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Austin area has highest ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Texas' largest MSAs

Among Texas' most populous urban centers, Austin-Round Rock posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at The Healthcare Institute face among the lowest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Texas face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

McAllen area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Texas’ largest MSAs

Among Texas’ most populous urban centers, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 44 percent of mortgages in Crane County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Texas counties, Crane, Travis and Stephens had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 32 percent of mortgages in Willacy County considered ‘underwater’

Among Texas counties, Willacy had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 29.4 percent of Texas property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Texas, owners of more than 1.1 million properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 6.1 percent of Texas property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Texas, owners of 248,161 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: El Paso County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 511 properties in El Paso County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Texas, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Texas has the 29th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 973 properties in Texas started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Starr, El Paso and Burnet counties have highest property tax rates in Texas

With an effective property tax rate of 3.03 percent, Starr County has the highest tax rate among Texas counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Hawaii, Alabama, Colorado pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From Arizona Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of about 0.33 percent, Honolulu has the lowest property tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Texas homeowners pay the fourth highest property tax rate in the U.S.

With an effective tax rate of 2.15 percent, Texas has the fourth highest tax rate among U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

348,659 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from 4-year schools

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix in Tempe, Everest University in Tampa and Ashford University in San Francisco reported the largest share of borrowers from four-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

585,402 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix, Everest University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana University had the most students who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

KB Home opens newest community in Round Rock

KB Home has opened its newest Austin-area community in Round Rock with 11 one- and two-story home plans.

Commerce city manager predicts growth for 2017

Commerce City Manager Derrek Ferrell predicts strong economic growth for the Northeast Texas city in 2017. 

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