Austin Market Report Week of October 24th, 2022

Buyers and Sellers Working Together?

Hi Austin Texas, it is time for your housing market update for the week of October 24th, 2022.

Welcome to the Austin Weekly Market Update where we’re going to dive deep into the Housing market –  Let’s dive into the numbers!

austin market report stats Highlights Include:

  • As of Monday morning there were 10,213 homes for sale in Austin Texas. Let’s get in the numbers and the housing market conditions because the media around the globe is having a field day creating story and boosting their ad revenues.
  • There are 885 new listings that came to the market up in the week prior.
  • There are 1815 home price decreases (266 less houses had price decreases vs last week).
  • There are 191 home price increases down from 227 last week which tells me Sellers are starting to understand the effects of mortgage rates and economic forecast.
  • There are 229 properties that fell out of contract now back to the market that is up from the previous week.
  • There are 378 properties that went Under Contract.
  • There are 439 Pending properties for Sale.
  • When we add up the “Under Contract” and “Pending”  817  homes are currently in the process of being purchased. 
  • We saw 677 homes Sold which is down from the previous week (127 more).
  • 293 were withdrawn which means they are no longer for sale.
  • 45 homes had listings that expired (down from last week when 54 home listings expired). Expired means that the house was for sale for a specific period and that it did not sell. It is currently off the MLS. This tells us that Sellers and their Agents who are not following the market closely did not adjust for the market.
  • 107 Homes are now on hold. (slightly down for homes on hold vs last week).

Affordability

This is why your real estate team matters. 

Austin Price Decreases Are Happening? Who is Affected?

61% of Austin homes For Sale are $350,000 – $749,900.

1 in 5 Austin MSA homes have price decreases this week.

Clients are more aware now then ever of overpriced homes and market conditions. The Austin Texas market has not lost momentum. The pent up demand will continue based on the incoming workforce alone let alone those of us who live here and wish to buy real estate. If you’re thinking about timing the market. Don’t. It’s not possible. And, if you want to sell quickly for the best terms for you, then pricing and marketing strategies are more important now than ever.

1 in 10 homes listed for a MILLION DOLLARS+ saw price decreases this past week.

Is your Mortgage Assumable by a Buyer? 

This is a possible selling feature.

It’s a great strategy for marketing and for getting your listing out in front of more eyeballs. But the reality is, is Fannie and Freddie and conventional financing, they don’t allow it. VA and FHA, are really what you’re going to be seeing down there. They technically do allow it. let’s talk about veterans, because they’re near and dear to my heart. With the VA, it is assumable. That’s what the government says we have to do probably a good thing overall, if you want to borrow money to probably show that you can repay it, right?

Can Investors afford to buy and hold in Austin?

It’s a long game and there are several considerations. We break a few down, including structuring your mortgage, 

Have questions? We’d love to hear from you!

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I’m Jennifer S. Goodman  Living in Austin Texas.  And, whether you’re thinking about moving in 7 days, 7 weeks or 7 months, I’d love the opportunity to help you make your next best move.

Mark Karetskiy is a Mortgage Lender at Movement Mortgage. You can find him at Mark10k.com.

Thanks so much for tuning in, we’ll catch you next time!

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