Market: Fort Worth
Investments cannot be based on sentiments or emotions but…Texas holds a special place in our hearts as it’s the birthplace of Steve’s conversation from residential Realtor to commercial investor. While sentiments are nice, when it comes to investing wise numbers matter most. The good news? Fort Worth’s extraordinary stats for wise investors!
Top #20 for Business and Careers
Fort Worth is ranked #20 by Forbes as best places for business and careers and is also lumped into the #2 best pace for business and careers Dallas. Referred to as DFW these economies play off each other. The nominal 36 minute drive between the thriving cities provides a reasonable commute and is a gateway to multiple headquarters of national companies in a variety of industries.
From Kimberly-Clark (more than likely you’ve used multiple products from their line-up of paper based products ranging from facial tissues to diapers and beyond) to American Airlines, Sabre Corp, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines, ExxonMobil, AT & T GameStop, and Pioneer Natural Resources there’s no shortage of opportunity!
We love that DFW’s economy is strongly diversified with companies in paper, personal care and cleaning products, travel, technology, communication, entertainment, development of natural resources and more. This provides a significant buffer to weather tough economies and is a magnet for a variety of new and vetted professionals.
In the past seventeen years, Fort Worth’s population and income has grown by 60%! Homes once worth $69K are now selling for $150K (a gain of 117%)! What’s better? Crime has dropped nearly in half!