Austin Texas Named as Top Place to Buy a House by Entrepreneur Magazine

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

 

Last week, "Entrepreneur Magazine" released its latest list of Best Places to Buy a House.  Not surprisingly, the Austin metro area placed at the top of the list this time around.  In the article, columnist Danielle Babb (who also co-authored a book on finding foreclosures with my friend Bill Nazur) states,  

Round Rock and Austin have seen incredible job growth and very stable home prices despite the downturn nationwide. Jobs continue to grow here--a factor for keeping inventory low and prices stable.

Clearly, this is something that I have been preaching to our clients and potential clients for many months, but the pervasive media saturation focused on the national downturn makes our job an uphill climb.

Round Rock is located due north of Austin, and Dell's corporate headquarters is located there.  Dell has been responsible for some large-scale growth in this suburb, especially throughout the 90's.  In 1990, Round Rock's population was a mere 30,000 or so.  It has more than tripled in size since then, with over 93,000 calling Round Rock home today.

 

Austin has added close to 100,000 to its population since 2000, growing from approximately 650,000 to 740,000 within Austin proper.  The Austin metro area now tops 1.5 million.

Other locations that made the "best" list were Mission Viejo, California, Palm Beach, Florida, and Las Vegas.  Her is a link to the article if you are interested in checking it out:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/money/personalfinance/article189454.html

 

If you are considering relocating to the Austin area or investing in real estate here, please feel free to give me a call anytime on my cell phone at 512-796-7653.  You can also email me at jason@austintexashomes.com.  I have 11 years of full-time real estate sales experience in Austin, and I would love the opportunity to help. 

Our Austin real estate website is located at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

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Lori Gilmore
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Cool Jason -- I have visited Ausin a couple of times and think it is a great city... I am a fan of modern architecture and am always reading about cutting edge developments in your area.  Next time I am there, I want an architecture tour!
Jan 29, 2008 02:49 AM #1
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Great news Mr. Crouch, for your area and your business.  Good for you amigo, now go sell a house;-)
Jan 29, 2008 02:51 AM #2
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LORI - We do have a lot of cool architecture, both old and new here in Austin.  In fact, I have been on two architecture tours over the past three years or so.

SARDI - I am hopeful that this year will be a good one, and news like this certainly helps!  I think I actually may be selling a house within the next three hours.

Jan 29, 2008 03:00 AM #3
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Kathy Passarette
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Jason ~ This is great news for you and Austin; we all know how people rely on the things they read. 
Jan 29, 2008 03:58 AM #4
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Jennifer Monroe
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Go Loveseat GO! This is probably true in large part because of terrific brokers like you!! 
Jan 29, 2008 05:06 AM #5
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jason, not bad to be in the top city. It is an honor in any market.
Jan 29, 2008 05:51 AM #6
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Shannon Lefevre
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Naples, Florida hasn't been named for anything lately...that's not a bad thing.  We used to be named the "most horribly overpriced, most screwed over, biggest mistake you could ever make when purchasing real estate market ever in the whole universe".  We have recovered since then! :)
Jan 29, 2008 07:50 AM #7
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Jason- you made some very good points. I will look into my signature as well! I knew that the tag line has power too.
Jan 29, 2008 09:24 AM #8
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Jason, more kudos to the Austin metro area, a GREAT place to live.
Jan 29, 2008 09:55 AM #9
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Jason:

Great post and great new information. Thanks for sharing it.  Have a great week.

Jan 29, 2008 12:42 PM #10
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KATHY - You make a great point.  People do tend to rely on the printed word with their decisions, don't they?

JENNIFER - I wish I could take some credit, but Austin stands on its own really well.  Thanks for your great compliment, though.

 

Jan 29, 2008 03:00 PM #11
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Adam Waldman
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JASON - It seems like the hidden gem that was Austin, TX is fast becoming the worst-kept secret in the relocation business.  You had me convinced that it was a great place to relocate to before the media ever jumped on board.  I imagine that you'll be quite busy moving forward.
Jan 29, 2008 11:15 PM #12
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DANNY - I agree - I certainly hope to capitalize on these types of stories in the upcoming year.

SHANNON - As usual, your comments made me laugh.  It sounds like good news that Naples is not in the news for now with those headlines!

MOTT - Thanks for reading my SEO post.  Glad that you found it helpful -

GARY - Absolutely.  I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

ALAN - Thanks, man.  Let's try to go to lunch next week if you have some time.

ADAM - It does seem that way, doesn't it?  I remember this happening in the late 90's, right before things got really hot in the local market.  I hope it is about to happen again!

Jan 30, 2008 02:05 AM #13
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Jason- YEAH! Palm Beach Florida made the list!  I would love to go to Austin to visit. 
Jan 30, 2008 04:43 PM #14
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Bill Nazur
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Crouch....

Congrats! We firmly believe in your market! Keep it up, and we seriously may move out there.......

Feb 01, 2008 03:37 PM #15
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KATERINA - Yes, very cool, huh?  Let me know if you come for a visit and we can have lunch!

BILL - Thanks for your comments.  Did you co-author this article?  If you decide to move here, you know how to reach me!

Feb 02, 2008 01:17 PM #16
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Great pictures and great post. Lots of good news recently. I am anxious to turn the good news into more business for us.
Feb 02, 2008 04:30 PM #17
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ALAN - I couldn't agree more.  I am hopeful for a good 2008 for our business.
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