Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their January 2020 Austin Condo Price Report measuring activity in the Austin condo market. Our January 2020 Austin Condo Price Report covers all condominiums and townhomes in the City of Austin.
Number of Austin Condos Sold Down 2%
In January 2020, 156 condos sold in Austin compared to 160 in January 2019, marking a 2% (4 condo) decrease in year over year numbers.
22% Increase in the Number of Condos Under Contract
In January 2020, there were 288 two bedroom townhouses that went under contract (pending) in Austin compared to 237 in January 2019, showing a 22% (51 condo) increase in year over year numbers. This year is starting out strong for the Austin condo market. It will be interesting to see how the numbers shape up over the next few months as demand typically increases.
Time to Sell an Austin Condo Saw a 26% Decrease
In January 2020, it took 51 days to sell a condo in Austin compared to 68 days in January 2019 marking a 26% (18 day) decrease in year over year numbers.
Austin Condo Inventory Down 34%
In January 2020, we had 1.9 months of inventory on the Austin condo market compared to 2.8 months in January 2019, showing a 34% (1 month) decrease in year over year inventory numbers.
Number of Austin Condos Listed for Sale Up 12%
In January 2020, there were 338 condos and townhomes listed for sale in Austin compared to 302 in January 2019 marking a 12% (36 condo) increase in year over year numbers. This year has kicked off strong on both sides of the coin. Both buyers and sellers are active right from the start of the year. Typically we don’t see this kind of boost until March or April.
Number of Condos on the Austin Market Down 9%
In January 2020, there were 877 condos and townhomes for sale in Austin compared to 967 in January 2019, marking a 9% decrease in year over year numbers.
Median Sold Price of Austin Condos Up 13%
In January 2020, the median sold price of a condo in Austin was $345,000 compared to $282,000 in January 2019, marking a 13% ($35,500) increase in year over year numbers.
Median For Sale Price Up 5% vs Median Sold Price Up 13%
In January 2020, the median price of a for sale condo in Austin was $395,000 compared to $375,000 in January 2019, marking a 5% increase. The median sold price of a condo in Austin went from $282,000 in January 2019 to $317,500 in January 2020, marking a 13% increase.
Number of Austin Condos Taken off the Market Down 11%
The number of expired condos in Austin (number of condos that were taken off the market) was down 11% or 6 condos in year over year figures. In January 2020, there were 50 condos taken off the market compared to 56 in January 2019. January is typically a slow month for expired listings as most of them expire at the end of the year.
Austin Condo Supply Down 9% and Condo Demand Down 1%
This month we saw a 9% decrease in the supply (number of condos for sale) and a 1% decrease in demand for Austin condos. With few condos on the market, we should start to see inventory numbers really plummet.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
January 2020 Austin Condo Numbers
In January 2020, there were 164 condos and townhomes that sold in Austin. Condos ranged in size from 389-3,135 sq ft with 0-4 bedrooms and 1-4 bathrooms. The most expensive condo that sold in Austin sold for $1,825,000 and the least expensive condo sold for $110,000. It took, on average, 50 days to sell a condo in Austin and sellers received, on average, 96.69% of their original list prices. The average price per square foot of a condo sold in Austin in December 2019 was $308.17.
|Bed||Bath||SqFt||List $||LP/SqFt||Sold $||SP/SqFt||SP/LP||SP/OLP||ADOM|
|Property Type||Condos & Townhomes||Number Sold||164|
|Source:||ABoR Sales Data||Area||Austin|
Time to Buy? Sell?
As we always say, the time to buy or sell a condo in Austin is when it’s right for you. Trying to time your condo purchase or sale for the market is next to impossible. The only way to know we’ve hit the peak or the bottom of the market is when it’s behind us. The most important factor in the decision to purchase is are you financially and emotionally ready to own a condo? Work with professionals who can help you wade through your finances and living situation and help you make an informed decision.
If you are looking strictly at the numbers, it appears as though the recommendation is – it is time to sell. With inventory down 34% and prices up 13%, sellers don’t need to wait until spring to get their condos on the market if they’re looking for motivated buyers. Plus, with limited choices, buyers are going to start feeling the pinch of fewer choices earlier than in previous years. With just less than 2 months inventory, we are in a strong seller’s market.
If you need to sell, have some patience. Condos are taking, on average, about 50 days to sell. So you probably will need to start the selling process earlier than anticipated. Make your condo stand out as a value compared to the competition and you will be successful at getting an offer. Remember, positioning your condo as a value doesn’t just mean pricing lower. If you’re looking to sell a condo in Austin, spend some time preparing your condo to meet the market. The best condos are still selling quickly and for more money than they were last year. With some preparation and market appropriate pricing, you’ll have no trouble finding a buyer. Check out our Condo Marketing Plan, which we know is the best in Austin for how our team will sell your home faster and for more money than any other team in Austin.
If you’re looking to buy, get started early. If you wait until spring, you’ll be faced with increased demand and, if supply doesn’t pick up, that means higher prices. Right now interest rates are at historic lows. They are predicted to go up at some point, but who knows when and how much. But, if interest rates and prices increase, you’ll be paying a lot more per month than if you would have started now. Sellers who list during winter are generally more motivated than those that list in spring. Make offers and see what happens. Deals are out there if you pay attention. Scout new listings as soon as they are listed. Buyers today are getting complacent and waiting days to see condos when it is convenient for them. The problem is the best units are gone by then. Make house hunting a priority and you’ll have some extra time to make a decision. Also, don’t be afraid to make offers. If a unit is worth what the owner is asking, find out if they’re willing to take your number. You never know how motivated a seller might be until you put an offer in front of them they’ll have to turn down. If you’re looking to buy, our team of experienced buyer’s agents can help you find the right condo in the right complex for you and your family. Because we know the market, we’re also pretty good at negotiating good deals as well. Check out our Austin Home Buyer Representation Program for more info about how we’ll consult you to a thoughtful purchase, rather than hard sell you the first condo we see.
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Questions About the Austin Condo Price Report?
Do you have questions about our Austin Condo Price Report? Looking to buy or sell a condo or townhome in Austin? 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 condos, don’t forget to check out our Austin Buyer Resources and Austin Seller Resources for more tips.