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Three Texas Cities Among Nation’s Most Affordable
November 10, 2010, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Economy, Real Estate News | Tags: , , ,

“THREE TEXAS CITIES AMONG NATION’S MOST AFFORDABLE” | Source: RECON

NEW YORK (Forbes) – Three Texas cities made Forbes’ list of ten most affordable U.S. cities.

San Antonio came in sixth with Houston right behind at seven. Austin claimed the final spot on the list and was noted as one of the nation’s hottest cities for high-tech jobs.

Forbes attributed the number of Texas cities on the list to the state’s business-friendly climate, rich natural resources and stable housing economy.

“The state (as a whole), and Houston and San Antonio (in particular) are deriving significant income from domestic in-migration. People are moving to Texas because of job availability and because of the cost of housing being so low,” said Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines. “Texas has always been a wide-open laissez-faire, low-control, low-regulation place.”



Madison County Market Update

Below is my original article that appeared in the September 8th, 2010 edition of the Madisonville Meteor newspaper.

Madison County Market Update

by David Companik, Realtor®

As a real estate agent, I find myself inundated by “real estate updates” about the national and statewide markets: US home prices, Texas median prices, Houston residential sales, etc. While this information helps me assess the overall health of real estate sales in America, it does not address the questions my clients ask about the market in Madisonville. I’d like to answer some of those questions and bring you up to date on Madison County real estate trends. Continue reading…



Recession or Recovery?
August 24, 2010, 10:41 am
Filed under: Economy, Opinion Poll | Tags: ,

There are many differing opinions on the condition and future of our national US economy. Please share your perspective.