I have written extensively about the growth in my not-so-small town and how displeased I am with it. Of course, as this type of growth occurs, housing costs rise. People have to have a place to lay their heads. The realtors here are rubbing their hands with glee, I’ll tell ya. And unfortunately, many of them seem to be leaping into politics to ensure the growth continues without adequate consideration of what the physical limitations of the area are. Surely the growth must be self limiting at some point.
I was surprised to see that Austin, TX is having substantial growth as well. Of course, Austin has a lot more room to spread out in Texas than my little town does here on the coast, and so the boom there is good for local realtors, new residents and the people who already live there. In fact the rising Austin real estate market is good for almost everyone.
If you are looking to get in on the boom in Austin start with these local Austin Texas real estate listings. You can find a realtor at that same site. A good realtor can make such a difference in your move. I think it behooves anyone moving to a new area to find one who will act as a buyer’s agent, especially if you don’t have friends or family in the area who can let you know if you are getting a good deal.
Me? I was blessed. I bought before the boom, and my aunt was my realtor 😉