In the Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com’s Emerging Housing Markets Index, Austin won second place. The report looks at the return on investment and the livability of the country’s 300 most populous metro areas. It also looks at the metro’s real estate market like real estate supply and demand and median list price and economic health like unemployment rate and daily commute times. The ratings help identify locations that are good places to invest and where you’ll enjoy living. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in Austin real estate now.
Businesses Are Relocating to Austin
The Austin Chamber of Commerce has listed about 50 companies expanding in Austin or moving to Austin. Some of them are popular ones like Amazon, Tesla, and FedEx. Apple is continuing to grow with its 1 billion dollar campus. Zoho, a software company, is moving its headquarters to Austin.
Even without businesses relocating, Austin is home to major employers like Apple, Ascension Seton healthcare headquarters, Cisco Systems, eBay, Facebook, Google, and so many more.
Austin’s job market is constantly growing and bringing people in as businesses continue to relocate and set roots in Austin.
Population Is Growing
The U.S. Census found that Austin is one of the fastest-growing major metro areas in the country. According to CBS Austin, our beloved city has also been #1 in population growth for eight years in a row. From that same Austin Chamber of Commerce list, at a minimum, each company creates ten new jobs. Just the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos is expected to bring in 2,000 jobs! Apple’s new campus is expected to bring in 5,000 jobs. Zoho’s relocation is bringing up to 500 people.
It’s been estimated that about 100 people move to Austin each day. Austin’s population has doubled every 20 years. Austin’s population is expected to double by 2040 and reach 4.5 million residents.
Home Prices Are Increasing
Currently, we’re in a seller’s market as inventory in the Austin-Round Rock area reaches 0.4 months, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® March statistics. A seller’s market works in favor of sellers as they now have the option to accept the best offer. This usually means buyers will try to outbid each other, and the seller will receive multiple offers, most offering over the list price. The median sales price has increased almost 30% to $425,000 compared to March 2020. These prices aren’t stopping anytime soon as supply is still low, and it won’t be changing soon. That’s why you need to invest now; get the best deal now before it’s too late! At TALK property management, we are dedicated to providing you with the best service. And as your real estate agent, I can help you find the smart investment properties that will give you a return on investment.
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