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What's Next? - 10/22/08 08:36 AM
So, what's next in our nation? What will the next announcement be from Washington, Wall Street or anywhere else for that matter? Who will be the president and vice president? Most of us have strong opinions about these things, but when everything settles down, what will real estate be like? Yes, people are still talking doom and gloom for our profession. People act as if the sky has fallen. Maybe it has in certain places. However, the creative Realtor can and will survive, if not thrive in any market. Our shifting markets can challenge us, as well as our clients. Our (1 comments)
What about Lubbock's market? - 10/21/08 05:08 PM
You may have seen the recent A-J article that talked about Lubbock, TX being ranked #11 on the list of cities that had the best bet to weather the recession. Yes, Lubbock is somewhat insulated for several reasons. We are a big college town...Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian, Wayland Baptist, South Plains. We have a strong farm community, medical community and banking industry. Bankers have been conservative! Our home prices were not artificially inflated. Our growth has been steady and sure. People can say all they want about the dirt and wind. They can make fun of it all they want, but (3 comments)
Is Lubbock Recession Proof? - 10/21/08 04:51 PM
Local News 101708 LOCAL NEWS 1 A-J BUSINESS EDITOR Is the country in or headed for a deep recession? (0 comments)
Thank Channel 11 KCBD - 10/21/08 03:34 PM
Our local media finally gave our real estate business a positive plug on the 10:00p.m. news. I want to encourage anyone and everyone to thank our local news channel for breaking the story about the LUBBOCK,TX REAL ESTATE MARKET. IT WAS RANKED #2 BY VEROS REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS, A NATIONAL COMPANY OUT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE STRONGEST REAL ESTATE MARKETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS! The top 5 strongest markets are: 1. Peoria, Il 2. Lubbock, TX 3. Springfield, Il 4. Amarillo, TX 5. Tulsa, Ok Let's all strive to keep consumer confidence high in Lubbock by following conservative lending practices, (3 comments)
Lubbock's Strong Real Estate Market - 10/21/08 03:23 PM
I was greatly pleased to see on our local channel 11, KCBD news last night the latest real estate report from the California based Veros Real Estate Solutions. They are a leader in enterprise risk management and collateral valuation services. They announced the top 5 strongest real estate markets for the next 12 months. Guess what?....LUBBOCK,TEXAS ranked #2 in the entire nation!!!! The five strongest markets are as follows; 1. Peoria, Il 2. Lubbock,TX 3. Springfield, Il 4. Amarillo, TX 5. Tulsa, OK The worst market was Las Vegas,NV....don't gamble your future....come find your dream home in west Texas! (0 comments)
Attention Texas Realtors - 10/21/08 03:08 PM
2008 General Election Endorsed Candidates. Statewide candidates endorsed by TREPAC/Texas Association of REALTORS John Cornyn - R U.S. Senate
Michael Williams - R Railroad Commissioner
Wallace Jefferson - R Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Dale Wainwright - R Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 7
Phil Johnson - R Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 8
Let your 90,000 REALTOR voices be heard by voting for candidates who support free enterprise and private-property rights. We don't want our commissions taxed or real estate transfer taxes. We need candidates who will support the right views on the appraisal process, (1 comments)
Lubbock, Election and Real Estate - 10/19/08 10:03 PM
Yes it is that time again. Every four years it comes around. Of course I am referring to our national elections. So much of the process we have seen before. It almost seems routine. On the other hand, lots of things are new this year. We have just come through record breaking days with the stock market! Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are talked about more than ever. Bank bailouts, talk of recession, depression, you name it. People are discussing the subprime loan market, or the fallout from it. The republicans have their first ever female running on the ticket. The (0 comments)
Oh be careful little Realtors how you vote! - 10/15/08 10:58 AM
Yes, I know you are probably sick and tired of politics by now. I am getting that way. No, I don't totally agree with any of the candidates completely and I probably never will. I know this is a real estate blog and not a political blog. However, whom we choose to vote for can and will effect our real estate businesses in the future. Please carefully study the issues and judgment of the candidates the best you can and make a well informed decision. Who supports small business? Who supports the self employed? Who supports being able to own investment property and (7 comments)
media madness in real estate - 10/08/08 05:09 PM
DOES OUR LIBERAL MEDIA NOT HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO BESIDES BOMBING OUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES AND MARKETS? I don't know where you are, but real estate is not near as bad as the media portrays where I live. Yes, there are foreclosures. Yes, there were bad subprime loans. Yes, there have been crooked appraisals done. Yes, there are crooks in every line of work. Is it the majority? Of course not! It is the small minority. WHY DO THEY CONTINUE TO LIE TO THE MASSES AND SCARE PEOPLE SO MUCH? Yes, home buying has finally slowed down a little bit here because of lack of (8 comments)
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