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Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update December 2009

published on January 30, 2010

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) remained steady at 6.9% in December 2009 with 3,700 fewer people employed and 100 more people unemployed in Austin-Round Rock in December 2009 than the previous month due to an decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 3,600 people.  In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate increase from 7.9% in November 2009 to 8% in December  2009.  The United States decreased unemployment slightly raised from 9.7% in December 2009 from 9.4% in November 2009. Austin-Round Rock continues to be significantly lower than the National Average.
Between January 1st and January 29th of 2010 there were 274 single-family homes sold within the Austin city limits with a median sold price of $118.94 per square foot ($229,000), which is a 6.76% increase in the median sold price compared to 2009, and averaging 41 days on the market.  During the same time period in 2009 there were 299 homes sold (8.361% more than 2009) with a median sold price of $111.44 per square foot ($214,500), and averaging 76 days on the market.   

Bank rates for a 30 year fixed mortgage remain very low at 5.13% as of 1/31/10 according to With mortgage rates at all time lows and with the $8000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers and the $6500 tax credit for home owners now in place, there are plenty of reasons to buy an Austin home immediately.
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Source: Raw real estate data provided by the Austin Board of REALTORS® and interpreted by Austin REALTOR® Brian Talley of Regent Property Group.  Unemployment data provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.  Although the above information is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed to be reliable or accurate.  The information contained herein is subject to errors and/or omissions and are not in any way guaranteed as accurate or reliable by Brian Talley or by Regent Property Group LLC.

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