Austin Real Estate and Central Texas Market Optimistic

Austin real estate news l homes for sale in AustinAUSTIN, Texas — The latest Austin real estate news includes a first market analysis of the year released by the Austin Board of REALTORS® and shows an increase in residential homes sold, up 4.3% year-over-year to 1,667 closed sales, and an uptick in pending sales, which rose 3.8% to 2,480 listings, according to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report. The data demonstrates that more options are available for potential homebuyers and sellers are feeling optimistic moving into 2024.

Clare Losey, Ph.D., housing economist for Unlock MLS and the Austin Board of REALTORS, noted that although still elevated, the recent decline in mortgage rates is contributing to lower home prices and the increase in closed sales activity.

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Austin Real Estate Chills: Prices Stabilize December 2023

Austin real estate market news for January 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing data shows that the Austin Round Rock MSA experienced a decrease in residential homes sold down 8.9% year-over-year to 2,295 total sales that resulted from a drop in demand. The decline in inventory turnover leveled Austin home prices a bit, with interest rates playing a key role in cooling off the market in 2023.

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® December 2023 Central Texas Housing Market Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA, experienced an increase month-over-month in closed sales by about 230 units. Sellers met the market where it was as buyers were challenged by some of the highest rates of the year.  Pending sales month-over-month were also up by about 20 units but seasonally comparing year over year, December was up by 13%.

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Austin Real Estate is Lit Up with More Homes, Lower Prices

Austin Realtor l Central Texas real estateAustin real estate market news for December 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing data shows that the Austin Round Rock MSA dropped 8.4% to $424,450 last month. The market is now illuminated with an abundance of homes, lower interest rates, and more attractive price tags. If you’ve been dreaming of owning a piece of Austin magic, now might be the time to step out of the cold and into a warm, welcoming home.

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Austin Real Estate Market on the Move: November 2023

Austin real estate market news for November 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing data shows that the Austin Round Rock MSA experienced an increase in residential homes sold rising 4.1% year-over-year to 2,337 total sales demonstrating that buyers are finding value in the market despite higher interest rates. October median sales prices dipped 7.5% and spent an average of 21 more days on the market year over year.

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® October 2023 Central Texas Housing Market Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA, experienced a decrease month-over-month in closed sales by about 50 units. Housing inventory is the best it has been in years and buyers are showing up.  Pending sales month-over-month are also down by about 50 units but seasonally comparing year over year, October was up by 12%.

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Austin Real Estate News October 2023

Austin real estate news October 2023Austin real estate market news for October 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing data shows that the Austin Round Rock MSA reached 4.0 months of inventory, the highest level in more than eight years. There was a drop in closed sales along with median prices indicating affordability and higher interest rates are tempering the market. September median sales prices were down 4.3% and spent an average of 24 more days on the market year over year.  

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® September 2023 Central Texas Housing Market Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA, experienced a decrease month-over-month in closed sales, indicating the market has cooled a bit. Housing inventory is the best it has been in years.  Cash buyers or those who can work with the financing options available, have a bit of a selection right now.  Those choices are creating a more competitive market for sellers  as home sales slow. 

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Austin Real Estate News September 2023

Austin Real Estate News including September market data and statisticsAustin real estate news for September 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing market shows that overall, the Austin Round Rock MSA is finding its footing. The number of closed sales and pending sales is continuing to increase year-over-year. August median sales prices while down compared to last year, were fairly consistent with July. Interest rates are still volatile, which continues to temper home prices.

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® August 2023 Central Texas Housing Market Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA, experienced an 8.8% month-over-month increase in closed sales, a healthy indication of buyer confidence in the market. Housing inventory also continues to show gradual progress with a year-over-year increase of 1.0 month to 3.8 months of inventory.  The Austin housing market continues to show signs of resilience.

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Austin Real Estate News August 2023

Austin real estate news August 2023 is here. The Central Texas housing market shows that overall, the Austin Round Rock MSA is showing signs of recovery. The number of closed sales and pending sales are increasing year-over-year, and the median sales price is stabilizing. However, interest rates are still volatile, which could put some downward pressure on prices in the coming months.

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® July 2023 Central Texas Housing Market Report, closed listings increased 0.6% year-over-year to 2,815 closed sales across the AustinRound Rock MSA. When considering July 2022 is when the market initially began to stabilize, and when combined with pending sales rising 14.5% to 2,892 pending sales, the housing market is poised for a strong finish to 2023.

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