Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their January 2017 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 January 2017.
Austin Multi Family Properties Under Contract Down 9%
In January 2017, 30 multi-family properties went pending (under contract) in Austin compared to 33 in January 2016, marking a 9% decrease in year over year numbers.
Austin Median Multi Family Property Median Price Up 29%
The median home price of a multi-family property in Austin in January 2016 was $271,000 compared to $350,000 in January 2017, marking a 29% ($79,000) 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.
5% Decrease in Austin Multi Family Property Inventory
In January 2017, we saw 1.8 months of inventory on the market, compared to 1.9 months of inventory in January 2016, showing a 5% decrease in year over year numbers. Even though we saw fewer multi family property sales, we saw inventory take a dip.
Time to Sell Multi Family Property in Austin Up 35%
In January 2017, it took 48 days to sell a multi family property in Austin, on average, compared to 35 days in January 2016, marking a 35% (12 day) decrease in year over year numbers. Time to sell a multi-family property is as high as it has been in the last 12+ months. It will be interesting to see if we see an increase next month.
Number of Multi Family Properties Taken Off the Market Up 44%
In January 2016, there were 13 multi family properties taken off the market compared to 9 in January 2017, marking a 44% increase in year over year numbers.
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.
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Number of Sold Multi Family Properties in Austin Down 28%
In January 2017, Austin saw a 28% decrease in the number of multi family properties sold from January 2016 to January 2017. In January 2017, we saw 23 multi family properties sell in Austin compared to 32 in January 2016 marking a 28% (9 property) decrease in year over year numbers.
Number of Multi Family Properties on the Market Down 8%
In January 2017, we had 98 multi-family properties for sale in Austin, compared to 106 in January 2016, showing an 8% (8 property) decrease in year over year numbers.
53% Increase in the Number of Multi Family Properties Listed for Sale
In January 2017, we saw 46 multi family properties introduced to the market compared to 30 in January 2016, showing a 53% (16 property) increase in year over year numbers.
Supply Down 8% and Demand Down 28%
This month we saw an 8% decrease in supply (number of properties for sale) and a 28% decrease in demand (number of sold properties). Again this month, both supply and demand saw a bit of a dip. It will be interesting to see if demand improves as we head deeper into the Spring market.
Median for Sale Up 18% vs Median Sold Price Up 29%
This chart compares the Median for Sale Price vs the Median Sold Price to show their relationship. In Austin, we saw an 18% increase in the median for sale price and a 29% increase 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 $349,500 in January 2016 to $412,200 in January 2017, showing a $62,700 increase. The median sold price of a multi-family property in Austin went from $271,000 in January 2016 to $350,000 in January 2017, showing a $79,000 increase.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
January 2017 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 January 2017 Austin multi family sales below. The most expensive property that sold in January 2017 sold for $744,100 and the least expensive multi family property sold for $103,000. Multi family properties ranged in size from 1,512 sqft – 4,048 sqft with an average size of 2,384 sqft. The average price per square foot for a multi family property that sold in Austin in January 2017 was $144.26 with the lowest being $47.69/sqft and the highest being $230.80/sqft. It took, on average, 16 days to sell a multi family property in Austin and sellers received, on average, 101.55% 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||January 2017|
|Property Type||Multi Family||Number Sold||23|
|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! With demand down 28%, you won’t have as much competition for multi-family properties. Though supply is also down, we saw a 53% increase in new listings, giving buyers some a additional options. Even though time to sell is at a several month high, you’ll see want to be proactive and decisive in your search. Take advantage of the decrease in demand and you just might be able to negotiate a better deal now. 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, there are still qualified buyers in the market. Though demand is down, inventory levels are hovering below 2 months, which is still a strong seller’s market. Time to sell is up, but the median price is up 29%, making the wait worth it.
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.