Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Austin Latest Market Statistics

Area Market Statistics

Austin-area home sales set records for the month of December, annual home sales volume in 2014
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for December 2014 and 2014 year-end totals

AUSTIN, Texas – January 21, 2014 – According to the December 2014 and Year-End 2014 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the Austin-area housing market set a record for single-family home sales volume for the month of December, as well as a record for annual home sales volume in 2014. This marked the fourth-straight year of annual home sales increases.

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “The Austin area experienced a strong, stable housing market in 2014, with year-end 2014 showing similar market conditions to those one year ago. Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau named Austin the third-fastest growing big city in America since 2000. That steady job and population growth has continued to drive increases in home sales volume and, combined with low housing inventory levels, home prices as well.”

According to the report, 2,283 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in December 2014, a 14 percent increase compared to December 2013 and an all-time high for Austin-area home sales in the month of December. In 2014, home sales volume slightly exceeded 2013 levels to set a new record for the number of Austin-area homes sold in a year with 27,768 homes sold, a two percent increase from 2013.

Over the course of 2014, median price increased eight percent over 2013 to $242,500. In December 2014, the median price for Austin-area homes was $246,530, 10 percent higher than December 2013. As a result, the total sales dollar volume for single-family homes in 2014 topped $8.6 billion, an increase of more than $673 million from 2013.

Housing inventory levels remained low in 2014, despite breaking an 18-month trend of monthly decreases in the second quarter of 2014. In December, Austin-area monthly housing inventory was 2.2 months, 0.2 months higher than December 2013 but still well below the 6.5-month inventory level the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites as a balanced housing market.

This slow rise in housing inventory was driven by an influx of listings throughout the last half of 2014. Active listings in December 2014 jumped 12 percent year-over-year to 5,077 listings, while new listings rose 10 percent to 1,546 new listings from December 2013. Throughout the year, new and active listings each rose four percent in 2014 to 35,423 and 5,734 listings, respectively.

In 2014, homes spent an average of 47 days on the market, or three days fewer than homes sold in 2013, while pending sales increased one percent from 2013 to 28,325 sales. Homes sold in December 2014 spent three more days on the market than December 2013, or an average of 55 days, and pending sales increased 18 percent to 1,623 sales during the same time frame.

Cooper concluded, “The Austin-area housing market is consistent, but so are its challenges. More homes on the market, at all price ranges and throughout all areas of Austin, will be crucial to maintaining Austin’s affordability in 2015. As one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. we must look to our new city council for a regulatory environment that stimulates and grows housing stock in a healthy, sustainable way.”

December 2014 Statistics
  • 2,283 – Single-family homes sold, 14 percent more than December 2013.
  • $246,530 – Median price for single-family homes, 10 percent more than December 2013.
  • $311,082 – Average price for single-family homes, six percent more than December 2013.
  • 55 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, three days more than December 2013.
  • 1,546 – New single-family home listings on the market, 10 percent more than December 2013.
  • 5,077 – Active single-family home listings on the market, 12 percent more than December 2013.
  • 1,623 – Pending sales for single-family homes, 18 percent more than December 2013.
  • 2.2 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, 0.2 month more than December 2013.
  • $710,200,206 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 21 percent more than December 2013.

2014 Year-End Totals

  • 27,768 – Single-family homes sold, two percent more than 2013.
  • $242,500 – Median price for single-family homes, eight percent more than 2013.
  • $309,975 – Average price for single-family homes, seven percent more than 2013.
  • 47 – Average number of days that single-family homes spent on the market, three days fewer than 2013.
  • 35,423 – New single-family home listings on the market, four percent more than 2013.
  • 5,734 – Active single-family home listings on the market, four percent more than 2013.
  • 28,325 – Pending sales for single-family homes, one percent more than 2013.
  • $8,607,385,376 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, nine percent more than 2013.
The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin real estate market.

Townhouses & Condominiums

The volume of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in December 2014 was 222, which is six percent more than December 2013. In the same time period, the median price for condos was $229,750, which is five percent more than the same month of the prior year. When compared to December 2013, these properties spent five additional days on the market, or an average of 55 days.

