Austin Real Estate News July 2022

Austin real estate news market data for June showed housing activity starting to ease off the throttle a bit and start pumping the brakes. According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® June and Mid-Year 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report, a triple-digit gain in active listings year over year pushed housing inventory levels over two months in the Austin-Round Rock MSA for the first time since November 2019. Combined with a dip in residential home sales activity and slowing pace of home price growth in June, the data indicates a decelerating Austin housing market that is beginning to return to pre-COVID normalcy.

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Homebuyers Ask If It’s Worth It

A year ago, homebuyers were more inclined to act on a macro level when looking at the low supply of available homes and the incredibly high demand. The supply is growing, which leads to more choices; giving buyers the ability to comparison shop. The market has shifted a bit to a micro level determining a home’s value based on the growing supply. Remember, a home is worth what a buyer is willing and able to pay. The ‘willing’ part is really key right now because it is more directly tied to a specific home, rather than any home. Continue reading

Austin Real Estate News June 2022

Austin real estate news

Austin real estate news market data for May experienced a bit of a shift. According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), May Central Texas Housing Report residential sales declined 6.7% year over year to 3,633 closed homes.  The Austin-Round Rock MSA maintained the new record median price set in April, at $550,000, but the real story is the inventory improvement as active listings experienced triple-digit percentage growth year over year and inventory rose to over one month of inventory for the first time in seven months in all of Central Texas.

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Real Estate Inventory Reaches One Month

real estate inventoryThe real estate market doesn’t appear to be at base camp anymore. It’s climbed the mountain, possibly reached the summit, and now seems to be hanging out, smelling the remains of the May flowers. According to ABoR’s Central Texas Housing Market Report, the real estate inventory for all 5 counties that make up the Austin Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS) and Austin – Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area is now at a one-month supply. Continue reading

Austin Real Estate News May 2022

Austin Real Estate News

What does Austin real estate news market data look like currently? According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), April Central Texas Housing Report residential sales declined 6.2% year over year to 3,280 homes across the Austin-Round Rock MSA last month. Combined with a new record median price, which rose 19.6% year over year to an all-time high of $550,000, the Central Texas housing market continues to outpace itself.

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Austin Real Estate has been Shaken not Stirred

Austin Real Estate Market has been shaken no stirred.If Austin real estate was a cocktail, it has been rattled around in a shaker in recent years. The mix of the jarring jump in home prices, the steady climb of interest rates, and now the gut-punch of tax valuations; it’s enough to make buyers, sellers, investors, and owners alike feel like they have just been battered by ice cubes in a beverage shaker. Continue reading