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Affordability Pressures in Austin

Much has been said over the past couple of years about housing affordability in the Austin area, and rightfully so. This is not hopeless, however. There are ways to address this trend, by allowing the addition of much more, and more varied housing stock throughout the area. Continue reading

A quick footnote — “days to sell” by price range

Following up on another post today about the market environment on and near Lake Travis, I want to comment quickly, that although lake-area homes are generally more expensive than the median home in the Austin metropolitan area, the market velocity issues discussed in that post are not price-driven.  Here’s a look at Days to Sell … Continue reading

A quick footnote — “days to sell” by price range

Following up on another post today about the market environment on and near Lake Travis, I want to comment quickly, that although lake-area homes are generally more expensive than the median home in the Austin metropolitan area, the market velocity issues discussed in that post are not price-driven.  Here’s a look at Days to Sell … Continue reading

Lake Area homes – hot market?

The Austin metro area has become a famous real estate market over the past couple of years — hot, hot, hot!!! Multiple offers and very quick sales are frustrating for prospective buyers, many of whom make offers for several homes before successfully getting one under contract.  These market conditions can also be discouraging to would-be … Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard — 3 HOT Quarters of 2014!

Actually, we’ve had much more than three calendar quarters of HOT market conditions in Central Texas, but I really want to comment on January – September 2014 here.  Since it has been a long time since I made time to write, though, I’ll remind readers that are new to my market dashboard, that the Greater … Continue reading

US existing home sales fall 3.2 pct. in October

http://www.mystatesman.com/ap/ap/business/us-existing-home-sales-fall-32-pct-in-october/nbydZ/

Austin Market Update through 3Q 2013

Low inventory will keep things challenging for home buyers, but not as frustrating and frantic as our market was in the Spring and Summer of 2013. Going into next year’s traditional selling season, builders will help more with supply, but demand will remain very strong as well. Continue reading

Balcones Village/Spicewood At Balcones – great neighborhood, great market

Like the rest of the Austin metro area, we will remain a fast-moving, under-inventoried housing market for at least the remainder of 2013, and probably for much of 2014. The flurry of activity in April 2013 may turn out to have been just that, however, a flurry. Nonetheless, I expect BV/S to remain a strong seller’s market for many months to come. Continue reading

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