Real Estate Center

Real Estate Center at Texas A&M Posts Inventory Outlook

By Joanna England / December 16, 2014 / 1 Comment

One of the great things about the reports published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is that you don’t have to be an economist to understand them. Luis Torres, Jim Gaines, and Mark Dotzour all do a fantastic job of breaking down the information into digestible bits. I was very impressed by […]

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Sales Volume and Prices Both Climb as Texas Market Finishes 2013 Strong, Economists Say

By Joanna England / February 3, 2014 / 2 Comments

We knew 2013 was a banner year for Dallas Realtors as our market pulled itself up by its bootstraps and posted post-recession growth that amazed even the most seasoned brokers. But according to research from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the market posted year-over-year numbers that showed Texas flexing its economic muscles […]

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Buying Up The Bling: Texas Luxury Home Sales Post Double-Digit Growth, With Sales of Posh Pads in Dallas up 22 %

By Joanna England / January 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Homes priced at $1 million or more are moving like hotcakes in Texas, according to the 2014 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. The figures, assembled using data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, show that every Texas metro area posted double-digit growth in luxury price ranges. […]

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Dallas Residential Real Estate Market Softens, But Are Slowing Sales Anything More Than a Seasonal Change?

By Joanna England / December 12, 2013 / 2 Comments

North Texas’ real estate market posted a 4 percent increase in sales for the month of November, the lowest such increase since the 2012 according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Gleaning numbers from NTREIS, the center’s report showed a 12 percent decrease in condo and townhome sales, too. But instead of […]

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Texas Condo Sales Post Strong Numbers; Dallas Condo Sales Post 38 Percent Increase in 2013

By Joanna England / December 2, 2013 / 4 Comments

We’ve talked until we’re blue in the face about how brisk the market its for single-family homes in North Texas, and Dallas especially, but the market for condominiums is just as hot according to the 2013 Texas Condominium Sales Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. We definitely agree, and we noted in November that […]

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Rising Interest Rates Aren't Slowing Pre-Owned Home Sales, But Builders Need to Ramp up Construction

By Joanna England / October 9, 2013 / 2 Comments

You’d think that rising interest rates would slow the real estate market, but that’s not the case for the Dallas Area. According to Jim Gaines, an economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Dallas-area pre-owned home sales are up 20 percent year-over-year. In a conversation with Steve Brown, Gaines had this to […]

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