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Rural land price data for Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi are now available exclusively on the Real Estate Center's website. The information is available to the public for free. (Photo from Center files.)
September 11, 2018

REC exclusive: rural land data for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

​​COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Rural land data for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are now on the Real Estate Center’s website.

The new data can be narrowed by region and county and go back to fourth quarter 2005.

“We are
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Best Places to Buy a Home

Texas has 50% of the top 10 best places to buy a home. If you are looking to relocate, complete SWPRE's AI enabled relocation form to find the best place for YOU to buy a home. 

"...Whether you’re joining the real-estate business or just looking for a place to call home, it’s important to get a handle on the housing markets you’re considering before investing in a property. With unemployment falling and house prices rising, the market as a whole has been in a boom. But while home values are rising, up almost $16,000 on average just in the first quarter of 2018, fewer homes are being built and bought because mortgage rates are rising. However, home prices and rental rates vary widely across the U.S. based on supply and

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Best Cities for Families 

Source: WalletHub

Families move often and for various reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.4 times...(for) a new job or long-term wealth accumulation...instability such as foreclosure or job loss. The key... is to choose an area that’s both economically prosperous and a pleasant place to live...With that in mind, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 46 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation. 

Interesting distribution across the US: 3 in California, 3 in the Dakotas, 2 in the SW (Texas and Arizona), 1 in

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US News & World Reports Top 50 Neurosurgery Hospitals by State

Almost 80% of the best hospitals for neurosurgery are either a SWPRE Preferred Nonprofit or affiliated with a SWPRE Preferred Nonprofit! Three of the top 50 are in Texas and 2 of the 3 are SWPRE Preferred Nonprofits.

"Listed hospitals had to treat at least 237 such Medicare inpatients in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are listed below, followed by high performing hospitals." 

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SWPRE Philanthropy

SWPRE Philanthropy is a powerful way to give. SWPRE and gift matching will transform the status quo of healthcare.
The SWPRE Mission is to be the very best brokerage on the planet. The SWPRE Goal is NOT to be the biggest brokerage, but

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States with Top 25 MBA Programs - Raising a Round of Venture Funding

Of the 10 States, SWPRE Philanthropy has designated Preferred Nonprofit Universities in 9 of the 10.

We hope to add Dartmouth College's The Geisel School of Medicine in 2019!

"...(Pitchbook) rank(s) multiple university programs by their production of entrepreneurs that have gone on to raise a round of venture funding...It is important to note that the types and reputation of certain programs will also draw in the types of people that go on to launch startups, thus skewing trends to a certain degree. However, that is why we also provide a handy tally of shifts in rankings, as thereby it is easier to see just how much certain schools have crept up over the years. One last

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Five Texas cities among top US college towns for residential real estate investors

", a real estate listing website, looked at nearly 150 college towns and cities across the U.S. using its own listing data to determine just what kind of return on investment landlords can expect. The study found ten college towns with yields higher than 10 percent (of purchase price). Yields measure future income, in this case, rental, and were calculated using data including the local average monthly rent for a three bedroom, average purchase price for a three bedroom and annual rent."

SWPRE: Want to guess the best Texas College Towns & Cities for college town investors? Austin, Bryan-College Station (Texas A&M), Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock

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San Antonio area guard gated golf course home 1 MI to I-35 Commute to San Antonio or Austin

3717 Hunters Glen Schertz TX 78154 | $200,000

Guard gated. Northcliff Golf Course home. Excellent views. Mature trees. Multiple outdoor living spaces. 1,960 SF. 3 bedroom, 2 bath open floor plan. 294 SF covered patio. Lanai. Needs interior cosmetics and minor repairs. Very low crime rate, high income, high net worth area. Walk to Club House and Northcliffe Grill. Schertz-Cibolo ISD. High greatschools scores. 1 MI to I-35. 1 MI to CVS. 3.5 MI to Walmart. 8 MI to New Braunfels. 21 MI to downtown San Antonio. 1 hour commute to downtown Austin.

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DFW is a Millennial Money Magnet


"...DFW and the other major Texas markets, can be viewed as prospective catalysts or money magnets for the working Millennial, with more job opportunities and career advancement, along with above-average spending power...The low cost of living, and ability to attract and retain the Millennial workforce, and diverse industry types are a major driver for Texas Millennials in finding opportunities that best suit their skillsets...above-average incomes, combined with a much lower cost of living–driven mostly by more affordable housing prices and apartment rents and no personal state income tax...In terms of the base numbers–the average income of a Millennial will feel $1,100 to $7,300 higher in Texas than the US

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Not just money: higher salaries and opportunities today and tomorrow

8 of top 10 metros for adjusted salaries with better-than-average unemployment today and future growth prospects are SWPRE Targets

"..,Even if you’re only considering economic factors when choosing a new hometown, don’t stop at adjusted salaries. Unless you’ve already got a secure job in hand, you should consider the ease of finding a job today and the odds of having one in the future...Places with high adjusted salaries fare poorly both in terms of job prospects today and tomorrow...Job growth is lower in metros with higher adjusted salaries...None of the overall top 10 (highest adjusted salaries) make the cut. The top 10 metros for adjusted salaries with better-than-average

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"A new report shows that it really, really, really pays to live and work in San Antonio. According to the report, published August 15 by the Indeed Hiring Lab, San Antonio boasts some of the highest salaries in the U.S. when adjusted for the cost of living...San Antonio also shines in another part of the Indeed Hiring Lab report. Among metros with at least 250,000 residents, San Antonio appears at No. 4 for areas with the highest cost-adjusted salaries and above-average job opportunities..."

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