Torres No. 2022, Technical report, 8pp (4/10/2013)
Texas' border location, sea access, natural oil and gas resources, along with favorable labor costs and a friendly business climate have made it the top exporting state in the country and a major world exporter.
While most large national retail chains shun small towns, dollar stores have been successful in towns with populations as few as 300. Relative saturation (how many people one store serves) is one factor to consider in determining which communities can support more dollar stores.
Growth management comes in a number of styles. Which is best? With Texas’ population increasing exponentially, any of them are better than not planning at all.
Anari No. 2025, Tierra Grande reprint, 2pp (4/3/2013)
A Center research study revealed that Texas' housing supply flexibility (HSF) helped the state through the 2006-12 housing crisis by keeping home prices lower than the national average. HSF measures how housing supply responds to changes in housing demand.
Fambrough No. 2026, Tierra Grande reprint, 5pp (4/3/2013)
Figuring out who owns mineral rights in Far West Texas is tough. It requires, among other things, a history lesson, some seriously weighty reading of old laws and interpretations of what constitutes a mineral. Even attorneys are left scratching their heads.
Broker price opinions (BPOs) and certified market analyses (CMAs) have been more commonplace in the wake of the 2008 housing market crash. Both are less detailed than certified appraisals but usually can be generated faster.