HousingWire – Megan Hopkins
It seems the Dallas-Fort Worth area housing market is luring many national homebuilders to the area. At least that’s what Phil Crone, executive officer at the Dallas Builders Association, claimed Monday. "Obviously home builders are going to flock to where the population growth and, more specifically, job growth is," Crone said. "And the job growth is certainly as strong here in Dallas as it is anywhere in the country." In fact, eight of the 15 cities with the fastest growth in the U.S. are in Texas, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. At the top of the list was the Central Texas town of San Marcos, which saw its population grow by 4.9%, surpassing the 50,000-population mark. No other state has more than one city that made it to the top-15 list. Texas also is the fastest-growing state in the nation in both jobs and population.