Incubating microfinance : the Texas border experience
Single-family housing squeeze eases in Texas; multifamily soars
Single-family home sales in Texas?constrained by steadily rising prices, tight bank lending standards and insufficient new-house inventory?should gain traction in 2015. A booming apartment market moderates slightly amid still-elevated construction activity, occupancy rates and rents.
Texas Economic Activity Sharply Falls in Wake of COVID-19
Virus containment measures have prompted unprecedented declines in demand and triggered mass layoffs, shaking business and consumer confidence.
Regional Update : Texas economic growth downshifts
Texas economy feels national pinch
Helped somewhat by a weak dollar and strong exports, Texas has shed manufacturing jobs at a 1.4 percent rate so far this year, a much slower pace than the nation?s 3.4 percent decline.
Regional update : Texas metros drive state growth in 2006
Harvey Highlights Houston MUD Bond Development Funding
Historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey struck many Houston housing developments whose infrastructure was funded with municipal utility district (MUD) bonds. The tax-exempt debt has been widely used in the Houston area, and in the storm?s aftermath, MUD bond issuance has come under review with the possibility investors may seek greater future compensation.
Texas Housing Market Soars to New Highs, Pricing Out Many
Texas? low cost of living has been one key long-term factor in the state?s growth story?sustaining the economy through oil booms and busts. However, unprecedented home price appreciation and tight supply of starter homes during the housing recovery have eroded this advantage.