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The state of Texas’ South Region

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00pm

Texas is almost like a country in itself with 12 economic regions including: High Plains, West, Northwest, Metroplex, Upper East, Capital, Central, Southeast, Upper Rio Grande, Alamo, Gulf Coast and South.

Today I would like to take a look at what we Texans call “the Valley”, to look at our economy and job growth.

Follow up on CFPB enforcement action

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00pm

As I noted last week, there are significant ramifications to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent enforcement action and fine against a lender, a mortgage servicer and two real estate brokerages.  Foley and Lardner LLP published an analysis highlighting key takeaways from the consent order. Their analysis highlights the far-reaching impact of this order, especially for real estate brokers and agents.

Slow and steady growth for the Texas economy

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00pm

I have said before, 2017 is looking very hopeful – reports are predicting a slow and steady growth. We may not increase at a rate that we have in the past, but we are still on the rise. This is confirmed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Austin American Statesman. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released their Regional Economic data for December 2016, and all major metro business cycles indexes increased, except for a small dip for Houston.

Two Top 10 lists in one: Top 10 New Year’s resolutions and the Top 10 cities for job seekers

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00pm

A new year is full of potential – the promise of what is to come. People make resolutions and promises to themselves on what they want to accomplish or how they will improve in the year to come. Curiosity has gotten me when it comes to the resolutions people make, especially as we enter into the post-New Year’s Day weeks where these promises to ourselves begin to become less of a priority.

According to Inc.com the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions are:

The proof is in the patents

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:00pm

So, we know that Austin is the Silicon Hills of the South and leads the tech corridor in microchip development, tech startups and venture capital funding, outside of cities like San Francisco. I recently received the Patent Activity Report produced by Beverly Kerr, VP, Research at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and it became ever more evident to me why we are the incubator of tech development and why inventors, developers and top technology companies flock to our great city.

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