Monthly Archives: May 2014

Multi-Family Real Estate Forecast: 2014-2020

Bill Conerly, Forbes Magazine – May 19, 2014  Multi-Family Real Estate Forecast: 2014-2020 Multi-family housing construction is doing surprisingly well recently. Over the long run, housing units in buildings with five or more housing units comprise about 25 percent of all … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities, May 22, 2014 MPI America’s largest metro areas, which are currently gaining population at impressive rates, are driving much of the population growth across the nation. But that growth is the result of two very different migrations – one … Continue reading

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Longview, state unemployment falls again

May 20, 2014, the Longview News Journal The Longview-area unemployment rate continued to fall in April, marking a second straight month of decline. At 4.3 percent, it was the three-county metropolitan area’s lowest April rate since 2008, when unemployment hit … Continue reading

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Appraised property values in Dallas County rise 7 percent, the highest growth since the recession

May 16, 2014 – by Matthew Watkins, the Dallas Morning News Local governments in Dallas County are poised to receive a big financial boost after appraised property values grew at their highest rate since the recession. Overall taxable values are … Continue reading

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The New Math of Renting vs. Buying

The Wall Street Journal – May 2, 2014 Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places. People often aspire to own a home for reasons that … Continue reading

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Texas Is Losing Out on Millions of Dollars Thanks to Its Defective Property-Tax System

By Steve Jansen Wednesday, Apr 30 2014 – The Houston Press Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts. After the private company Houston 8th Wonder … Continue reading

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