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Real Estate - Austin TX Homes for Sale - Closings up, Pendings down

Real Estate - Austin TX Homes for Sale - Closings for residential real estate in Austin TX were up in May, by 24% compared to May 2009, with a total of $508M in inventory, being 2074 single family homes. That sounds like a great number, right?

Well, let's look at some other things going on.  The median price of Austin TX actually decreased 2% in May over last year, to $192k, however, this number is up from last month April 2010 at only $190,700.  Two percent is nothing to lose sleep over, as Austin is still a bargain being under $200k, on average.

A startling number to look at is that pending sales decreased 34% compared to May 2009. Why? My theory, and many other people's theories is that the tax credit expired on April 30, so people rushed and rushed to get under contract by the deadline, and then this huge sigh of relief or frustration was let out by all the buyers. Buyers who contracted in time are loving life. The buyers who didn't find a home in time are very frustrated, and many have decided to wait and calm down before moving forward again.

Even though pending sales decreased such a large number, the average days on the market for the listings in the area have gone down a whopping 20%!! That's huge! So, even though there were less sales, the homes that are on the market for buyers to chose from are selling quicker, in a mere 63 days.

So, where does that leave us here in Austin TX and the surrounding Hill Country area? It's summer, it's hot, people are on vacation, but the serious buyers are still out there. If your house is on the market, make sure it's priced and presented properly. The more obstacles a buyer has to go through to view your home, the less chance your home will be on the pending list for next month!

Call or email me today, and let's discuss your particular situation to get the best results for you. When you get serious about selling, you get top dollar!


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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
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Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • June 26 2010 07:05PM


I am with you, I still think that in many market sectors Austin is still a bargain. Coupled with the continuing increase in population from folks moving here, it bodes well for a stable real estate market (which seems pretty rare these days)!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Your writers block is gone, nothing but quality from now on for you...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 10 years ago

Russell, I've been showing a lot of Cedar Park and Round Rock for the lower, bargain sector, but I still can't wait for the higher end to come back a little stronger!

Paul, Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

Hopefully lower end sales will pick up more to stimulate the resale market for the higher end's happening in Central neighborhoods but stickier NW where I have been working lately.

Posted by Jeff Harris, Selling Austin. Every Day over 10 years ago