March 2021 Statistics: First Look

Posted Apr 7, 2021
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Hello and we hope you’re doing well! In an effort to monitor the market in as real time as possible, we’ve manually run market statistics for the tri-county area (Travis, Hays, & Williamson Counties) and the city of Austin. This data is from ABOR/ACTRIS and is very reliable, but the area covered is slightly different than that covered in ABOR or Independence Title’s market reports, so it will vary some.

March is typically the first month in the season with significant sales and this March was no different. Total units sold bounced back and were up +1.31% in the broader area and up +2.24% in the city of Austin. Time to sell is extremely short with Median DOM dropping to only 4 days in the tri-county area. The city of Austin already had a very short time to sell in 2020 at 7 days, but that dropped even lower to 5 days in 2021.

Price appreciation continues to amaze us. The tri-county area saw appreciation from +29.85% (Median Sold Price) to +35.79% (Avg Sold Price.) The city of Austin saw Avg Sold Price increase 37.46% and Median Sold Price increase 36.23%. Median & Avg Sold Price/SqFt increased similarly in the tri-county area and in the city of Austin.

Sales prices are increasing and our market is no longer in the bargain bin. To have an Austin address, buyers need to spend $733k on average or $533k in the median. The tri-county area now has an Avg Sold Price of $571k and a Median Sold Price of $435k. There are certainly more affordable options in the Austin MSA, but buyers will need to drive further than Williamson or Hays County in order to find them.

We’re in the process of updating our Austin Investment Guide with Q1 2021 numbers and we’ll have the results of our April Agent Expectations Survey very soon. We’ll send a quick update when those are both available.

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We starting working with Shaun after becoming frustrated with our previous realtor who lost us lost deal after deal. As everyone knows, the market is highly competitive right now and getting a deal done is extremely tough. You need a realtor that knows the market, and more importantly, knows how to negotiate to get you your house when there are numerous other offers. Shaun is exactly the right realtor for the job. He is the best because he’s a calming presence, but very tenacious and knows how to win the contract. Within one week of working with him we already had our dream house under contract. Shaun was extremely responsive, helpful and diligent throughout the whole process. We had an issue with our lender right before closing and he went the extra mile to make sure the deal was done and we weren’t burned in the process. I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Maybe you can get away with working with an “okay” realtor in a normal market, but when things are as competitive as they are now – you NEED someone like Shaun.

Robin Lawrence

As first time homebuyers, we were grateful to have worked with Katie Evans. She is patient, honest, always available, and extremely knowledgeable. She helped us through the entire process and gave us plenty of referrals for contractors, housing inspectors, loan officers, etc that were all top notch. We will definitely reach out to Katie when we decide to sell our place or buy another!

Daniel Nichols

Shaun Duffenbach was an absolute pleasure to work with! Competent, professional, amiable. Was very quick to address all of our needs in a timely manner. We will certainly be calling up Shaun and Bramlett Real Estate if we ever decide to buy or sell again! Thanks so much Shaun!

Alexandra Barnes

If you want to buy a house in this competitive market your best bet is to work with Shaun Duffenbach – you won’t be disappointed! We starting working with Shaun after becoming frustrated with our previous realtor who lost us lost deal after deal. As everyone knows, the market is highly competitive right now and getting a deal done is extremely tough. You need a realtor that knows the market, and more importantly, knows how to negotiate to get you your house when there are numerous other offers. Shaun is exactly the right realtor for the job. He is the best because he’s a calming presence, but very tenacious and knows how to win the contract. Within one week of working with him we already had our dream house under contract. Shaun was extremely responsive, helpful and diligent throughout the whole process. We had an issue with our lender right before closing and he went the extra mile to make sure the deal was done and we weren’t burned in the process. I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Maybe you can get away with working with an “okay” realtor in a normal market, but when things are as competitive as they are now – you NEED someone like Shaun.

Jared B.

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