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Texas dominates list of 2022's hottest housing markets

​​​NEW YORK – ​Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth have landed on National Mortgage News’ list of the 12 hottest housing markets in 2022. 

The Texas capital ranked fourth with a five-year annual projected population growth in 2022 of 2 percent. Austin also had projected employment and housing growth rates of 2.4 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively​. 

The report pointed out the number of high-tech companies moving into Austin as a major draw for the city. 

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked seventh, particularly for the influx of new jobs and diversity. The metro’s five-year annual projected population, employment, and household growth rates in 2022 are 1.4, 1.6, and 1.8 percent, respectively. 

The rest of the top 12 rankings are:

  • No. 1 Nashville, Tenn.;

  • No. 2 ​Raleigh/Durham, N.C.;

  • No. 3 Phoenix;

  • No. 5 Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.;

  • No. 6 Charlotte, N.C.; 

  • No. 8 Atlanta;

  • No. 9 Seattle; 

  • No. 10 Boston;

  • No. 11 Salt Lake City; and 

  • No. 12 Denver.

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