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Oil Spill Money Helps Texas Protect Coast

Oil Spill Money Helps Texas Protect Coast | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Money paid by BP and Transocean to settle criminal penalties arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has helped Texas close the largest conservation land purchase in the state’s history: Just over 17,000 acres of undisturbed coastal prairie in Calhoun County for $50 million.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (the non-profit fundraising arm of the state’s parks department) will raise the balance of the funds — about $15 million after the oil spill funds are applied. The foundation would initially be a joint owner of the land, alongside other non-profit conservation organizations; eventually, the plan is for the land to be donated to the department itself.

Conservationists and environmental advocates hailed the purchase as a significant move to protect the state’s coast, which experts estimate is losing hundreds of acres of rural land each day. Conserving rural lands, they said, is crucial not only for preserving open spaces in Texas, but also as a way to protect water resources. Along the coast, keeping land undeveloped can serve as a “natural buffer” against sea-level rise and storm surges — often a much cheaper way to ensure hurricane protection than costly infrastructure like seawalls.

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/21/texas-announces-land-conservation-purchase-bp-doll/

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U.S. sells acreage off Texas coast to energy companies

U.S. sells acreage off Texas coast to energy companies | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
An auction for acreage in the western Gulf of Mexico drew more than $100 million in high bids from energy companies, the Interior Department said.
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Acreage up for auction in Lease Sale 238 could lead to the production of between 116 million and 200 million barrels of oil and 538 billion and 938 billion cubic feet of natural gas - the U.S. Interior Department


The Gulf of Mexico has been and will continue to be a cornerstone of our domestic energy portfolio, with vital energy resources that spur economic opportunities and further reduce our dependence on foreign oil.


Lease sales included under a five-year energy plan outlined by President Barack Obama have generated $2.3 billion in bid revenues. A consortium of energy industry leaders called the White House to open even more offshore areas to explorers when planning the next five-year plan, which would end in 2022.


The Texas coast has an energetic future!

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Galveston Bay Home Makeover

Galveston Bay Home Makeover | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
A design duo turns a fixer-upper on Galveston Bay into a nautically inspired beauty, perfect for a sea-loving family.
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When two sailing enthusiasts had to temporarily table their dream of building a boat in order to raise their young crew of four, they set about looking for a new adventure. And that's exactly what they found in an aged, lackluster house on Galveston Bay in Texas.

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The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night

The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this nighttime image showing city lights in at least half a dozen southern states from some 225 miles above the home planet. Lights from areas in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as some of the states that border them on the north, are visible.

Image Credit: NASA

Page Last Updated: August 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Jerry Wright

Source: The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night

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Housing prices rise, inventory shrinks in Corpus Christi – report

Housing prices rise, inventory shrinks in Corpus Christi – report | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the coastal city’s robust housing market shows no signs of slowing, but affordable homes are in short supply. The inventory of vacant homes in Corpus Christi is one fourth the size it was just three years ago, but asking prices have climbed 19 percent over the same period, said Warren Andrich, president and CEO of the Corpus Christi Association of Realtors.

“All things point to a continued favorable housing market,” Andrich told the South Side Business Council.

There are 1,860 houses available in the city as of Thursday, down 74.5 percent from 2011 when there were 7,300 houses on the market. In that time, thousands of job seekers have converged on the Coastal Bend, lured by opportunity from the Eagle Ford Shale energy play. Economists have speculated as many as 10,000 jobs will spring from it over the next five to seven years.

And that has helped drive up home prices.

The average sale price for a home in Corpus Christi was about $190,000 in June, up from $157,000 in June 2009, Andrich said. That’s a 21-percent increase.

“It’s supply and demand,” Andrich said. “We live in a place people want to come, so the demand is high.”

http://www.caller.com/news/building-our-future/realty-chief-discusses-hot-housing-market_93494936

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Forecasters Decrease Number Of Hurricanes for 2014, so?

Forecasters Decrease Number Of Hurricanes for 2014, so? | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, says overall atmospheric conditions just don’t favor a lot of storm development this year.

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NOAA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, has revised the number of named storms to between 7 and 12, and that maybe 2 of those named storms could be major, with winds greater than 110 mph.


