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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 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 contact 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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Podcast 222: Major Metros, Border Cities: Comparing Housing Markets

July 16, 2014

Center research economists Dr. Jim Gaines and Dr. Luis Torres talk about how housing markets differ between the state's major metros and the Border cities. (23 min. 56 sec.)



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Podcast 221: News, News and More News

July 9, 2014

This week, news from Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Angelo and Waco. Also, find out what's in the latest issue of Tierra Grande magazine, now online. (12 min. 52 sec.)



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Podcast 220: Whose Water is it Anyway?

June 25, 2014

Water's on the mind of most Texans these days. This week, Center attorney Judon Fambrough stops by to talk about water rights -- who owns them, and who has access to it? (21 min. 21 sec.)

Podcast 219: Dishing on Dallas Dirt

June 18, 2014

Longtime Dallas real estate blogger Candy Evans talks about the North Texas housing market, how the househunting process could change in the near future, and the joys of "house porn." (24 min. 49 sec.)



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Podcast 218: Branding Small Town Texas

June 5, 2014

What are three cities on I-35 south of Austin doing to create identities for themselves? Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt tells you on this week's episode. This plus the state's biggest real estate stories. (19 min. 5 sec.)

Podcast 217: Archer City's Historical Election, and other Texas News

May 28, 2014

This week we visit Archer City, where local history was made earlier this month. We'll also go to Waco, where the Baylor Bears will soon have a new Domain. Meanwhile, something's fishy in Sabine Lake. These stories, plus news from Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. (14 min. 15 sec.)

Podcast 216: This Memorial Day...

May 21, 2014

Texas continues to be a giant in job creation, according to a recent Forbes article. And how do you thank school teachers? Ask the folks in Midland. They know how. Also, Buc-ee's continues to expand. These stories and more on this week's Red Zone. (15 min. 50 sec.)

Podcast 215: News with a Side of Chips

May 15, 2014

This week, Houston and DFW housing market news. Also, the chips are down in east Austin, and that's great news for Pflugerville. Find out why. (12 min. 57 sec.)



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Podcast 214: Housing Market Q&A with Jim Gaines

May 7, 2014

Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines answers housing market questions posed by our Facebook and Twitter followers and RECON subscribers. (19 min. 41 sec.)



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Podcast 213: Doorbells, Dodd-Frank and other Home Matters

April 30, 2014

Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talked about Dodd-Frank's impact on residential real estate at this month's Texas land markets conference. He shares his insights on today's program. Also, find out why May is the ideal month to tackle those home improvement projects. (24 min. 9 sec.)



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Podcast 212: Oodles of Texas Real Estate News

April 9, 2014

Ramen oodles of noodles swell in Bexar County. Starlight falls on McKinney's Soho Parkway. Bell Helicopter circles Hurst campus. These stories, plus housing market updates from the major metros. (13 min. 25 sec.)

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