We've told you a lot about Austin Accolades but can you believe the list just from Q4, 2015. Here's the list of the ones the Chamber of Commerce have tracked and we've seen others, too, so treat this as a partial list ...
Austin is the No. 4 Best-Performing City in annual assessment of Where America's Jobs are Created & Sustained.
Austin has the second-most stable housing market in the U.S.
Austin ranks 2nd among midsize metros in Top College Cities & Towns in America ranking.
Austin is the No. 1 City for Black-Owned Small Businesses.
Closing glitches can be fairly common. The three biggest causes for a closing delay:
1. Buyer financing setbacks
2. Home inspection issues
3. Appraisals that are different from the agreed-upon contracted sales price
Thatâ€™s according to a survey conducted last month by the National Association of REALTORSÂ® of more than 2,600 real estate professionals who were reflecting on their sales and purchases for the previous three months. The survey found that 32 percent â€“ or nearly one-third â€“ of all real estate transactions encounter some type of delay to closing.
Austin ranked #3 on U-Haulâ€™s â€śTop 10 U.S. Growth Cities for 2015â€ť based on net increase of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals.
More than 50 percent of U-Haul rentals in Austin in 2015 were for people moving into the city, as opposed to moving out, and the number of U-Haul arrivals was up 6 percent compared to the previous year.
Austin has been named top city in the country for young families and Round Rock No. 4 on a list of the best affordable U.S. cities to live in.
Among its scores, Austin came in sixth for household spending on mortgages, 11th for the quality of its schools and 13th for its economic strength but was pinged for cost of living, coming in at #110, and average commute, coming in at #130 with a 26.6 minute average.