Texas was the second-most popular out-of-state migration destination in 2014 with 538,572 people from out-of-state moving to Texas last year.
So where did all these new Texas residents come from?
California was Texas' largest origination state, with 63,591 people; Florida sent 40,930; Oklahoma 25,096; Louisiana 23,805; and Illinois sent 23,258.
Travis County received 51,610 new out-of-state residents, ranking 4th in Texas, and Williamson County gained 30,565, ranking 8th largest increase in the state.
Looking for Something to do in Austin in October?
Here is a good list for you to use as a guide for activities this month!
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct 2 through 11
Austin City Limits Live
Chalk Walk Arts Festival
Austin City Limits Live
Homebuilder Lennar Corp. hopes to shine some light on Southeast Austin â€” an area typically shunned in the past by residential developers.
Lennar (NYSE: LEN) is building Colorado Crossing near McKinney Falls Parkway and Burleson Road â€” just west of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. And there's an amenity benefit that could set this community apart from the pack. Lennar is building all the homes with solar power as a standard feature.
More Americans are getting excited about smart home technology. Millennials and parents in particular are expressing interest in having a connected home, according to the second annual State of the Smart Home Report from Icontrol Networks.
The lowest mortgage rates on record have lured buyers during the last few years, but the Federal Reserve has already given plenty of signals that will soon come to an end.
Mortgage rates are already inching up, ever-so-slightly. From January to June, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed from 3.7 percent to 4.2 percent. Mortgage rates recently have been hovering around 4 percent.
The University of Texas has achieved its highest ever four-year graduation rate, with 57.7 percent of students completing their degrees on schedule. That represents a 2.6 percent increase from the 2014 total, with 500 additional graduates compared to the prior year.
The data is based on an enrollment analysis conducted during the second week of September by the university.
August housing numbers show that home prices hit a new August record in the Austin area. It also showed that home prices are outpacing income.
A recent reports show that 65% of Austin professionals earn less than $50,000 a year. A $50K income translates to a home price range of $200K-$215K with a median price of Austin area homes at $265K and average prices at $330K.
Home prices increased an average of 6% over August of 2014 and median prices were up 8% in the same period.
Realtor.comÂ® researchers recently analyzed 1.5 million active single-family listings to compile a list of more than 200 individual home features from the listing descriptions. They narrowed down a list of the top five features for each state and then selected one with the most "local flavor."