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Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update September 2009

October 26, 2009

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) remained steady at 7.2% in September 2009 from 7.2 % in August 2009 with 5,600 more people employed and 100 more people unemployed in Austin-Round Rock in September 2009 than the previous month.  These numbers are due to an increase in the Civilian Labor Force by 5,700 people.  InRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics September 2009

October 8, 2009

Fall has arrived for Austin real estate and we have some positive indicators in our September market update to brighten the day.  First of all, there were 9% more homes sold in the Austin city limits during September of 2009 compared to September 2008. I can’t even remember the last time that we had a salesRead More

Austin School Rankings 2009

September 22, 2009

Below are the results of a study done by Children at Risk. The results were published in the September 20, 2009 issue of the Austin American-Statesman. As stated in the Austin American-Statesman: "Children at Risk’s Central Texas study ranked 47 high schools run by 31 school districts and charter operators, 79 middle schools run by 38Read More

Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update August 2009

September 18, 2009

Austin Real Estate vs Unemployment The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) decreased from 7.3 % in July 2009 to 7.2% in August 2009 with 3,400 less people employed in Austin-Round Rock in August 2009 than the previous month. In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate decreased from 8.2% in JulyRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics August 2009

September 7, 2009

As the peak Austin real estate season of our summer 2009 comes to a close, I’m seeing some strong positive indicators, but also some mixed signals from the August 2009 market statistics for the city limits of Austin. During August there were 14.2% fewer homes sold in 2009 than 2008. Median sold prices were down 5.9% overallRead More

Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update July 2009

August 23, 2009

Austin Real Estate vs Unemployment The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) increased from 7.1 % in June 2009 to 7.3% in July 2009 with 5,400 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock in July 2009 than the previous month. In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate increased from 8.0% in JuneRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics July 2009

August 7, 2009

We have rounded the corner towards the end of summer and have some Austin real estate statistics to share.  I’m pleased to report that the number of single-family homes sold within the Austin city limits was about the same during July 2009 as July 2008! Overall prices are down 5.3% in July 2009 compared to JulyRead More

Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update June 2009

July 19, 2009

Austin Real Estate vs Unemployment The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) jumped from 6.2% in May 2009 to 7.1% in June 2009 with 600 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock in June 2009 than the previous month. In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate increased from 6.9% in May 2009Read More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics June 2009

July 5, 2009

It seems to me that the Obama “stimulus” has helped keep the economy afloat given the slight “uptick” in Austin real estate sales volume over the last few months. While the market is still worse than 2008, the losses are minor compared to other cities around the country. Here are some recently notable news headlines about Austin,Read More

Austin Unemployment and Austin Real Estate Market Update May 2009

July 1, 2009

Austin Real Estate vs Unemployment The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock) slightly increased from 5.8% in April 2009 to 6.1% in May 2009 with 300 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock in May 2009 than the previous month. In comparison, during the same time period the State of Texas unemployment rate increased from 6.4% in AprilRead More