Podcast 359: Hurricane Harvey's economic impactPodcast 359: Hurricane Harvey's economic impact2017-09-13T05:00:00Z2017-09-13T05:00:00Z

​​All signs pointed to a significant recovery over 2016 for the Texas economy. Then Hurricane Harvey happened. Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talks about the impact the storm could have on housing markets, commercial markets, and overall GDP growth.

Podcast 358: September mail call!Podcast 358: September mail call!2017-09-06T05:00:00Z2017-09-06T05:00:00Z

​​​​How long should you allow wood to dry before putting up new sheetrock following a flood? Where's the best place to market a Texas ranch these days? These are just two of the questions we answer on today's "mail call" episode. We also have information that might come in handy as you recover from Hurricane Harvey, plus CoreLogic's latest housing market update from DFW.

Podcast 357: Hurricane HarveyPodcast 357: Hurricane Harvey2017-08-30T05:00:00Z2017-08-30T05:00:00Z

​​​​The nation watches as Texas recovers from one of the most destructive natural disasters in its history. We talk about Hurricane Harvey's potential economic impact and how you can help. Also, we bring you our usual roundup of real estate news from around the state.

Podcast 356: This old loftPodcast 356: This old loft2017-08-23T05:00:00Z2017-08-23T05:00:00Z

​​Almost all small towns in Texas would love to revitalize their downtowns. In his latest research article, “This Old Loft,” Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt writes about the role lofts can play in reviving neglected downtown buildings that have historical interest and character. He joins us this week to talk about it.

Podcast 355: Rhythm and blues and real estate newsPodcast 355: Rhythm and blues and real estate news2017-08-09T05:00:00Z2017-08-09T05:00:00Z

We've got the blues in the Red Zone today as we celebrate the birthday of Stafford-born music legend Robert Shaw. We also kick things into high gear with news about a new, 5,000-seat soccer stadium coming to Circuit of the Americas. After that, we have stories from Richardson, The Woodlands, Lavaca County, and more. Tune in.

Podcast 354: It came from outer spacePodcast 354: It came from outer space2017-08-02T05:00:00Z2017-08-02T05:00:00Z

​The latest edition of our Texas Border Economy report is now online. Two of the report's authors—Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres and Research Assistant Wesley Miller—join us today to talk about it.​ We also bring you news from Plano, El Paso, DFW, College Station, Austin, Corpus Christi, Pasadena, and Kilgore. Oh, and you'll find out what fell from the sky and astonished the people of Gage Ranch in Brewster County in 1946.​

Podcast 353: Summer news blastPodcast 353: Summer news blast2017-07-26T05:00:00Z2017-07-26T05:00:00Z

It's a scorcher outside, so why not cool your heels with us for about ten minutes? We'll take you on a relaxing trip to San Jose Island near Corpus Christi, then it's off to DFW, New Braunfels, El Paso, Seabrook, Austin, Denton, Leon Valley, and Texarkana. Tune in for the biggest real estate stories from across the Lone Star State!

Podcast 352: Texas legislative update with Rusty AdamsPodcast 352: Texas legislative update with Rusty Adams2017-07-20T05:00:00Z2017-07-20T05:00:00Z

What new Texas legislation might real estate professionals want to be aware of? ​REC Research Attorney Rusty Adams joins us today with more on this. Also, we visit Longview, Humble, San Antonio, and North Texas, and we look back at the first lunar landing. All this and more on this week's Real Estate Red Zone.​

Podcast 351: Red Zone a la modePodcast 351: Red Zone a la mode2017-07-12T05:00:00Z2017-07-12T05:00:00Z

​It's National Pecan Pie Day, and, while we don't have dessert, we are serving up Texas-size portions of real estate news from North Texas, Houston, Austin, and other cities. We also give you a quick update on the Texas economy and talk about a recent change to TREC's Seller's Disclosure Notice Form. All this and much more.

Podcast 350: June mail callPodcast 350: June mail call2017-07-05T05:00:00Z2017-07-05T05:00:00Z

​​​​​​We once again empty out the mail bag and respond to questions from the Real Estate Center's constituents. This month's questions: past due taxes on vacant land, appealing a property appraisal, and finding certified inspectors in Texas. Also, we bring you the latest real estate news from Huffman, Austin, Houston, Schertz, College Station, Pasadena, and Bee Cave.

