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Texas not in this top 30 housing list!
03 Nov 2014
So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely..

Michael Stuart's insight:

So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely report from Lovely that came out last week.


Texas doesn't have a city that makes this lone list.

Why Texas is the place to be!
01 Nov 2014
In looking at the four largest Texas regions — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin — each has its own unique features and economic drivers, while all share common threads that make Texas appealing for businesses.

Michael Stuart's insight:

One of the biggest attractions of companies to Houston is its skilled labor. Harvey said the workforce runs includes all types of professionals, including a very high concentration of engineers, second only to Silicon Valley.

Other attraction and retention factors include having a strong financial depth, great job market and an economy that is almost recession-proof. Houston, as well as Dallas and San Antonio, also boast a comparatively low cost of living.


In Austin, quality of life is also an important attraction, and having an environment that promotes creativity, the arts and technology, all of which tend to attract a younger group of people, is what this city does best.

Luxury Buyers Are Spending Mega Bucks in These Markets
24 Oct 2014

The high-end residential real estate market remains strong point and plays a big role in the housing recovery. Nearly half – 48 percent – of all wealthy consumers recently reported that they plan to purchase a luxury home within the next 12 months, according to a survey of consumers with a net worth of at least $5 million conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International program and the Luxury Institute. For affluent individuals under the age of 35, the percentage of those planning to buy a luxury home in the next year jumps to whopping 81 percent. This group of affluent Millennials also reported the highest average purchase price of all age groups at $7.8 million, according to the survey.

So where are luxury buyers’ targeting their home search? Coldwell Banker’s survey identified the following 10 U.S. cities as having the highest number of luxury home sales valued at $1 million or more during the last 12 months through June 2014:

  1. San Francisco: 2,485 (the number of home sales valued at $1 million-plus)
  2. Los Angeles: 2,170
  3. New York: 2,145
  4. San Jose, Calif.: 1,119
  5. Houston: 981

Via: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/10/03/luxury-buyers-are-spending-mega-bucks-in-these-markets

Housing shortage looms for Houston's baby boomers
24 Oct 2014
Houston faces one of the largest housing shortages for Baby Boomers in the country, according to a new report.

Michael Stuart's insight:

As Boomers retire, many look to downsize from large suburban homes into more manageable homes in urban centers where they can live closer to city attractions and amenities, according to Metrostudy.

Its report does not seem to take into account seniors looking to move into multifamily projects.

Metrostudy forecasts increasing demand for smaller homes closer to the urban core. It estimates that about half of all new home purchases within the next five to 10 years will be made by adults 55 and older.

Texas has 3 of the top 10 cities with the largest housing deficits:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth
  2. Houston
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Atlanta
  5. Miami
  6. Denver
  7. Seattle
  8. Phoenix
  9. Austin
  10. Minneapolis-St.Paul
Houston Ranks In Top 3 U.S. Condo Markets
22 Oct 2014

While the national condo market is recovering, analyzing condo sales activity in the top 25 condo markets by total sales reveals some very different patterns at the metro level measure. Similar to the impact it had on the rest of the market, the interest-rate rise in the second half of 2013 caused condo sales to cool off somewhat, and by June 2014 only 14 of those same markets were exhibiting increases year over year. As of June 2014, Denver led the pack with condo sales that were 16.9 percent higher than a year ago, followed by Houston (15.5 percent) and Naples, Fla. (10.8 percent). Examining a variety of real estate transaction-related data reveals that cash sales have had the largest impact on changes in condo sales. This should not be a surprise given that the cash share of condo sales was 53 percent in the first half of 2014. In fact, in some of the markets, condo cash sales almost exclusively account for all sales. For example, three of the top 25 condo markets had condo cash sales that exceeded 85 percent. Via: http://www.corelogic.com/blog/authors/sam-khater/2014/09/the-long-term-rise-of-condo-sales.aspx#

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
Ten simple ways to get a discount on your homeowners insurance premiums
11 Mar 2011 Flood insurance is available to renters, homeowners and business owners through approximately 90 insurance companies in more than 21,000 participating communities nationwide.
The state of the Gulf of Mexico premiers on Texas PBS stations
17 Feb 2011 The State of the Gulf: America's Sea premiers on Texas PBS stations the week of February 24, 2011
America 2050 High-speed Rail Study Favors Texas and the Gulf Coast
21 Jan 2011 The four biggest regions in Texas will grow in population by more than 50 percent in the next 30 years
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Texas not in this top 30 housing list!
03 Nov 2014
So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely..

Michael Stuart's insight:

So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely report from Lovely that came out last week.


Texas doesn't have a city that makes this lone list.

