Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis Torres and Wesley Miller2017-04-11T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This monthly report offers an overview of the various sectors of the Texas economy, including housing, manufacturing, energy, employment, and trade. Digital and Print2046https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/outlook-for-the-texas-economy https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/2046.pdf
Real Estate CrowdfundingReal Estate CrowdfundingWhat's the Buzz?Charles E. Gilliland2017-04-04T05:00:00Ztierra-grande
​​Touted as an innovation in efficiency in real estate finance, crowdfunding may become a big success. On the other hand, it may be an inglorious disaster. Only time will tell.Digital and Print2163https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/tierra-grande/Real-Estate-Crowdfunding https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/2163.pdf
Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyAli Anari2017-04-03T05:00:00Ztechnical-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.Digital and Print1862https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/monthly-review-of-the-texas-economy https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/1862.pdf
Texas Housing InsightTexas Housing InsightJames P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, and Wesley Miller2017-04-03T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy

The Texas housing market was stable in February, as overall economic conditions remained favorable. ​

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In SyncIn SyncRural Land Prices Mirror Commodity ValuesLuis B. Torres and Charles E. Gilliland2017-03-22T05:00:00Ztierra-grande
Land Markets
​​​Estimates show that changes in commodity prices lead changes in rural land prices. Of the four commodities, oil and cotton seem to have the strongest relationship with rural land prices.
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Change and ChallengesChange and ChallengesEast Austin's Affordable Housing ProblemHarold D. Hunt and Clare Losey2017-03-02T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​ Low-income residents in East Austin are facing a housing affordability crisis. Both renters and homeowners are being impacted by the increasing cost of housing. This trend is expected to continue.

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Economic EdgeEconomic EdgeLower Debt Benefits Borrowers and BusinessesAli Anari2017-02-27T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​​Lower debt burdens have enabled Texas households to use their borrowing capacity to buy consumer goods, especially cars and trucks, thus contributing to Texas economic growth.

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Courts, Trains, and Eminent DomainCourts, Trains, and Eminent DomainRusty Adams2017-02-02T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Land Markets

​​​​In Texas, eminent domain power is delegated to certain private entities which perform public functions. Texas Central says it is a railroad and as such may use the power of eminent domain to take land for a high-speed railroad between Dallas and Houston.

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Losses and Self-Employment TaxesLosses and Self-Employment TaxesJerrold J. Stern2017-01-30T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​​Owners of profitable income-producing real estate cannot offset their net income by unrelated business losses of a spouse when computing self-employment (SE) taxes. Moreover, SE tax rates have increased in recent years. 

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Home Price Discounts in Texas Housing MarketsHome Price Discounts in Texas Housing MarketsAli Anari, Gerald Klassen2017-01-30T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​Center research on home price discounts found that discounts are important indicators of general housing market conditions and liquidity of local markets.

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