Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update July 2010
published on August 26, 2010
The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) decreased slightly from 7.4% to 7.3% in July 2010 with 4,400 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in July 2010 than the previous month due to an decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 3,900 people and a decrease in those unemployed of 500. In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate remained stable at 8.5% from June 2010 to July 2010. The United States unemployment rate increased slightly from 9.6% in June 2010 to 9.7% in July 2010. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos unemployment rate continues to be much lower than the National Average.
Between January 1st and August 25th 2010 there were 5479 single-family homes sold within the Austin city limits with a median sold price of $120.61 per square foot ($245,000), which is a 3% increase in the median sold price per square foot compared to the same time period in 2009, and averaging 61 days on the market. During the same time period in 2009 there were 5,404 homes sold (1.4% less than during same time in 2010) with a median sold price of $117.19 per square foot ($235,000), and averaging 69 days on the market.
Bank rates for a 30 year fixed mortgage remain very low at 4.42% as of 8/19/10 according to www.freddiemac.com. With mortgage rates at all-time lows and with inventory up, 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 top Austin Realtor® Brian Talley of Regent Property Group. The unemployment data was provided by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Austin American-Statesman. 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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