Category Archives: Texas

Top 20 Apartment Markets for Rent Growth for Q2 2014

By Michael Cunningham | Jul 7, 2014 The U.S. apartment market had about as impressive a second quarter as you can get. Occupancy jumped up to a seven-year high, even with newly built units hitting the market in large numbers. And quarterly … Continue reading

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Dallas-Fort Worth economy reaches $440.1 billion (outranking 17 of the World’s economies!)

by Caty Hirst, the Star Telegram – June 20, 2014 DALLAS — With orange construction cones marking expansions on most major thoroughfares and new houses popping up like daisies, it’s no secret that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Plans emerge for major mixed-use development near Exxon Mobil campus

Houston Business Journal – June 19, 2014 A trio of investors has quietly been working on plans for a 60-acre mixed-use development in a prime spot in north Houston. Now, they’ve released the details. The development, formerly known as Springwoods … 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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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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Location, Location, Location: Apartments.com Reveals What $1,000 a Month Will Rent

Tammy Kotula, March 26, 2014, Apartments.com As a property owner or a leasing professional, you understand location plays a big role in how much rent costs. To find out the vast variety of apartments that can be had for around … Continue reading

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