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Podcast 309: Houston, the Red Zone Has LandedPodcast 309: Houston, the Red Zone Has Landed2016-07-20T05:00:00Z​Forty-seven years ago today, astronaut Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." We celebrate that historic moment on today's program, and we bring you this week's roundup of Texas real estate headlines. Also, if you haven't signed up for our 30th Annual Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation, now's a great time to register. Conference coordinator Denise Whisenant joins us to tell you why. 
Podcast 308: What's In Your Wallet?Podcast 308: What's In Your Wallet?2016-07-14T05:00:00Z

Texas has a long-standing reputation as an oil state, but non-Texans may be surprised to learn how diverse the state’s economy actually is. Real Estate Center Research Econ​omist Dr. Luis Torres and Research Assistant Wayne Day write about this in their forthcoming article, “What’s In Your Wallet?” They join us this week to talk about it.​

Podcast 307: Sizing Up SurveysPodcast 307: Sizing Up Surveys2016-07-06T05:00:00Z​What can an inaccurate survey mean to a potential property buyer? Bryan-College Station attorney Rusty Adams joins us today to answer that. He’s the author of "Sizing Up Surveys,” a new article on our website and in this month’s Tierra Grande magazine. Also, hosts Bryan Pope and Edie Craig take you to Dallas, El Paso, Little Elm and San Marcos for some of the week’s biggest real estate headlines.
Podcast 306: Small Towns, Great Names!Podcast 306: Small Towns, Great Names!2016-06-29T05:00:00Z​Folks are talking about our effort to find out which small-town Texas name reigns supreme. Don't believe us? Check out today's show. You'll also get the week's biggest real estate headlines, including an update on Sugar Land's Imperial Market, Sky Cinemas' plans in Dripping Springs, ​data on first-time Texas homebuyer incomes, and an energy-assistance program that will help qualifying East Texas homeowners.
Podcast 305: Texas Economic Update with Luis TorresPodcast 305: Texas Economic Update with Luis Torres2016-06-22T05:00:00Z

​​​On this week's program, Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres has the good, the bad, and everything else on the Texas economy. We’ll also cover some of the week’s biggest real estate headlines, including Boeing's out-of-this-world news from Houston.

Podcast 304: Tax or ConsequencesPodcast 304: Tax or Consequences2016-06-15T05:00:00Z

​They say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland joins us this week to talk about one of them. Also, Houston is looking for volunteers to help install native wetland plants this month, and we want you to vote on your favorite small-town Texas name. This and much more, including some of the week's biggest real estate headlines from around the state.

Podcast 303: Storm Surge of Texas Real Estate NewsPodcast 303: Storm Surge of Texas Real Estate News2016-06-08T05:00:00Z

​Batten down the hatches! June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season. Today, we’ll talk about some of the most devastating hurricanes to ever hit the Texas coast, and we'll share information that could come in handy if another storm approaches.

Podcast 302: Texas Housing Market Update with Jim GainesPodcast 302: Texas Housing Market Update with Jim Gaines2016-06-01T05:00:00Z

​Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talks about what's happening in the Texas housing market, both at the state level and in certain metro areas. Also, cohosts Bryan Pope and Edie Craig bring you real estate headlines from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Bowie, Longview and Waco.

Podcast 301: Mission PossiblePodcast 301: Mission Possible2016-05-25T05:00:00Z

​We kick off today's podcast with a trip back to 1690 for a brief history lesson on East Texas missions. We also get a head start on a popular Texas park's 75th anniversary celebration. And don't forget that the deadline to protest your property tax bill is just days away. All this plus the week's biggest real estate headlines.

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​.