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enior Vice President & Director of Research at REOC San Antonio

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The outlook for home sales in 2014

The outlook for home sales in 2014 in Texas looks very promising.

Three things help predict future home sales volume:

job growth, cheap mortgage money and home price appreciation.

Texas continues to create jobs at an impressive rate.

That job growth is likely to continue through 2014. Texas has added over 459,000 jobs since January […]

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Texas is a well-oiled real estate machine

A recent CNBC article referred to Texas as a “well-oiled real estate machine” based on the evidence that residential real estate is reaping the benefits of an economy supported by energy production which has created jobs and bolstered demand. The article cited Jim Gaines, research economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, […]

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Banks capacity for CRE loans improving

Things are looking up in the world of commercial real estate lending. According to National Real Estate Investor’s annual Borrower Trends Survey, more than half of lenders (56 percent) and 44 percent of borrowers are predicting that credit will be more widely available in the coming year.

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Texas named sixth most enterprising state

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released its “Enterprising States 2011” report, and it enhances Texas’ reputation for being a business-friendly state. The Lone Star State ranked sixth on the list of top ten states for low business taxes and regulations. The report said “the Lone Star State is a low-tax state that offers a […]

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Latest numbers show Texas leads job growth since 2006

As usual, the latest economic news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has generated a flurry of analysis but no matter which way you slice it, Texas keeps coming up on top. Check out these recent articles for more information.

Texas leads U.S. in government job growth (Austin Business Journal, 12-29-11)

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Texas bucks national unemployment trend

Finding work may not be quite that simple, but it sure seems that way. While the nation’s job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion.

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Texas Office Report

Norm Binsted, Vice President of Corporate Services, REOC Partners

According to Texas Real Estate Business, the office markets in the state’s major metros seem to be “holding their own,” read Texas Office Report, September 2009. REOC Partners’ own Norm Binsted, vice president of corporate services, shared his take on the San Antonio market […]

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Texas nearing bottom of recession

According to the August 2009 Regional Economic Update posted on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ website, “recent data and anecdotal reports indicate the Texas economy is flattening at subdued levels, with some hope of improvement toward the end of the year.”

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Lone Star Rising – A Special Report on Texas

In a recent interview, Christopher Lockwood, The Economist’s US editor, explains why Texas is in surprisingly good economic shape citing low taxes and light regulation. In a related Special Report on Texas – Lone Star Rising (dated July 9, 2009), Economist.com highlights Texas’ strengths but also warns of future challenges. Good read for balanced perspective.

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America’s Future – CA vs TX

Texas seems to be coping with the current recession but we hear alot about California’s economic woes these days. The two largest states in the nation are compared and contrasted in California v Texas – America’s Future, a short but informative article printed in The Economist, July 9, 2009. The author concludes that each state […]

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