Podcast 479: 2023 Housing Affordability OutlookPodcast 479: 2023 Housing Affordability Outlook2023-02-01T06:00:00Z2023-02-01T06:00:00Z

​​As recession fears continue into the new year, so do housing affordability concerns. Is relief on the horizon? Dr. Clare Losey, assistant research economist at the Texas Real Estate Research Center, shares her insights in the Red Zone.

Podcast 478: 2023 economic forecastPodcast 478: 2023 economic forecast2022-12-14T06:00:00Z2022-12-14T06:00:00Z

​​Creating an economic forecast is no easy task, as many state, national, and global variables are at play. The Texas Real Estate Research Center's research team put their heads together to make some educated guesses for 2023. Some of them join us in the Red Zone to share their thoughts. ​

Podcast 477: When disaster strikesPodcast 477: When disaster strikes2022-11-30T06:00:00Z2022-11-30T06:00:00Z

​The frequency and intensity of natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires are expected to increase this decade. Wesley Miller, author of the Center's newest blog series, joins us in the Red Zone to discuss the financial hardships a natural disaster leaves in its wake.

Podcast 476: Lines in the sand: moving water boundariesPodcast 476: Lines in the sand: moving water boundaries2022-11-09T06:00:00Z2022-11-09T06:00:00Z

​​Water has served as a natural boundary for land for all of human history. But what happens when riverbanks move or ​shorelines change? Well, it depends. TRERC Research Attorney Rusty Adams explains on the latest Red Zone podcast. 

Podcast 475: Texas land market cooldownPodcast 475: Texas land market cooldown2022-10-26T05:00:00Z2022-10-26T05:00:00Z

T​exas rural land activity boomed immediately during the pandemic. However, the market is beginning to normalize. What is driving this land market cooldown? TRERC researchers Dr. Charles Gilliland and Dr. Lynn Krebs share their insights on today's podcast. Take a listen.​

Podcast 474: Almost home: interest rates and housing affordabilityPodcast 474: Almost home: interest rates and housing affordability2022-10-12T05:00:00Z2022-10-12T05:00:00Z

​​​Home-price appreciation, elevated inflation, and a potential recession have been weighing on the minds of Americans these past few months. How has the current economic environment​ affected Texas housing affordability? TRERC's Dr. Clare Losey explains in the latest Red Zone podcast. ​

Podcast 473: Texas jobs outlookPodcast 473: Texas jobs outlook2022-09-21T05:00:00Z2022-09-21T05:00:00Z

​Texas' labor market was devastated when the pandemic shut down the economy, causing the state to lose around 1.4 million jobs in only two months. Texas has since recovered all jobs lost, and the job market has remained steady despite recent rapid inflation. What's in store for the rest of the year? Tune in to find out. 

Podcast 472: What's in store along the border?Podcast 472: What's in store along the border?2022-04-13T05:00:00Z2022-04-13T05:00:00Z

​​From supply-chain disruptions and travel restrictions to high inflation and decreased home affordability, the Texas-Mexico border saw its fair share of challenges in 2021. However, the border economies did improve amid employment growth and increased construction values. What happened along the border last year, and what's ahead for 2022? Tune in to find out.​

Podcast 471: Through the roof: inflation and housing affordabilityPodcast 471: Through the roof: inflation and housing affordability2022-02-23T06:00:00Z2022-02-23T06:00:00Z

​Already elevated home price appreciation accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, inflation hit its highest rate in decades. How has inflation further eroded housing affordability, and what's in store for Texas homebuyers? Dr. Clare Losey shares her insights on today's podcast. Take a listen.

Podcast 470: For rent: success in property managementPodcast 470: For rent: success in property management2022-02-09T06:00:00Z2022-02-09T06:00:00Z

​​Renting out a home can be a lucrative investment, but residential property management is often complicated. Pete Neubig of the National Association of Residential Property Managers shares his secrets for success in leasing on today's podcast. Take a listen. 

Podcast 469: Population changes in 2021: Census Bureau estimatesPodcast 469: Population changes in 2021: Census Bureau estimates2022-01-26T06:00:00Z2022-01-26T06:00:00Z

​​​​The U.S. Census Bureau has rolled out the results of its latest population surveys for 2020-21. What population trends have been seen in Texas during the pandemic, and how could these trends affect the housing and labor markets? Center Lead Data Analyst Joshua Roberson shares his insights. ​Take a listen.​​

Podcast 468: Closing the book on 2021Podcast 468: Closing the book on 20212021-12-15T06:00:00Z2021-12-15T06:00:00Z

​As we say goodbye to 2021, it’s a good time to look to the year ahead. What will Texas' economy and real estate markets look like in 2022? TRERC Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres shares his thoughts on the last podcast of the year.

Podcast 467: Stubborn slow-downPodcast 467: Stubborn slow-down2021-11-17T06:00:00Z2021-11-17T06:00:00Z

​​Housing affordability has been an issue for years but has worsened as demand remains elevated and supply stays constrained. When will Texas' home-price boom ease? Center Lead Data Analyst Joshua Roberson shares his insights on the latest Red Zone Podcast. 

Podcast 466: Third quarter 2021 preliminary reviewPodcast 466: Third quarter 2021 preliminary review2021-10-13T05:00:00Z2021-10-13T05:00:00Z

​​While economic conditions in Texas generally improved in third quarter 2021, new COVID-19 cases remained elevated, prolonging uncertainty surrounding the end of the pandemic. Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines joins us on our latest podcast to discuss the preliminary results of the quarter and the outlook for the fourth quarter and beyond. 

Podcast 465: A rising tide: South Padre Island's economyPodcast 465: A rising tide: South Padre Island's economy2021-09-29T05:00:00Z2021-09-29T05:00:00Z

​​Places that rely heavily on tourism, such as South Padre Island, were hit especially hard​​ by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​As the pandemic (and weather) cools, how is the island recovering? ​​​​​Darla Lapeyre, executive director of ​​the local economic development corporation, shares her insights on today's podcast.​​​

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. ​