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Published:February 26th, 2013 20:10 EST
The Time is Right for Texans to Live the American Dream

The Time is Right for Texans to Live the American Dream

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

"The great state of Texas poised to lead the nation in housing starts in 2013."

Texas boosts the top three fastest growing cities in the nation. At  #1 " Austin,  #2 " Houston#3 " Dallas and following closely behind at #9 " San Antonio. 

The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) held their 83rd Legislative Session with local, state and national policy-makers last week in Austin, Texas. 

Adam Bakir, General Manager of Incredible Renovations, LLC, Houston attended the meeting and said, "This year`s meeting was the shot in the arm the home building industry needed." 

Topics of interest at this years meeting: 

  • Secure Funding to Implement the State Water Plan
  • Vocational and Technical Education to Meet the Demands for a Skilled Workforce
  • Increasing Funding for Transportation Infrastructure
  • The Protection of Property Rights
  • Business Taxes and Fees
  • Consumer Choice for Residential Fire Sprinklers
  • Reasonable Immigration Reforms
  • Sensible Energy Efficiency Standards 

According to the latest U.S. Census Report, Texas is ranked 43rd in home ownership. 65.3% of Texan`s own their homes, which is slightly below the national average of 66.5%. 

It is estimated that one year local impact of building 100 single-family homes in a typical U.S. metro area brings in $21.1 million in local income, $22.2 million in taxes and other revenues for local government and creates an estimated 324 local jobs.  Statewide it will create more than $22 billion in economic activity. 

The Texas home building industry serves as a solid economic driving force and will continue to be in the future based on the responsible decisions of policy-makers regarding long-term impact of cost and availability of housing. 

The future of the American Dream is bright in "The Lone Star State".

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