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What Are the Trends in Houston Real Estate for Spring 2017?

Posted on · What are the biggest trends in Houston’s real estate market? Have things slowed down? Where’s demand highest? We take a look at what Houston’s real estate market for renters, buyers, and sellers looks like as we head into Spring with Paul Takahashi of the Houston Business Journal. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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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 Shows […]

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How Houston’s Housing Market Came to Be

Posted on · The Texas Association of Realtors recently released its annual Homebuyers and Sellers Report. The gist: Texas housing demand and new home development remained high last year, but affordability was a challenge because the median household income slightly decreased as home prices continued to rise. But Houston’s housing market didn’t just crop up overnight. Scott Davis […]

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Checking in On the State of Houston’s Economy

Posted on · We launch a week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s economy. We talk with News 88.7 FM business reporter Andrew Schneider about the impact of recent low oil prices on Houstonians, recent developments in construction, whether real estate remains a seller’s market, and whether Houston is as diversified as […]

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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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How are Low Oil Prices Affecting Houston’s Real Estate Market?

Posted on · As discussed previously on this program, the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015” report suggests Houston is the country’s number one “market to watch” this year. So, Houston Matters will do just that, periodically, throughout 2015. It’s been a seller’s market in real estate here in Houston for some time […]

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Is Houston in a Real Estate Bubble That’s About to Burst?

Posted on · According to the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015” report, Houston is the country’s number one “market to watch” next year. The ranking is based on factors like investment, development and homebuilding prospects. According to the ULI website, “Houston offers a significant amount of investment opportunity” for folks […]

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Is Buying a House in Houston Still an Affordable Prospect?

Posted on · Houston’s real estate market is aggressive, with low inventory and high prices. Is buying a house in Houston still an affordable prospect for most of us? We talk with a Houston Realtor and a real estate agent about the housing market, challenges first-time home buyers face, and what may be in store for both buyers […]

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Tank Cleaning Hazards, Real Estate, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, May 12, 2014

Posted on · Rail cars, tanks and barges are routinely used to ship chemicals. These chemicals are key to the manufacture of all manner of everyday materials, from plastics to paint. Eventually, these cars, tankers and barges have to be cleaned, a procedure that is largely unregulated and raises health and safety concerns. As the Houston Chronicle reported […]

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Alternative Energy Series Conclusion, Ashby High-Rise & The Inner Marilyn: Houston Matters for Tues., April 29, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters has explored efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy. In previous weeks, we discussed solar energy, hydrogen, wind power, and biofuels. On this edition of the program, we ask what you’d prefer to see energy companies here in Texas pursue – whether traditional […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Posted on · The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means relatives and loved ones are flying in to visit. Or, you’ll be flying out to visit them. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll be traveling through a Houston airport soon. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what’s new at Houston’s […]