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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

Home sales jump across Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area in May 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – June 21, 2016 – Single-family home sales jumped in Williamson County and across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May 2016, according to the May 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

 

“Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in the Central Texas region, with properties priced under $500,000 selling rapidly,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “Williamson County homes are among the most popular in the region due to the county’s highly-rated school districts, access to major thoroughfares and proximity to major employment hubs in Austin.”

Williamson County’s population is less than half that of Travis County, yet only 424 more single-family homes were sold in Travis County than Williamson County in May 2016. Williamson County home sales surged 19.5 percent year-over-year in May to 1,028 single-family home

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Rising housing costs exacerbate Austin affordability challenges

AUSTIN, Texas – May 19, 2016 – Single-family home sales increased in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in April 2016, highlighting growing urban sprawl as rising housing costs exacerbate affordability challenges, according to the April 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

“Much of Central Texas’ home sales activity is now taking place outside of Austin’s city limits, with housing demand driving growth in surrounding counties,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “The City of Austin’s housing market is drastically different than surrounding areas. In Austin, home sales growth is suppressed, inventory is more constrained and home prices are much higher.”

In April 2016, single-family home sales increased 12.5 percent year-over-year to 3,863 home sales in the Central Texas region. Nearly 80 percent of those homes were sold outside of Austin’s city limits. In the

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Home area median single family price reaches $278,000 in March 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – April 21, 2016 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin-area single-family home sales increased 9.3 percent to 2,552 home sales in March 2016 compared to the same month the year prior. Median single-family home price also increased 7.8 percent year-over-year, reaching $278,000 in March 2016.

March 2016 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

“Home sales continue to rise throughout the region, but for many Austin-area residents, homeownership is just not a feasible option,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “Longtime Austin residents are being priced out of their homes and many are unable to live close to their work or school. As a city, we have to start being mindful of how our property development, appraisal and code enforcement decisions impact not only housing affordability, but also the diversity of our

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Austin median single family home price up 8.0 percent for February 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – March 21, 2016 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin-area single-family home sales increased by 2.9 percent to 1,783 home sales in February 2016 compared to the same month the year prior. Median single-family home price also increased 8.0 percent year-over-year, reaching $269,900 in February 2016.

This continued market growth further emphasizes the need for major improvements to reshape the transportation future of Central Texas.

February 2016 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, explained, “The challenges facing our region’s infrastructure are approaching critical mass. Austin-area residents are relocating farther and farther outside of Austin due to affordability issues and yet are spending more and more time stuck in traffic each year. With the rate our region’s population is growing, this is simply not sustainable.”

ABoR’s Transportation

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January 2016 Austin-area home price up while sales dip

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 22, 2016 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin-area single-family home sales dropped slightly in January 2016 compared to the same month the year prior. Home sales decreased by 1.9 percent year-over-year to 1,459 home sales and median price increased 6.3 percent year-over-year, reaching $254,999 in January 2016.

January 2016 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, explained, “If we’re going to successfully address our city’s continued affordability issues, we all need to work together. We’re excited that several business owners and community leaders are stepping up and bringing new, tangible solutions to the table to help alleviate some of the challenges.”

Developers such as President of Momark Development Terry Mitchell are working to provide more affordable solutions through projects that provide workforce housing or subsidized

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2015 sets all-time high for Austin-area home sales volume, prices

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 21, 2016 – Austin-area single-family home sales and prices set all-time records in 2015, as well as records for the month of December 2015, according to the December 2015 and Year-End 2015 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

December 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “Demand for Austin-area real estate was stronger than ever in 2015, primarily due to our region’s job and ongoing population growth. However, low housing inventory levels, rising home prices and high housing development costs have brought Austin’s housing affordability issues to critical levels. Median price for single-family homes in the Austin area increased nearly $30,000 in the last year alone.”

According to the report, 29,068 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in 2015, a five percent increase from 2014 and

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Austin-area home sales volume decreases in November while prices set record

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 21, 2015 – After increasing for five consecutive months, Austin-area home sales dipped four percent in November 2015 compared to the same month of the prior year, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). This is only the second decrease in home sales volume for 2015 to date, with the first decrease occurring in May 2015.

November 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “While November single family home sales volume decreased slightly compared to last year, year-to-date home sales volume continues to outpace 2014. With the Austin-area population exceeding two million over the summer, growth in Central Texas is showing no signs of slowing.”

According to the report, the median price for Austin-area single-family homes increased 10 percent year-over-year to $270,000 in November 2015,

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Austin home sales remain high, could signal record year for Central Texas real estate

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 19, 2015 – Austin-area single-family home sales increased year-over-year for the fifth consecutive month in October 2015, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). Austin-area single-family home sales increased by two percent year-over-year to 2,378 home sales and median price increased five percent by the same measure to $252,790 in October 2015.

October 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, explained, “We’re on pace for another record year and while home sales typically slow each fall, housing demand has remained strong far past the typical peak selling season. This demand stems from strong employment and our area’s high growth rate—factors that help create a stable housing market.”

In a recent Freddie Mac report, Austin was ranked the second-most stable housing market in the U.S. The report

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Austin-area home sales up for another month in September

AUSTIN, Texas – October 22, 2015 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area single-family home sales and prices hit an all-time high for the month of September. Home sales increased by seven percent year-over-year to 2,603 home sales and median price increased eight percent year-over-year, reaching $258,000 in September 2015.

September 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “While current demand bodes well for home sales throughout the rest of year, affordability issues continue to impact Austin-area homebuyers. Fortunately, we have two strong solutions on the November ballot to help increase housing affordability and support Central Texas infrastructure growth.”

On next month’s ballot, Proposition 1 would permanently lower the cost of homeownership in Texas by raising the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000 for most homeowners and

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Austin-area home prices set August record, outpace household income growth in August 2015

AUSTIN, Texas – September 22, 2015 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), Austin-area single-family home sales remained high in August, increasing eight percent to 2,943 home sales compared to August 2014. Austin-area single-family median home prices, for both sales and leasing, set a record for the month of August. Median home sales prices increased by eight percent year-over-year to $265,000, while median home lease payments increased by seven percent to $1,600.

August 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Statistics

Barb Cooper, 2015 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS¬®, explained, “As Austin REALTORS®, we’ve seen our city expand in ways we never could have imagined, but household incomes have not been expanding at the same rate as the cost of living in Austin. We will continue working with our city’s leaders to find a solution to the complex

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