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Aug. 13, 2013
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When will the homebuilders turn around?
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By the end of last year, the rebound in real estate prices and the explosive rallies in many of the homebuilding stocks had convinced the majority that this important part of the economy had turned the corner. More



North Texas home sales up in July, prices increase in 2nd quarter
Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two new reports confirm again that the North Texas housing market is on the rebound. Existing home sales jumped 27 percent in July from the previous year, and the median existing single-family home price shot up 11.5 percent in the second quarter. More

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Obama: Time to turn the page on housing woes
The Associated Press via ABC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
President Barack Obama says the housing market is healing, but it's time to turn the page on the "bubble-and-bust mentality" that led to the market's collapse. More

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Weighing governor's bid, Wendy Davis feels the August heat
TIME    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Conservative barbs, political maneuvering and the daunting prospect of running as a Democrat in Texas are enough to make anyone sweat in their pink Mizunos. More

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Perry appoints former reporter new chief of staff
The Associated Press via News & Observer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed a new chief of staff as he prepares for retirement. Perry named former Houston Chronicle reporter Kathy Walt to manage his office. Walt previously worked for Perry's press secretary when he took office in 2000. Most recently she's worked for the Lower Colorado River Authority in charge of government relations. More

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White male Democrats in Texas Legislature are nearly extinct
Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
White male Democrats once dominated Texas politics. But next year's elections could leave five or fewer of them in the House. As Democrats put their emphasis on turning out more women and Hispanic voters and Republicans try to maintain advantages in the state’s small towns and rural areas. More

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Toll Brothers to develop a master planned community in north Houston
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Toll Brothers, Inc. recently purchased nearly 600 acres in the growing northern quadrant of the Houston MSA, the second largest land contract in the area for the national home builder behind its previous acquisition in Montgomery County in November of 2012. More

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Texas Democrats eye 'Elvis' factor in 2014
WFAA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The August cover of Texas Monthly sums up the hopes of many Texas Democrats energized by the political rise of two brothers from San Antonio and a state senator famous for her filibuster of anti-abortion legislation. More
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