Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their December 2017 Austin Condo Price Report measuring activity in the Austin condo market. The December 2017 Austin Condo Price Report covers all condominiums and townhomes in the City of Austin.
Number of Austin Condos Sold Up 3%
In December 2017, 240 condos sold in Austin compared to 232 in December 2016, marking a 6% (8 condo) increase in year over year numbers.
14% Increase in the Number of Condos Under Contract
In December 2017, there were 193 condos that went under contract (pending) in Austin compared to 169 in December 2016, marking a 14% (24 condo) increase in year over year numbers. This year we’ve seen a steady increase of condos under contract and the winter numbers show no signs of this trend slowing.
Time to Sell an Austin Condo Up 21%
In December 2017, it took 65 days to sell a condo in Austin compared to 54 days in December 2016 marking a 21% (11 day) increase in year over year numbers. As prices rise, buyers want to be sure what they are buying is worth it to them.
Austin Condo Inventory Down 25%
In December 2017, we had 3.0 months of inventory on the Austin condo market compared to 3.9 months in December 2016, showing a 25% decrease in year over year inventory numbers.
Number of Austin Condos Listed for Sale Down 20%
In December 2017, there were 180 condos and townhomes listed for sale in Austin compared to 226 in December 2016 marking a 20% decrease in year over year numbers.
Number of Condos on the Austin Market Down 6%
In December 2017, there were 869 condos and townhomes for sale in Austin compared to 922 in December 2016, marking a 6% decrease in year over year numbers. This year buyers have many more options than they have in years past, but inventory is beginning to take a dip from its 2017 highs.
Median Sold Price of Austin Condos Up 3%
In December 2017, the median sold price of a condo in Austin was $297,702 compared to $289,500 in December 2016, marking a 3% inecrease in year over year numbers. This is a strong stat for the winter condo market.
Median For Sale Price Down 1% vs Median Sold Price Up Up 3%
In December 2017, the median price of a for sale condo in Austin was $349,000 compared to $352,950 in December 2016, down 1%. The median sold price of a condo in Austin went from $289,500 in December 2016 to $297,702 in December 2017, marking a 3% increase.
Number of Austin Condos Taken off the Market Up 23%
The number of expired condos in Austin (number of condos that were taken off the market) was up 23% or 20 condos in year over year figures. In December 2017, there were 106 condos taken off the market compared to 86 in December 2016. The trend continues in Austin as unrealistic sellers choose to take their units off the market vs. lowering the price.
Austin Condo Supply Down 6% and Condo Demand Up 3%
This month we saw a 6% decrease in the supply (number of condos for sale) and a 3% increase in demand for Austin condos. These strong demand numbers are a bright spot for winter sellers this year.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
December 2017 Austin Condo Numbers
In December 2017, there were 240 condos and townhomes that sold in Austin. Condos ranged in size from 350-3,086 sq ft with 0-5 bedrooms and 1-4 bathrooms. The most expensive condo that sold in Austin sold for $1,925,000 and the least expensive condo sold for $115,000. It took, on average, 65 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 2017 was $259.31.
|Beds||Baths||SqFt||List Price||LP/SqFt||Sold Price||SP/SqFt||SP/LP||SP/OLP||ADOM|
|Property Type||Condos & Townhomes||Number Sold||240|
|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. The Austin condo market is a very healthy market with just 3 months of inventory available. We are also seeing an uptick in sold prices this winter. If you make your condo stand out as a value compared to the competition, you will be successful at getting an offer quickly. 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, you can still do well if you play smart. If you’re looking for a deal, look for a motivated seller who is willing to work with you on price and terms. Remember, this is a slow time for the market, so if they want to get their units sold quickly, they have to make it a value vs. competition. The most successful buyers are proactive with their search and clear on they types of units they are looking for. 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.
How Much is My Condo Worth?
If you’re considering selling and want to know how much your condo is worth, our Market Snapshot Tool is perfect for you. Simply put in your address below and we’ll email you a detailed report with sold prices, time to sell and market activity in your complex.
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.
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