D-FW ranks as one of the top U.S. property markets for 2021
But Austin is rated higher for the second year in a row in the annual Emerging Trends report.

Steve Brown with The Dallas Morning News reports for the second year in a row, Austin outshines Dallas-Fort Worth in a long-running real estate beauty contest. The widely anticipated report — in its 42nd year — quizzes hundreds of real estate pros from across the country about the best property markets for the year ahead. The study is done by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


But the real star of the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report is Raleigh-Durham, N.C., which was voted the top metro market to watch in the year ahead.