Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis Torres and Wesley Miller2017-02-13T06:00:00Ztechnical-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
Texas Housing InsightTexas Housing InsightJames P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, Wayne Day, and Wesley Miller2017-02-07T06:00:00Ztechnical-report
Texas Economy

The Texas economy expanded in December as energy and housing markets advanced, and the outlook on overall economic conditions in Texas increased from November. ​

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Courts, Trains, and Eminent DomainCourts, Trains, and Eminent DomainRusty Adams2017-02-02T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Legal Issues

​​​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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Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyAli Anari2017-01-24T06:00:00Ztechnical-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
Legislative PreviewLegislative PreviewRusty Adams2017-01-09T06:00:00Zresearch-article
Legal Issues

​​​​​On January 10, 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature will convene. The legislature convenes for regular sessions for 140 days beginning in January of odd-numbered years. Here is a brief look at some of the bills that may affect real estate in Texas.

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Paycheck RealityPaycheck RealityTexans' Incomes Outpace Housing PricesWayne Day and Luis B. Torres2016-12-16T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
​​Over time, Texas personal income per capita growth has exceeded housing price growth, increasing housing affordability in the state. However, housing price growth has exceeded income growth in recent years.Digital and Print2152https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/tierra-grande/Paycheck-Reality https://assets.recenter.tamu.edu/Documents/Articles/2152.pdf
Down to EarthDown to EarthLand Prices Changing SlowlyCharles E. Gilliland, Tian Su, and Clayton Watson2016-12-09T06:00:00Zresearch-article
Land Markets

​​​​​​ Texas 2016 land markets continue to see price increases. Center research reveals that while growth in total personal income has little impact on land prices in the shortrun, over a ten-year period it may boost prices. 

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Oil, Cattle, CottonOil, Cattle, CottonCommodities Affect Land PricesLuis B. Torres and Charles E. Gilliland2016-12-06T06:00:00Ztierra-grande
Land Markets

​Commodity prices have influenced Texas land prices directly and indirectly, impacting the economy positively when they rise and negatively when prices fall. 

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