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Market moving toward “normal”?

Resistance to increasing prices correlates with increasing Days to Sell, but doesn’t indicate a sharp downturn for our market.  Indeed, this is the way a healthy, properly-functioning market works. Continue reading

Affordability and Austin-area schools

Not only do rising home prices in the city of Austin cause urban sprawl and exacerbate transportation/mobility issues throughout the region, but they are also contributing to an ongoing loss of students in Austin ISD. Continue reading

Market Dashboard Update, 3Q 2018

Market economists remain confident in our strong market conditions through 2019 and into 2020, and I agree.  Inevitably, however, we will see prices moderate, interest rates increase, “days on market” grow, and inventory begin to catch up with demand. Continue reading

Thoughts on this Market Cycle – Trends to Watch

I have written recently that we might be seeing some signs of movement in the direction of more normal market conditions. The latest local data seems to reinforce that opinion. Continue reading

Market Dashboard – 1H 2018 in review

Monthly prices have been consistently exceeding (and lifting) the long-term trend for all of 2 1/2 years now.  If there is risk in our market that may be it, but if buyers begin to resist then sellers will adjust.  Our very long market boom has been and remains driven by job creation and resulting population growth, but a functioning market will balance itself over time.  Continue reading

Market Shift?

I have heard recent comments from a few real estate agents that the market seems slower this year.  I have “felt” something different in recent weeks myself, but I trust data so I decided to check on that from 30,000 feet … Continue reading

Austin Market Price Distribution

Here’s an updated look at the overall distribution of residential sale prices across the Austin metropolitan area.  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 the Outlook for 2017

In “2017 Outlook” I provided links to several viewpoints on the Texas and Austin-area economy and housing market.  As I mentioned at the end of that post, last week I attended a presentation by Mark Sprague (Director of Information Capital, Independence Title) to hear his projections. An important theme of the presentation was “disruptive change,” in … Continue reading

So how much does housing cost in Austin? (Part 1)

Market-wide price changes are the result of changes in the distribution of prices across many price ranges. Here’s a look at how the price distribution for homes sold in the Austin metropolitan area have changed. Continue reading