Over the course of 2014, 3,150 Austin condos were sold, which is statistically unchanged compared to 2013; the median price was $215,000, or 10 percent more than 2013; and condos spent an average of 43 days on the market, nine days fewer than 2013.

Leasing

In December 2014, a total of 1,214 properties were leased in Austin, which is 17 percent more than December 2013. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,450, which is five percent more than the same month of the prior year. In all of 2014, a total of 16,960 properties were leased in Austin, which is four percent more than 2013, and the median lease price was $1,480, or six percent more than 2013.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) builds connections through the use of technology, education and advocacy to strengthen the careers of its 11,000 members and improve the lives of Central Texas families. We empower Austin REALTORS® to connect their clients to the region’s most complete, accurate and up-to-date listings data. For more, contact the ABoR Marketing Department at marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636. For the latest local housing market listings, visit AustinHomeSearch.com.

* The inventory of homes for a market can be measured in months, which is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Austin Board of Realtors Press Release


Austin-area home sales, median price break records for third straight month in November
Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for November 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – December 19, 2014 – The Austin-area continued to break records in home sales and median price for single-family homes last month, according to the November 2014 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). In November, home sales and median price were the highest ever recorded in the month of November for the Austin area. During the month, single-family home sales increased six percent over the prior year to 1,934 homes sold and the median price for Austin-area homes was $245,000, an 11 percent increase from November 2013.

Additionally, Austin-area housing inventory was 2.4 months in November 2014, a small increase of 0.1 months compared to the prior year. Housing inventory remains consistently tight despite an increase in new listings of five percent over the prior year and an increase in active listings of nine percent compared to November 2013. Housing inventory in Austin has remained below 6.5 months of inventory for more than three years, which is the inventory figure cited by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University as a market in which supply is balanced with demand. In November 2014, homes spent an average of 54 days on the market, three days longer than the same month of the prior year.

Bill Evans, 2014 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “As the new year approaches, demand for Austin-area homes remains strong. Fortunately, listings are up year-over-year to meet some of that need, but demand continues to outpace supply, placing a continued strain on housing inventory and pushing up home values. That’s great news for Austin homeowners looking to sell, but as we’ve discussed all year, it continues to present challenges for affordability in our market. With the newly elected Austin Mayor and City Council, ABoR looks forward to continuing to advocate for the interests of all homeowners, ensuring our market can meet the needs of our residents and Austinites can continue to afford property in this great city.”

November 2014 Statistics
  • 1,934 – Single-family homes sold, six percent more than November 2013.

  • $245,000 – Median price for single-family homes, 11 percent more than November 2013.

  • $311,222 – Average price for single-family homes, six percent more than November 2013.

  • 54 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, three days longer than November 2013.

  • 2,067 – New single-family home listings on the market, five percent more than November 2013.

  • 5,561 – Active single-family home listings on the market, nine percent more than November 2013.

  • 1,893 – Pending sales for single-family homes, eight percent more than November 2013.

  • 2.4 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, 0.1 months more than November 2013.

  • $601,903,348 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 12 percent more than November 2013.
The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin-area real estate market.

Townhouses & Condominiums
The volume of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in November 2014 was 162, which is 24 percent less than November 2013. In the same time period, the median price for condos was $221,000, which is 13 percent more than the same month last year. These properties spent an average of 49 days on the market, five days less than November 2013.

Leasing
In November 2014, a total of 1,175 properties were leased in Austin, which is six percent more than November 2013. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,420, which is two percent more than the same month last year.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to educating and supporting Central Texas REALTORS®. ABoR proudly serves more than 10,000 members, promotes private property rights and provides accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the Greater Austin area. Home sales statistics are released by ABoR on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact the ABoR Marketing Department at marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636. Visit AustinHomeSearch.com, a public resource on Austin real estate, for the latest news on the local housing market.

* The inventory of homes for a market is measured in months, which is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Austin-area home sales dip for second consecutive month in August 2014

Austin-area home sales dip for second consecutive month in August 2014

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for August 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – September 18, 2014 – Austin-area home sales declined for the second consecutive month in August 2014 as rising home prices and housing affordability issues continue to affect the Austin-area housing market. According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales decreased four percent year-over-year to 2,835 single-family home sales in August 2014.