Podcast 349: Building futuresPodcast 349: Building futures2017-06-28T05:00:00Z2017-06-28T05:00:00Z

​​June is National Homeownership Month. To commemorate the occasion, we visit with Andy York, executive director of the Bryan-College Station Habitat for Humanity, about the work they do and the challenges they face. Also on today's program: hurricane preparedness, a Fourth of July celebration, and real estate news from around the state.

Podcast 348: Land, lots of landPodcast 348: Land, lots of land2017-06-21T05:00:00Z2017-06-21T05:00:00Z

​REC Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland discusses Texas land market conditions. Also, we take you to San Antonio, Spring, Irving, El Paso, and Dallas for some of the week's biggest real estate stories.

Podcast 347: Beyond Austin city limitsPodcast 347: Beyond Austin city limits2017-06-14T05:00:00Z2017-06-14T05:00:00Z

​A new research article on our website talks about how rising home prices are forcing many East Austin residents to move. What are their options, and what’s being done to provide housing for them? The authors of that article—Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt and Research Assistant Clare Losey—join us this week.

Podcast 346: Whistling past the graveyardPodcast 346: Whistling past the graveyard2017-06-07T05:00:00Z2017-06-07T05:00:00Z

REC Research Attorney Rusty Adams joins us to discuss a real estate legal issue of grave concern. We also take you to Dallas, Sherman, Pflugerville, Bryan, Victoria, Mansfield, and McAllen for some of the week's biggest Texas real estate stories.​

Podcast 345: May mail callPodcast 345: May mail call2017-05-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-31T05:00:00Z

It's the end of the month, and you know what that means: mail call! But before we share questions the Center has received over the past few weeks, we'll take you to San Antonio, Waller, Wylie, Huntsville, Round Rock, and Bellaire. And that's just the beginning. Tune in.

Podcast 344: Military mattersPodcast 344: Military matters2017-05-24T05:00:00Z2017-05-24T05:00:00Z

With Memorial Day just days away, we pay our respects to the brave men and women who have given their lives serving our country. We also have information on homeownership programs available to veterans, active members of the military, and surviving spouses. All this plus a little El Paso history, funding for Texas storm recovery efforts, the state's​ top summer spots, and real estate news from Frisco, San Antonio, Pasadena, Lubbock, and Plano.

Podcast 343: On the borderPodcast 343: On the border2017-05-17T05:00:00Z2017-05-17T05:00:00Z

There's something for everyone on today's program. We have Texas history, Real Estate Center history, a Texas housing market update, a shout-out to those serving in the U.S. armed forces, a farewell to a longtime REC associate, tips for selecting a reliable moving company, a sneak peek at a new REC monthly report, and stories from Baytown, North Texas, Austin, and Abilene. Tune in. 

Podcast 342: Girl powerPodcast 342: Girl power2017-05-10T05:00:00Z2017-05-10T05:00:00Z

​With usual host Bryan Pope under the weather, Edie Craig and Hayley Rieder have taken control of this week's program. Join them for updates from both the Real Estate Center and the Texas Real Estate Commission, as well as stories from Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Lake Whitney, League City, and Marshall.

Podcast 341: Spring housing update with Jim GainesPodcast 341: Spring housing update with Jim Gaines2017-05-03T05:00:00Z2017-05-03T05:00:00Z​The Texas Association of Realtors released its first quarter 2017 housing market report this week. REC Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines shares his insights. We also have news from Houston, Dallas, and Allen, not to mention Abilene and Cedar​ Park. And that’s just the beginning.​​​​​​​
Podcast 340: Just add waterPodcast 340: Just add water2017-04-27T05:00:00Z2017-04-27T05:00:00Z

​If there’s one word to describe today’s program, it’s “water.” We have news about Texas beach cleanups, a push for coastal barriers to protect against hurricanes, and even a question from a West Texas landowner that is slightly water-related. All this and much more. Join us.