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What’s up (and down) with our real estate market?

Demand to live in the Austin area remains high, but home sales are limited by very low supply. Prices are rising faster again. Here are some details. Continue reading

Strong March performance … Next?

Some buyers are still waiting out the Covid-19 issue and/or are unwilling or unable to obtain mortgage financing right now, and the number of homes available remains at its lowest point since January 2001. How the regional economy reopens and confidence that Covid-19 is more controlled will affect buyer activity and real inventory growth. Continue reading

Preparing for recovery

The Austin area added significant listing inventory in March, and new pending contracts will boost April sales. I remain optimistic about buyers and sellers reentering the market when they are confident about doing so without jeopardizing their health. Continue reading

Covid-19 Market Impact?

Shelter in place orders may have distorted market activity in recent weeks, but I believe we were on our way to another very busy year in Austin-area real estate and we should be still. There is no reason for that not to be true. Continue reading

“May you live in interesting times” — Covid-19 and a brief market update

In the past, I haven’t shared the e-newsletter beyond my clients, but yesterday I provided them some updates that I believe deserve broader distribution. Continue reading

One last post on pricing (for now)

This is the third post in a series reviewing Austin-area home prices and summarizes the distribution of sales across specific price ranges. Continue reading

Market Dashboard – Year-end 2019

If you follow media reports about residential real estate in the Greater Austin area you know that we are still in a very “unusual” market environment. “Crazy,” some might say. 2019 was the seventh full year of significant imbalance between housing demand and housing supply. Compare this market cycle to others over the past thirty years. Continue reading

Mark Sprague – Economic Outlook

I recently attended an economic forecast presentation at a luncheon for the local chapter of the Residential Real Estate Council. Our speaker was Mark Sprague, Director of Information Capital for Independence Title and an analyst and prolific writer and speaker on all things real estate. I am pleased to offer some important insights about the Austin-area. Continue reading

New home construction in Austin still growing

As a result of the high demand for single-family housing, the Real Estate Center projects an increase in sales by 6.4 percent with a lift of 5.2 percent per square foot price. Austin will still lead the state in sales and price increases, expecting a 9.2 percent growth in sales and a 7.9 percent growth in price per square foot. 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