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Real Estate Market Updates for Dallas and Austin.

June 2017 housing market statistics DFW

Home prices across the U.S. are reaching all-time highs, prompting worry over another boom-and-bust scenario like we experienced roughly ten years ago. Yet, as we glance across the state of residential real estate, what is clear compared to the last extended run of price increases is that lending standards are now much stronger than they were before. Incomes must be verified, a reasonable amount of money must be paid toward the home prior to purchase, and a more stringent loan approval process is in place to prevent a repeat performance of the Great Recession.

Unfortunately for DFW area millennials, the Dallas Morning News reports that “the average millennial in Dallas would have to save for 10.4 years in order to to afford a down payment on a

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Austin area housing market statistics May 2017

Single-family home sales volume experienced strong gains across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May, while home sales dollar volume topped $1.2 billion and set an all-time high for sales dollar volume, according to the May 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released recently by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, commented, “Housing is the backbone of our region’s economy and the heart of our communities. Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in and around Austin, indicated by steady growth in home sales and prices, listing activity and housing inventory. The concurrent gains in listing activity and inventory, in particular, are a positive

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 May 2017 Dallas/Fort Worth Housing Market Statistics

The nation's employment landscape and wages have both improved over the last few years, allowing for more people to become homeowners. Low interest rates have added to the mix, making it one of the best times to purchase a home in recent history.

When the economy is in good working order, as it is now, it creates opportunities in residential real estate and right now is a potentially lucrative time to sell a home. Houses that show well and are priced correctly have been selling quickly, often at higher prices than asking.

In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, this is no different. According to North Texas Real Estate Information System's monthly market statistics recently released, new listings were up in the North Texas region 1.2 percent to 13,240.

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May 2017 Housing Market Update

Single-family home sales increased throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in April, according to the April 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, "After a slow beginning to the year, increases in single-family home sales, homes on the market, and housing inventory across the region in April 2017 indicate that the Central Texas housing market is ramping up for a strong summer selling season.”

Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 3.2 percent year-over-year in April 2017 to 2,640 home sales. In the city of Austin, single-family home sales rose 2.2 percent annually to 827 home

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DFW April 2017 Housing Market Statistics

We can safely say that the first quarter of 2017 is off to a great start in the DFW area, although there was a bit of worry at the beginning of the year. New leadership in Washington aside, the policy shifts that can occur during such transitions coupled with the continuous low housing supply we’ve been experiencing were cause for concern. Steadily rising mortgage rates and ever-increasing home prices added to the tension. However, sales have held their own in year-over-year comparisons and look like they are going to improve as the busy summer time hits.

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April 2017 Austin Housing Market Statistics

Single-family home sales declined across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and increased in the city of Austin in March, according to the March 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS. Analyzing a growing disparity in market conditions among housing price classes, the report underscored the need for policies that create additional housing capacity to meet the market demand and a broader range of housing types throughout the region.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS® commented, “Growing disparities in housing market conditions at all levels of pricing represent an urgent and immediate need to fill the 'missing middle' in the region’s housing stock.

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March 2017 DFW Housing Market Update

Demand for housing has remained strong throughout the country, but particularly so in the DFW area. Low supply, as usual, has been making for an incredibly competitive atmosphere for those hoping to buy homes. Home prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory is causing affordability issues for first time home buyers and those looking for more affordable housing options.

Even with the affordability crunch, demand continues to outpace supply, making it a seller’s market. In fact, experts argue that this could be the best time to list a home on the market all year! Zillow recently released a report that narrowed down the best time to sell in multiple metro areas across the US. Dallas-Fort Worth’s ideal time frame to sell is listed as May 1 –

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March 2017 Housing Market Statistics

The Austin Metro expanded 2.0 percent from July 2015 to July 2016, according to the latest Census. That makes it the ninth fastest growth rate among U.S. metro areas, and Austin is the fastest growing metro of its size. The city continues to grow even faster than experts predicted, adding a net of 159 people per day on average (this includes births, deaths, and migrations). If we’re talking about migrants only – about 110 people per day moved to the Austin area last year. 

By this time most Austinites know the drill. Outsiders are being drawn to the city because of our extremely healthy job market and our exceptional quality of life. "Austin's enormous population growth continues to be driven mainly by in-migrating households drawn here by

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February 2017 Dallas/Fort Worth real estate market statistics

The new year has brought out a rejuvenated crop of buyers with renewed enthusiasm, excited to buy homes. Home sales may still inevitably start slow in the first half of the year due to low inventory. Continued drops in the number of homes available for sale could push out potential buyers who can't compete for homes selling at higher prices in a lower number of days, especially if mortgage rates continue to increase. North Texas Real Estate Information Systems recently released their monthly housing market report which cited rising home prices and dwindling inventory.

If you can afford it, now is the time to buy! Interest rates are still low, and home prices are still reasonable. They’re rising rapidly, however, with the median sales price jumping

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January 2017 housing market statistics

It looks like Austin’s surrounding areas have caught up to the cities low inventory levels, with Williamson County at 1.8 months of inventory and Hays at 2.5. Not surprisingly, the city of Austin itself sits at the lowest inventory of 1.4 months, making the whole Austin-area an average of around two months. What does this mean for potential homebuyers? It means that even if you’re looking outside of Austin proper, the market is going to be competitive!

First time home buyers searching for homes for sale in Austin might have to expand their search to the south or east where inventory is a bit higher, and prices are a bit lower. There are still great houses available near the city center, but they will cost you. The median home price in Austin right

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