Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

Property Tax Notices Give Homeowners Sticker Shock, Governor Puts Reform on Local Plates

By Joanna England / May 25, 2020 / 2 Comments

Property tax appraisal notices appeared in mailboxes this week, causing many cases of the vapors all around the Dallas-Fort Worth region as homeowners saw higher tax bills during a time of extreme economic uncertainty. The amount of Tito’s Handmade Vodka consumed as a result was not immediately clear. But one thing is certain — both […]

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3 Reasons That 2019 Was Texas’ Record Year for Home Sales

By Brandi Addison / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last year was a record year for the sale of Texas homes for three particular reasons, according to the Texas A&M University Systems Real Estate Center. At 356,576 homes sold throughout MLSs in 2019, research associate Wesley Miller said there was a combination of reasons for the growth: Low interest and mortgage rates Domestic migration […]

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Champions School Announces Third Season of Real Estate Super Stars Series

By Candy's Dirt / January 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports Champions School of Real Estate has announced the lineup of top-producing real estate guests for the third season of its Santamaria Spotlights Real Estate Super Stars live-broadcast interview series.  Real estate icon Rita Santamaria, CEO/Founder of Champions School of Real Estate, stars as the host of the monthly show that is broadcast online, live from […]

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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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Statewide Home Sales Dip in Third Quarter, Inventory Increases Thanks to Hurricane Harvey

By Joanna England / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports Texas home sales declined slightly in the third quarter of 2017, according to the 2017-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors. This is the first time that Texas home sales have declined on a quarterly basis since the second quarter of 2012.   “As anticipated, the […]

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Despite Healthy Economy, Dallas Area Has a Growing Housing Affordability Gap

By Joanna England / June 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Recent data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University paints a pretty bleak picture for housing affordability in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More than 100,000 new jobs regionwide netted just 30,000 new homes by the end of last year, according to stats from Meyers Research and the Dallas Builders Association. The median home price, […]

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