Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their August 2019 Austin Multi Family Real Estate Price Report measuring activity in the Austin multi family market. This report includes all multi family properties (duplex, triplex and quadplex) that sold in August 2019.
Austin Multi Family Properties Under Contract Up 24%
In August 2019, 36 multi-family properties went pending (under contract) in Austin compared to 29 in August 2018, showing 24% (7 property) increase in year over year numbers.
Austin Multi Family Property Median Price Saw a 6% Decrease
The median home price of a multi-family property in Austin in August 2018 was $413,250 compared to $390,000 in August 2019, marking a 6% decrease in year over year numbers.
Median home price helps us see the distribution of multi-family properties sold and does not really give us an indication of the increase or decrease in a particular property’s market value. To analyze market value, we’d have to take an in depth look at a neighborhood. If you’re looking for something like that, please check out our Austin Property Values Report.
37% Decrease in Austin Multi Family Property Inventory
In August 2019, we saw 2.5 months of inventory on the market, compared to 4.0 months of inventory in August 2018, showing a 37% decrease in year over year numbers. With levels below 3 months, we are in a seller’s market in the multi-family property sector.
Time to Sell Multi Family Property in Austin Up 117%
In August 2019, it took 36 days to sell a multi family property in Austin, on average, compared to 17 days in August 2018, marking a 117% (19 day) increase in year over year numbers. Though it is taking longer to sell a multi-family home, it is still a very reasonable time period when you compare other markets. It might feel like a lifetime for sellers who are used to it taking a week or less, but 36 days is still fairly quick.
Number of Multi Family Properties Taken Off the Market Up 27%
In August 2018, there were 14 multi family properties taken off the market compared to 11 in August 2019, marking a 27% (3 property) increase in year over year numbers. With so few taken off the market, a few properties can make a big difference percentage wise. But, we really only saw 3 more multi-family properties taken off the market this year than last.
If your Austin multi family property was priced right but it still didn’t find a buyer, maybe there was something else going on. The biggest culprits we see are incorrect info in the MLS, inaccessibility and poor marketing. Check out our Austin Property Marketing Plan to see how your homes would be marketed if we listed them. If you’d like our opinion on why your property didn’t sell email us at info@11OaksRealty.com.
Having trouble selling your property? Check out our Austin Property Not Selling resources page to find out why.
Number of Sold Multi Family Properties in Austin Down 3%
In August 2019, Austin saw a 3% decrease in the number of multi family properties sold in year over year numbers. In August 2019 there were 35 multi family properties that sold versus 36 in August 2018, marking a 3% decrease in year over year numbers.
Number of Multi Family Properties on the Market Down 10%
In August 2019, we had 140 multi-family properties for sale in Austin, compared to 155 in August 2018, showing a 10% (15 property) decrease in year over year numbers.
15% Decrease in the Number of Multi Family Properties Listed for Sale
In August 2019, we saw 51 multi family properties introduced to the market compared to 60 in August 2018, showing a 15% (9 property) decrease in year over year numbers.
Supply Down 10% and Demand Down 3%
This month we saw a 10% decrease in supply (number of properties for sale) and a 3% decrease in demand (number of sold properties).
Median for Sale Up 8% vs Median Sold Price Down 6%
This chart compares the Median for Sale Price vs the Median Sold Price to show their relationship. In Austin, we saw an 8% increase in the median for sale price and a 6% decrease in the median sold price of a multi family property in year over year numbers. The median for sale price of a multi-family property in Austin went from $482,450 in August 2018 to $446,000 in August 2019, showing a $36,450 increase. The median sold price of a multi-family property in Austin went from $413,250 in August 2018 to $390,000 in August 2019, showing a $23,250 decrease.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
August 2019 Austin Multi Family Real Estate Price Report – Strictly Numbers
For those of you who prefer to see the actual numbers, we’ve included the figures for August 2019 Austin multi family sales below. The most expensive property that sold in August 2019 sold for $712,500 and the least expensive multi family property sold for $217,000. Multi family properties ranged in size from 1,120 sqft – 4,560 sqft with an average size of 2,188 sqft. The average price per square foot for a multi family property that sold in Austin in August 2019 was $205.06 with the lowest being $93.11/sqft and the highest being $410.71/sqft. It took, on average, 40 days to sell a multi family property in Austin and sellers received, on average, 96.46% of their original list prices.
|Unit Count||SqFt||List Price||LP/SqFt||Sold Price||SP/SqFt||SP/LP||SP/OLP||ADOM|
|Property Type||Multi Family||Number Sold||35|
|Source:||ABoR Sales Data||Area||Austin|
Time to Buy? Sell?
Looking strictly at the numbers, it appears the recommendation for this month is – it’s time to sell. With inventory at 2.5 months and supply down 10%, the 3% decrease in demand is really not doing much to increase inventory. Though properties are taking a bit longer to sell, they are moving. If supply doesn’t increase, we’ll see prices start to inch up again as well.
Looking to sell? Make your property stand out as a value. When buyers are excited about the potential of your property, they’re willing to pay more. If your multi-family property is located in a desirable area or good school district, you’re in an even better position as those are very hard to find. Spend some time preparing the property to meet the market and hire a Realtor who knows how to market multi-family properties. If you’re considering selling, work with a Realtor who has strategies to help you get top dollar for your home. Check out our 88 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster and For More Money for some tips on how you can prepare your home to meet the market. We are entering the busiest time of year. Do what you can to prepare your home now and you’ll be ready at the perfect time. For more info about our Home Selling Program, check out Selling in Austin.
If you’re looking to buy, set alerts for new listings and scout them as soon as possible. Hire a Realtor who knows the multi family real estate market and has strategies for getting your offers accepted without increasing your offer price. Our team not only knows the market, but we also own several multi-family properties that have no trouble finding tenants. We can help you identify which properties will be the highest netting. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you and we’ll help you make money on your rental. For more info about buying a multi-family property, visit Buying in Austin.
Questions About the Austin Multi Family Real Estate Price Report?
Do you have questions about this Austin Multi Family Real Estate Price Report? Call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com and we’ll help you in any way we can. If you’re looking to buy or sell Austin real estate, don’t forget to check out our Buyer Resources and our Seller Resources for more tips.