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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

December 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

Region now has more inventory, increasing interest rates and construction costs contributing to affordability issues

AUSTIN, Texas – In 2022, the median price for a home in the Austin-Round Rock MSA set a new annual record of $503,000, according to the December 2022 and Year-End Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Despite this record, the housing market continued shifting towards buyers as home sales declined 18.3% to 33,547 homes sold last year and inventory increased, with homes on the market for 31 days, 11 days more than in 2021.

In 2022, the median price in the MSA rose 11.4% to $503,000. Sales dollar volume dipped 9.8% to yield a $21,018,159,929 impact on the Austin-area economy. New listings stayed flat, and the year ended with 45,949 homes listed as pending sales dropped 24.2% to 31,633 homes.

In the month of December, closed listings

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November 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas —For the first time since February 2019, median home prices in the Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced a 0% year over year increase, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® November 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report. As housing inventory and days on the market continue to steadily increase across the MSA, the report indicates normal market activity could be here to stay, as Austin’s housing market maintains its trajectory toward balance and sustainability. For the first time since the spring of 2020, there were no records broken for home sales or median price in either the MSA or City of Austin.

Last month, home sales declined by 36.6% to 2,026 closed listings— the largest drop in closings by percentage since May 2020 during the initial COVID-19 economic hesitancy when closings fell 29.2%. Sales dollar volume fell by 36.8% to $1,175,435,108 as new listings declined 17.8% to

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October 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas — According to the Austin Board of REALTORS®October 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report, median home prices across the MSA continued their recent trend of more stable and sustainable appreciation even while hitting $474,900—a record for the month of October. The data indicates the continued return to normal activity, with inventory also rising to 3.2 months of inventory, half the amount of housing inventory needed for a market to be considered balanced.

Last month, sales dollar volume fell by 24.6% to $1,346,229,031 as new listings declined 13.1% to 3,255 listings across the MSA. The median price increased by only 4.9% to $474,990—setting a median price record for the month of October. Pending listings dropped by 40.0% to 2,141 listings and available inventory increased by 2.2 months to 3.2 months of inventory.

In October, homes spent an average of 47 days on market, up 26 days

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September 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, TX — In September, the Austin–Round Rock MSA housing market continued to return to normal activity with more available supply and a softer appreciation of home price growth according to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Home sales declined 18.5% to 2,992 closed listings as active listings were up 162.4% to 9,671 listings—the highest number of active listings in the MSA since July 2011.

Last month, sales dollar volume fell by 12.7% to $1,777,575,531 as new listings declined 3.8% to 3,967 listings across the MSA. The median price increased by only 5.6% to $470,000—setting a median price record for the month of September. Pending listings fell by 29.7% to 2,365 listings and available inventory increased by 2.1 months to 3.1 months of inventory, a little more than half the amount of inventory for a market to be considered balanced.

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August 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market continued its normalizing trend for the third consecutive month, boosted by a more sustainable rate of price growth and more available supply, according to The Austin Board of REALTORS® August 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report.

Active listings in the five-county area skyrocketed 170.2%, causing housing inventory to reach 2.9 months – the highest inventory level since September 2018. Additionally, year-over-year home price growth was less than 6% for the first time since June 2020. The median home price increased by 5.5% annually to $496,039, setting a price record for the month of August while also indicating a normalization of home price appreciation that economists say is consistent with historical norms.

In August, residential home sales declined 23% year over year to 2,924 closed sales. Sales dollar volume declined 14.7.% to $1,844,350,661, while new listings dipped slightly at 6.2%

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July 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market continued to trend towards more normal and sustainable levels in July, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® July 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report. Median price grew by only 8% year over year to $515,000, a record for the month of July but the first-time home price growth has been in the single digits since June 2020. The region’s housing inventory reached 2.7 months — the highest level of inventory since November 2018.

In July, residential home sales declined 28.3% year over year to 2,849 closed sales, sales dollar volume declined 21.9.% to $1,837,933,383, and new listings remained consistent with a 0.2% decline to 5,142 listings. The average close to list price for residential homes was 98.8% in July 2022, a significant change from the average 104.1% close to list price for the first half of the

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June 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, TX — According to the Austin Board of REALTORS®June and Mid-Year 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report, a triple-digit gain in active listings year over year pushed housing inventory levels over two months in the Austin-Round Rock MSA for the first time since November 2019. Combined with a dip in residential home sales activity and slowing pace of home price growth in June, the data indicates a decelerating Austin housing market that is beginning to return to pre-COVID normalcy.

Last month across the MSA, residential home sales declined 20.3% year over year to 3,441 closed sales as the median price rose 13%, setting a record of $537,475 for the month of June. Sales dollar volume dropped 9.9% to $2,301,865,479 while new listings jumped 19.6% to 6,160 listing.

The number of homes on the market skyrocketed 217.8% to 7,090 active listings, causing housing inventory to jump to

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May 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, TX — According to the Austin Board of REALTORS®May 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report, active listings experienced triple-digit percentage growth year over year and inventory rose to over one month of inventory for the first time in seven months. The data indicates the market is calming as typical seasonality is returning in terms of the number of closings, even as sales dollar volume sustained a positive lift.

Last month across the MSA, residential home sales declined 6.7% year over year to 3,633 closed sales as the median price rose 19.6%, maintaining the all-time record of $550,000 set in April 2022. Sales dollar volume grew 9.0% to $2,482,046,786 while new listings also increased 18.8% to 5,231 listings, and homes spent an average of 15 days on the market, a day less than May 2021. Active listings skyrocketed 146.2% to 4,173 listings, causing housing inventory to

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April 2022 Austin and Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, TX — April residential home sales decreased across the Austin-Round Rock MSA for the second month in a row according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® April 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report. Despite the dip, the five-county MSA was just 216 homes shy of breaking the record set for April home sales in April 2021. Austin-Round Rock MSA market remains competitive as home sales dip in April. First-time homebuyers will benefit by being prepared.

In April across the MSA, residential home sales declined 6.2% year over year to 3,280 closed sales as the median price rose 19.6% to a new all-time record of $550,000. Sales dollar volume grew 11.6% to $2,231,215,686, new listings dipped 0.2% to 4,653 listings, and homes spent an average of 18 days on the market, unchanged from April 2021. Active listings jumped 52.5% to 2,763, causing housing inventory to increase 0.3 months

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College Admission Comparison Between Westlake and Westwood High Schools

If you are looking for best high schools in Austin area, Westlake and Westwood high schools are among the top. In this post, I will share more details on both schools, since many of home buyers are interested in these schools.

Westlake high school is the only high school in Eanes ISD, while Westwood high school belongs to Round Rock ISD. They are very similar in school size, each grade has around 700 students. The student-teacher ratio is 14 to 1 in Westlake vs 16 to 1 for Westwood. Both schools provide many challenging advanced placement(AP) courses, and Westwood also offers the International Baccalaureate(IB) program. The average SAT score is 1350 for both schools according to the latest Niche data.

Not only an excellent academic reputation, Westlake is also known for its sports championship, it won the 2021, 2020, and 2019 6A Division Football state champions. Westlake sponsors

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