Bill Evans, 2014 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “A majority of Austin-area homes are now priced out of an affordable range for first-time and first-time move up homebuyers, where a significant portion of home sales volume occurs. We need a regulatory environment that supports the development of affordable housing stock for the future stability of our Austin housing market. As we prepare for the new districted Austin City Council this November, ABoR encourages voters to seek leaders that will address our housing and development challenges. The Austin Land Development Code basically needs to be overhauled.”

According to the report, median price for single-family homes jumped 11 percent year-over-year to $247,500 and average price rose nine percent year-over-year to $311,414. Single-family homes continued to sell quickly as they spent an average 42 days on the market, one day fewer than August 2013.

Monthly housing inventory continued to increase in August 2014, rising 0.2 months from the year prior to 3.0 months. While still well below the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University’s balanced housing inventory level of 6.5 months, Austin-area housing inventory levels could continue to rise as much-needed listings enter the market.

In August 2014, active listings jumped 10 percent year-over-year to 6,707 listings and new listings rose four percent during the same time frame to 3,310. In addition, pending sales increased one percent to 2,430 single-family home sales.

Evans concluded, “An increase in new and active listings is giving the market some much needed breathing room, but Austin’s housing inventory is still very low and has few affordable options. The new Land Development Code will be a crucial catalyst to sustainable market growth in 2015 and years to come, but it must be heavily revised in order to create housing options throughout the city that are affordable for all of Austin’s homebuyers.”

August 2014 Statistics
  • 2,835 – Single-family homes sold, four percent less than August 2013.

  • $247,500 – Median price for single-family homes, 11 percent more than August 2013.

  • $311,414 – Average price for single-family homes, nine percent more than August 2013.

  • 42 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, one day fewer than August 2013.

  • 3,310 – New single-family home listings on the market, four percent more than August 2013.

  • 6,707 – Active single-family home listings on the market, 10 percent more than August 2013.

  • 2,430 – Pending sales for single-family homes, one percent more than August 2013.

  • 3.0 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, 0.2 months more than August 2013.

  • $882,858,690 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, four percent more than August 2013.
The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin-area real estate market.

Townhouses & Condominiums

The volume of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in August 2014 was 308, which is 13 percent less than August 2013. In the same time period, the median price for condos was $212,000, which is nine percent more than the same month of the prior year. These properties spent an average of 34 days on the market, six days fewer than August 2013.

Leasing

In August 2014, a total of 2,109 properties were leased in Austin, which is three percent more than August 2013. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,500, which is seven percent more than the same month last year.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to educating and supporting Central Texas REALTORS®. ABoR proudly serves more than 10,000 members, promotes private property rights and provides accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the Greater Austin area. Home sales statistics are released by ABoR on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact the ABoR Marketing Department at marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636. Visit AustinHomeSearch.com, a public resource on Austin real estate, for the latest news on the local housing market

* The inventory of homes for a market is measured in months, which is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

November Austin Statistics


Austin-area home sales rise 14 percent, hit seven-year high for November

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for November 2013

AUSTIN, Texas  Dec. 19, 2013 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), the volume of home sales continues to rise as November became the 30th straight month of sales volume increases and the most home sales in November since 2006.

According to the report, 1,899 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area, which is 14 percent more than November 2012. The median price for Austin-area homes was $219,530, which is 10 percent more than the same month in 2012.

Cathy Coneway, 2013 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, explained, “With strong activity across all segments of the market, the Austin-area housing market has been full steam ahead through the holidays and the rest of the year, Our city’s population and job growth show no signs of slowing down, so 2014 will likely be another competitive year for Austin real estate.”

In November 2013, inventory remained at a historically low level of 2.3 months, which is more than half of a month less than November 2012. Additionally, homes spent an average of 51 days on the market, which is a decrease of 16 days from one year prior.

The total dollar volume of single-family properties sold was $555,757,542 or 24 percent higher than the same month last year. The market also featured the same amount of new listings, 11 percent fewer active listings and two percent more pending sales in November 2013 compared to the prior year.
November 2013 Statistics
  • 1,899 – Single-family homes sold, 14 percent more than November 2012.

