Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyBy Ali Anari2015-11-25T06:00:00Ztechnical-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
Finding Shelter: Assessing Texas Residential Real Estate Amid the Oil SlumpFinding Shelter: Assessing Texas Residential Real Estate Amid the Oil Slump2015-11-24T06:00:00Zflier
RE Center

​The Real Estate Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are partnering on a Texas housing conference Feb. 12.​​

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2015 Legislative Changes2015 Legislative ChangesJudon Fambrough2015-11-17T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

​​​​​Texas legislators dealt with a number of real estate related issues this year, ranging from nomenclature (salespersons are now called sales agents) to exactly what types of transactions require a real estate license. 

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A Leading Index for Texas Residential ConstructionA Leading Index for Texas Residential ConstructionJesus Cañas, Keith R. Phillips and Luis B. Torres2015-11-10T06:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Real Estate Center collaborated to estimate a leading index to help determine the future direction of residential construction in Texas.

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Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis Torres, Wayne Day2015-11-06T06:00:00Ztechnical-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
Tax Rules for Vacation Home SalesTax Rules for Vacation Home SalesJerrold J. Stern2015-10-29T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​S​​elling a vacation home at a profit will generally lead to taxation at favorable capital gains tax rates. A loss from such a sale is not deductible unless the home is converted to rental property prior to the sale.

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Regional Contributions to Texas' Home Sales Recovery from the Great RecessionRegional Contributions to Texas' Home Sales Recovery from the Great RecessionAli Anari2015-10-29T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​​Texas regional home sales have recovered from the onslaught of the Great Recession, with Texas larger local regions leading the recovery followed by smaller regions.

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Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceHome Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceJudon Fambrough2015-09-14T05:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

​​​​​​​​​Acquiring a title insurance policy is a challenging task in the homebuying process. Most buyers are not aware of what the policy covers or the changes that can be made. ​ 

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Rent: Natural Vacancy Rates in Major Texas MarketsRent: Natural Vacancy Rates in Major Texas MarketsAli Anari and Harold D. Hunt2015-09-14T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​The relationship between vacancy rates and rents in real estate rental markets can help managers and renters better understand the current state of the rental markets. 

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The Texas Deer LeaseThe Texas Deer LeaseJudon Fambrough2015-09-10T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
Legal Issues
​​​​​​​Declines in revenues from agriculture and petroleum give added importance to income generated by lease hunting. This easy-to-read report offers hunters and landowners suggestions for avoiding misunderstandings common in lease agreements.Digital and Print570https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/the-texas-deer-lease https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/570.pdf