The Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced a decline in residential home sales, while a slight increase in housing inventory coincided with a new all-time record for median sales price, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® March 2022 Central Texas Housing Report.
“Rising home prices along with nationwide inflation and rising interest rates can seed caution in the market, so it’s important to remember that we are still experiencing a very active housing market driven by true demand, not investor speculation,” Cord Shiflet, 2022 ABoR president, said. “More homes are being listed and sold in Austin than ever before, and people are buying those homes because they need to live in them. The Austin area has a dire need for more housing stock across all housing types and price points, so last month’s increase in housing inventory and the number of homes on the market was a welcome sign.”
In March, residential home sales declined 5.9% year over year to 3,302 closed sales as the median price rose 22.6% to a new all-time record of $521,100. Sales dollar volume grew by 10.3% to $2,130,213,961 as new listings dipped 1.2% to 4,150. Active listings jumped 46.1% to 1,731 listings, causing housing inventory to increase 0.2 months to 0.5 months of inventory. Pending sales fell 11.1% to 3,597 listings and listings spent an average of 21 days on the market, six fewer days than March 2021.
If you are interested in comparing last year’s statistics to this year you can simply do that here.
Last month’s market report can also be viewed here.