James Gaines

Texas “Losing Its Competitive Housing Advantage,” Experts Say

By Bethany Erickson / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
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After the housing market bubble burst, what markets recovered the fastest? What does that mean for affordable housing? What policy changes would best impact the need for affordable housing? Experts weighed in at a recent conference on affordable housing in Texas, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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On MidlandDirt: Texas Housing Market Weathering Drop in Oil Prices

By Leah Shafer / March 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Lone Star State isn’t the same place as it was during the big 1980s oil bust, and is better weathering falling oil prices, but further price plunges and worker layoffs could negatively impact home sales and construction. This is according to new research by Texas A&M Real Estate Center research economist James Gaines, who […]

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Sizzling Dallas Real Estate Report: Market Scene is Flying High, High-Fiving 2006!

By Candy Evans / July 19, 2013 / 8 Comments

We have been telling you this for months now: home prices around North Texas have never been higher. Sales of pre-owned home in the first half of 2013 are running more than 20 percent higher than in the same period of 2012. In fact, that is a new North Texas sales record for a single […]

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Republican Debates and Housing: They Are All Basically Clueless. Especially Michele Bachman

By Candy Evans / November 10, 2011 / 0 Comments

I LOVE this column from HousingWire. As I said earlier, I think “maybe bad boy” Herman Cain is the only Repub candidate who has said anything remotely intelligent about solving the nation’s housing crisis, which is a major constipator of our economy: housing is 5 or 6% of the GDP. Nationally foreclosures are on their way up, […]

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It Is No Longer Appropriate to Say That Real Estate Sales Are On Fire. But, They Really Almost Are.

By Candy Evans / September 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

Please note: I am curbing my use of the phrase “on fire” these days, when it pertains to homes. Should I slip, please catch me. August home sales in North Texas surged by 27 percent last month, the biggest gain in more than a year. According to NTREIS,  more than 6,800 pre-owned single-family homes sold last month. That’s just awesome. It was […]

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What’s Your Home Worth Today? Probably What it Was in 2003 — Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / August 30, 2011 / 0 Comments

Your home value could be 4.3 % lower today than it was last year if you follow the guys over at Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller, which released their Home Price Index this week. That means home prices have been falling for an entire year in the 20 major U.S. cities that create this way over-quoted housing market indicator. Case-Shiller […]

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