Podcast 300: Happy Birthday to Us!Podcast 300: Happy Birthday to Us!2016-05-18T05:00:00Z

In 1971, Gov. Preston Smith signed legislation creating the Texas Real Estate Research Center and placing it in the College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University. To commemorate the occasion, we chat with Julio Laguarta, the man who first envisioned an academic center devoted entirely to Texas real estate research. You won't want to miss it.

Podcast 299: Mother Lode of Texas Real Estate GoldPodcast 299: Mother Lode of Texas Real Estate Gold2016-05-04T05:00:00ZIt's been a big week for real estate news here in the Lone Star State. Join us today for the rundown, including latest Texas housing market figures, a big announcement from the Texas A&M University System, and the top cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. And in honor of Mother's Day, we’re sending a little love to all the moms out there.
Podcast 298: Beachy KeenPodcast 298: Beachy Keen2016-04-27T05:00:00ZToday's show includes stories intended to kick your summer off right, but we also bring you the biggest real estate headlines from Tomball, Galveston, The Colony, and El Paso. And that's just the beginning.

​​"Texas lures data centers, not for jobs but for revenue​" (New York Times article)

Podcast 297: Odessa: City of ContrastsPodcast 297: Odessa: City of Contrasts2016-04-20T05:00:00Z

​​​Texas is keeping an eye on Odessa in the wake of falling oil prices, and the city's okay with that. In fact, residents are proud to talk about what's happening in the local economy. Listen to today's guest, Odessa Director of Economic Development Scott Jones, and you'll understand why. This plus the state's biggest real estate headlines.

Podcast 296: Is There Still a Message in the Inverted Yield Curve?Podcast 296: Is There Still a Message in the Inverted Yield Curve?2016-04-13T05:00:00Z

​​Is there a relationship between an inverted yield curve and a recession? Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres shares his insights on today's program. Also, Brenham gets 300 StyleCraft homes, Rowlett gets an​ eight-acre water resort, and West Texas A&M University in Canyon gets a $19 million stadium. These stories and much more.

Podcast 295: It's Fun to Stay at the YMCAPodcast 295: It's Fun to Stay at the YMCA2016-04-07T05:00:00ZIs Houston's multifamily market overcrowded? Hear what market experts had to say. Also, North Texas home price increases, Katy's YMCA, Waco's Sherwin Williams distribution center, Fort Hood's hospital update, and info on a new cold storage facility in Pharr. All this and more on today's show.
Podcast 294: Oil, Ornithology and H2OPodcast 294: Oil, Ornithology and H2O2016-03-30T05:00:00Z​Texas population growth. Oil and the state's economy. State water plan. Birdwatching. This week's podcast has a little bit of everything.
Podcast 293: Ground Zero for Oil ImpactPodcast 293: Ground Zero for Oil Impact2016-03-23T05:00:00Z

Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt joins us to talk about how the downturn in the oil and gas industry has impacted Midland and Odessa. Also, free mobile apps to help you plan your spring and summer getaways. These stories and much more.

Podcast 292: March (News) MadnessPodcast 292: March (News) Madness2016-03-10T06:00:00Z

​​Bishop boy's hole-in-one in front of Tiger Woods. Corsicana former Anchor Glass property sold to Polyguard. Wayfair picks Bryan for 450 jobs in customer service. All these stories plus much more in today's Texas news roundup.

Podcast 291: Happy Birthday, Texas!Podcast 291: Happy Birthday, Texas!2016-03-02T06:00:00Z

​It's Texas Independence Day! Celebrate with some Texas trivia. Bryan Pope and RECON intern Hayley Rieder bring you this plus some of the week's biggest real estate headlines.

Podcast 290: Make 'em LaughPodcast 290: Make 'em Laugh2016-02-24T06:00:00Z

​On today's show, an update on the controversial Harbor Bridge rebuild in Corpus Christi. Also, the latest Case-Shiller home price index figures for Dallas are in. We’ll tell you what they showed. And what’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you when showing a listing? We asked, and RECON readers told us. All this and much more​.

Podcast 289: Gimme ShelterPodcast 289: Gimme Shelter2016-02-17T06:00:00Z​Around 160 people with a professional interest in Texas housing markets convened in Dallas last Friday for “Finding Shelter,” a conference presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Real Estate Center. On today's program, hear what some industry experts had to say about the impact of oil prices on construction, challenges facing new-home builders, and even how the state's office market is faring.

Podcast 288: C'mon, Get Happy!Podcast 288: C'mon, Get Happy!2016-02-03T06:00:00Z

​​​​This week, Center Research Economists Dr. Luis Torres and Dr. Harold Hunt give us a quick office market overview from the state’s major metros. If you work in commercial real estate, you won’t want to miss it. You also won't want to miss our usual coverage of Texas real estate news, including the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which ranks the happiest states in the country.

Podcast 287: The Tax Man ComethPodcast 287: The Tax Man Cometh2016-01-27T06:00:00Z

​The "Santa Claus Bank Robbery," FedEx's big Cypress footprint, Wichita Falls housing market stats, ​​West Texas Food Bank, and where your tax dollars go. You won't find a more eclectic lineup of Texas real estate news than on today's show.​

Podcast 286: A River Runs Through ItPodcast 286: A River Runs Through It2016-01-20T06:00:00Z

​Continuing our tour of Texas cities, this week finds us in New Braunfels, home of the original Schlitterbahn water park and the shortest river in the United States. Find out what's happening in the city's commercial and residential markets. We also bring you some of the week's biggest real estate headlines from around the state.

Podcast 285: What's In a Name?Podcast 285: What's In a Name?2016-01-13T06:00:00Z

​​Real Estate Licensing Act. Landowner liability. Transfer on Death Act. Center attorney Judon Fambrough joins us to talk about recent legislative changes that impact you.

Podcast 284: Green Light on Transportation LegislationPodcast 284: Green Light on Transportation Legislation2016-01-06T06:00:00Z

Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt talks about recently passed state transportation legislation that could mean more dollars going toward state highways. 

Podcast 283: Retail Bells are RingingPodcast 283: Retail Bells are Ringing2015-12-16T06:00:00Z​The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Tune in to find out more. Also, details on Interstate 14 and Microsoft's planned 1.3 million-sf San Antonio data center, and Christmas retail stats that will jingle your bells. All this and more on our special holiday episode.
Podcast 282: Market DaysPodcast 282: Market Days2015-12-09T06:00:00Z

Where can you find up-to-date market data on all 25 Texas metropolitan statistical areas? For free? On our website. Tune in today to learn how to access one of the best-kept secrets in Texas real estate.

Podcast 281: Rocket Ships, Race Tracks and Holiday TipsPodcast 281: Rocket Ships, Race Tracks and Holiday Tips2015-12-02T06:00:00ZWhere else will you find Texas real estate market insights, road trip ideas from beyond the stars, and easy and practical safety tips for your holiday get-togethers? Right here. And, of course, we’ll also cover some of the week’s biggest real estate headlines.