According to Redfin, a Seattle based brokerage and research firm, Austin ranks number 9 in the country with the city having the most toilets per person. It seems as if there are folks out there that count just about everything, and last count, Austin had 91 potties for every one of their citizens. This equates to 28,922,250 of flushed water every day going right into the sewer. I did read a headline this week stating that alcohol sales were up 13% – maybe the two are tied together? Rounding out the top and bottom were Boulder with the number 1 spot and Seattle as number 10.
As reported by Marcus and Millichap, a nationwide commercial investment firm, the Austin economy should continue to fare well for the rest of the year. Of course we are now close to the end of the year so this year’ predictions should be easier to make. Nevertheless they predict that Austin will add 33,500 new jobs. This and the strong population growth these folks want places to shop and restaurants to go to with their family and friends. So it makes good sense to own Austin Area real estate, after all these folks have to live somewhere!