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How will you recognize the 911 Anniversary?

September 11, 2011

For millions of Americans, December 7, 1941, is inextricably linked to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. November 22, 1963, is instantly synonymous with John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Now, Americans must add one more date to the list of dark days indelibly etched in our minds and in our memories: September 11, 2001. It is […]

Apartment Sector Still on the Up

August 31, 2011

Apartment market conditions continue to improve across the board, according to the National Multi Housing Council’s (NMHC) latest Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions. “Demand for apartment residences continues to rise, even as the overall economy remains hampered by the aftermath of the housing bubble,” said NMHC Chief Economist Mark Obrinsky. “For the fifth time […]

Tracking the Texas Economy

The Texas oil and natural gas drilling rig count for August 2011 (882) was 24 percent higher than the August 2010 count, and the highest since a rig count of 899 in November 2008. This count represents the number of operating oil and natural gas rigs, on wells not yet plugged or producing. Strong growth […]

Top Markets for Real Estate Agents

August 30, 2011

San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Echoing a common thread among markets featured on this list, home prices in the San Antonio metro area remained relatively steady during the housing bubble. “One of the things that makes San Antonio a good place to buy a home is our stability in the marketplace,” said Stephanie Kelley, an agent […]

Texas economist: Alamo City has momentum on its side

August 18, 2011

TXP Inc.’s Travis Tullos says it will take a strong punch to knock San Antonio of of its economic stride. Texas economist Travis Tullos says there is still nervousness and hesitation among consumers nationally. But he says San Antonio continues to build economic momentum despite the uncertainties across the U.S. and in other parts of […]

San Antonio is leading market for retail jobs, study shows

August 17, 2011

San Antonio is among the top cities in the United States for creating new retail jobs, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. San Antonio added 96,100 retail jobs through the five-year period ending June 2011, which translates to a growth rate of 4.12 percent. To Read The SABJ Article

Raub Report – August 2011 Commercial Real Estate Newsletter for San Antonio

August 8, 2011

In the June edition, I wrote about Uncertainty; and sadly this monster is still roaming, becoming even stronger, like a Transformer. In this metaphor from the movie, Risk is that fast and neat car, which is manageable to drive. But then it morphs into the monster of Uncertainty, which is destructive, deadly and uncontrollable, causing […]

San Antonio Sizzles

July 28, 2011

It’s the No. 4 boom town in the US, according to Forbes’, and it’s home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. So we took a quick trip down I-35 to San Antonio to see what all the fuss is about. Check out these stats: 3,200 new jobs were added in May, unemployment’s at […]

Texas bucks national unemployment trend

Finding work may not be quite that simple, but it sure seems that way. While the nation’s job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion. From June 2009 to June 2011 the state added 262,000 jobs, or half the USA’s […]

Brookings Institute Metro Monitor Report

July 13, 2011

San Antonio remains in the top 20 U.S. Metropolitan areas for economic performance – Employment rebounded from its low point in 88 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas by the first quarter of 2011, but only 12 gained back more than half the jobs they lost between their employment peak and their post-recession employment low […]

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