Austin Real Estate News July 2021

Austin real estate news shows the June market volume of homes sold set records once again.  According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) June and Midyear Central Texas Housing Market Report, 4,369 homes sold in June, a record for June, across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an 8.6% increase year over year. The record-setting number of transactions for any June on record contributed to an increase of 16.5% to 19,991 home sales during the first half of 2021.
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Austin Home Sales Keep Getting Hotter

Austin home sales keep getting hotter.  The greater Austin area posted record-breaking gains in May, as the median home price reached an all-time high—for any month on record—of $465,000, while both home sales and sales dollar volume skyrocketed, according to The Austin Board of REALTORS® May 2021 Central Texas Housing Report. Continue reading

Just Sold Olympic Heights beauty in Austin

Olympic Heights Olympic Heights is a South Austin community located in zip code 78748.  Located between Brodie Lane and Manchaca Road, just north of Frate Barker, Olympic Heights is an 800 home planned community developed by DR Horton.  Amenities include a dog park, jogging trail, and community pool. Continue reading

Want to Sell your Home? What Else do you Want?

Want to Sell your Home?  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University asked if I would write a blog article a couple of weeks ago directed to agents. The market has changed a lot in a very short time. As busy as I am, it has taken even me a minute to adjust, so it is hard to wrap my head around how hard it must be for new agents or even those less active than I. The article I wrote was about having a ‘show me the money’ meeting with buyers. Getting pre-approved for a loan doesn’t necessarily mean you have enough money to buy a home in Austin. It just means you qualify for a loan. Continue reading

Central Texas March Housing Market Madness

Central Texas March housing market data is out and the numbers certainly reflect the madness active participants have experienced first hand.  The Austin real estate market continues to soar at a record pace. One thing to note here is that we essentially hit the pause button last year on March 13. Was I essential? Could I still show homes? When could we leave our home? I’m not saying it’s not crazy out there, but comparing March YOY specifically is a bit of an outlier in terms of data. Time will tell. Continue reading

Selling a Home in Austin through the Looking Glass

Selling a home in Austin can be a strange experience as a homeowner right now. Austin is weird. Why should selling a home be any different? There are tons of mixed messages out there in terms of what to expect when selling a home in Austin. Yes, Austin is a hot real estate market. It’s been a hot market for years, that is not new news. What’s changed is the proportion of different buyers that make up the market.

Selling a Home in Austin

Austin has always had an influx of new residents. In recent years, the amount of inbound out-of-state new buyers has increased at an exponential speed creating a new narrative when talking about Austin’s affordability. Continue reading

Austin Real Estate News for March

Austin real estate in March continues to tell the tale of what happens to the housing market when supply and demand drastically become out of balance. According to a recent article from the National Association of Realtors, the market nationally needs about $2.7 million homes to level out. That’s not only a lot of homes but considering there is a lumber shortage, even new home production cannot adequately make up the deficit. Continue reading