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Our blog is a collection of news, articles, advice, and other commentary on real estate and the economics driving the market.  We pick the most pertinent information and share it with you, adding our take on what it means and why it’s interesting.  We hope you find it useful for keeping track of the market, trends, and economic forces shaping the real estate industry.

The Dallas Fed’s latest economic indicators point toward continued strength for the state of Texas.  The Fed found solid job growth, a record low unemployment rate, strong business financial performance, and optimism from its business sentiment surveys.  The following...

Blcokchain technology and crypto-currencies are getting a lot of attention these days.  The headlines typically focus on the price of Bitcoin, but there is a lot more going on behind the headlines.  I’m not going to explain the technical details but the most interestin...

November 24, 2017

Not surprisingly, the proposed changes in tax law favor real estate and real estate investors.  Two articles caught our attention this week which help to explain how these changes will affect real estate investors. 

The first is from Bloomberg’s Justin Fox which ex...

November 24, 2017

This is a good article on diversification for real estate investors from Andre Bueno on Forbes.  Andre presents a contrarian perspective on the typical notions of diversification; that real estate investors should diversify across geography, property type, and asset cl...

Market research, data analysis, and polling results point toward continued growth in apartment rental demand.  Lifestyle preferences are changing among baby boomers, gen-X-ers, and millennials alike, driving home ownership rates to plummet to the lowest levels since th...

September 27, 2017

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2017) - Today, Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced that multifamily investing conditions grew stronger in the second quarter, both nationally and across the metropolitan markets it tracks through the Multifamily Apartment Investment M...

August 22, 2017

Part 1 - Cautious Optimism Continues Even as “Trump Bump” Fizzles

In RCLCO’s last sentiment survey at year-end 2016, respondents reported a new-found optimism for the current real estate market, an impression that was largely buoyed by promised changes coming to the fed...

A decade after the housing bust upended the lives of millions of Americans, more U.S. households are headed by renters than at any point since at least 1965, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau housing data.

The total number of households in the...

May 30, 2017

Comeback of the Corridor:
The Rousing Revival of Richardson

The telecom bust of nearly 20 years ago rattled Richardson. Go there now and you’ll find a city in midst of an awakening built on redevelopment, marketing, perseverance, and a revised real estate tool box.

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