Lufkin experiencing growth in housing market

Lufkin experiencing growth in housing market
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 9:47am

According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Lufkin’s home sales were up by close to 20 percent this January as compared to last — a trend that local Realtors say is telling of the area, and the future.

“We’re in the best possible place,” said Michael Bryan, owner of Century 21 Bryan Realty. “The state population is increasing substantially, and people are moving east of (Interstate) 35, not west, and unless they are wanting one of the metroplexes, we’re in a good spot.”

Bryan listed the attractiveness of area lakes and forests as a major contributor in bringing people to Lufkin, as well as the fact that the state did not have to weather the housing market decline that has been rampant for the past five years.

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