Richardson, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
Five of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the United States between 2011 and 2012 were in Texas, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the five cities that grew the most, three were Texas cities. These figures indicate that more people are moving into Texas than any other state in the country.
A recent article from the BBC gives the top 10 reasons why half of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country are in Texas: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22649624
According to the article, the top reason people are moving to Texas is for jobs. Texas has plenty of well-paying, blue-collar jobs, as well as many entry-level jobs for recent graduates. Texas has four of the top 10 metropolitan areas for job growth.
Texas is also cheaper to live in than other high-income areas, such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Texas has a relatively low cost of living, including housing prices, utilities and transportation. In terms of real estate, land is cheap and easy to acquire in Texas, with plenty of houses for sale. The state was also relatively shielded from the recent housing market crash because of strict lending rules. Texas is also one of only seven states where residents pay no personal state income tax.
Texas is a popular destination for transplants because it is home to six of the country’s 20 biggest cities. Austin is one of these cities and has become a hip destination with a lively nightlife and trendy atmosphere.
Texas’ popularity levels among families are also increasing, thanks to improving schools and test score rates. Mortgages are also reasonable in Texas.
The article also states that Texans are “normal people” who are down-to-Earth and easy to get along with. This tight cohesiveness has kept Texans together as figures show that more than three-quarters of adults born in Texas still live there, making it the “stickiest” state in the country.
Ebby Halliday Realtors has had its finger on the pulse of the Texas real estate market for over 60 years, selling homes in the Dallas area since 1945. Today, they are one of the largest privately owned residential real estate firms in the country. Ebby Halliday Realtors has helped accommodate both buyers and sellers in the fast-growing Texas housing market and has offered a number of services to support their needs. Visit http://www.ebby.com or call 972-980-6600 for more information or to find homes for sale.
About the company:
Ebby Halliday, Realtors is the largest independent broker in Texas and one of the largest and most successful in the nation. That success is based squarely on tradition, trust and service. They have a tradition of exceptionally high standards and ethical conduct, both by the firm and by each and every Ebby Halliday, Realtors Associate. That trust has been established through fair, equitable business practices and honest, straightforward attention to the needs and desires of every client. Truly exemplary service is provided by the exceptional team of real estate practitioners who are “The Home Team.”