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 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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Podcast 241: The Dating Game: Texas Housing Construction Cycles

January 15, 2015

Real Estate Center researchers have identified economic indicators that influence Texas' residential construction sector. Their goal is to anticipate cycles (ups and downs) in this key segment of the state's economy. Dr. Luis Torres coauthors an article about this in the latest edition of Tierra Grande magazine. He joins us this week to talk about it. (15 min. 38 sec.)

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Podcast 240: South Padre Paradox

January 7, 2015

Happy new year! Ditch the flat champagne and pour yourself a margarita, because Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt is taking us to South Padre Island for a look at the area's housing market. We'll also cover the latest news from Dallas, Crowley, Marshall and Midland. (16 min. 39 sec.)

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Podcast 239: All I Want for Christmas is My 2015 Housing Market Forecast

December 17, 2014

With 2014 quickly coming to a close, Center housing market expert Dr. Jim Gaines talks about what's in store for 2015, including the biggest unknown that could impact housing market conditions. (20 min. 31 sec.)

Podcast 238: Parking, Pods and Pricey Office Deals -- Oh Deer!

December 10, 2014

Where's the most dangerous place to be this time of year? Tune in for the answer (hint: it has to do with retail). And speaking of dangerous places (if you're a deer), Center attorney Judon Fambrough shares tips for Texas landowners who lease their land to hunters. (19 min. 46 sec.)

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Podcast 237: Happiness is Lubbock, Texas

December 3, 2014

Lubbock is home to the Red Raiders, at least one barbecue icon, and the maker of a tasty peanut treat. But there's a lot more to the city than that. Nancy Rawls, the president of the local Realtor association, joins us to talk about what's happening in Lubbock's commercial and residential markets. (20 min. 20 sec.)

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Podcast 236: Let's Talk Turkey . . . and Texas Real Estate

November 19, 2014

Today we hop on our Harley Davidsons and head for a Texas city that doesn't get much press but has a lot to boast about. Find out which one. But first, check out our cornucopia of real estate news from Round Rock, Sherman and Bedford. (22 min. 20 sec.)

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Podcast 235: Cold in College Station, Hot in Belton

November 13, 2014

The temperature is in the mid-40s at the Red Zone home office in College Station, but Belton is on fire. Find out why as we visit with Cynthia Hernandez, executive director of the Belton Economic Development Corporation. We'll also bring you stories from Seguin, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Fort Worth, Bryan and Plano. To top things off, find out how a few enterprising Wichita Falls residents are turning treated wastewater into cash. (24 min. 27 sec.)

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Podcast 234: Elections, Weather and Wild About Waco

November 5, 2014

Big things are happening in Waco right now, and Kris Collins with the Greater Waco Chamber joins us today to talk about them. Get the latest on the city's housing market and new commercial developments. You'll even walk away with a few cool (and little known) facts. Bryan Pope and Edie Craig also bring you stories from San Angelo, Mansfield (and Midland, in a two-fer), the RGV, College Station and Houston. (26 min. 24 sec.)

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Podcast 233: "Boo!"-coup Texas Real Estate News

October 29, 2014

Have we got a treat for you this week: tons of real estate news from Houston, DFW, Garland, Mesquite, McKinney, Longview, Missouri City and Seguin. (12 min. 33 sec.)

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Podcast 232: Housing Market Update with Jim Gaines

October 22, 2014

This week, Center research economist and housing expert Dr. Jim Gaines walks us through the latest Texas MLS housing data. (18 min. 4 sec.)

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Podcast 231: When Email Becomes a Contract

October 16, 2014

REC attorney Judon Fambrough talks about when electronic communications such as email and text messages can be considered a legally binding contract in real estate transactions. (17 min. 54 sec.)

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Podcast 230: Scaring Up Texas Real Estate News

October 9, 2014

Halloween is still a few weeks away, but we're scaring up some Texas real estate news for you. This week, travel with us to Nederland, Boerne, Pflugerville and Harker Heights, with a couple of quick stops in the major metros. (13 min. 17 sec.)

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Podcast 229: All This Fracking Water

October 1, 2014

Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt talks about issues surrounding water usage in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Also, our usual weekly roundup of the state's biggest real estate stories. (17 min. 23 sec.)

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Podcast 228: Space Cadets

September 17, 2014

With the Midland International Airport now acknowledged as a spaceport, not to mention a California-based rocket company purchasing acreage in Burnet County, it's little wonder hosts Bryan Pope and Edie Craig are feeling more than a little spaced out today. Also, Center attorney Judon Fambrough talks about which publications people need to be downloading from our website, and why. (20 min. 47 sec.)

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Podcast 227: Winning Ways

September 11, 2014

Eighteen commercial real estate professionals -- all women, and all working in Texas markets -- have collaborated on a new book of insider "tips of the trade." Today, we talk to one of the authors. Also, the latest real estate headlines from around the state. (19 min. 40 sec.)

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Podcast 226: Aaaaand We're Back!

September 3, 2014

The Red Zone returns after a three-week hiatus. This week, travel to Houston, Austin, Denton and Edinburg for the state's biggest real estate headlines. (12 min. 5 sec.)

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  • "International Home-Buying Activity in 2014" blog post (part 1/part 2)

Podcast 225: Texas Housing Market Update with Jim Gaines

August 6, 2014

Texas' housing inventory increased last quarter for the first time since 2011. Is that significant? Center research economist and housing market expert Dr. Jim Gaines answers that question. He also talks about housing affordability and how building regulations affect building costs and overall home prices. (15 min. 36 sec.)

Podcast 224: How Homebuyers Shop

July 30, 2014

How do today's homebuyers prefer to find and purchase their homes? A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors tells you. Center Chief Economist Dr. Mark Dotzour talks about it on this week's program. (13 min. 2 sec.)

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Podcast 223: Just Add Water

July 24, 2014

Texas has projections of water supplies and needs through 2060, and all regions of the state have detailed plans for acquiring emergency supplies during extreme droughts. Center Research Economist Dr. Charles Gilliland explains on this week's episode. (14 min. 29 sec.)

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