If you're considering buying a home but the economy's been holding you back, experts are saying now may be the time buy.
Over the past year homes sales have picked-up allowing sellers to raise their asking price.
"I'm trying to downgrade a little bit," said house hunter Alisha Lyrek.
For the past few days Alisha and her sister have spent all their time house hunting.
"I really would like to live in this area because I know it's a little more economical and there's a lot of fun things to do around here," said Lyrek.
But if she's going to do that, she'd better do it soon.
"Bell County is just growing, it's one of the fastest growing, if not the fastest growing county in Texas and we see that in our real estate sales," said Rodney Dunn Realtor Margo Wyatt.
Currently in this part of Central Texas there are more than 1,000 homes available for purchase.
With buyers acting more quickly, sellers have been able to boost their listing prices.
In just one year the average asking price for a home rose 2.3 percent, and there's a reason why.
"Interest rates have been so low for so long it just is time to do something," said Wyatt.
And the spike isn't just being seen by real estate agents.
Rachel Thomas with Kiella Homebuilders said her company is having to work extra hard, just to keep up with demand.
"A few months ago we were nearly sold out " said Thomas.
People are actually having to wait to get into one of these homes because they're selling so quickly.
"We have a lot of new homes coming on the market right now, a lot of them right now, " said Thomas.
And as Alisha and her sister continue their search, the hopes that they'll fine the next house to call home, is all that's on their minds.
"As soon as we get our other house up for sale, we're going to buy this one and pay for it and get it done with," said Lyrek.