Austin home sales to surpass 2015 record levels amidst affordability crisisAustin home sales to surpass 2015 record levels amidst affordability crisishttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139842016-07-27T05:00:00Z2016-07-27T14:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN - Single-family home sales and prices experienced strong gains throughout the Central Texas region in the first half of 2016, according to the June & Mid-Year 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of Realtors.

“Despite the ongoing housing shortage and affordability challenges impacting our region, population growth and housing demand continue to drive home sales upward,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of Realtors.

“The Austin-Round Rock housing market is on track to outpace 2015 market levels, which was a record-breaking year for home sales.”

Single-family home sales in the five-county Austin-Round Rock MSA rose 6.1 percent year-over-year to 14,482 home sales in the first half of 2016, while median price rose 7 percent year-over-year to $282,000. 

Home listings also experienced gains in the first half of the year, with active listings increasing 6.6 percent to 5,290 listings, new listings rising 5.7 percent to 20,060 listings, and pending sales rising 7.2 percent to 15,909 sales.

Single-family housing market activity continued to be strong in June 2016, with home sales jumping to 3,219 sales, an 8.5 percent increase compared to June 2015.

Muskin Commercial
Austin-Round Rock

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