Home Builders Association of Greater Austin The 2019 Austin Housing Market Was Hot. Experts Expect 2020 To Be Even Hotter. By Audrey McGlinchy | KUT • Jan 14, 2020 Julia Reihs / KUT Austin and its suburbs should expect a strong year of new home sales – barring a recession, maybe even the biggest year yet. Why Are There So Few Homes With Basements Around Austin? By Syeda Hasan • Oct 18, 2018 Montinique Monroe for KUT 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.