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housing supply

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Part of the Supply solution?

Local land use policies and zoning decisions can help to expand the types and prices of housing available. Here’s a look at some relevant history in the Austin area. Continue reading

The inventory shortage is a national issue

The severe shortage of homes for sale is not just a Central Texas issue … it affects the entire U.S. Here’s why. Continue reading

Five-year market comparison — supply-demand tension increases

Sales soar, supply sinks, and prices rise. That’s been true for almost 8 years in Austin, but not like this year! 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

A quick follow-up: Austin growth

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

First-half 2019 Market Performance

A few weeks ago I promised to update my market dashboard through June. I’ll add some comments later about the dashboard and about what how our market behaved January-June 2019. To start, here are the primary metrics I have watched for many years: The first chart isn’t as complicated as it looks. The orange line … Continue reading

Related news …

Interesting market views from Inman and the Austin American-Statesman … Continue reading

Market Growth Continues

Ultimately, all market cycles turn, and this one will too, but job and population growth remain strong in the Austin area, supporting continuing strength in residential real estate.  We might be seeing some resistance, though. Continue reading

Market Dashboard – 2017 recap

Expect inventory constraints to remain with us in 2018, and for high demand to continue.  Some geographic areas and price ranges will experience this differently, but it looks like another wild ride ahead this year. Continue reading

More on Housing Supply and New Construction

If all new Austinites purchased single family homes from 2006 to 2017, then we would have been more than 81,000 units under-supplied! Continue reading