Monthly Review of the Texas EconomyMonthly Review of the Texas EconomyBy Ali Anari2015-09-23T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
​​​​​​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
Outlook for the Texas EconomyOutlook for the Texas EconomyLuis Torres, Wayne Day2015-09-23T05:00:00Ztechnical-report
​​​​​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
Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceHome Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceJudon Fambrough2015-09-14T05:00:00Ztierra-grande

​​​​​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
​​​​​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
Going Up? What Mortgage Rate Changes Mean for HomebuyersGoing Up? What Mortgage Rate Changes Mean for HomebuyersJames P. Gaines2015-08-31T05:00:00Zresearch-article

​​​​​​​A small increase in the mortgage interest rate should have little impact on the housing market but will affect buyers caught right on the edge of qualifying.

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Poor Records May Increase TaxesPoor Records May Increase TaxesJerrold J. Stern2015-08-28T05:00:00Zresearch-article

​Regardless of whether a taxpayer correctly includes income and deductions on a tax return, an IRS audit could lead to additional taxes, interest and penalties if the taxpayer does not have adequate supporting documentation.

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Profitability of Texas HomesProfitability of Texas HomesAli Anari2015-08-28T05:00:00Zresearch-article

​​​Texas homes are profitable investments, with yields exceeding the national average for homes in most metro areas when profitability is measured in terms of average yield. 

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Property Tax Legislation 2015Property Tax Legislation 2015Charles E. Gilliland2015-08-28T05:00:00Zresearch-article

​​​​A $10,000 increase in the homestead exemption, appealing unequal appraisals and using an arbitrator to appeal an appraisal review board decision are among the property tax topics the Texas Legislature addressed this session.

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Modular HousingModular HousingHarold D. Hunt2015-08-25T05:00:00Zresearch-article

​​​​​Modular housing is not the same as manufactured housing. These homes are built to the same code as site-built homes in the area. Modular homes are an emerging market segment that may help mitigate weather and labor issues during new home construction. 

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