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The thing the bond market most feared is starting to happen

Traders have been fretting about the flattening of the yield curve — which is when interest rates on longer duration Treasury notes, like 10-years, get closer and closer to shorter term interest rates, like 2-years. The real fear is that … Continue reading

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Outlook for Houston economy: Getting better, slowly

Bustling global trade and a healthy U.S. economy could accelerate Houston’s economic recovery next year, but a sluggish comeback in the oil industry could impede the region’s job growth, a local economist said on Friday. If the Energy Department is … Continue reading

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Texas Economic Indicators

The Texas economy strengthened in October. The state posted strong job gains, and the unemployment rate fell to a record low. Firms responding to the Dallas Fed’s Texas Business Outlook Surveys reported accelerating growth in production, revenue and sales as … Continue reading

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Q2 2017 Apartment Cap Rate Trends

Although the Fed raised its overnight borrowing rate by 25 basis points in December, March and then in June – apartment cap rates have barely registered a change. In fact, the mean apartment cap rate fell 30 basis points in … Continue reading

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Northeast Residents Flee for Third Consecutive Year

Oregon holds on to its title as “Top Moving Destination” and continues to pull away from the pack, while the Northeast loses residents for the third consecutive year. Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National … Continue reading

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Texas lands No. 2 spot on CNBC’s top U.S. states for business

by Kritika Kulshrestha, Houston Business Journal – June 25, 2014 Texas ranks No. 2 in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business, CNBC.com said Tuesday. Texas claimed the top spot in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2014, it secured 1,641 points out … 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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