Austin declared one of the hottest rental markets in the nation right now

CULTUREMAP - Austin is in high demand, and that's not going to change anytime soon. A new report from online real estate investment firm HomeUnion has named Austin one of the most desirable rental markets in the U.S. for 2017, making it a sound choice for local and remote real estate investors.

In fact, Austin is No. 9 on the report's ranking of highest demand markets, which means it boasts some of the strongest supply and demand fundamentals in the nation.

"An influx of millennial job-seekers drawn to the low cost of living compared to coastal markets, combined with growth in internet and technology sector jobs, make Austin one of the most desirable metros for renters," says Steve Hovland, director of research at HomeUnion, in a release.

And, a bonus for investors (but not good news for those striving to own a home), a limited number of Austin renters will graduate to homeownership. "Austin has a large population of educated millennials, so it’s unlikely that homeownership levels are going to go up significantly in this market, considering the all-time high levels of student loan debt," says Hovland.

Read the full story at CultureMap Austin.

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