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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.
Podcast 280: 2016 Economic OutlookPodcast 280: 2016 Economic Outlook2015-11-18T06:00:00Z

​During the past few weeks, we’ve heard Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines' outlo​ok on Texas housing and commercial markets. Today, he steps back for a broader look at the economy as a whole. This plus some of the biggest real estate headlines from around the state. You won’t want to miss it.​

Podcast 279: 2016 Commercial Market ForecastPodcast 279: 2016 Commercial Market Forecast2015-11-11T06:00:00Z

​​Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines gives his commercial market outlook for 2016. Also, hosts Bryan Pope and Edie Craig honor our nation's veterans and cover some of the week's biggest real estate headlines.

Podcast 278: 2016 Housing Market ForecastPodcast 278: 2016 Housing Market Forecast2015-11-04T06:00:00Z

With Election Day out of the way, it's time to look ahead to 2016. That's what Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines does when he joins us with his Texas housing market outlook.

Podcast 277: Oh the Horror!Podcast 277: Oh the Horror!2015-10-29T05:00:00Z

​​Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talks about why so few millennials ​are venturing into the housing market. But before that, we break out the Halloween fun with our rundown of the top ten haunted homes in the country, most haunted ZIP codes, and "buggiest" U.S. cities. We'll even share a mortgage lending horror story guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Podcast 276: Silver StreakPodcast 276: Silver Streak2015-10-21T05:00:00Z

The Real Estate Center went to Colorado last week and struck silver. Tune in to find out how, then stick around for our usual roundup of the state's biggest real estate headlines.

Podcast 275: Red Zone in RichardsonPodcast 275: Red Zone in Richardson2015-10-14T05:00:00Z

​​You don’t have to live in North Texas to know that a lot is happening in that region’s commercial markets. Take Richardson, for example — the bustling city just northeast of Dallas. RECON intern Hayley Rieder recently visited with John Jacobs, executive vice president of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. He talked about what’s behind the city’s tremendous amount of economic growth. This and more on today's show.

Podcast 274: Going Up? What Mortgage Rate Changes Mean for HomebuyersPodcast 274: Going Up? What Mortgage Rate Changes Mean for Homebuyers2015-10-07T05:00:00Z

​​What’s next for mortgage interest rates, and what will it mean for potential homebuyers? Find out today when we visit with Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines.

Podcast 273: The Mod SquadPodcast 273: The Mod Squad2015-09-30T05:00:00Z

​What’s the difference between modular and manufactured housing? We can’t answer that, but Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt can. He’ll stop by to answer this and other questions about modular housing, the focus of one of his latest articles.

Podcast 272: Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsurancePodcast 272: Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title Insurance2015-09-23T05:00:00Z

​​Acquiring a title insurance policy is a challenging task in the homebuying process. Most buyers are not aware of what the policy covers or the changes that can be made. Properly negotiating the sales contract and the title commitment can mean significant benefits and savings to the buyers. Real Estate Center attorney Judon Fambrough talks about why.

Podcast 271: All Real Estate is LocalPodcast 271: All Real Estate is Local2015-09-17T05:00:00Z

​It's generally understood that conditions in one housing market may be very different from those in another. So earlier this month at the Texas Realtor convention, we asked agents from around the state to describe what's happening in their neck of the woods. Here's what they had to say.

Podcast 270: Galveston, Oh GalvestonPodcast 270: Galveston, Oh Galveston2015-09-10T05:00:00Z

​​Head to the coast with us one last time before fall. This week, we talk to Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation. Jones talks about the city's beautiful historic districts and some of the projects currently underway there.​​

Podcast 269: Chatting with Our New Chief EconomistPodcast 269: Chatting with Our New Chief Economist2015-08-27T05:00:00Z

​​​​​​​​Dr. Jim Gaines talks about his new role as Real Estate Center chief economist. Learn about upcoming research projects that could prove invaluable to real estate professionals throughout Texas and beyond.