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Tuesday, March 17, 2020   /   by Scott Shine

Killeen Ranked Among the Most Recession-Resistant Cities Nationally

NEW YORK (SmartAsset - www.smartasset.com) – Killeen has landed at number 20 on SmartAsset's list of the most recession-resistant cities in America.

"Texas performs particularly well for its state’s rainy-day funds as a percentage of state expenditures—ranking second-highest of all 50 states at almost 19 percent,” SmartAsset analysts said.

To find the most recession-resistant cities in the U.S., SmartAsset examined nine metrics across three overarching categories: employment, housing and social assistance.

The employment category factors in current unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate during the Great Recession from 2007 through 2010 and the current labor force participation rate.

The housing category factors in housing costs as a percentage of income, change in home value during the Great Recession from 2007 through 2010 and mortgage delinquency rate.

The social assistance category factors in the percentage of the population rely ...

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Friday, March 13, 2020   /   by Scott Shine

Baylor Scott & White Building Cancer Treatment Center in Temple

TEMPLE – Baylor Scott & White is developing a 27,000-sf oncology facility adjacent to its Vasicek Cancer Center at 2401 S. 31st St. The facility, which will have radiation treatment equipment and more room for procedures, will accommodate 70 patients per day. Completion is set for summer 2021.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020   /   by Scott Shine

$26M National Mounted Warfare Museum starts first phase

KILLEEN – The National Warfare Foundation is building the National Mounted Warfare Museum on 17 acres adjacent to Fort Hood's main gate.
The $10.9 million first phase will have a 28,700-sf structure with 13,000 sf of interactive and immersive permanent exhibit galleries and over 7,000 sf of temporary exhibit space. 
Future phases will add a gift shop, amphitheater, gallery space, offices, and conference and classrooms. 
The museum will open in 2022.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020   /   by Scott Shine

Coldwell Banker Parent Company Among Best Employers for Diversity

I am proud to share that Realogy, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. This places Realogy among the top 500 companies identified by Forbes and market research company Statista, which anonymously surveyed more than 60,000 employees working for organizations with at least 1,000 people. The study considered a variety of diversity factors, including gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and physical ability, as well as an index of objective and publicly available diversity KPIs such as gender and ethnic diversity of top executives and the board of directors.
We are extremely honored. Yet we feel deeply and strongly that our industry has a long, long way to go. Recently I shared my deep and personal commitment to advancing the position of Coldwell Banker as the industry leader on issues of diversity, inclusion and creating a network that is reflective of the communities we serve. This honor is humbling in t ...

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Friday, January 10, 2020   /   by Scott Shine

Buying More Affordable Than Renting in Bell County!

January 10, 2020
(ATTOM Data Solutions) – Buying a three-bedroom property is affordable in 455 of the 855 U.S. counties analyzed in ATTOM Data Solution's 2020 Rental Affordability Report. However, that is contrary to the trend in Texas, where it is more affordable to rent than buy in more than half of the 57 Texas counties that were analyzed.
Those counties are (in alphabetical order): • Bexar • Brazoria • Brazos • Burnet • Collin • Comal • Dallas • Denton • Fort Bend • Galveston • Guadalupe • Harris • Hays • Henderson • Hidalgo • Hood • Kendall • Kerr • McLennan • Midland • Montgomery • Parker • Randall • Rockwall • Smith • Tarrant • Travis • Walker • Williamson • Wise • Wood • Van Zandt
The counties in which it is more affordable to buy are: • Angelina • Bell • Cameron • Coryell • Ector • ...

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