Jackie Black, Texas Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Texas Best Properties, LLC

We have been blessed, here in Texas, to not have been affected as much as the rest of the country by the economic downturn.

Our property values remain pretty steady and growth of of around 2-5% is good for us.  Some areas, certainly grow faster, and others seem to never move much in their values.  But, all in all, we don't have the peaks and valleys.

Investing in Texas real estate has been growing with the West Coast investors looking for a place that their investment dollars are relatively safe. 

In a recent Keller Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Dr. James Veitenheimer stated that Keller ISD bases its budgets and projections for enrollment on new housing starts.  He said that we did see a decliine in starts this past year, but that the projections were that we had completed the downturn and were now looking toward the recovery in the Spring of 09.

There are other sources that say we will be in full recvery by 2011, but of course, there are no crystal balls in this business.,

Although we have had our share of hits from foreclosures and the mortgage debacle, it appears that we are poised for a better year next year.



Comments (7)

Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great website for building your business, as well as learning from others.  Pat yourself on the back, because you made a GREAT choice in joining the blogosphere!

Write often, and write whatever comes to mind.  Blogs about personal topics and non-real estate items are often the best.  It helps your readers to bond with you, and ends up bringing you a lot of business!

Good luck with your future blogging.  Feel free to ask me any questions if you need a hand!

Sep 16, 2008 12:50 PM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor


Welcome! Sharing your perspective makes Active Rain what it is, an unlimited educational resource. The more you express who you are and what makes you tick the more people will know, like, and trust you. And will probably refer you. Just like anything else in life the "Giver's will Gain".



Sep 16, 2008 12:55 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Jackie,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Sep 16, 2008 04:09 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sep 16, 2008 10:27 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of four outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Again, welcome to AR!!

Sep 16, 2008 11:17 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good morning & welcome to Active Rain, You have joined an excellent site to receive free marketing, absorb more information from others, share ideas.  Be a blogger and have fun. If you have any clients moving to the Greenville, Spartanburg, & Anderson South Carolina area we are your team. We are on all three MLS. Great blog!  Keep it up. Again Welcome!!

Sep 17, 2008 12:42 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain!! This is a great site to network and share ideas!! Have fun with it!!

Sep 17, 2008 12:59 AM