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In July, 2,071 single-family homes were sold, down 21 percent from one year ago. These sales contributed $534,206,166 to the local economy. July saw active listings rise 15 percent from one year ago to 10,913, representing five-and-a-half months of housing inventory.
“Unlike many other areas of the country, Austin continues to enjoy increasing home values,” says ABoR Chairman Socar Chatmon-Thomas. “This, coupled with low unemployment rates and a steadily growing population, makes Central Texas a great choice for home buyers.”
While housing sales relaxed, the leasing market remained strong. The 1,469 properties leased in July reflect a 20 percent increase from the previous year, while the median price of these properties rose by two percent to $1,200. The average number of days a lease property sat on the market totaled 37 in July, an eight percent decrease from July 2007.
July 2008 Single-Family Homes
- 2,071 was the number of homes sold, a 21 percent decrease from one year ago
- $195,000 was the median price, a 3 percent increase from one year ago and a record for July
- $534,206,166 was the total dollar volume of properties sold, a 21 percent decrease from 2007