Austin’s housing market is hot. So hot, in fact, that it wasn’t seriously dampened in the recession to post-recession period.
New census data shows home values in Austin and in Travis County increased between 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2012. Most other large areas in the country saw home values decrease between those two periods.
Out of the country's 50 most populous cities, only nine cities saw an increase in the median home values during those periods. And Austin lead the pack:
- Austin, TX: + $13,800
- Denver, CO: + $9,600
- Oklahoma City, OK: + $8,100