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Penturbia is a name created by Jack Lessinger, Ph.D., a now retired Professor and Emeritus
Professor of Real Estate and Urban Development at the University of Washington (state).
Dr. Lessinger has applied the name "Penturbia®" to certain counties most
likely to experience significant property value increases in the next 20 years. By
analyzing U. S. Census and other population data from 1790 through 2006, he has
identified four previous migrations as the United States was settled.
The current migration is to the fifth region of opportunity, hence the name Pent-Urbia. The
area comprising Penturbia is specified by county. According to
Dr. Lessinger's analysis, the specific counties in North East Texas most likely to
experience that migration and the accompanying increases in property values are:

Anderson, Henderson, Hunt, Rains, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood

If you are planning a move to the country or just wanting to make a good investment in
rural real estate, it makes excellent sense to consider these counties. The names of key
cities in these counties are: Athens, Canton, Emory, Gilmer, Palestine, Mineloa, Palestine,
and Wills Point. If you are even vaguely familiar with North East Texas. these names evoke
thoughts of woods, rolling hills, clean water, clear skies, wide-open pastures and a
genuine Texas culture where honesty, truth and community spirit still exist. Another of Dr.
Lessinger's books, entitled Boom Counties*, is as he says it, "A Guide to Wealth and
Serenity in a High-Risk Economy." The book is a compendium of common sense, meaningful
history and insightful conclusions drawn by rigorous analyses of Census data.
In addition to indicating counties most likely to experience growth and increasing property
values, Boom Counties examines the socioeconomic factors and the people's new mindsets
which are actually driving the current migration. While predicting the future is somewhat like
predicting the weather, predictions and recommendations in Dr. Lessinger's earlier
books, Regions of Opportunity (1986) and Penturbia (1991) are very accurate. His forecast
of migration and property value increases are already significant in Kaufman County
and increasingly in the Counties of Van Zandt & Henderson Counties as
the population moves further and futher East of the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. 

His subsequent books, Boom Counties, Schizomainia, Your County--Boom or Bust
and Transformation
, all refine his predictive models and forecasts for the settling
of Penturbia®.  As with many things in life, knowledge is Power!

TransformationCover.jpg (12763 bytes)  The very newest book is Transformation, Fall of the
Consumer Economy & Rise of  the Responsible Capitalist.  You can order his latest
books thru his website :  After reading the books, you
may see the future in a new way.  You may reach him by email at: or writing him at:

SocioEconomics, Inc.
   16984 Wood Rd.
Bow, WA 98232

The Country Connection receives no monetary gain by these recommendations.
These are just darn good books which validate our own decision about where we
live and work. It also confirmed Van Zandt & Henderson County as great
places to live due to the proximity to Dallas & potential for property appreciation.  

Penturbia is a Registered Trade Mark of Jack Lessinger & Socio-Economics, Inc.

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an appointment to meet with an agent, we may be unable to arrange to show you the property
you really want to see when you arrive.  Let us know your interests in advance
and we will gladly run an MLS search and set up appointments to see ALL the area

properties (our listings and those of other realtors) that could
make your "country dreams" come true. Call us!

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