Podcast 329: Gunsmoke, Got Milk, and Gentle BenPodcast 329: Gunsmoke, Got Milk, and Gentle Ben2017-01-11T06:00:00Z

​​​In honor of National Milk Day, we raise our glasses to North Texas dairy farmers. We also take you to a former ghost town that's on the market, ​​fill you in on an Asian supermarket's expansion into Austin, and talk Texas relocation. We even take a moment to ponder classic TV westerns from the '50s and '60s. All this and much more.

Podcast 328: Texas legislative preview with Rusty AdamsPodcast 328: Texas legislative preview with Rusty Adams2017-01-04T06:00:00Z

​​​The 85th Texas Legislative session begins this month, and Center Research Attorney Rusty Adams is about to publish an article that covers the bills pertaining to the real estate industry. He visits the Red Zone this week to talk about some of those bills.

Podcast 327: Oh the weather outside is (not all that) frightfulPodcast 327: Oh the weather outside is (not all that) frightful2016-12-14T06:00:00ZReal Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talks about what today's increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate means for homebuyers, investors, and global capital markets. Also, the latest real estate headlines from around the state, plus the hottest "winter cities" in the country.

Podcast 326: Texas tax conundrumPodcast 326: Texas tax conundrum2016-12-07T06:00:00Z

How can taxing entities lower property taxes yet have enough money to cover the rising costs of schools for the state’s burgeoning population? ​A number of alternatives have been suggested, but they each come with challenges. Center Research Economist Dr. Charlie Gilliland talks about this on today's program.

Podcast 325: Texas economic forecast with Dr. Jim GainesPodcast 325: Texas economic forecast with Dr. Jim Gaines2016-11-30T06:00:00Z

​​​It's been a year of change for the Texas economy, and more could be on the way in 2017. Real Estate Center Chief Economist Dr. Jim Gaines offers his insights on today's program.

Podcast 324: Real estate news cornucopiaPodcast 324: Real estate news cornucopia2016-11-16T06:00:00Z

​​With Thanksgiving just over a week away, we have a cornucopia of Texas real estate news for you, plus “Thanksgiving by the Numbers.” Today’s program is dedicated to the more than 400 residents of Turkey, Texas.

Podcast 323: Texas land market update with Charles GillilandPodcast 323: Texas land market update with Charles Gilliland2016-11-09T06:00:00ZLand ho! Center Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland joins us with an update on Texas land markets. If you have an interest in rural land, you won’t want to miss it. We also visit Gladewater, Kerrville, Leander, Dallas, Plano, Addison, San Antonio, and San Marcos for the latest real estate happenings there.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/podcasts/?Item=168
Podcast 322: Let the Sunshine InPodcast 322: Let the Sunshine In2016-11-02T05:00:00ZSolar photovoltaic systems are increasing in popularity among homeowners. Why? Do they add to the value of a home? Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt talks about this on today's show. Also, we’ll bring you the latest real estate news from Corpus Christi, Lufkin, El Paso, Arlington, Kingsville, Kirby, Houston, Rockport, and Amarillo.​https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/podcasts/?Item=167
Podcast 321: Halloween by the NumbersPodcast 321: Halloween by the Numbers2016-10-27T05:00:00Z

​With Halloween only four days away, we have some spooky fun facts to help you celebrate the occasion. We also have a rundown of the state's biggest real estate stories from the past week, including one out of San Antonio that's delivered "just like you like it." So grab your coffee, sit back, and relax with us for 15 minutes.

Podcast 320: Law & Order: Meet Our New Legal ExpertPodcast 320: Law & Order: Meet Our New Legal Expert2016-10-19T05:00:00Z

Our month-long Halloween celebration continues, and we assure you that it will be terrifying. Less terrifying is the newest member of our staff: attorney Rusty Adams. He's the author of "Sizing Up Surveys," which was published in last July's edition of Tierra Grande magazine. He joins us today to talk about his future research projects. All this plus news from around the state, including a pharmaceutical firm's big announcement for Carrollton.

