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Outlook for Texas Housing Affordability Outlook

May 30, 2022

Home prices in Texas continue to rise at a strong pace, according to a Texas Real Estate Research Center’s article, “Texas Housing Affordability Outlook.” The first quarter of 2022, Texas homes experienced a year over year increase in median price of 18.4 percent and a first-quartile sales price increase of 17.4 percent. This resulted inRead More

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Austin-Round Rock MSA market remains competitive as home sales dip in April

May 19, 2022

AUSTIN, TX — April residential home sales decreased across the Austin-Round Rock MSA for the second month in a row according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® April 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report. Despite the dip, the five-county MSA was just 216 homes shy of breaking the record set for April home sales inRead More

Is Texas’ Land Rush Slowing Down?

April 22, 2022

In 2021, Texas rural land sales reached “unprecedented highs,” surpassing the previous year’s sales by 17.8 percent. Yet, the year ended with a “surprising slowdown,” according to the Texas Real Estate Research Center, with 953 fewer sales than in the previous fourth quarter. “Fourth quarter 2020 was crazy,” said Dr. Charles Gilliland, research economist withRead More

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ABoR: March home sales decline and inventory ticks up as home prices set records across MSA

April 20, 2022

Population growth and increasing mortgage rates complicate an already complex housing market  AUSTIN, TX — The Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced a decline in residential home sales, while a slight increase in housing inventory coincided with a new all-time record for median sales price, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® March 2022 Central Texas HousingRead More

Texas’ Post-Pandemic Population Boom

March 16, 2022

While Texas has had a population boom “for the past decade thanks to its pro-business environment, relatively affordable housing, and friendly charm,” the “onset of COVID in 2020 brought another wave of newcomers,” according to Take Me To Texas: Post-Pandemic Population Boom by Joshua Roberson with Texas Real Estate Research Center. Between the summers ofRead More

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Austin-Round Rock MSA Housing Market Posts Strong February, Market Poised for Big Year

March 15, 2022

AUSTIN, TX —According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) February Central Texas Housing Report, closed listings increased 11.3% year over year to 2,581 sales across the Austin-Round Rock MSA last month. Combined with a new record median price, which rose 27.9% year over year to an all-time high of $499,995, 2022 is shaping upRead More

New Luxury Home Project Coming to Dripping Springs

February 24, 2022

Southern Land Company has purchased approximately 70 acres of land in Dripping Springs for a high-end, luxury home community. In a scenic and secluded area near Treaty Creek Distilling at the end of Silver Creek Road, the community will offer 10 homes on 1.5-acre lots and 17 homes on two-acre lots. Nineteen of these homesRead More

Austin-Round Rock MSA sales, new listings dip as experts call for updated policies to encourage more housing, streamlined process

February 22, 2022

AUSTIN, TX —In January, the Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market experienced an overall decline in closed sales compared to January 2021 as the number of closed listings fell 5.8% to 2,295, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® latest Central Texas Housing Report. Even with the slight downtick in closings and new listings, REALTORS® areRead More

Texas Jobs Continue to Grow

January 28, 2022

Texas added 50,000 jobs in December 2021, a 0.4 percent increase over November and the 19th month out of the last 20 that the state has added jobs, according to the Texas Real Estate Research Center. The 0.4 percent increase in jobs quadrupled the nation’s growth rate. Texas has recovered all jobs (in terms ofRead More

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Austin-Round Rock MSA Housing Market Sets Records in 2021

January 25, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – According to the December 2021 and Year-End Central Texas Housing Market Report  released by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), more homes were sold in the Austin-Round Rock MSA in 2021 than ever before, with residential home sales rising 2.5% year over year to 41,316 homes sold last year. “In 2021, we lived throughRead More