The Dallas area had the largest year-over-year home price rise in the country in October – up 9.1 percent from the year before, according to a just-released report from CoreLogic Inc. Nationwide, prices were up 6.8 percent from October 2014.
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The best place to make a living in the United States? That would be Texas, according to personal finance site MoneyRates.com’s just-released “10 Best and Worst Places to Make a living in 2015.”
Taking into account average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment, and workplace safety, the list ranked the 50 states by livability. Texas’ very low cost of living, slightly higher wages, low numbers of workplace safety incidents and no income tax put the Lone Star State on top.
Washington (No. 1 last year) took the No. 2 spot, followed by Wyoming, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Delaware, Ohio, and Utah.
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The new Census population estimates are out, and only two U.S. metros added more than 100,000 people between July 2013 and July 2014. Dallas and Houston — both located in Texas.
Only one U.S. metro with a population greater than 1 million people grew by 3 percent last year. It’s Austin— also in Texas.
And you can probably guess which state had the most entries in the list of 50 counties with the greatest population gains. Again, it’s Texas.
National news media stories often give the impression that everyone is moving to the city centers of New York, Chicago, San Jose, and Boston. In fact, all of those metro areas have seen more Americans leaving than coming in the past five years. The cities with the highest levels of net domestic migration since 2010 are Houston, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Denver, and San Antonio.
At Ebby Halliday we’re proud of our Texas roots and we love sharing our great lifestyle with others. Whether you’re considering a move to North Texas or a move within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we would be honored to assist you.
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