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April 2016

There are 3 blog entries for April 2016.

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics April 2016

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 1:45pm. 1,417 Views

Canyonside home AustinEven with almost eight percent increase in home prices, Austin home sales also up -- over nine percent

Austin home prices rose yet again this March 2016, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. The median single-family home price in Austin rose to $278,000 in March 2016, an increase of 7.8 percent year-over-year. Average home price saw a smaller increase, at 4.5 percent. Even with the price increases the Austin market has seen, home sales also continued to rise, increasing to 2,552 home sales in March 2016, an increase of 9.3 percent.

Austin’s low housing inventory, which is part of the reason home prices have trended upward, dropped 0.2 months compared to March 2015, for a housing supply of

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Austin-Round Rock the Sixth Most Educated Metro in the U.S.

Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 3:40pm. 1,298 Views

University of Texas AustinAustin-Round Rock is the sixth most educated metro area in the country, according to personal finance website ValuePenguin. Based on a study of data from the 200 most populous metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, ValuePenguin looked at factors such as level of schooling attainment, education in relation to poverty, school quality, and education in relation to employment in order to determine the rankings.

Austin-Round Rock scored highest in Attainment, coming in at 16th in the U.S. Attainment is the percentage of the 25-and-older population that has reached specific levels of education, such as completing high school, college, a masters’ degree, etc. Austin-Round Rock’s second highest ranking was School Quality, at 22nd in the nation.

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Austin Population Surpasses Two Million, Texas Leads the Nation in Population Growth

Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 4:39pm. 1,629 Views

Austin Texas populationAustin, Texas has reached a new population record, surpassing the two-million mark, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau also reported that four Texas metro areas -- Austin-Round Rock, San Antonio-New Braunfels, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington -- collectively added more people in 2015 than any other state, adding about 412,000 people.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land added 159,000 people between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington added 145,000 residents. And San Antonio-New Braunfels and Austin-Round Rock each added over 50,000 people, which pushed Austin over the two-million mark. Texas as a whole gained about 490,000 people.

Austin’s specific population gain was 57,395, which

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