Austin-Round Rock Housing Market Still on Record Pace – newsradioklbj.com

Austin-Round Rock Housing Market Still on Record Pace – newsradioklbj.com

Real estate closings dipped a bit in the latest Central Texas Housing Report from the Austin Board of Realtors.  According to that report,closed listings dipped 4.9% to 3,215 across the Austin-Round Rock MSA in November. This occurred even as the housing market remains on track for a record-breaking year, with closed listings outpacing 2020 by 3.1% last month.

In November, 53% of the 3,215 closed listings —1,694 homes —sold between $250,000 and $500,000, today’s typical price range for first-time and first-time move-up homebuyers. This data indicates that despite a fast-paced market and record-low inventory, opportunity still exists to find the right home.

“We have all seen the headlines about our housing market and the Austin Board of REALTORS® knows that it is competitive, however, when you dig a little deeper, you can see that there is plenty of opportunity and our market is still readily accessible for homebuyers across all price levels,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “This doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to find a home here, but it does demonstrate that by working with a licensed REALTOR®, homebuyers and renters can find something that works for their budget and housing needs.”

In November, median sales price rose 29.7% to $470,000 — a record for the month of November — and sales dollar volume rose 20.5% to $1,882,296,166. New listings increased 6.7% to 2,950 as active listings ticked down 2.2% to 2,768. Concurrently, pending listings rose 7.6% to 3,407 as inventory dropped 0.1 months to 0.8 months of inventory. Homes spent an average of 22 days on the market, down 13 days from November 2020.

“We are selling a record or near record number of homes every month because of the popularity of our region, driven by economic opportunities and the quality of life we are so accustomed to. While inventory is still low, we can attribute this to the high demand for our market and the churn of new homes being listed and selling in just over three weeks in most cases. We have a high-demand market that can still be accessible for first-time and move-up buyers and, because of that, the real estate industry is helping contribute to the economic growth across the region.”

City of Austin

In the city of Austin, the median home price rose 24.2% year over year to $540,000­­––a record for the month of November. Home sales decreased 4.3% to 1,053 sales, while sales dollar increased 17.6% to $705,190,726. During the same period, new listings decreased 1.9% to 880 listings, active listings dropped 22.2% to 822 listings, while pending sales increased 3.6% to 1,049 pending sales. Monthly housing inventory decreased 0.3 months year over year to 0.7 months of inventory.

Travis County

At the county level, home sales also decreased 5.5% to 1,622 sales, while sales dollar volume increased 16.4% to $1,112,101,674. The median price for a home also increased 24.6% year over year to $529,500. During the same period, new listings decreased 2.7% to 1,356 listings, while active listings declined by 13.6% to 1,311 listings. Pending sales increased 5% to 1,672 pending sales as monthly housing inventory decreased 0.1 months year over year to 0.8 months of inventory.

Williamson County

In Williamson County, November homes sales decreased 1.3% to 1,105 sales, while sales dollar volume rose 37.2% to $549,681,505. The median price rose 36.5% to $445,000, and new listings increased 12% to 1,011 listings. During the same period, …….

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