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Unit sales and home prices decline

We have seen slightly calmer market conditions over the past couple of months, but the Austin-area market remains seriously under-inventoried. That issue isn’t over yet. Continue reading

Calmer market conditions?

For the first time in months, we saw the gap between sales and listings close in July. We gained meaningful housing inventory for the first time in months. The crazy market isn’t done yet, but there are signs of progress. Continue reading

Market pause?

Market cycles do happen, and there are some signs of calm now. In the Austin area we are unlikely to see “normal” conditions soon, but I believe we will see progress. Continue reading

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