3 Texas metros among the best middle-class housing markets

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Between 2010 and 2020, there were 6.3 million new homeowners in the U.S. Of those homeowners, almost 900,000 were middle-class earners, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. The report found three of the top five metropolitan areas for middle-income earners were in Texas.

Overall, the Austin-Round Rock metro area came in as the second-best market, with the addition of more than 63,000 middle-class homeowners. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington was fourth with more than 53,000 homeowners added, with Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land right behind with the addition of more than 52,000 homeowners.

The added homeowners led to tens of billions of dollars added to the aggregate housing wealth in each market as well as increases in the median property value and median income. The Dallas area saw the largest increase of housing wealth at $75 billion and median home value, increasing 59.1% or an added $93,920. 

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