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Austin Area Home Prices – 4Q 2019

We certainly have an affordability issue in Austin residential real estate, but in the aggregate we haven’t hit a tipping point. The need for “missing middle” housing options in the city of Austin is very real, and now is the time to start. Continue reading

Optimism from home buyers

I wrote a couple of posts yesterday on another site but thought I’d share them here as well: Supply and Demand: National Story And A Little Local Data Study: Homebuying Optimism Bounces Back Up It has been several weeks since I wrote about price trends and the changes in the number of homes for sale … Continue reading

Austin strong and in demand

If you live in Austin this won’t surprise you, but this article appeared today in RISMedia. It’s more than two years old but apparently is still in demand by readers, and in my estimation still accurate at least as far as Austin is concerned: 5 Cities Millennials are Flocking To The fact that this has … Continue reading

Home Price Index comparisons

Austin’s residential real estate market climbed in 2012 and in 2013 began the boom cycle that we have enjoyed for almost seven years now, marked by very low inventory and rising prices. What’s next? Continue reading

Austin-area Market Dashboard – 3Q 2019

This market cycle is maturing, but we’re just watching the proper function of a market, and demand for Austin’s highly educated workforce and for the attractive lifestyle that Austin represents will continue to support growth for a while yet. Continue reading

Following up on Austin housing supply

One reason for our continuing struggle with supply vs. demand is that Austinites and staying longer in their homes, and we’re not alone Continue reading

Austin Housing: supply, demand, and prices

Demand for housing in the Austin area remains very strong and is forecasted to continue for another year or more. Homebuilders are catching up a bit. So far it’s not enough, though. Here are some key trends to watch. Continue reading

Market Pace and Pricing

Following up on discussions of increasing Days to Sell and resulting changes in regional home price appreciation … Continue reading

Investing in Austin real estate

Investing in Austin is still viable and needed in order to create more rental inventory for our growing population, but the market environment now requires more careful analylsis of costs and potential benefits than in years past. Continue reading

A quick follow-up: Austin growth

Big challenges require big solutions, but I believe we can get this done. Continue reading