Texas Real Estate - Why Invest There In 2007

By: Joel Teo

Texas is a state located in the southwestern United States. It is the second-largest state in both area and population, behind Alaska and California, respectively. Texas is renowned for its oil reserve, energy and aeronautics industry, which have contributed a lot to its growth. Texas real estate is also on an upward trend in several cities. This has much to do with Texas' relatively low cost of housing, its location in the center of the country, low taxation, favorable climate, and abundant supplies of oil and natural gas.

Property investors should look for Texas real estate investments in the year 2007, since the state, owing to its booming economy, is experiencing an influx of immigrants from other states. Real estate prices in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio (a few major cities in Texas), while generally rising, are still affordable. An average family home in Dallas costs around $260000, while one in Austin would cost around $200000. A similar property in San Antonio would be priced at $220000, while one in Houston would be easy on your pocket, costing around $150000.

It is observed that Texas real estate appreciates at the rate of 5 percent per year. Though the appreciation rate is not anything to brag about, the fact that Texas real estate is relatively low priced is reason enough to keep the investors interested. Bearing in mind the soaring Texas economy, long-term investments in Texas real estate are sure to reap benefits in due time.

Another significant reason as to why investors should invest in Texas real estate is the existence of TREC or Texas Real Estate Commission. The TREC is a government body, which was established in 1949 to govern real estate practices in Texas. With the presence of TREC, it is highly unlikely for a real estate investor to be duped by an unscrupulous real estate broker. This is because TREC has made it mandatory for real estate brokers and salespersons to maintain specified levels of education in order to hold a valid license to work as a real estate agent. Rules enacted by TREC are binding on all real estate agents and professionals.

In a gist, Texas real estate investment is a profitable option in the year 2007. Considering the booming economy of Texas and the presence of governing bodies like TREC, investing in Texas real estate seems like a foolproof venture.

Copyright © 2007 Joel Teo. All rights reserved. (You may publish this article in its entirety with the following author's information with live links only.)

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