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Clare Knapp

In her role as Housing Economist, Dr. Clare Knapp helps unpack complex data and keeps REALTORS® up to date on the latest trends in the Austin housing market and broader economy. She’s passionate about providing accurate, timely, and relevant analysis & commentary on the Austin economy and housing market that allows REALTORS® to better understand current conditions in the market and optimize their business practices accordingly.

Prior to joining ABoR, Clare worked at the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University for seven years as Assistant Research Economist. In her role, she provided analysis & commentary on the Austin economy and housing market using econometric and statistical models. And very similar to her role here at ABoR, she conducted research and analysis on Texas housing markets and housing affordability for cities, communities, and nonprofit organizations across Texas.

Clare earned her Bachelor’s at the University of Texas Austin, her Master’s in Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University, and her Doctorate in Urban and Regional Sciences from Texas A&M University. And if that wasn’t enough, she served as the President of the Urban and Regional Sciences Student Organization during her time at Texas A&M!

In her free time, you can find Clare running, reading, spending time with family and friends, or volunteering with South Austin Rotary Club. She also volunteers as an usher for St. David’s Episcopal Church.