Podcast 319: Don't Know Much About HistoryPodcast 319: Don't Know Much About History2016-10-12T05:00:00Z

This week's Red Zone digs into a little Texas history from Dallas and El Paso, but that's just the beginning. Cohosts Bryan Pope and Edie Craig also talk about the fun, spooky happenings going on this month at some of Texas’ state parks, and they make a quick stop in Happy, the winner of the Center's recent “Small Towns, Great Names” online poll. All this plus the usual roundup of real estate headlines, including metropolitan ​​growth projections through 2040.​

Podcast 318: Houston on the UpswingPodcast 318: Houston on the Upswing2016-10-05T05:00:00Z

​Houston is hosting our 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Course today. In honor of the occasion, Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres talks to us about the recent turnaround in Houston's energy sector and what it means for the city.

Podcast 317: Fall Real Estate RoundupPodcast 317: Fall Real Estate Roundup2016-09-28T05:00:00Z​Latest S&P/Case-Shiller indices. Texas employment update. Garland's new $20 million logistics center. Give us just 12 minutes of your time and we'll bring you these stories and much more on this week's podcast.

Podcast 316: Trading PlacesPodcast 316: Trading Places2016-09-21T05:00:00Z

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville has been ranked second in the nation for the value of exports during 2015. In other trade-related news from the Border, DB Schenker's new warehouse near the World Trade Bridge in Laredo will become a certified FTZ next month. These stories and much more on this week's program. 

Podcast 315: International House HuntersPodcast 315: International House Hunters2016-09-15T05:00:00Z

​​The impact that international investors and homebuyers are having on Texas can’t be o​verstated. Earlier this month, the Texas Association of Realtors released a report saying Texas home sales to international buyers topped $10 billion during the year ending in March 2016. The Dallas Morning News this week reported that Dallas ranks among the top U.S. cities for Chinese investors. Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres talked about this at last week’s Realtor Convention in Galveston, and he joins us on today's program.

Podcast 314: East Side StoryPodcast 314: East Side Story2016-09-07T05:00:00Z

​​This week we take you to Austin, a city facing rapid growth. In his latest research article, Dr. Harold Hunt writes about how the city’s east side offers the only affordable area for redevelopment to meet that growth. He joins us to talk about it.

Podcast 313: Fambrough UnpluggedPodcast 313: Fambrough Unplugged2016-08-31T05:00:00Z

​​The Red Zone says goodbye this week to longtime Real Estate Center writer and speaker Judon Fambrough, who's retiring after 39 years here. He talks about his experiences here at the Center.

Podcast 312: How the West Was WonPodcast 312: How the West Was Won2016-08-24T05:00:00Z

One of the state’s biggest real estate stories from the past year was the sale of the 535,000-acre Waggoner Ranch west of Wichita Falls in far North Texas. Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland sat down with the two gentlemen who brokered the sale. They share part of their story on today’s program.​

Podcast 311: C'mon, Get Happy!Podcast 311: C'mon, Get Happy!2016-08-10T05:00:00Z

Mattress Firm's big move is still on. Corpus Christi's Harbor Bridge project breaks ground. "The Town Without a Frown" wins our "Small Towns, Great Names!" online poll. These stories plus a whole lot more on today's podcast.

Podcast 310: New Braunfels, Birthdays, and Nassau BayPodcast 310: New Braunfels, Birthdays, and Nassau Bay2016-07-27T05:00:00Z

​​​​Today's episode has a little something for everyone. Curious about how much impact e-commerce has had on DFW and Houston? We'll tell you. ​​Have you heard about the latest mixed-use project planned for east Austin, or the ​retail center that was just sold in Nassau Bay? How about the hotel opening in the "City of Palms"? And where exactly is the "City of Palms," anyway? We have all this plus New Braunfels trivia and a little birthday celebration.