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Houston’s housing market as interest rates climb, and violinist Joshua Bell (Sept. 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We take a closer look at the local real estate market as interest rates continue to rise. And violinist Joshua Bell talks about his performances this weekend with the Houston Symphony.

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Full Show: Primary Runoff Election Results, And A Real Estate Snapshot (May 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We pore over the results from the Texas primary runoff election with analysis from our political experts. Then, we take a snapshot of the local real estate market. And we examine the American equivalent of the royal family.

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How Will Harvey Impact Houston’s Housing Market?

Posted on · Houston took a big blow in home sales in the month of August, primarily because Harvey hit late in the month when closings are typically scheduled. Plus many home and apartment renters were displaced due to the flooding that followed. What will this mean for the apartment and housing market?

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A Snapshot of Houston’s Real Estate Market

Posted on · We discuss what Houston's real estate market looks like as we head into summer with Scott Davis, principal at Tisona Development, a commercial and residential development company. MORE: Economist Forecasts Best Years Ahead for Houston Housing Market (Houston Business Journal, May 25, 2016) Houston Apartment Market Worsening (Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2016) Houston-Area Home Market […]

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Why Did Houston’s Real Estate Market Fall From No. 1 to No. 30?

Posted on · The Urban Land Institute, after calling Houston the No. 1 real estate market to watch last year, says we're No. 30 this year. That represents the biggest drop for any city on ULI's list. What happened? Why are we no longer a market to watch? We talk it over, and what — if anything — […]

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Is the Houston Real Estate Market Slowing Down, Stopping or Just Pausing?

Posted on · As the Greater Houston regions continues to gauge just what kind of impact dropping oil prices will have on the economy, many in the real estate industry say the market here isn't slowing down or in a downturn. The term that's floating around is "pause." To discuss just what that means and how a so-called […]

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Clean Power Plan & Property Taxes: Wednesday’s Show (April 1, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently released a study about the federal government's proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. Their assessment: doom and gloom, lost jobs, and rolling blackouts throughout the state. But others say the plan is positive, forward-thinking and the criticisms are overblown. On this edition […]