The Texas Economy Is Strong

Texaplex 

What is the Texaplex?
David Winans coined the term "Texaplex" to describe the triangular region of Texas that contains 75% of the state's population. Watch the video and see why everyone is talking about the Texaplex.

The Texaplex Project
The global financial crisis is a vicious cycle. The more we hear and talk about it, the worse it gets. However, in spite of all the national bad news, Texas is prospering! Texas, and in particular the Texaplex, has some pretty impressive facts that most Texans weren't even aware of. This video is part of the Texaplex project which has set out to change that.

Did you know that the Texas Real Estate market is one of the strongest in the nation? Did you know that half of all new jobs created in the US were in Texas?

Watch the video and visit the website for more details.

 

Keith McMullin

CEO / Broker Mustang Island Ventures, LLC

111 E Cotter Ave

Port Aransas, TX  78373

361-749-7500

PortAransasRealty.com

MustangIslandRealty.com

MustangIslandVacationRentals.com

Comment balloon 30 commentsKeith McMullin • March 04 2009 10:23PM

Comments

Great TEXAS information Keith!  We need to get the word out!  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 9 years ago

If NAR allowed duel state agency I would be practicing in Texas as well as Colorado.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Keith,

Great Post!!! I just reposted on my personal outside blog. We do have opportunity here because we have price points for all incomes. I grew up in San Antonio and have spent a lot of time in "Port A" and know what a wonderful part of Texas you live in. I think it is going to be that great Texas Spirit that will help our country pull ourselves up by our boot straps and move forward.

Check out my latest post.  Where have all the 12th Men Gone????

I don't know if you are a sports fan but if so you might like this Texas A&M call for all Americans to get out and get the work done.

Have a great week!

Alice

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) over 9 years ago

Thank you for the comments.  The video contains lots of great info.  In a world with plenty of bad economic news, it is refreshing to hear positive news about Texas.  The pdf on their website needs to be shared as well.  Spread the good news from every mountain top / hill top in the Lone Star State.

The image below speaks volumes.  This was part of a presentation I that I attended last week.  Southern Living Magazine announced the 2009 "Idea House"  in Port Aransas/Mustang Island, TX. 

 

US Economic Map

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

Keith -

Hooray for optimism!  Hooray for Texas!  All that data verifies that there is no better place to invest and no better investment than Texas real estate... even if you're just investing in your own real estate.  The $1500 tax credit for improving your primary residence with new windows is one of the smartest investments a homeowner can make and it helps the real estate values because it's such a significant improvement in the appearance and energy efficiency.  If you crunch the numbers provided by the D.O.E. and add the $1500 tax credit you'll see that a $10,000 investment in energy efficient windows on their typical home for our region ends up costing only $49.99 after three years... based on their data.

I liken it to taking money out of one of your pockets and putting it into your other pocket... not someone else's... it's spreading the wealth within your your own portfolio.

So, tell your clients who are buying a new home as their primary residence to capitalize on the $1500 tax credit immediately.  Actually, tell all your clients, friends and relatives to visit my website for information on the tax credit http://www.windstormwindows.com or call me at 1-800-738-0000 

Ken Vaughn

Posted by Ken Vaughn over 9 years ago

Keith,

Thank you for spreading the news!  The response of calls and emails that I have received about Texaplex is just amazing.   We are lucky to call this great state home.

David Winans

Posted by David Winans over 9 years ago

David,

Congratulations on putting together this winning campaign to share the good news about our great state.  I've posted links to the video far and wide.  Best of luck and thanks for visiting my site.

Keith

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

I re-blogged this KM, thanks for making it available to do so.  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 9 years ago

Hey, great post. Thanks for the information about your area.

Posted by Brian Belcher, Charlotte Realtor (RE/MAX Metro Realty) over 9 years ago

HI Keith, it's wonderful to hear about the good news in this market.  Great job!

Posted by Zilkia Olmeda-Martins, GRI, Realtor, San Antonio Texas Luxury Homes (RE/MAX North - San Antonio) over 9 years ago
You guys must have more Republicans than many of the other markets, lol. This however is a very broad brush for metro areas.
Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) over 9 years ago

I thought the Texaplex was from Amarillo to El Paso to McAllen to Houston and back to Amarillo???  Just kidding.  Great piece you wrote Keith.  This is shaping up to be an incredible year for me here in Houston.  Go Texas!

Posted by League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE (RE/MAX 1st Class) over 9 years ago

Keith -  I, too, will be re-blogging this. Very nice post about the opportunities that Texas offers.

Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own (www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com) over 9 years ago

Keith, Congratulations and thanks for sharing the good news about the Texaplex area. It gives the rest of us reason to hope.

Posted by George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI (Inactive) over 9 years ago

My sister is a real estate agent in Texas.  She said it slowed for awhile, but now seems to be very busy.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Keith - This is interesting.  I had never even heard of the Texaplex before tonight.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

It's great to hear some good news in this season!  Thank you, Keith!  I had never heard the term Texaplex either. 

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) over 9 years ago

"Texaplex" ... I LOVE IT and thanks for your optimism!  I love living in Texas! 

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Congrats on the feature Keith!  WEll deserved!  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 9 years ago
Wow and mo Wow, I did not know that. I still think ya need a bailout HAHA. I wonder how Texas does it and Florida can't. Share the secrets.
Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 9 years ago

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments on Texas, the blog post, and yes it feels great to have my first "Featured" post on AR.

Please feel free to re-blog and keep spreading the great news about the Lone Star State!

Keith

 

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

Having oodles of family from Texas - I always knew that Texas had it in her to be successful! Congrats on the Feature, and I'll be sharing this with my Texas relatives! Cheers,

Posted by Amy Zender, Luxe Gal (eXp Realty | Luxury Homes) over 9 years ago

Check out the front page of Texas Governor Rick Perry's website at www.RickPerry.org .  Thanks to everyone that is spreading the news about Texas!  we also at www.Texaplex.com, just put up a link to some of the hundreds of emails that I have received from people watching the film. Please read them- they will give you chills. God Bless Texas.

Posted by David Winans over 9 years ago

David,

Now that is impressive!  You are to be congratulated.  The video captures so many positive elements about our state.  The ActiveRain community in Texas and beyond has really responded.  Gov. Perry must like the message as well.  Keith

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks Keith and congratulations on being featured on the ActiveRain site!  I received a call today from the Republican Party of Texas that will show the video at a conference in Austin on Saturday morning. I am the self appointed cheerleader of Texas and it is a great job to have! 

David Winans

Posted by David Winans over 9 years ago

Go and speak it...

Even more great news

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

Keith,

This is good stuff.  Keep up the good work and thanks for passing on such quality information.  And thanks for the re-post.

Posted by Julie Nelson, Smart real estate. (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks...keep spreading the word.  It is clear that people are hungry for good news and this video campaign really delivers.

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 9 years ago

Everything is bigger in Texas - even the economy! - LOL

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 9 years ago

YAY for the great state of Texas, Keith. Things are going great!

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

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