placePodcast 427: Downtown, no finer place2019-04-17T05:00:00Z2019-04-17T05:00:00Z

​​Walkability, interaction, heritage: all are important to America's downtown dwellers. What goes into ​​​​creating a vibrant small-town downtown community? Jose Quintana, president of Bryan-based AdventGX Corp., shares his insights on the Red Zone podcast.

Podcast 426: Happy hunting groundPodcast 426: Happy hunting ground2019-04-03T05:00:00Z2019-04-03T05:00:00Z

​​​​Texas land has always been popular for hunting, fishing, and other recreational land uses, particularly on the outskirts of major metros. But who is buying, what are they looking for, and where are they looking? ​Blake Farrar, Texas sales manager for Whitetail Properties, shares​​ his insights. 

Podcast 425: Live and learnPodcast 425: Live and learn2019-03-20T05:00:00Z2019-03-20T05:00:00Z

​​Generally, better schools result in higher area home prices (and, consequently, higher property taxes). The factors behind this trend are complex. Center Senior Data Analyst Joshua Roberson joins us today to talk more about this. ​​So pull up a desk for a lesson in the relationship between school quality measures, home prices, and taxes.

Podcast 424: A commercial breakPodcast 424: A commercial break2019-03-06T06:00:00Z2019-03-06T06:00:00Z

​​Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines says the commercial real estate sector is still doing well as prices hold up and cap rates and inflation are down. What else does he say about this "reasonably strong" market? He breaks it down in today's Red Zone podcast. ​​Take a listen.