According to Forbes, the Austin-Round Rock, TX area is the BEST city for Recession Recovery across the country.
Why? Many factors...
One is that unemployment is low at 5.8% (however, the local news reported unemployment even lower, at 5.4% so I'm not sure which number is correct).
Second is that the area has a very diverse economy from Tech jobs at Dell to Government jobs at the State Capital, to Teaching jobs at The University of Texas.
Third is that Austin, like many Texas cities, did not have a "bubble" like what happened in other states. Granted, there are pockets of communities within the area that saw some bubble action, but overall, the appreciation stayed steady, about 3-5% each year, and that's what helps real estate stay steady.
San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and McAllen were three other big areas of Texas that are showing to have a good recession recovery.
**Are You Packed Yet?**
Austin, TX real estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.