Yes there will always be storms on the coast, but the new homes on the Texas coast survived even hurricane IKE back in 2008.


Lessons learned, applied and even tested.


  • We know how to make a hurricane resistant coast in Texas.
  • And we have seawalls on Galveston and Corpus Christi.


Bottom line: build on high ground, build strong and have a large dune or seawall between your home and the ocean. If not, have good insurance and leave before the storm hits.


Listen to the forecast https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162174956&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=false&show_reposts=false 

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Need for bigger timber leads piling shortage on Texas coast

Need for bigger timber leads piling shortage on Texas coast | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Need for bigger timber leads to scarcer pilings on the Texas coast.

A severe shortage of timber pilings, crucial for construction on the coast, is complicating life for home builders.

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New construction is booming in Port Aransas, and starting to pick up on Corpus Christi's North Padre Island area with the new Schlitterbahn Water park getting ready to open in 2015.

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200sqft elevated cabins on Texas coast?

200sqft elevated cabins on Texas coast? | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

When was the last time you spent quality time with Mother Nature? These small homes provide the perfect setting to savor summer.

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It's not there yet, but when we run out of empty lots and land on the Texas coast, I'd expect to see small cabins under 200sqft.

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Get the Travel Texas App

Get the Travel Texas App | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Whatever you love, it lives in Texas. The TravelTex mobile travel guide app is your passport to a one-of-a-kind trip through Texas. Explore the great cities and towns of Texas and discover things to do throughout your vacation. 

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Before you go on your vacation, plan your trip and build out an itinerary of the great things to do in Texas. Then, as you travel through Texas, use this mobile app to check in each stop along the way to earn badges and share them with friends.


Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.traveltex.app&hl=en


Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travel-texas/id742220902?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 


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Tips For Buying Luxury Real Estate

Tips For Buying Luxury Real Estate | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Buying a Luxury Home
According to the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers published by the National Association of Realtors, nine out of 10 buyers used the Internet at some point when looking for a home, and 43% of recent buyers first found the home they purchased online.

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The Bottom Line
The luxury home market has experienced record growth in the last several years. Much of the growth in the U.S. and Canada is the result of international buyers who want to take advantage of favorable exchange rates, are relocating for work, are using real estate as an investment, or who may be affluent parents purchasing a home or condo for their children who attend North American universities.

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Hotel Rooms in the 10 things not to buy

Hotel Rooms in the 10 things not to buy | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
It’s not just dying technologies that prove an unnecessary drain on our wallets. How to shop smarter in the year ahead.
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As more travelers book vacations, demand for hotels is rising and so are room rates.


The daily rate at U.S. hotels averages $110.59 this year, up 12.6% from 2010, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.


There’s a cheaper alternative: Travelers can reserve apartments or homes in their destinations at a lower price with more space.


Several services, such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner, allow consumers to choose from an assortment of homes to stay in.

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The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel

The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

2014 is turning out to be a consolidation year, with big getting bigger. But there is lots of interesting jostling beyond leaders, and that's where the action will be rest of the year. Airbnb's rise has been spectacular, and will continue to break through on the charts.

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The top five travel booking sites are:


  1. Booking.com
  2. TripAdvisor.com
  3. Expedia.com
  4. Hotels.com
  5. Airbnb.com (new)

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18. HomeAway / VRBO are popular for locally managed (by owner)  vacation rental homes and condos.


What's your favorite?


For me, Expedia, because I already know what I want and need the most efficient transaction coupled with the best service to make changes along the way.


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41% of Americans Would Prefer to Build their Home | Keeping Current Matters

41% of Americans Would Prefer to Build their Home | Keeping Current Matters | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

 sounds like a great sweetspot for  companies like @bluhomes


Via Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante, Kristine Dugan
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New homes are preferred on the Texas coast when the communities are nearly finished.

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 sounds like a great sweetspot for  companies like @bluhomes with their great product and energy efficiency  and less constraints then site built #homes

Kristine Dugan's curator insight, May 14, 4:47 PM

41% of Americans Would Prefer to Build their Home | Keeping Current Matters | @scoopit via @BayAreaFHAguy http://sco.lt/...

