Austin Ranks #1 in Forbes' 10 Best Bets for Housing in 2015

Erin Carlyle  |   January 9, 2015

Forbes recently spotlighted the top places to invest in the new year, whether for investors looking for rental properties or young professionals looking to make their first home purchase.

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“The key is to buy in cities with strong job growth that people are moving to, so that the stock of potential tenants for would-be landlords is abundant,” the article notes. The cities in its top 20 list all have strong job markets and population growth, relatively low home prices, and many are still considered undervalued. (View the full list of’s top 20 best cities to invest in 2015 at

Using Local Market Monitor data of housing prices and economic data from more than 300 housing markets with populations of at least 550,000, crowned the following 10 housing markets as 2015’s Best Buy Cities:

1. Austin, Texas

2. Provo, Utah

3. Houston, Texas

4. Orlando, Fla.

5. Dallas, Texas

6. San Antonio, Texas

7. Denver, Colo.

8. Boise, Idaho

9. Oklahoma City, Okla.

10. Fort Worth, Texas