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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 August 2021 Austin MSA housing market calming, still a top-market in U.S. housing market calming, still a top-market in U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas – According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) August 2021 Central Texas Housing Report, home sales decreased 4.6% compared to August 2020. The data indicates the market is calming as typical seasonality has returned in terms of number of closings, even as median sales prices maintained the gains made over the course of 2021. Despite setting a record for the month of August with a median sales price of $470,000 across the MSA, prices are no longer increasing at a significant rate month to month.  

As residential home sales in the Austin Round-Rock MSA declined 4.6% to 3,849, the median sales price jumped 34.7% year over year to $470,000—a record for the month of August. Sales dollar volume increased 18.7% year over year to $2,208,535,793. Monthly housing inventory dipped 0.3 months to 1.0 months of inventory compared to August 2020, the highest level of inventory across the MSA since October 2020.  

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Austin-area slowing sales growth indicates market stabilization in July 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – Residential home sales decreased across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for the first time since May 2020, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® July 2021 Central Texas Housing Report. Despite the dip, the five-county MSA was just 445 homes shy of breaking the all-time home sales record set in July 2020.  

“July 2020 established the all-time-high watermark for home sales in the region due to pent-up housing demand after several months of stay at-home orders and increased consumer purchasing power,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said. “As we have moved away from the post-COVID boom, the market has begun to stabilize. The typical seasonality for the summer returned as people re-engaged in other activities, including travel. There are fewer instances of dozens of offers over list price even as home prices continue to rise, albeit at a slower rate month to month than the surge experienced in

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Austin area volume of homes sold in June 2021 sets records

AUSTIN, Texas— According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) June and Midyear Central Texas Housing Market Report, 4,369 homes sold in June, a record for the month of June, across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an 8.6% increase year over year. The record setting number of transactions for any June on record contributed to an increase of 16.5% to 19,991 home sales during the first half of the 2021.

Across the five-county MSA in June, the median price increased 43% to $482,364—an all-time record. Sales dollar volume jumped 55.7% to $2,621,271,158, as pending sales slightly decreased 1.8% to 4,419. Housing inventory declined 1.1 months to 0.6 months of inventory. These numbers are consistent with a market that has seen more activity than ever before in recent months, and although the market is tight, more homes are being sold than in previous years.  

“In June, and in the first six months of the year, we saw a confirmation that Austin’s

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Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market continues to break records in May 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – The greater Austin area posted record-breaking gains in May, as the median home price reached an all-time high—for any month on record—of $465,000, while both home sales and sales dollar volume skyrocketed, according to The Austin Board of REALTORS® May 2021 Central Texas Housing Report.

“Austin’s housing market has become one of the most competitive markets in the U.S.,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said. “As new companies relocate to Austin and the city’s popularity draws in new residents, the sheer demand for housing has created a critical inventory shortage, reinforcing that affordability and accessibility to housing across our region is a real concern and should be a top priority for local leaders.” 

Residential home sales in the Austin Round-Rock MSA once again hit a record for the month of May, increasing 48% year over year to 3,976 sales, while the median sales price jumped 42.2% year over year to an all-time-high of $465,000. At the same time, sales dollar volume increased 116.2% year over year to $2,355,132,804. Monthly housing inventory

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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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