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 269: Chatting with Our New Chief Economist

August 27, 2015

Dr. Jim Gaines talks about his new role as Real Estate Center chief economist. Learn about upcoming research projects that could prove invaluable to real estate professionals throughout Texas and beyond. (20 min. 6 sec.)

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Podcast 268: Farewells

August 12, 2015

We say goodbye to two retiring members of our staff this month. One of them, Mark Dotzour, reflects on his time as the Center's chief economist. Also, some of the biggest real estate stories from around the state. (16 min. 10 sec.)

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Podcast 267: We Have Big News!

August 6, 2015

We're rolling out our new website next month, but you don't have to wait until then to find out what's in store. Center Research Data Scientist Gerald Klassen talks about new website tools and enhancements on today's program. (21 min. 48 sec.)

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Podcast 266: Road Trip!

July 29, 2015

This week we're going on a road trip -- Red Zone style! We'll tell you about a few of the more unusual museums Texas has to offer. We'll also bring you some of the biggest real estate headlines from around the state. (17 min. 10 sec.)

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Podcast 265: Housing Market Update with Jim Gaines

July 22, 2015

Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines talks about his latest Tierra Grande article, "The Affordability Gap," and about what the June 2015 MLS data say about the state's housing market. (14 min. 54 sec.)

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Podcast 264: Devil in the Details: Oil and Gas Lease Extensions

July 16, 2015

Oil and gas leases can mean big money for Texas landowners, but there are certain things landowners should be on the lookout for when negotiating a lease. Real Estate Center attorney Judon Fambrough shares tips. This plus some of the biggest real estate headlines from around the state. (19 min. 32 sec.)

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Podcast 263: Southfork, San-San and So Long Austin Music Hall

July 9, 2015

On today's program, West Texas is in bloom, the prognosis is good for new Fort Worth medical school, Texas Army installations scale back and UNESCO remembers the Alamo. And that's just the beginning. (13 min. 56 sec.)

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Podcast 262: Outside the Box

July 1, 2015

Center Research Economist Dr. Harold Hunt talks about why manufactured housing communities should be included in any discussion of affordable housing development. This plus the latest real estate news from Austin, Dallas, Houston and Temple. (13 min. 42 sec.)

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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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