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Expect 6.6 Percent Growth in Texas Home Sales in 2018, Says Real Estate Center

February 23, 2018

Single family home sales in Texas are expected to increase by 6.6 percent in 2018, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, even as builders statewide are continuing to struggle to meet affordable housing needs. It’s a “difficult task” to build homes priced less than $300,000, due to rising land costs andRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics February 2018

February 15, 2018

January 2018 shows continued strength of Austin-area real estate market: Record-breaking sales and prices could continue Home sales increased across the five-county Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area in January 2018, “setting the pace for what could be another record-breaking year,” according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® January 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report. Sold pricesRead More

Texas Housing Construction Permits Reach Pre-Recession Levels

January 31, 2018

Following a low-momentum period, Texas single-family housing construction permits jumped 17.2 percent in November 2017 to reach pre-recession levels, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. In Austin, construction permits were up 24.9 percent, with Dallas permits increasing 13.9 percent. Additionally, the Texas Residential Construction Leading Index reached its highest level sinceRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics January 2018

January 19, 2018

2017: Another Record-Breaking Year for Austin-area Real Estate Austin-area real estate achieved another record-breaking year in 2017, with home sales volume increasing 2.4 percent to 30,059 sales and median home price increasing 5.4 percent to $299,900, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® December and Year-End 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report. For home salesRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics December 2017

December 18, 2017

Austin-Area Home Sales Volume Up, Austin Volume Slows Home sales volume in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area increased in November 2017, while home sales within the city of Austin decreased, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® November 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report. Austin-Round Rock home sales increased 3.7 percent compared to NovemberRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics October 2017

October 24, 2017

Austin-area Home Sales Down Compared to Last Year’s Records Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area home sales were down this September 2017, compared to September 2016, and inventory levels were up, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® September 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report. However, experts indicate that rather than a sign of a downturn,Read More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics September 2017

September 19, 2017

Austin-area Real Estate Breaks Summer Selling Season Records The Central Texas summer season was the hottest it has ever been – in real estate, that is. The Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area reached its highest level of single-family home sales and the highest median price during the period of May 2017 to August 2017, accordingRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics August 2017

August 18, 2017

Steady July for Austin-area Housing Single-family home sales across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area increased 2.8 percent year-over-year in July 2017, with sales in Austin declining 2.5 percent that same month, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® July 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report. While Travis County had a 1.1 percent decline inRead More

Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics July 2017

July 22, 2017

Mid-Year 2017 Austin Real Estate Statistics For the first half of 2017, Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area home sales rose 2.8 percent year-over-year to 14,958 home sales, with median price increasing 6.4 percent year-over-year to $300,000, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® June 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report.. Active listings increased 15 percentRead More

Housing Prices Continue to Rise in Texas, Austin Highest Increase

July 19, 2017

The latest Texas Housing Insight report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University shows that housing affordability is a challenge throughout the state of Texas. While, nationally, home prices have risen 7.4 percent since 2007, “The Federal Housing Finance Agency Housing Price Index shows Texas homes are 43.1 percent more expensive than theyRead More