Home Builders Association of Greater Austin

Construction in downtown Austin last year.
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Austin and its suburbs should expect a strong year of new home sales – barring a recession, maybe even the biggest year yet.

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Lindsay Nakashima has lived in her East Austin home for about five years. As far as she knows, hers is the only house around that came with a basement. Nakashima says a previous owner dug out the space so he could park his car under the house.