Real Estate

Has it really been 40 years already?

Bryan Pope​​​​Last week, REC Senior Editor David Jones stopped by with the news that Tierra Grande, our flagship magazine, turned 40 this year.Longtime readers have grown so accustomed to the quarterly publicat...

Slicing the real estate pie 100,000 ways

David Jones ​​​​ Real estate is hot. But you know that. It's been in all the newspapers. With so much talk about who is selling what to whom and where, it should come as no surprise more Texans are si...

Texas beefing up for Chinese

Wesley Miller In June, China accepted its first shipment of American beef in 14 years amid advancing trade discussions. An isolated case of mad cow disease in 2003 prompted American beef bans across the ...

No fuel like an old fuel

Luis Torres​​​Texas got a major economic boost on Dec. 18, 2015. That's the day Congress ended the 40-year-old U.S. export ban on crude oil. Overnight, the market for light sweet Texas crude went from...

Just because it's Tuesday

David S. Jones​​​​​​​​I​t has been my experience that Tuesday is a great day of the week. Need to ask someone for a favor? Ask on Tuesday. As president of the local Lions Club, church board, and profession...

(Don't) Curb your enthusiasm

Bryan Pope​ For many homeowners, a home's "curb appeal" is a source of pride. Certainly it is to me, although often the best I can usually hope for is to keep the lawn mowed, the dead plants...

What's keeping nominal wages down?

Luis TorresFor the past year, the U.S. labor market has moved toward full employment. This hasn’t spurred rapid nominal wage growth (Figure 1). The reason is low inflation and...