Texas Border EconomyTexas Border EconomyJames P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, Wesley Miller, and Paige Woodson2018-07-13T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The economy along the Texas border differs from that in the rest of the state. Trade closely links the cities on both sides of the Rio Grande. This report discusses four major Texas metropolitan areas and their economic ties to Mexico.

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Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis B. Torres, Wesley Miller, and Paige Woodson2018-07-10T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This monthly report offers an overview of the various sectors of the Texas economy, including housing, manufacturing, energy, employment, and trade.

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Texas Housing InsightTexas Housing InsightJames P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, Wesley Miller, and Paige Woodson2018-06-29T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy

​​​​​​​​​The health of the Texas economy supported strong housing demand, but the shortage of homes, especially those priced below $300,000, limited overall growth. ​

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Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyAli Anari2018-06-20T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How does the Texas economy compare with the national one? This report looks at all the angles with a particular focus on employment and unemployment. It includes rankings of various industries by employment.

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Magnificent SevenMagnificent SevenTexas Land Market RegionsErin Kiella2018-05-30T05:00:00Ztierra-grande
Land Markets

​​​In 2002, the Real Estate Center delineated Texas into seven distinct rural land regions. Focusing on data at the regional rather than statewide level has enabled the Center to more precisely monitor land market trends.​​

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H-TownH-TownHouston and HurricanesRobert W. Gilmer2018-05-22T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​Since 1983, eight severe weather events have each caused a billion dollars or more in damages in Houston. While the city has proven economically resilient after each storm, better flood management and infrastructure remain a challenge.

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Out of Reach?Out of Reach?Texas Affordable HousingLuis B. Torres and Wayne Day2018-05-21T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​Although Texas' housing market as a whole remains relatively affordable, a recent shift from lower-priced new homes to more expensive homes has reduced affordability for lower-income earners in some markets. ​

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Home DeliveryHome DeliveryWhere is All the New Housing?Luis B. Torres and Wesley Miller2018-05-21T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​New-home inventories in Texas have averaged 4.8 months since 2012, well below the six- to 6.5-month equilibrium level. Rising land prices and lagging labor productivity prevented a sufficient supply-side response following the Great Recession.

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Dirt Isn't Cheap . . . AnymoreDirt Isn't Cheap . . . AnymoreLand's Impact on Home PricesAli Anari and James P. Gaines2018-05-16T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​Rising land costs contribute to rising home prices. As land costs increase, they account for a larger portion of a home's overall price. In 2016, land accounted for an average of 20.4 percent of the cost of a home in Texas.

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Homestead AdvantageHomestead AdvantageRusty Adams2018-05-15T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​Most Texas homeowners are aware of the homestead law that exempts them from certain taxes, but the law provides two other key provisions: homestead protection from creditors and the right of occupancy.

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