By The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A dream of a big, spacious house in the middle of nowhere may have been the hardest thing to pull off.
It was a $2.4 million home that could fit a small ranch.
It was a two-bedroom ranch.
And it was a house that could be renovated in a weekend.
But in Texas, home building is often more expensive than it’s ever been.
Home builders are scrambling to find a way to meet demand as prices for existing homes soar and demand for new homes declines.
The state is in the midst of a housing bubble, and homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity.
The state’s housing market is still a bit shaky, but construction of homes is booming.
It’s a good time to be a homeowner.
The average price for a home in Texas is $1,600.
That includes all the taxes and fees and building costs, including the home taxes, according to the Texas Association of Realtors.
Home building is so good in Texas that it is a national trend.
It has been a boon to the state economy, with millions of dollars in new construction every year.
The economy has also generated a lot of jobs for Texas workers.
The unemployment rate in Texas was 4.7 percent last year.
But a shortage of homes and a housing shortage in Austin are making it difficult for the state to build more homes.
Some homeowners say the shortage of affordable housing is making it tough to find new ones.
And they say that could hurt the economy.
The shortage of home construction in Austin, a state with one of the fastest-growing populations in the country, has left many of the city’s low-income residents scrambling to purchase a house, or rent an apartment, to make ends meet.
That has led to an influx of new housing in Austin.
The number of affordable rental apartments in Austin has more than doubled in the last three years.
In a city with one-third the population of New York City, it’s a dramatic increase.
For Austin, where more than half of its residents live below the poverty line, the city government is trying to help.
Austin’s budget for housing is $30 million a year, down from $60 million last year, but it still represents nearly a quarter of the $150 million in annual budgeted for the city this year.
City officials are pushing for a bigger investment in housing.
They want to spend $1 billion more in the next five years on housing.
The plan includes spending $150,000 to buy a new home for a family of five, and another $150 to help a couple buy an apartment.
Austin also has a $300 million bond issue to buy land for housing.
The plan also calls for an investment in community revitalization, an effort to revitalize neighborhoods that are underdeveloped, underused and often empty.
That’s a strategy used in many cities around the country to boost the economy by investing in jobs, infrastructure and schools.
In Austin, the plan calls for investing in community development projects and a “housing stock plan” that would help create more affordable housing.
But it’s not easy.
The city has struggled to attract buyers, particularly low- and moderate-income ones.
Some of the biggest buyers are young people who are looking for a place to live, and they are not likely to be willing to pay the $2,400 a month they typically pay for a single-family home.
Austin, which has a population of about 9,000, has a median income of $47,948 and about 1 in 3 homes are in the city are in foreclosure, according the Real Estate Board of Austin.
For the past year, Austin has struggled with high housing prices and a lack of available homes.
The city has tried to boost rental supply, but the process has been limited, and some new construction has not even been completed yet.
Some say that Austin is a model for other cities that are struggling.
In Portland, Ore., city leaders have been trying to create a housing stock plan that would attract renters to the city.
The project has only been going forward a year and a half, and it’s still unclear how much the plan will help or hurt the city, said Mayor Ethan Strimling.
A similar problem is playing out in Miami-Dade County, Fla.
In its effort to create more housing, the county has been building a new housing stock, but many of those apartments are empty.
That could hurt its economy because more renters means more demand for rentals, and more demand means more people buying homes, said Robert E. Young, director of the county’s Housing and Economic Development Authority.
Some of the new housing is being built for single-parent families, which would hurt the affordability of those homes.
That’s a concern in Austin because of the large number of single-parents, according David Miller, an Austin-