As the price of crude keeps plunging and the oil and gas layoffs mount, more and more bad news is coming from Houston’s residential real estate market, even as some developers are building or planning still more luxury condo projects.
A steal at twice the price?
Welcome to Dallas (er, Arlington), professional women’s basketball!
October 27, 2015
One home buyer’s adventure in the Austin real estate market.
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.
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.
October 20, 2015
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 short answer: Maybe, but it’s not likely to succeed.
Don’t be fooled by claims of economic diversification—the city still runs on oil.
How did smog-breathing, gridlock-prone Houston become the newest natural wonder of the urban world?
An epic opportunity for the fabulously wealthy to pay somebody else's mortgage.
Austin's youngest and hottest bar district was just another Austin residential neighborhood.
Talk about a Cowboys souvenir.
As development threatens two mainstays of Austin’s Red River Cultural District, it’s time to start considering the unthinkable: What would Austin’s live music scene look like without Red River?
Spoiler: They’re both in the path of a tropical storm right now.
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?
Two suburban closets tell the tale.
Before you bust out your checkbook, there’s a big catch you should be aware of.
The PR fallout behind the Jumpolin fiasco continues to grow.
Dumpster Professor, you win again. We’re writing about you.
The rent, as you may have heard, is increasingly too dang high.
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.
The influential data journalism site 538.com takes issue with the reports that Austin’s black population is shrinking. Are they missing some context?
Lists that define which Texas cities are the best for job seekers, for the fiscally irresponsible perform the best? Find out in our list round-up!
Her famously colorful home is now somebody else’s.
“Cost of living” and “affordability” are popular buzzwords, but they mean different things to different people.
The San Antonio Express-News used Census data to track the physical movement of wealth in a variety of Texas cities. What do those maps teach us?
Who inject $11 billion into the Texas economy.
If you've got an eight-figure house-hunting budget and a need for a place with goalposts in the backyard, give it a look.
Online real estate empire Trulia says that they certainly are.
'Booming Austin Fears It Will Lose Its Charms' is a story that could be—and has been—written any number of times over the past 30+ years, the evidence shows.
A tiny Astrodome!
A new analysis suggests that the future of Texas might be a little further south.
Things are tough all over—but they're especially tough in College Station and Laredo.
Yet another list that a Texas town tops!
Fans of the Eighth Wonder of the World, rejoice—there's one less reason to destroy the beloved stadium.
Houston, Houston, Houston, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, with a little bit of Austin, and San Antonio thrown in.
A real estate blog has released a list with quantifiable data to prove what we already knew: People in Texas really love tacos.
If you're living in San Antonio or El Paso, it's time to pick up stakes and move to, er, Conroe.
Them's fightin' words.
Congratulations, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin.
March 12, 2014
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
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
It's got a veranda with seating for 450 people, a two-story closet, and a bowling alley. It's on 25 acres and the mansion itself is 48,000 square feet. And nobody really knows what it's worth.
It doesn't mean that they're not going to tear it down.
That is, if the mixed-use development plans for the Texas Stadium site currently before the Irving City Council come to pass.
The North Dallas suburb of Frisco is growing rapidly—and it's only going to grow faster when the Cowboys move their facilities there in 2016.
Thoughts on the gradual march of civility and urban sprawl across the lost frontier.
The latest installment of Lone Star Listings, our new recurring feature that highlights beautiful, historic, and interesting properties and homes around the state.
The Dallas mansion of cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash is on the market for $3.3 million.