Austin-Area Home Sales Hit Six-Year High in 2013, Rising 33 percent
published on March 14, 2013
From Travis Country to Barton Creek, Austin-area home sales continue to increase. According to a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released last month by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, January 2013 became the 20th straight month of sales volume increases—and the most home sales in January since 2007.
“The Austin real estate market showed steady growth in demand throughout 2012,” commented ABoR Chairman Cathy Coneway, “and if the first month of 2013 is any indication, this year looks to be continuing that momentum in a big way.”
According to the report, the total dollar volume of single-family properties sold was $368,289,978 – 55 percent more than the same month last year. Homes from Legend Oaks to Falcon Point sold in higher numbers. Over 1,400 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in January 2013, which is 33 percent more than January 2012!
The Austin market also featured one percent fewer new listings, 25 percent fewer active listings, and 25 percent more pending sales in January compared to 2012. On average, homes spent 71 days on the market, which is a decrease of 14 days from last year’s numbers.
“The inventory of homes in Austin continues to feature unprecedented lows, and sales prices are starting to reflect that. Those entering the market should be prepared to compete for properties,” concluded Chairman Coneway.
The market featured 2.5 months of inventory in January 2013, which is 1.6 months less than January 2012 and the lowest inventory figure seen in the Austin area in the last decade. Additionally, the median price for Austin-area homes increased to $197,900. That’s 10 percent more than the same month in 2012.
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