Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Austin TX Ranked #2 - Best Cities to Buy a Home Right Now - Forbes

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

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.

**Are You Packed Yet?**

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
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Comment balloon 7 commentsDonna Harris • April 17 2012 06:56AM


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

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 7 years ago

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

Posted by Tim Bradley, Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY (Contour Investment Properties) almost 7 years ago


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

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 7 years ago

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.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 7 years ago
Saw this the other day, Donna. We are fortunate to work and live in this great market
Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) almost 7 years ago

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

All the best.


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 7 years ago