Kimberly Shivers's curator insight, June 2, 2:28 PM

Buying an existing home vs. new construction home.  My new construction buyers always underestimated the cost of finishing a new home move in.  The investment of getting a fenced yard, the landscaping, the window treatments & painted walls proved to blow the budget. Resales are more popular with experienced buyers.

 

 

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Scientific Reasons A Texas Beach Vacation Is Necessary For Your Health

Scientific Reasons A Texas Beach Vacation Is Necessary For Your Health | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

If you don't already have a Texas size beach vacation planned, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's new book will make you.


Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In , On, Or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, And Better At What You Do is the result of over 10 years of research that shows how looking at water, being around it or in it coaxes our brains into releasing happy chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.


Beach Vacation picture courtesy of Cinnamon Shore Port Aransas Texas

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Water returns us to our natural state - This biological connection to water, Nichols told CBS News, triggers an immediate response in our brains.


We're more relaxed along the coast -  Areas of the brain associated with less stress and more empathy are activated when we look at nature scenes. While pictures of urban landscapes elicited activity in the parts of our brains associated with stress.


Looking at pictures is good, but water is even better, Water rejuvenates a tired mind


The color Blue soothes - Blue, it turns out, is the world's favorite color.


See the book at: wallacejnichols.org/126/585/bluemind

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Texas High Court Asked To Revise Beach Property Ruling

Texas High Court Asked To Revise Beach Property Ruling | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it


The First District Court reversed in favor of the state, and in July the Texas Supreme Court affirmed, with the modification that the trial court should not have awarded the Porrettos ownership of land seaward of the mean higher high-tide mark.

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The Texas General Land Office told the state Supreme Court on that members of a Galveston family cannot seek judicial clarification of their property rights following the reversal of their $5 million award in litigation over the agency’s effort to seize a private beach.

In a motion for rehearing, the GLO said that while it agrees with the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to not revive a $5 million award to the Porretto family that was thrown out by a lower appeals court, the high court incorrectly concluded that the Porrettos were entitled to a declaratory judgment defining exactly what property they own.

Because the Porrettos had abandoned a “trespass to try title” action, which is the exclusive remedy under Texas law for determining who owns a disputed tract of real property, the high court was without authority to remand the case for a final judgment on the family’s property rights, the GLO claimed.

“Respectfully, the court was confined to the relief the Porrettos requested,” the motion said. “A party is not entitled to relief it does not seek.”

An attorney for the Porrettos told Law360 Tuesday that his clients have also asked for reconsideration of the ruling and suggested that the GLO filed the motion as an effort to give the high court a possible way out should it have a change of heart about the family's argument that the state committed a "temporary taking" of their property.

In July, the high court refused to revive a $5 million judgment the family scored after a state trial court concluded the GLO wrongfully laid claim to Porretto Beach and effectively killed offers from developers lined up to buy the land.

Although the state publicly claimed it owned the family’s property — then later admitted it didn't, after several offers on the property were rescinded — the Porrettos didn't suffer a “temporary taking” of their land and therefore weren't entitled to recover damages, the Texas Supreme Court ruled.

But the high court said that the family was entitled to a declaratory judgment defining their property rights and remanded the case for a final order to that effect. Instead, a decision from the First District Court of Appeals throwing out the Porrettos’ case altogether should have simply been affirmed, according to the GLO.

The fight between the Porrettos and the state involved land the family has owned for more than 40 years, including Porretto Beach, which runs along the seawall in Galveston between Sixth and 10th streets and several additional parcels the family owns between Sixth and 27th streets.

In 1994, the state leased submerged lands between 10th and 103rd streets to the city of Galveston for a beach renourishment project, according to the Porrettos.


The GLO claimed the state's property covered by the lease extended from the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the annual high-tide mark, which abutted the seawall, swallowing the Porrettos' land.

But the family objected, arguing that the measurement should have been taken from roughly the “mean higher high-tide line,” which would have left them with some beach property between the seawall and the area targeted by the state for renourishment.

Rejecting the Porrettos' argument, the state went forward with the project and told the Galveston Park Board that it could issue concession licenses to allow private vendors on the rebuilt beach, according to the Porrettos.

