Red Zone Podcast

Welcome to the Real Estate Center's weekly podcast. Here you'll find the hottest happenings in Texas housing, office, industrial and retail markets.

Podcast 261: Housing Market Q&A with Jim Gaines

June 24, 2015

You have questions, we have answers. Or at least Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines does as he fields housing market queries submitted by RECON subscribers and our Facebook followers. (20 min. 58 sec.)

Podcast 260: Dam It: Texas Flood Control

June 11, 2015

Get out of the Texas heat and cool off with today's episode. We visit with Lori Ziehr, state landscape planning specialist with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, about how more than 2,000 watershed dams saved the state $40 million in flood-related damages last month. We also cover some of the week's biggest real estate headlines. (18 min. 56 sec.)

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Podcast 259: Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso

June 3, 2015

This week we head way out west to El Paso, a city far removed from Texas' major metros but whose vibrant economy benefits enormously from its proximity to two states and another country. Jessica Herrera, the city's redevelopment manager, tells us how. (19 min. 31 sec.)

Podcast 258: Facebook, Flooding & Future Higher Ed Projects

May 27, 2015

Gaedeke Group's planned 14-story office building in Plano's Legacy West development. Fort Worth and Facebook. Tips for filing claims for weather-based property damage. These stories and much more on today's show. (13 min. 13 sec.)

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Podcast 257: Oil Spill with Judon Fambrough

May 20, 2015

Attorney Judon Fambrough explains what's changed in his "Hints on Negotiating an Oil & Gas Lease" and why you'll want to download a free copy of the revised report. We also have a legislative update, bond election information and exciting retail news from Laredo and El Paso. (24 min. 1 sec.)

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Podcast 256: The Long(view) and the Short of It

May 13, 2015

Welcome to Longview, home of blues festivals, hot air balloon races, three institutions of higher education and a diverse range of corporations. Susan Gill, executive director of the city's economic development corporation, talks about what makes Longview an important East Texas hub. (24 min. 42 sec.)

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Podcast 255: Sparkling City by the Sea

May 6, 2015

Grab your sunscreen and fishing tackle. We're heading to Corpus Christi for a visit with leaders from the city's economic development corporation. EDC CEO/President Iain Vasey and Executive Vice President John Plotnik talk about the new Harbor Bridge, industrial growth, downtown revitalization, projected population growth, housing and landing an Alamo Drafthouse. (26 min. 28 sec.)

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Podcast 254: Evolution of MLS Data Reporting

April 30, 2015

A joint project by the Texas Association of Realtors and the Real Estate Center is revolutionizing the way Texas MLS housing data are reported. It will also open up an array of new market research possibilities. Center Research Data Scientist Gerald Klassen explains on today's program. (16 min. 9 sec.)

Podcast 253: Red Zone Goes Green

April 22, 2015

Don't adjust your set, folks. We may be green today, but we're still the Red Zone. To celebrate Earth Day, we have a couple of stories spotlighting Texas' environmentally friendly side. We also have a lineup of real estate news from Houston, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Lake Jackson and Schertz. (14 min. 11 sec.)

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Podcast 252: The Tax Man Cometh, The Tax Man Taketh Away

April 15, 2015

"Celebrate" Tax Day in the Red Zone. In addition to some of the most unusual tax deductions we've ever heard of, we'll share real estate news from Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Waco and Little Elm. (15 min. 2 sec.)

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Podcast 251: All Housing, All the Time

April 8, 2015

It's all things housing on this week's program. Real Estate Center housing market expert Dr. Jim Gaines gives us the latest on Texas home prices and inventories, Dodd-Frank lending requirements, and the impact of the oil and gas downturn on Houston's multifamily market. (26 min. 57 sec.)

Podcast 250: April Full of Texas Real Estate News

April 1, 2015

It'd be foolish of you to miss this week's episode, which includes a conversation with Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt. He talks about what one Texas coastal city is doing to weather the downturn in oil prices. This plus the week's top real estate stories. (17 min. 36 sec.)

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Podcast 249: Survey Says?

March 25, 2015

What are the biggest challenges facing Texas real estate agents this year? We asked them, and today we tell you what they said. (14 min. 41 sec.)

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Podcast 248: Smoked Brisket, Smoking Hot Texas Housing Market

March 11, 2015

In between bites of the best smoked brisket we've ever had, we've lined up the week's biggest Texas real estate headlines. Before you head out for Spring Break, join us for news out of Plano, Irving, Waco and Bulverde. (13 min. 43 sec.)

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Podcast 247: From Big D to the RGV

March 4, 2015

REC staff welcomes guests from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A downtown Houston office tower has a new buyer. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have a new home. These stories and so much more on today's program. (11 min. 55 sec.)

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Podcast 246: Texas Housing Affordability Index Explained

February 26, 2015

Texas' long-standing status as a state with affordable housing continued in 2014, according to the Center's latest Texas Housing Affordability Index. Housing market expert Dr. Jim Gaines talks about what the figures show. (17 min. 38 sec.)

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Podcast 245: TAR Data Relevance Project

February 18, 2015

The Real Estate Center and the Texas Association of Realtors are collaborating on a project that will transform how housing market data is collected and reported, and provide a more complete and accurate picture of Texas housing markets. Center Research Data Scientist Gerald Klassen shares details on today's program. (21 min. 42 sec.)

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Podcast 244: From Texas With Love

February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day is just three days away, and you're going to loooove hearing from Center Research Economist and Red Zone regular Dr. Harold Hunt. He joins us to talk about discrepancies in market data provided by different market analysis firms. (17 min. 45 sec.)

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Podcast 243: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...

January 28, 2015

Whether you're a Seahawks or Patriots fan, you'll thank us for today's tips on prepping your bathroom and kitchen for your big Super Bowl bash. Afterward, Bryan Pope and Edie Craig cover the latest real estate news out of Dallas, Pflugerville, Temple, Pharr and San Juan. (19 min. 57 sec.)

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Podcast 242: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Pump

January 22, 2015

Under the state's rule of capture, Texas landowners may legally drain oil, gas or groundwater from beneath a neighbor's property. Real Estate Center attorney Judon Fambrough, author of "Yours, Mine or Ours? The Rule of Capture and Subterranean Fluids," joins us today to talk about this. (16 min. 28 sec.)

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