Bill Morris: Texas

Austin growing jobs ... in the news

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured Austin on Friday, January 7.  In case you missed it, click here.

This is really a good feature about the state of employment and unemployment in the United States.  The segments before and after the discussion of Austin are well worth your time.

That said, in my humble opinion, it is not a coincidence that five of the top job-creating cities in the country are in Texas.  Austin in particular has a thriving entrepreneurial spirit that fosters the creation of new companies and the growth of existing firms, and continues to attract corporate relocations.

Mild winters, beautiful hills and lakes, active and varied cultural and musical environment, an active and fitness-oriented population, possibly the most stable housing sector in the country, and a strong and supportive business climate.  What a great place to be!

Bill F. Morris, ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, MBA
RE/MAX Capital City
Call or Text:       512-785-3345
Toll-Free:           1-800-692-8784, x 162

Your personal referrals are the best measure of my success!

Comment balloon 0 commentsBill Morris • January 08 2011 11:08AM
Austin growing jobs.. in the news
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured Austin on Friday, January 7. In case you missed it, click here This is really a good feature about the state of employment and unemployment in the United States. The segments before and after the… more
Job growth in Austin
I haven't tried to reconcile the different rankings in these reports, but they're both great news: Austin, Texas Leads the Nation in Job Growth Austin 3rd best job market in U. S., Forbes says There is an entrepreneurial ethic in… more
Austin on CBS Evening News -- Friday 1/7/2011
Over the past year or so I have posted many articles featuring Austin at or near the top of various rankings among U. S. cities. The trend has caught national attention. Tune in at 5:30 PM on Friday, January 7: Chamber, Austin to be Featured… more
Texas still attractive for relocation
For the sixth consecutive year, Allied Van Lines reports that Texas enjoyed the highest level of net in-migration in the United States Especially in Austin, there are a lot of folks who view this as a mixed blessing -- the growth, employment, and… more
Higher average prices and a shift in Austin area home purchases
I have commented recently on the strength of property values in the Austin/Central Texas market. Here's another look at that data (through November 2010): Seasonality is apparent in the Monthly Average and 3-Month… more
Higher Mortgage Rates? A little historical perspective..
Mortgage rates are on the move again, and this time it looks like increases are more likely to continue than the brief surges we have seen occasionally over the past couple of years. Here are the weekly average mortgage rates so far… more
What do higher interest rates mean to buyers and sellers?
Planning to buy a home? Missed the tax incentives over the past couple of years but counting on low interest rates to help? If you're waiting for a better time to buy, at least in the Austin/Central Texas real estate market, don't… more
Austin/Central Texas YTD -- not so bad
Real estate market activity remains volatile and unpredictable, nationally and in Austin. Over the past week I have commented on significant month-to-month changes in average home prices (see Home prices decline, but.. and Case-Shiller… more
Foreclosure sales -- Austin compared to U. S.
I just posted an article at AustinMarketInfo. com discussing a dramatic decrease in foreclosure sales in Austin: Austin foreclosure sales down 37% in 3Q That 37% drop is from 3Q '09 to 3Q '10. Foreclosure sales fell 35% from 2nd quarter… more
Case-Shiller Index -- interesting, but caution for local readers
This week, the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index was published, showing that the index declined 2% in the 3rd quarter of 2010, and that nationally home prices were down 1. 5% compared to one year earlier. It's interesting data, and from a… more