Westlake Real Estate Report Card: February

    Let’s take a look at the real estate market.

    Currently there are 57 sales pending in the market overall, leaving 116 listings still for sale. Taking a closer look, we notice that the $400K – $800K price range has a relatively large number of contracts pending sale. We also notice that the $400K – $800K price range has a relatively large inventory of properties for sale at 30 listings. The median list price (or asking price) for all properties in this market is $1,295,000.

    A total of 187 contracts have closed in the last 6 months with a median sold price of $835,000. Breaking it down, we notice that the $400K – $800K price range contains the highest number of sold listings. Alternatively, a total of 153 listings have failed to sell in that same period of time. Listings may fail to sell for many reasons such as being priced too high, having been inadequately marketed, the property was in poor condition, or perhaps the owner had second thoughts about selling at this particular time. The $400K – $800K price range has the highest number of off-market listings at 47 properties.

    Farm Update copyLooking at the chart above, you might be wondering why average days on market (DOM) is important. This is a useful measurement because it can help us to determine whether we are in a buyer’s market (indicated by high DOM), or a seller’s market (indicated by low DOM). Active listings (properties for sale) have been on the market for a median time of 75 days.

    Analysis of sold properties for the last six months reveals a median sold price of $835,000 and 32 days on market. Notice that properties in the $400K – $800K price range have sold quickest over the last six months.

    The median sold price for the last 30 days was $960,000 with a DOM of 69 days. Since the recent DOM is greater than the median DOM for the last 6 months, it is a negative indicator for demand. It is always important to realize that real estate markets can fluctuate due to many factors, including shifting interest rates, the economy, or seasonal changes.

    If you’re in the market to buy or sell in Austin, please contact us. You can reach us at (512) 537-6739 or go ahead and email us at homevalue@heylrealestate.com.

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