Home Prices Hit Highs in 2014, But Will Oil Prices Bring Down The Building Boom?

By Joanna England / January 12, 2015 / 1 Comment

It seems like economists can’t make heads or tails of the dropping oil prices, other than it’s good for consumers. I filled my little hybrid up the other day for less than $30, so I’m going to call it an obvious win in that column. But with the high demand and limited supply of housing […]

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Housing Shortage in West Texas Means Critical Workers, Including CPS Caseworkers, Have no Place to Live

By Joanna England / July 29, 2014 / 2 Comments

This report from the Texas Tribune tells a scary tale for troubled children and teens in the fast-growing areas of Midland-Odessa. It’s impossible to find housing in the oil-boom areas of West Texas, which means that critical workers, including state Child Protective Services caseworkers, have no place to live. This has resulted in a necessary […]

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