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Do Texas Commodity Prices affect Rural Land Prices?

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prices generally respond to changes in commodity values.  The Real Estate Center at TAMU tested the relationship between the prices of oil, cotton, cattle, and corn and rural land prices.  When commodity prices rise, a corresponding increase in land prices follows, but not necessarily immediately.  The converse is also true.  In addition, short-term and long-term causations come into play.

Double-Checking Commonly Held Beliefs

TAMU researchers investigated this specific impact in the seven rural land market areas of Texas using statistics gathered between 1980 and 2016 Q3.

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Gillespie County Real Estate Markets at a Glance

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Over the long haul, property values in the center of Texas Hill Country continue to go up with a few hiccups here and there.  The 2016 Gillespie County real estate market went on to comfortably surpass 2015 for Dollars Sold--after beginning 2016 with slightly lower total amount than in 2015.
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Forecasting the Central Texas Real Estate Market

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Do you know about the economic index now used to help estimate swings in the Central Texas real estate market?  It was born after the housing bust (circa 2007-2011).  That is when a collaborative team from The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas determined to pinpoint information that may signal a heads up in the future.  They sought to forecast impacts on the business cycle.  

Indicators of Future Residential Markets

Several factors help predict the future of the homes market in Texas. Traditionally, primary emphasis has been on building permits and interest rates, which continue to be factors.  But there are many more measurable forces in play.  The TAMU/Federal Reserve team came up with additional extrapolations as presented by Jesus Canas, Keith R. Philips, and Luis B. Torres in a January 2016 article, "Home Construction Ahead: Forecasting Ups and Downs" published in Tierra Grande Magazine.
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Texas Real Estate Market - Early 2016

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2014 ended up as a very strong year for the Texas real estate market and the sales in 2015 were even better in spite of challenges to the energy sector in Texas.  The forecast for the 2016 Texas housing market may be tempered by some challenging economic factors like the oil industry and the value of the dollar.

Overall, however, the economy in the Great State of Texas continues to churn. New companies and tech companies are arriving in the triangle the greatest development - Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.

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Spring 2015 Real Estate Fredericksburg Texas Market Update

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Record-breaking numbers for sales of real estate Fredericksburg Texas highlight this spring's Market Update. As we move into June 2015, properties in Texas Hill Country continue to appeal to people from Austin and San Antonio as well as relocating families and retirees.

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The Fredericksburg Texas real estate market has experienced steady improvement over the past five years. Statistics reveal some impressive numbers, rounded off below.

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Fredericksburg Texas Land/Austin-Waco-Hill Country Region

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Fredericksburg Texas land is associated with the Austin-Waco-Hill Country Region when it comes to analyzing Texas land sales.  This is one of seven regions defined by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country about an hour east of Austin Fredericksburg is a lively small-town of 11,000 residents.  

Surrounding Fredericksburg are beautiful farms and ranches and undeveloped rural land as far as the eye can see.  Stats for Fredericksburg Texas land sales are included in figures for both small properties and rural properties in information provided by the TAMU Real Estate Center.

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Emerging Economic Vitality in Fredericksburg TX Real Estate Market

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As the economy goes, so goes the Fredericksburg TX real estate market.  And 2014 tipped out as one of the most prosperous years yet.  Various indicators portend a strong and emerging economic scenario in the captivating small city of Fredericksburg, Texas.  

Fredericksburg offers a high-quality lifestyle in the heart of Texas Hill Country.  Destination shopping and cultural activities, great recreation, award-winning medical facilities and superior schools coupled with friendly German American hospitality and one-of-a-kind B&Bs along the Texas Wine Trail - the surrounding Fredericksburg TX real estate market is inviting for families, retirees, vacation homes, and everything in between.  The community is about an hour west of Austin and north of San Antonio.

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Fredericksburg Texas Luxury Homes and 2015 Texas Sales Report

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In the Fredericksburg Texas luxury homes market, upwards of three dozen fabulous luxury homes are listed for sale today.  The distinguished selection includes properties in town and in outlying areas.  Some are on smaller acreage and others include quite a bit of land.  The fine collection of luxury homes offers a laid-back Hill Country atmosphere in an award-winning community.

Home designs vary greatly.  Buyers choose from palatial estates, country manors, hunting cabins, properties with swimming pools, secluded properties, convenient properties, income-producing homes that could be operated as B&Bs, and great seasonal and vacation options.  Many homes feature limestone exteriors, a sure sign of Fredericksburg quality.

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How Water Affects 2014 Fredericksburg TX Real Estate Values

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Keep in mind the effects of water on values of Fredericksburg TX real estate.  We have seen how property values fluctuate with the economic predictors and overall real estate market.  But let's look at how the water element impacts property values in Texas.

What's New?


By 2014, a discernible change in property values has been attributed to new federal legislation.  The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 required FEMA and other agencies to raise flood insurance rates to reflect the true flood risks of any area in the United States.  Fredericksburg TX real estate enjoys a scenic Hill Country location a few miles from the Pedernales and Guadalupe rivers and several large lakes.  As these water bodies do not run through our historic city, the adjustments to our flood insurance premiums may be minimal.

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The Wealth of the Texas Real Estate Industry in 2011

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Fredericksburg Texas real estate may be a dot on the map of the Lone Star State with the charming little city forms a major crossroads between the Texas ranches and farms in Hill Country.   For residents and thousands of annual visitors, our unique lifestyle with its German accent and homes in Fredericksburg Texas creates wealth for the State of Texas.

Texas Hill country homes offer marvelous getaway adventures for Metropolitan residents along the Interstate 35 corridor from Dallas to Austin to San Antonio.  Texas Hill Country real estate is an important part of the Texas travel industries.

Some 2010 TAMU Texas Real Estate Stats

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Important monthly updates and yearly reports about the Texas real estate market and economy are published online by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  For Year End 2009, the report speaks about housing, land development, retail growth, jobs loss and creation, and the economy around Austin real estate and San Antonio real estate.  Both affect our Texas Hill Country real estate and economy.

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M compares markets for development land investments.  Types of Texas development land sold in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos real estate.  Click title to read more.

Records Set for Q2 2013 Texas Homes Sales, Kerrville Prices Down

Posted in: Market Updates, Kerrville Area
The Texas Association of Realtors recently released statistics for the Texas homes market for Second Quarter 2013.  Sales of Texas homes are cantering!  The Texas Quarterly Housing Report posted on August 5, 2013 verified that Texas homes sold and selling prices for homes surpassed previous records statewide.  The very heart of Texas Hill Country, nonetheless, remains a buyer's market.

During the Second Quarter 2013, the sales momentum statewide soared 18% to 80,000 sold homes, an increase of 12,000 over Q2 2012.  For the same time period, the housing market surrounding Texas Hill Country real estate registered dramatic increases in sales as well.  Home sales in Austin were up 18%, San Antonio up 19.5%, and San Angelo up 30%.  Click title for more...

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