The dispute eventually began to play out publicly in the local newspaper and culminated in 1997, when a GLO attorney told the park board that the state did not recognize any claim to private ownership of land in front of the seawall, the Porrettos claim.

Another attorney with the GLO then submitted an extensive column to the Galveston Daily News expounding on the state's position that it owned all land in front of the seawall, including Porretto Beach.

The Porrettos said that when potential buyers learned of the state's apparent claim to Porretto Beach, the buyers backed out, costing the family millions of dollars and prompting litigation.

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7 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money

7 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
You know a fresh coat of paint can give any room a quick and inexpensive facelift. But did you know that a little paint can also perk up carpets, appliances, and even vinyl floors?Basically, if it doesn’t move, you can paint it.

Via Joe Brant, John M. Holland
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Use rustproof paint on metal for the Texas coast.

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Kathy Rester Fisher's curator insight, August 19, 11:12 PM

What a difference just a little fresh paint can make. MAKE SURE you have the right paint, however, for the job you are tackling.

Carey Frankel's curator insight, August 20, 8:25 AM

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helping secure the border issues

Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helping secure the border issues | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard's training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity near the border.

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Between SpaceX and the guard, South Padre is safer than ever.

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Million Dollar Manufactured Homes

Million Dollar Manufactured Homes | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Manufactured Homes Hit Seven-Digit Milestone, in California, meaning for under $200k on the Texas coast.

Manufactured homes often sell for more than $1 million in the California coastal community of Paradise Cove, with one selling for $2.55 million earlier this year and another going on the market last month for $3.75 million. See slides-show at wsj.com/articles/rethinking-the-double-wide

Putting It All Together Making the Move to Modular Manufactured Home Industry Faces Hurdles The homes feature hardwood floors, high-end appliances, granite counter-tops, and other upscale features, but the prices also have a lot to do with the community’s location on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Wealthier buyers now are entering the market for factory-built homes, mainly as retirees look to downsize and soaring home prices in particular markets make manufactured housing a more affordable option.

Design trends have tracked those in conventional site-built homes and these are built better, many are hurricane resistant and more energy efficient.

Look for them to take off on the Texas coast soon.

via Manufactured Homes Hit Seven-Digit Milestone | Realtor Magazine.

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Experts dispute Perry on border crime stats

Experts dispute Perry on border crime stats | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

A surge of military and law enforcement personnel will head to the Texas-Mexico border to combat what Gov. Rick Perry describes as a violent crime wave by “criminal alien defendants,” but criminal justice experts say certain border areas are more secure than Texas’ top cities — a view echoed by local realtors whose sales have suffered partly from news reports about border violence. Experts polled by PolitiFacts Texas were unable to substantiate crime statistics cited by Perry as support for sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border, and in fact, called the numbers “ridiculous.”

That’s good news for South Padre Island, which has seen depressed real estate sales following the economic recession and Hurricane Dolly in 2008.  Sales volume is improving but prices still lag Galveston and North Padre Island, and inventory stands at a two-year backlog, according to statistics compiled by the Texas A&M Real Estate Center.

Alice Donahue, a longtime South Padre Island realtor, says sales have been steadily improving from last year at approximately 29% for the area.

“We are seeing more inventory this summer but time on the market has been reduced on certain properties, specifically beachfront homes, South Padre Island Golf Course Homes and Long Island Village,” said Donahue of Alice Donahue Real Estate. “Prices are still lower than we have seen since the downturn and it is still a buyers’ market here but I have noticed a marked increase in Mexican National buyers since the cartel crisis, which I do not believe is a threat to our area as has been perceived in the past.”

To read the Scripps article on Perry, click the link: http://www.caller.com/columnists/matthew-waller/data-shows-safe-border-regions-before-natl-guard-deployment_99075946

For more on PolitiFacts analysis: http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/jul/29/greg-abbott/greg-abbott-attributes-3000-murders-immigrants-her/

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Stylish Vacation Homes around the Globe

Stylish Vacation Homes around the Globe | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
Handpicked vacation homes for sale. From villas, compounds, cabins to architectural gems And anything in between. Cool Vacation properties everywhere.
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For inspiration into the world of travel, a collection of architectural and design possibilities for a family vacations, romantic weekends or even business trips?

