According to a new report by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Austin ranked sixth in the U.S. as one of the strongest homebuilding markets for the year ending  August 2012.  Austin had 7519 building permits during that period.  Houston ranked first with nearly 27000 permits and Dallas came in second with 11460 permits.

Texas as a whole ranked well holding three of the top ten spots.  Fort Worth ranked 13th with 5074 building permits and coming in at 15th was San Antonio with 4886 permits.

According to the report here are the top 10 Metros:

1.   Houston TX

2.   Dallas TX

3.   Phoenix AZ

4.   Washington DC

5.   Atlanta GA

6.   Austin TX

7.   Orlando FL

8.   Raleigh NC

9.   Charlotte NC

10. Seattle WA

For more information on the report click HERE.