Why Texas is the place to be!
01 Nov 2014
In looking at the four largest Texas regions — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin — each has its own unique features and economic drivers, while all share common threads that make Texas appealing for businesses.

Michael Stuart's insight:

One of the biggest attractions of companies to Houston is its skilled labor. Harvey said the workforce runs includes all types of professionals, including a very high concentration of engineers, second only to Silicon Valley.

Other attraction and retention factors include having a strong financial depth, great job market and an economy that is almost recession-proof. Houston, as well as Dallas and San Antonio, also boast a comparatively low cost of living.


In Austin, quality of life is also an important attraction, and having an environment that promotes creativity, the arts and technology, all of which tend to attract a younger group of people, is what this city does best.

Luxury Buyers Are Spending Mega Bucks in These Markets
24 Oct 2014

The high-end residential real estate market remains strong point and plays a big role in the housing recovery. Nearly half – 48 percent – of all wealthy consumers recently reported that they plan to purchase a luxury home within the next 12 months, according to a survey of consumers with a net worth of at least $5 million conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International program and the Luxury Institute. For affluent individuals under the age of 35, the percentage of those planning to buy a luxury home in the next year jumps to whopping 81 percent. This group of affluent Millennials also reported the highest average purchase price of all age groups at $7.8 million, according to the survey.

So where are luxury buyers’ targeting their home search? Coldwell Banker’s survey identified the following 10 U.S. cities as having the highest number of luxury home sales valued at $1 million or more during the last 12 months through June 2014:

  1. San Francisco: 2,485 (the number of home sales valued at $1 million-plus)
  2. Los Angeles: 2,170
  3. New York: 2,145
  4. San Jose, Calif.: 1,119
  5. Houston: 981

Via: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/10/03/luxury-buyers-are-spending-mega-bucks-in-these-markets

Housing shortage looms for Houston's baby boomers
24 Oct 2014
Houston faces one of the largest housing shortages for Baby Boomers in the country, according to a new report.

Michael Stuart's insight:

As Boomers retire, many look to downsize from large suburban homes into more manageable homes in urban centers where they can live closer to city attractions and amenities, according to Metrostudy.

Its report does not seem to take into account seniors looking to move into multifamily projects.

Metrostudy forecasts increasing demand for smaller homes closer to the urban core. It estimates that about half of all new home purchases within the next five to 10 years will be made by adults 55 and older.

Texas has 3 of the top 10 cities with the largest housing deficits:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth
  2. Houston
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Atlanta
  5. Miami
  6. Denver
  7. Seattle
  8. Phoenix
  9. Austin
  10. Minneapolis-St.Paul
Houston Ranks In Top 3 U.S. Condo Markets
22 Oct 2014

While the national condo market is recovering, analyzing condo sales activity in the top 25 condo markets by total sales reveals some very different patterns at the metro level measure. Similar to the impact it had on the rest of the market, the interest-rate rise in the second half of 2013 caused condo sales to cool off somewhat, and by June 2014 only 14 of those same markets were exhibiting increases year over year. As of June 2014, Denver led the pack with condo sales that were 16.9 percent higher than a year ago, followed by Houston (15.5 percent) and Naples, Fla. (10.8 percent). Examining a variety of real estate transaction-related data reveals that cash sales have had the largest impact on changes in condo sales. This should not be a surprise given that the cash share of condo sales was 53 percent in the first half of 2014. In fact, in some of the markets, condo cash sales almost exclusively account for all sales. For example, three of the top 25 condo markets had condo cash sales that exceeded 85 percent. Via: http://www.corelogic.com/blog/authors/sam-khater/2014/09/the-long-term-rise-of-condo-sales.aspx#

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
Ten simple ways to get a discount on your homeowners insurance premiums
11 Mar 2011 Flood insurance is available to renters, homeowners and business owners through approximately 90 insurance companies in more than 21,000 participating communities nationwide.
The state of the Gulf of Mexico premiers on Texas PBS stations
17 Feb 2011 The State of the Gulf: America's Sea premiers on Texas PBS stations the week of February 24, 2011
America 2050 High-speed Rail Study Favors Texas and the Gulf Coast
21 Jan 2011 The four biggest regions in Texas will grow in population by more than 50 percent in the next 30 years
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Show your support to restore the Beautiful Bolivar Peninsula. Please click here to sign the "Bring Back Bolivar" support roster.


Purchase your Bring Back Bolivar T-Shirt. All proceeds benefit the Bolivar Peninsula Economic Development Fund. Call now to order 409-684-3345.

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Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

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Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network

Swedes Real Estate Logo

Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

Sitemap

Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network