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George Wang
Broker/ Realtor®


Texas Fortune Realty
P O Box 160371
Austin, TX 78716

Phone: (512)694-6060
WeChat: GeorgeWangAustin
Email: GeorgeWang3@gmail.com
TREC #605970

Austin-Round Rock MSA home sales jump 37% in April 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – The booming Austin-area housing market continued to demonstrate strength in April, with soaring double-digit growth in both home sales volume and median price growth. The Austin Board of REALTORS® April 2021 Central Texas Housing Report is the first market report to provide a direct comparison to the housing market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“One year ago, shelter-in-place orders effectively ground real estate transactions to a halt, leaving uncertainty in the market,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said. “Although striking at face value, last month’s housing market activity demonstrates not only a strong recovery since last spring, but significant growth beyond that recovery.” 

Residential home sales in the Austin Round-Rock MSA hit a record for the month of April, increasing 37.2% year over year to 3,604 sales, while median sales price rose 41.6% year over year to an all-time-high of $460,000. As a result, sales dollar volume topped two billion in April, skyrocketing 95.5% year over year to $2,065,570,878. Homes spent an average of 17 days on market, or 28 fewer days than in April 2020. 

John Schutze, regional director and senior home loan officer at Texas Loan Experts,

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Austin area continues to set housing records in March 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – As Austin experiences growing pains associated with a city transitioning into a large metropolitan area, the Austin-Round Rock MSA continues to set housing records. According to the Austin Board of REALTORS®’ latest Central Texas Housing Report, sales volume lost due to the February storms was recovered in March and the median price for a home in the MSA rose by 28.8% compared to last year, hitting an all-time high of $425,000.

Across the five-county MSA in March, home sales increased 13.1% year over year to 3,603—a record for the month of March. At the same time, active listings plummeted 78.3% to 1,202 listings, keeping housing inventory at a record-low 0.4 months of inventory, or 1.4 fewer months than in March 2020. 

“The Austin-Round Rock MSA is one of the fastest growing in the country, people want to live here, and job creators see opportunity to be successful here,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said.

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Austin-Round Rock MSA home sales price to all-time high in February 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – Following the devastating Texas winter storms that thwarted housing market activity for nearly two weeks, Austin-Round Rock MSA home sales dipped for the first time since June 2020. According to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area home sales declined 8% to 2,389 sales in February.  

During the same time, market demand drove housing inventory down 1.2 months to a record-low 0.4 months of inventory and the median home price up 22.5% to an all-time high of $395,000.  

“Although the winter storms slowed activity in February, this does not indicate a market slowdown. We’re still very much in a sellers’ market,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “Across the region, a high quantity of offers, cash offers, and requests to waive appraisals or option fees are increasingly commonplace. Transaction contracts are complex with negotiations that require the expertise of a REALTOR® to navigate.” 

Across the five-county MSA, home sales dollar volume jumped 15.9% to $1,207,218,785, while pending sales fell 15.5% to

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Central Texas homes sales jump 23.9% in 2021 January

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin-Round Rock MSA home sales jumped 23.9% to 2,523 sales in January, according to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR).  

“The last week has shown us, once again, that our homes are more important than ever,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “Austin REALTORS® are not just local market experts in buying or selling a home but we can also provide guidance and resources for home repairs if your current home has been impacted by the winter storms. If you are currently in process of buying or selling a home, talk to your REALTOR® about how recent events might impact your closing timeline and what the appropriate next steps should be – this can include insurance policy terms or additional inspections that may be required.” 

Across the five-county MSA, home sales dollar volume skyrocketed 53.5% to $1,161,692,362 while pending sales increased 15.9% to 3,365 in January. Despite 2,878 new listings in January—an 11% decline from

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Single-family home sales, inventory levels increase across Austin MSA in July 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 17, 2017 – Single-family home sales volume held steady across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in July, while housing inventory levels posted strong gains, according to the July 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, commented: “In years past, the high demand of the summer selling season has further constrained inventory levels and further pushed up home prices. This year has been different, with steady gains in sales volume as well as listings and inventory throughout the summer. During a month when housing inventory should reach its lowest point of the year, housing inventory across the Central Texas region is at its highest point since fall 2012.”

In July 2017, single-family home sales volume in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 2.8 percent year-over-year to 2,892 home

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Austin-Round Rock single-family home sales volume jumps, tops $1 billion in May 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 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 today 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 sign that housing inventory could continue to increase throughout the aggressive summer selling season.”

In May 2017, single-family home sales volume increased 9 percent year-over-year

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Single-family home sales increase across Central Texas region in April 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – May 16, 2017 – 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 today 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 sales during the same time frame.

At the county level, single-family home sales jumped 8.6 percent year-over-year in Williamson County to 886 home sales

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Single-family home sales decline across Austin-Round Rock MSA, increase in Austin in March 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – April 20, 2017 – 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. The City of Austin’s CodeNEXT Zoning Comparison released earlier this week has given us a more tangible view of that need and confirmed the Austin Board of

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Home sales growth slows across Austin-Round Rock MSA, declines in local markets in February 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – March 16, 2017 – The February 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Reportreleased today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® showed a slowdown in single-family home sales growth throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in February 2017, indicating that the Central Texas housing market is beginning to normalize to more stable market conditions.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, “The Central Texas housing market is just now beginning to catch up to itself after years of unprecedented sales growth. It’s important to remember that current figures are being compared to very strong housing market activity in 2016, so a decline in home sales growth does not automatically mean that the market is softening.”

Mark Sprague, State Director of Information Capital for Independence Title, agreed: “Low inventory levels, high home prices and slowing job growth across the region are preventing a

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Central Texas housing market starts Jan 2017 strong with gains in home sales volume, prices

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 16, 2017 – Single-family home sales posted strong gains throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in January, according to a new and expanded Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, “Consecutive years of strong housing demand and sales growth throughout Central Texas have significantly changed housing market conditions in Austin and the surrounding region. The radius of local market areas with critically low housing inventory levels has expanded out from Austin into surrounding counties, shifting the price range of available homes in local communities upward.”

Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 7.0 percent year-over-year in January 2017 to 1,549 home sales. In the city of Austin, single-family home sales jumped 9.8 percent annually to 469 home sales during the same time frame.

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