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U.S. new home sales jumped 18.6% in May

U.S. new home sales jumped 18.6% in May | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
New-home sales soared in May, but the gains simply put the market back on track to match last year's overall pace, rather than signaled a significant momentum gain.
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Visionary community developers and a progressive cooperative city government have propelled Port Aransas to new heights the past 5 years, surpassing both Galveston and South Padre Island in rentals, sales and median price.

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Modern prefab gets right price - needs Texas coast community for them

Modern prefab gets right price - needs Texas coast community for them | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

For a century, architects have been imagining factory-built houses that would combine the economics of mass production with thoughtful design and quality construction. What's needed is a community on the Texas coast for these.

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Altius has learned to max out the size and lose the high tech stuff like solar and keep it simple (parks have sewer, water and electric hookup) get rid of lofts and things that complicate construction and try and find the right balance between quality and price,but people are still going to complain at $195 sqft on the Texas Coast.


The biggest problem with the development of the small green modern prefab is there are not that many places to put them.


What's needed is a community, with shared services and facilities, on the Texas coast for these.

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Which natural disaster will likely destroy your home?

Which natural disaster will likely destroy your home? | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it
Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. RealtyTrac's latest data tells you which threat is greatest to your home based on where you live.
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Find a home that lasts!


When buying a home in a hurricane-prone area check out the home's quality of construction and its ability to withstand a storm.


Houses built in flood zones should be built on pilings high off the ground so storm surge waters can flow beneath without damaging the upper parts of the home.


All the newer homes are built to storm resistant height and construction standards.

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Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): What Drives the Decision to Rent vs.Own?

Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): What Drives the Decision to Rent vs.Own? | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Via John M. Holland
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Most people can't get a mortgage, and in most cases would lose money doing so.

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Write-down of two-thirds of US shale oil explodes fracking myth

Write-down of two-thirds of US shale oil explodes fracking myth | Texas Coast Real Estate | Scoop.it

Industry's over-inflated reserve estimates are unravelling, and with it the 'American dream' of oil independence


Via Willy De Backer
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Perhaps some plays, but each is different, Eagle Ford Shale Play in Texas continues to exceed expectations.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, May 24, 8:32 AM

Is the American shale bubble going to bust? Nafeez Ahmed provides the facts. But do facts matter for policymakers?

"Despite the mounting evidence that the shale gas boom is heading for a bust, both economically and environmentally, both governments and industry are together pouring their eggs into a rather flimsy basket." Or: the power of lobbying...

Eli Levine's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 PM

The big problem with using a finite energy source: you're eventually going to run out of it.

 

Nature is telling us that it is way past due for us to be getting off of the fossil fuels through the effects we are experiencing from climate change.  The universe itself seems to be telling us that it is time to get off fossil fuels through this development.  Conservatives can't realize and accept that there does come a point when you HAVE to make ACTUAL changes to your regimen in order to survive.  Corporatist Libertarians don't seem to be able to accept or realize that you NEED government to take a proactive role in bringing this about; that the market will not make the changes fast enough or thorough enough to bring about the changes that we need in order to make a significant enough difference in order to survive.

 

Both of these sides are driven by ideology primarily, not by science or fact.  Most of the Liberals and self-described "Progressives" also live only on the plane of ideology and not in the empirical reality that is around them.  This is how they have been so ineffectual at getting anything done to counter the Right and the Corporatist Libertarians when they have the basic outlines of the solutions that people both want and need in order to be well and survive in reality.

 

This is how the species is going to be made to go through a resetting phase, where hopefully, those with the poor brain types will be driven out or killed off by nature in the process of trying to survive and failing to do so.  Quite honestly I don't want to go through this phase myself.  That is why and how I am so vocal with my opposition to both the stupidity and senselessness of all sides in the political arena save for true Progressives and people who put facts and science ahead of personal belief, ideology or identity.

 

Think about it.

 

Because will you likely be among the survivors who are left to pick up the pieces and all of the nonsense that comes with that?  Or will your clueless, ignorant and nonsensing brain lead you and yours into a natural death?

 

Think carefully, because you don't have a choice in the matter.  That is just an illusion and nothing more.

 

Think about it.