Real Estate

October 27, 2015

When China Came to Houston

This past year, China surpassed all other foreign countries in terms of properties purchased and dollars spent. And with increasing frequency, investors are coming to the Houston area, which now has a Chinese population of 86,000.

The Culture|
October 21, 2015

Homes Sweet Homes

Buyers today are seeing tremendous change, just as my parents did, but they all still want the same thing: the chance to own a piece of the Texas dream.

Real Estate|
October 20, 2015

Can You Afford to Live Here?

You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.

The Daily Post|
June 10, 2015

What Should Austin and El Paso Do With the Streets Named “Bruce Jenner Lane”?

Neighborhoods in both Austin and El Paso have subdivisions with streets named after famous Olympians—including the 1976 Decathlon gold medalist who earned that medal when she went by the name “Bruce Jenner.” What do you do with those streets now that she’s living as Caitlyn? 

February 17, 2015

Demolished East Austin Piñata Shop Is the New Center of Austin’s Gentrification Debate

When the owners of Jumpolin in East Austin went to bed on Wednesday night, they were the proprietors of a piñata shop. When they woke up on Thursday, they had a pile of rubble. But exactly what happened is still a matter of debate.

March 12, 2014

The Texas Housing Boom

Infographic illustration by Luke Shuman. Click to enlarge.April may be the cruelest month, but not for the housing market, which always picks up this time of year, as families try to settle in to new homes before the fall semester. And this year’s real estate season

The Daily Post|
February 19, 2014

Should The New “Tacoland” In San Antonio Have Changed Its Name?

Taco Land, the beloved punk rock dive in San Antonio, closed its doors in 2005 when owner Ram Ayala was shot and killed inside his own club. Now, the space has been renovated and reopened by a new owner—but just how much the new Tacoland resembles the old is up

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