Austin TX Ranked #2 - Best Cities to Buy a Home Right Now - Forbes

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Forbes has another new list and Austin TX is ranked #2 for The Best Cities to Buy a Home Right Now.

austin tx skylineIt's so true! Our Austin Real Estate Market is really pumped up. In many areas, there are multiple offers on most homes, in all different price points. Just this month, I had a multiple offer on a house listed at $112,000 but also on $485,000. The one at $485k had 40 offers!  I have one right now that is listed right below $250k and there are 9 offers. We have to submit the multiple offer addendum today to stay in the running.

Some stats that Forbes is showing is the Median List Price in Austin TX right now is up 12% year over year, at $229,500.  The Inventory level is down 19% year over year, which is creating a Supply and Demand issue in many areas. And most importantly, the unemployment rate is a mere 6.1%... lots of jobs here and moving in.

If you've been unsure about whether right now is the best time for you to buy or sell, take it from Forbes, Austin is in a great place right now.  Call me!

**Image of Austin Courtesy of the Forbes Website.

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John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Well if you are going to be on a list, that is a good list to be on.

Apr 17, 2012 01:25 AM #1
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

It's a VERY good list to be on!!

Apr 17, 2012 05:35 AM #2
Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties - Jackson Hole, WY
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY

It's too bad Austin is in Texas... ;)

Apr 17, 2012 07:16 AM #3
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's a good thing to be #2 on the Forbes List for being the Best Cities to buy a home right now.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 17, 2012 07:28 AM #4
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Great for Austin Donna. It keeps making these wonderful lists. 40 OFFERS !!!! Wow, that must have been some gem of a house or priced to sell. I wish you continued success.

Apr 17, 2012 09:27 AM #5
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate
Saw this the other day, Donna. We are fortunate to work and live in this great market
Apr 18, 2012 12:43 AM #6
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Donna, That is great news for your area and will give it even more a boost with this article.

All the best.


Apr 24, 2012 05:56 AM #7
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