By Susanna Boyer, 2019 Director

The Austin and Round Rock MSA’s (five-county area) population is growing by a net of 150 people per day. (That is considering the number of people moving in minus people moving out and births over deaths.)

The two states that are losing the most people to Texas are California and New York. These states are also at the bottom of the list of ratings for economic freedom. Texas has gained over 115,000 people from California in the past five years. That fact and that California has the nation’s highest marginal income tax rate and ranks in the worst five for state and local tax burden while Texas has no income tax and ranks in the best five states for taxation means that Texas should continue to see double-digit percentage growth from California in the years to come.

A forecast of population growth shows that the Austin metro area’s population may hit 3.2 million by 2030. With so many people relocating to the Lone Star State, it is important to supply them with good information about housing, schools, lifestyle, recreation, festivals, etc. As REALTORS, we have access to many title companies that supply relocation guides chock full of information that would interest potential neighbors.

As a CRS designee, we have access to many resources to help relocators make an informed decision about the area where they will move. A CRS REALTOR is a Certified Residential Specialist, one of the top three percent of real estate agents in the United States. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR and are a part of a community of REALTORS dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers and sellers everywhere.

Make plans to attend our next event on April 17 where the Central Texas RRC is teaming up with the Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR) at the Austin Country Club for the infamous TREPAC Cake Auction. Texas REALTOR and TREPAC leadership from around the state will be attending. The fee for this event is $35. The money that is collected from entry fees and the auction will go to TREPAC. Your contribution will be credited to your board/association as part of your annual investment. We are signing up sponsors to cover lunch and valet parking. Be on the lookout for flyers and an Eventbrite invitation to RSVP. Register early, we expect this event to sell out. RL