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Houston HousingHouston HousingWeathering a Challenging YearJoshua G. Roberson2018-02-21T06:00:00Zresearch-article
Residential

​​Despite the challenges Houston faces in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the city’s housing market finished 2017 with overall increases in existing home sales, home prices, and new home construction.

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Bulls in the Oil PatchBulls in the Oil PatchRebounding Energy Boosts Land MarketCharles E. Gilliland and Tian Su2018-02-21T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Land Markets

While land market activity varied from region to region in 2017, transaction volume and total dollar volume for the state as a whole outpaced 2016.

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Sign Here . . . From ThereSign Here . . . From ThereNew Online Notarization LawRusty Adams2018-02-20T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

​Beginning July 1, 2018, a new state law allows many functions of a notary public to be conducted online. Notaries approved must adhere to standards set by the state to verify identity, ensure online security, and maintain secure electronic records. 

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Texas Border EconomyTexas Border EconomyJames P. Gaines, Luis Torres, Wesley Miller, and Bailey Cuadra2018-02-13T06:00:00Zresearch-article
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 Torres, Wesley Miller, and Bailey Cuadra2018-02-09T06:00:00Ztechnical-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 Bailey Cuadra2018-02-06T06:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy

​​The Texas housing market held steady as sales rose 4 percent, maintaining the current four-year average. Demand remained robust, particularly in the resale market as buyers searched for affordable housing. 

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Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyAli Anari2018-01-29T06:00:00Ztechnical-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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How Much Home Can a Household Afford?How Much Home Can a Household Afford?James P. Gaines and Clare Losey2017-12-06T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Residential

​​Higher interest rates and tax rates and a lower down payment decrease affordability and price more households out of homeownership. 

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Globalization's Effects on Texas ManufacturingGlobalization's Effects on Texas ManufacturingLuis B. Torres and Wesley Miller2017-11-21T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Commercial

​​​ NAFTA shifted Texas employment and production toward high-skill industries and stimulated integrated manufacturing processes with Mexico. China extended these trends into the 21st century.

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Up the CreekUp the CreekNavigating Public WaterwaysRusty Adams2017-11-21T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

Laws governing the use of navigable rivers and streams in Texas generally give the public the right to use them for boating, fishing, swimming, wading, and walking, even if they cross private property. 

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