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April 2019

There are 2 blog entries for April 2019.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Austin #1 Best Place to Live

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 3:38pm. 316 Views

Austin best place to liveU.S. News and World Report ranked Austin, Texas at the top of its annual Best Places to Live in the USA 2019 report. With a total score of 7.6 overall, Austin received high marks for its desirability, with people “drawn to the Texas capital's music, outdoor spaces and cultural institutions.”

For the report, U.S. News analyzed 125 U.S. metro areas for quality of life, job market, value, and people's desire to live there. For desirability, Austin tied for its highest score with nine out of 10. Net migration also ranked a nine. Job market came in at 7.4, quality of life was 7.3, and value was 6.7.

Value ranked lower due to a median home price well over the national median, at $292,500 locally versus $226,500 nationally. While this was seen as a “a

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics April 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 3:17pm. 427 Views

Austin home pricesAustin-Area Real Estate Up Slightly in March 2019

Austin-area real estate experienced a small uptick in March 2019, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® Central Texas Housing Market report. Sales of single-family homes in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area increased 1.9 percent in March 2019, to 2,740 home sales. Median price increased 0.8 percent to $305,000, from $302,500 in March of 2018.

Total sales dollar volume for the Austin area increased 1.2 percent compared to March 2018 to $1,064,124,011. New listings were down 2.2 percent, while active listings were up 8.4 percent and pending sales were up 18.4 percent. Inventory increased by 0.2 months to reach a supply of 2.4 months.

The City of Austin experienced a decline in

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