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Grow Texas: Why Texas is open for business - San Antonio Business Journal
28 Feb 2015
In looking at the four largest Texas regions — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin — each has its own unique features and economic drivers, while all share common threads that make Texas appealing for businesses.

Michael Stuart's insight:

Some of the key drivers are: business friendly environment, quality of life, availability of a skilled talent pool, low cost of living, low tax burden, the absence of a state income tax, a strong diverse economy, and a central location with easy international access.

Boomers Homes Are Again Their Castles
27 Feb 2015

A new study looks at the relationship older Americans have with their homes, and finds some surprises.  a new survey and report sponsored by Merrill Lynch finds that a broad cross-section of older Americans are eagerly looking forward to new adventures and, especially, freedoms, in their later years.

According to the study, nearly two-thirds of retirees say they are now living in the “best home of their lives” and making active efforts to create living spaces that match their new retirement lifestyles. Nearly as many say they are likely to move during their retirement years, and most of this group has already relocated once.


Michael Stuart's insight:

Only one in six retirees who moved last year wound up in a different state, emphasizing the strong attachments that boomers have to their existing communities.

Among future retirees, 60% say they expect to stay in their current state while 40% want to explore other parts of the country.

From their 60s to their late 70’s, people “think of this as a great time and a time of great freedom.

That fits the new communities on the Texas coast to a tee!

Brokerages and Builders Report Soaring Revenues
25 Feb 2015

The end of 2014 proved to be profitable for many brokerages, and the outlook for some builders, and the outlook for some builders in 2015 is also looking rosy. T

oll Brothers Inc., the largest luxury home builder in the country, reported that it has seen its profit surge in the first quarter of this year by 78 percent from higher home sales and prices. Also, the home-builder has upped its full-year delivery and pricing expectations due to increasing home buyer demand.


Michael Stuart's insight:

The key contributors the high-end of the housing market. Looking ahead, the more than 1.6 million new household formations reported by the U.S. Census Bureau last year, which supports an increase in long-term demand for housing.

What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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Grow Texas: Why Texas is open for business - San Antonio Business Journal
28 Feb 2015
In looking at the four largest Texas regions — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin — each has its own unique features and economic drivers, while all share common threads that make Texas appealing for businesses.

Michael Stuart's insight:

Some of the key drivers are: business friendly environment, quality of life, availability of a skilled talent pool, low cost of living, low tax burden, the absence of a state income tax, a strong diverse economy, and a central location with easy international access.

Boomers Homes Are Again Their Castles
27 Feb 2015

A new study looks at the relationship older Americans have with their homes, and finds some surprises.  a new survey and report sponsored by Merrill Lynch finds that a broad cross-section of older Americans are eagerly looking forward to new adventures and, especially, freedoms, in their later years.

According to the study, nearly two-thirds of retirees say they are now living in the “best home of their lives” and making active efforts to create living spaces that match their new retirement lifestyles. Nearly as many say they are likely to move during their retirement years, and most of this group has already relocated once.


Michael Stuart's insight:

Only one in six retirees who moved last year wound up in a different state, emphasizing the strong attachments that boomers have to their existing communities.

Among future retirees, 60% say they expect to stay in their current state while 40% want to explore other parts of the country.

From their 60s to their late 70’s, people “think of this as a great time and a time of great freedom.

That fits the new communities on the Texas coast to a tee!

Brokerages and Builders Report Soaring Revenues
25 Feb 2015

The end of 2014 proved to be profitable for many brokerages, and the outlook for some builders, and the outlook for some builders in 2015 is also looking rosy. T

oll Brothers Inc., the largest luxury home builder in the country, reported that it has seen its profit surge in the first quarter of this year by 78 percent from higher home sales and prices. Also, the home-builder has upped its full-year delivery and pricing expectations due to increasing home buyer demand.


Michael Stuart's insight:

The key contributors the high-end of the housing market. Looking ahead, the more than 1.6 million new household formations reported by the U.S. Census Bureau last year, which supports an increase in long-term demand for housing.

What thrived during the Texas coast recession?
29 Jan 2015

This study is about the lessons learned from two “high-end real estate project developers” that thrived during the worse recession and storms to hit the Texas coast in history. A silver lining from the unfortunate times the region experienced from 2008 to 2012.

At the real estate peak in 2007, over a dozen high-end projects were under way on the Texas coast transforming the skyline and promising better lifestyles. Some of the projects completely failed, most will redeem their value sometime in the future, but only two thrived and are roaring out of the recession.

The report shows how it was a combination of negative factors that took the Texas coast market by storm, while Texas overall had only minor effects from the recession.

Energy Projects Fueling a Prosperous Texas Coast
26 Jun 2011 New pipelines, offshore rigs, port expansions and wind farms bring additional prosperity to the Texas coast
Read the National Association of Realtors report on Second Homes
13 Apr 2011 The share of home buyers purchasing second homes remained steady compared to the year before according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors
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Swedes Real Estate Logo

Swede's Real Estate
Physical Address: 2840 Hwy 87

Mailing Address: Po Box 1158

Crystal Beach, TX 77650

Phone 409-684-3345

Sitemap

Anne Willis Broker


Your Crystal Beach Bolivar Peninsula - Beach Property Expert - a member of the TexasGulfCoastOnline network