  • $219,530 – Median price for single-family homes, 10 percent more than November 2012.

  • 51 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, 16 days fewer than November 2012.

  • 1,967 – New single-family home listings on the market, statistically unchanged from November 2012.

  • 5,119 – Active single-family home listings on the market, 11 percent fewer than November 2012.

  • 1,756 – Pending sales for single-family homes, two percent more than November 2012.

  • 2.3 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, more than half of a month less than November 2012.

  • $555,757,542 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 24 percent more than November 2012.
The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin real estate market.
Townhouses & Condominiums
The number of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in November 2013 was 223, which is 35 percent more than November 2012. In the same time period, the median price for condos was $195,200, which is eight percent more than the same month of the prior year. When compared to November 2012, these properties spent an average of 55 days on the market, or 38 percent less time.

Leasing
In November 2013, a total of 1,162 properties were leased in Austin, which is six percent more than November 2012. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,390, which is seven percent more than the same month of the prior year.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to educating and supporting Central Texas REALTORS®. ABoR proudly serves more than 9,000 members, promotes private property rights, and provides accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the Greater Austin area. Home sales statistics are released by ABoR on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact the ABoR Marketing Department at marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636. VisitAustinHomeSearch.com, a public resource on Austin real estate, for the latest news on the local housing market.
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* The inventory of homes for a market is measured in months, which is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Area Market Statistics by Austin Board of Realtors // Great News



Austin-area Home Sales, Prices up Nine Percent in October

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for October

 

AUSTIN, Texas  Nov. 21, 2013 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales and prices increased nine percent in October.

According to the report, 2,145 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area, which is nine percent more than October 2012. The median price for Austin-area homes was $217,000, which is nine percent more than the same month in 2012. 

Cathy Coneway, 2013 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬® explained, “Given the last year of steady sales volume and home price increases, many have begun to wonder if Austin is in a housing bubble. This is not the case. Industry experts say the growth of Austin’s housing market has been fueled by true demand, not speculation. Our city’s high growth rate – currently estimated at 150 people per day – is a primary reason why we continue to see increases in home sales and prices.”

In October 2013, inventory dropped back to a historically low level of 2.5 months, which was first reached in January this year and is approximately one month less than October 2012. Additionally, homes spent an average of 48 days on the market, which is a decrease of 20 days from one year prior.

The total dollar volume of single-family properties sold was $600,548,520 or 11 percent higher than the same month last year. The market also featured 14 percent more new listings, 12 percent fewer active listings and eight percent more pending sales in October 2013 compared to the prior year.

October 2013 Statistics

  • 2,145 – Single-family homes sold, nine percent more than October 2012.

  • $217,000 – Median price for single-family homes, nine percent more than October 2012.

  • 48 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, 20 days fewer than October 2012.

  • 2,559 – New single-family home listings on the market, 14 percent more than October 2012.

  • 5,540 – Active single-family home listings on the market, 12 percent fewer than October 2012.

  • 2,069 – Pending sales for single-family homes, eight percent more than October 2012.

  • 2.5 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, about one month less than October 2012.

  • $600,548,520 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 11 percent more than October 2012.

The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin real estate market.

Townhouses & Condominiums

The number of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in October 2013 was 288, which is 40 percent more than October 2012. In the same time period, the median price for condos was $209,000, which is 14 percent more than the same month of the prior year. These properties spent an average of 47 days on the market, or 27 percent less time compared to October 2012. 

Leasing

In October 2013, a total of 1,281 properties were leased in Austin, which is eight percent more than October 2012. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,400, which is eight percent more than the same month of the prior year. 

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to educating and supporting Central Texas REALTORS®. ABoR proudly serves more than 9,000 members, promotes private property rights, and provides accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the Greater Austin area. Home sales statistics are released by ABoR on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact the ABoR Marketing Department at marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636. VisitAustinHomeSearch.com, a public resource on Austin real estate, for the latest news on the local housing market.

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* The inventory of homes for a market is measured in months, which is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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