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Austin Market Dashboard, updated through April 2013

The trend has been clear for several months, but this month one chart from my dashboard really tells you most of what you need to know about the Austin/Central Texas residential market …. In April, 46% of all active listings sold! Continue reading

What does a HOT market look like? Austin!

Ask almost anyone who has purchased a resale home this year (or tried to)! If you’re in the market to buy a home these days, don’t say “let’s go see it next weekend.” It may well be sold before you get there. Continue reading

March Market Statistics

Supply (active listings) is down 28% compared to last year. At the same time, Demand (sales) is up 16%. Predictably, in that market environment, sales prices are rising — to a $220,000 median, up 10% from March 2013. Continue reading

2012 In Review

In Austin, there are no mixed signals. Living and working here, you can feel the growth. The pace of the real estate market feels like 2006 again, and maybe even a little more frenetic! My Austin Market Dashboard helps to explain 2012, and gives us a glimpse into 2013. Continue reading

Seller’s market? Well, mostly …

Even in one of the hottest metropolitan market areas in the country, there are huge variations in market conditions. Don’t read one article or watch a video about the seller’s market in Austin and assume it describes your property, or a property you may want to buy. Real estate is still very much a hyperlocal business, and you deserve detailed, professional consultation about your specific situation. Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard – updated through October 2012

As of October 2012, we have seen 17 months of year-over-year growth. Even in Austin, the past few years have been challenging but there is every reason to believe that 2013 will be a solid year in Austin real estate. Not all homes in all neighborhoods will be affected the same way, so consult a real estate professional about your specific situation. Continue reading

Market Dashboard – End Of Summer Update

The strength of the Central Texas real estate market continues …. Listing inventory is down, representing just a 4-month supply — solidly in seller’s market territory. The monthly unit sales pace is still about 20% lower than the peak of the market cycle in June 2006, but is almost 24% higher than the same month last year. Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard – update

Our market absorption rate has dipped over the past couple of months, but this is the fiirst time since 2005 that we have seen this metric bouncing around the long-term average of 21% rather than a much lower level. With continuing uncertainties in the U.S. political and economic scene, and in the world economy, these Winter months may remain a little soft, but if history is an indication then we are poised to enter a new growth phase in the local real estate market. Continue reading

Market Dashboard — what’s up in Austin real estate?

There is every reason to expect some seasonal softness in unit sales and prices in the coming months, but as I mentioned at the outset the Austin/Central Texas economy remains resilient. Economic strength continues to attract employers and employees to move here, that trend is filling available rental space and pushing rents upward, and as those new Austinites either sell homes elsewhere or just gain confidence in their futures they become Austin-area homeowners. Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard — updated and encouraging

Even as chaotic market conditions still dominate press reports about real estate nationally, the Austin/Central Texas residential market continues to demonstrate fundamental strength. Sales volume is up for five consecutive months, and average and median home values have appreciated all year. Local and regional economic results and expectations are promising. Continue reading