Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:45pm. 790 Views, 0 Comments.
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Although recent government efforts to improve America’s housing markets have proven less than effective so far, noted economist Dr. Mark Dotzour says bold government action can get the market back on track.
In a white paper released today, the chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University offers a four-part solution to fixing the housing crisis, one that involves more than simply devising ways to keep people in their homes.
“The housing problem is fairly easy to understand,” said Dotzour. “We have too much supply and not enough demand, and we need to reverse that.”
Dotzour's white paper is available on the Center's website.
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:44pm. 940 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Off to a Slow Start, Injuries Taking Toll
One look at San Antonio's injury list should tell fans how the Spurs' young season has gone so far. Manu Ginobili has been out of action since having surgery on a bad ankle before the season started, but unfortunately he now has company for the next couple of weeks. Tony Parker, coming off a career performance on Nov. 5 against Minnesota where he scored 55 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists, followed up that game with a severely sprained ankle against Miami that looks to cost him at least a couple of weeks.
With two of their most dangerous players sidelined, San Antonio has mucked its way through the…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:44pm. 1,503 Views, 0 Comments.
Don't Shoot Holes in Your Deer Lease
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Deer hunting season is underway, and this means big business for Texas landowners, who control the major supply of huntable land.
Deer leases generate substantial revenue for landowners, but they come with certain responsibilities. Those responsibilities are explained in The Texas Deer Lease, published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
This handy guide to deer lease management has been updated and can be downloaded free at the Center’s website. Copies can also be purchased at the Center’s online store.
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:43pm. 843 Views, 0 Comments.
Texas Still Good value for homebuyers
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Texas continues to be a better value than the rest of the country when it comes to buying a home, according to the latest Housing Affordability Index (HAI) numbers.
Texas finished second quarter 2008 with an HAI of 1.55. The United States' HAI was 1.27.
The index is the ratio of median family income to the income required to qualify for an 80 percent, fixed-rate mortgage to purchase the median-priced home.
“Nationally, housing affordability has improved considerably as the overall median home price continues to descend from its record high in mid-2006,” said Dr. Jim Gaines, research economist with the Real Estate…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:43pm. 1,331 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio Texas Rock and Roll Marathon
November 16, 2008 brings the inaugural Rock and Roll Marathon to San Antonio Texas. The event is being managed by Elite Racing, and is just one in a series of similar events being put on across America. This unique event will feature live bands playing all along the 26 mile, or 13 mile half-marathon course. The headlining show features The Cult playing at the Alamodome, with doors opening at 6:30 PM. Participants entry is included with their registration, and general admission costs $26 in advance, or $30 at the door.
The marathon begins on Broadway, just north of Post Street, and culminates at the finish line on Cherry Street at Wyoming. The…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:43pm. 1,007 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio Spurs
Spurs Team Roster and Spurs Salaries
Coach: Gregg Popovich
Average Age: 29.5
Average Height: 6-6
Average Weight: 218
|NO.||NAME||POS||AGE||HT||WT||COLLEGE||2008 - 2009 SALARY|
|12||Bruce Bowen||SF||37||6-7||200||Cal State Fullerton||$4,000,000|
|21||Tim Duncan||PF||32||6-11||260||Wake Forest||$20,598,704|
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:43pm. 893 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Drop Season Opener Against Phoenix, Oberto Out
The Spurs kicked off their season Wednesday night, but someone may have forgotten to tell the team that the games count from here on out. Although, on the other hand, the team didn't have a particularly stellar pre-season either, so they might as well get started with the real games. The idea behind the pre-season is to practice working together and knock off the rust from the summer. The idea is to get better through practice. Unfortunately for the Spurs, the team's pre-season record was 3-4, so hopefully they weren't practicing bad habits. After dropping the first game of the season to Phoenix, 103-98, one has to ask.
The Suns have a new
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:42pm. 1,164 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio’s Day of the Dead
San Antonio is a unique city for many reasons, but at the beginning of November, the city displays one of it’s truly authentic cultural occasions--the Day of the Dead. The Dia de los Muertos is a Spanish event which celebrates the ancestry of families by communing with those who have passed on. In San Antonio, there are many concerts, art shows, and carnivals around the city which offer a way to experience an event that doesn’t exist in most parts of the country.
On the surface, communing with the deceased may seem like a creepy or macabre event marked by skeletons, skulls, and other ghoulish symbols, but the holiday is actually a cheerful celebration of the lives of the deceased…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:42pm. 820 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Preparing for the Season
The NBA’s preseason is underway, and that means that the 2008 season is just weeks away! The biggest question for the Spurs during the offseason has been, and continues to be the ankle of Manu Ginobili. Manu’s ankle has been an issue for much of the last year, culminating in the Olympics injury which required surgery last month. Ginobili is expected to miss the entire preseason, and perhaps as much as two months of the regular season.
The good news for the Spurs and their fans is that Ginobili was recently seen at the team’s training facility with no limp, no crutches, and with no protective boot. Although it’s still too early to tell exactly when he’ll be back, Ginobili is…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:42pm. 1,157 Views, 0 Comments.
TEXAS (globest.com, Real Estate Center) – Despite nationwide economic woes, construction of multifamily housing is surging throughout Texas.
There are 55,516 units under construction in the four major metros. Currently, 20,585 units are being built in North Texas; 16,282 in Houston; 13,018 in Austin; and 5,631 in San Antonio. Dallas–Fort Worth is seeing its highest building level since 1999.
This adds to the existing inventory of 562,465 units in Dallas–Fort Worth; 162,280 in Austin; 497,010 in Houston; and 136,455 in San Antonio.
Occupancy climbed slightly. Dallas–Fort Worth units held just over 93 percent occupancy; Austin, 94 percent; Houston, nearly 92 percent; and San Antonio, just under 93 percent.…