That’s nice but what does that have to do real estate you ask? Well let me tell ya: It’s an indicator that our local economy is robust and healthy, and when you have a healthy and robust economy you have money in the local marketplace. And that equates to folks wanting to live in a nice home to park their new car. These week the stock market has taken a real licking, down 7% for the year. Meanwhile rents are up. It is a great time to own Austin area real estate!