Ag Land

Rural Property Owners Fighting Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Actions by the High Speed Train Connecting Dallas and Houston.

Rural land owners are fighting back Texas Central Partners recently filed legal procedures to take private property from rural land owners via eminent domain and condemnation. The politically connected individuals behind the project tout the real estate development the train’s path will create – which is probably true if you own land near a train stop. However, the sound of a 200-mph loud…read more →

How the Oil Crash is Impacting Houston Home Builders – Q&A with Lawrence Dean, Metrostudy

As a senior advisor with Metrostudy, Lawrence Dean is responsible for providing housing and related information to builders, developers and investors in the Texas region. During the past 18 months of dealing with the impact of oil and gas prices that have fallen lower than many people anticipated, Dean has seen housing starts drop off, but closings increase as builders…read more →