Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their December 2015 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 December 2015.
Austin Multi Family Properties Under Contract Up 10%
In December 2015, 32 multi-family properties went pending (under contract) in Austin compared to 29 in December 2014, marking a 10% increase in year over year numbers.
Austin Median Multi Family Property Median Price Up 2%
The median home price of a multi-family property in Austin in December 2014 was $306,000 compared to $312,500 in December 2015, marking a 2% increase 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.
33% Increase in Austin Multi Family Property Inventory
In December 2015, we saw 2.1 months of inventory on the market, compared to 1.6 months of inventory in December 2014, showing a 33% increase in year over year numbers. With more properties under contract,
Time to Sell Multi Family Property in Austin Up 30%
In December 2015, it took 34 days to sell a multi family property in Austin, on average, compared to 26 days in December 2014, marking a 30% (8 day) increase in year over year numbers.
Number of Multi Family Properties Taken Off the Market Up 200%
In December 2014, there were 7 multi family properties taken off the market compared to 21 in December 2015, marking a 200% (14 property) increase city wide.
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 December 2015, Austin saw a 3% decrease in the number of multi family properties sold from December 2014 to December 2015. In December 2015, we saw 35 multi family properties sell in Austin compared to 36 in December 2014 marking a 3% (1 property) decrease in year over year numbers.
Number of Multi Family Properties on the Market Up 47%
In December 2015, we had 119 multi family properties for sale in Austin, compared to 81 in December 2014, showing a 47% increase in year over year numbers.
Number of Multi Family Properties Listed for Sale Up 65%
In December 2015, we saw 33 multi family properties introduced to the market compared to 20 in December 2014, marking a 65% (13 property) increase.
Supply Up 47% and Demand is Down 3%
This month we saw a 47% increase in supply (number of properties for sale) and a 3% decrease in demand (number of sold properties). The increase in supply and decrease in demand is another indication now is the time to buy investment property in Austin.
Median for Sale Up 10% vs Median Sold Price Up 2%
This chart compares the Median for Sale Price vs the Median Sold Price to show their relationship. In Austin, we saw a 10% increase in the median for sale price and a 2% increase in the median sold price of a multi family property in year over year numbers.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
December 2015 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 December 2015 Austin multi family sales below. The most expensive property that sold in December 2015 sold for $1,060,000 and the least expensive multi family property sold for $156,000. Multi family properties ranged in size from 1,248 sqft – 3,908 sqft with an average size of 2,096 sqft. The average price per square foot for a multi family property that sold in Austin in December 2015 was $173.41 with the lowest being $84.40/sqft and the highest being $367.16/sqft. It took, on average, 32 days to sell a multi family property in Austin and sellers received, on average, 96.27% of their original list prices.
|Unit Count||SqFt||List Price||LP/SqFt||Sold Price||SP/SqFt||SP/LP||SP/OLP||ADOM|
|Status||Sold||Sold Date||December 2015|
|Property Type||Multi Family||Number Sold||36|
|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 buy! This month, we saw a 47% increase in supply and a 3% decrease in demand, giving investors a unique opportunity they haven’t had in some time. Prices have remained around last year’s levels and rents have gone up. Investors looking for good deals will be able to negotiate with motivated sellers who need to unload their properties.
If you’re looking to buy an investment property in Austin, you’ll want to act quickly. If this Spring is anything like the last several Spring’s, demand will pick up significantly. Though it is taking about a month to sell a multi-family property now, we might see that drop to 10-15 days in Spring. Less time on the market means more money for sellers. Take advantage of this slower time of year and you just might be able to negotiate a great deal. If you’re looking to get the best deal, 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.
If you’re looking to sell your multi-family property, don’t get too discouraged. With an average time on market at 34 days, only 2.1 months of inventory on the market and median sold price up 2%, sellers who prepare their properties to meet the market will have no trouble finding a buyer who is willing to pay top dollar. 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.
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.