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Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Sam Chapman

The effect will have some dependance on the level of employees and their salaries. The layoff of lower pay folks will probably impact the rental market in the immediate area, driving prices down a bit. If some of these are highly compensated folks, areas like the north shore of Lake Travis could see some more homes on the market.

Dee Copeland

Thanks Sam!

I don't see this affecting all areas of Austin or homes in higher price ranges. I work mostly South of 183 (East, Central and South). We rarely have Dell employees come that far to live.

Seems like North Lake and North Austin are more affected if salaries are in the higher ranges. At the lower end of the pay scale, the rental markets in Round Rock and Pflugerville, perhaps Manor will see a decline. That's a lot of jobs even though the facility will be phased out over time.

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