Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their December 2020 Austin Condo Price Report measuring activity in the Austin condo market. Our December 2020 Austin Condo Price Report covers all condominiums and townhomes in the City of Austin.
Number of Austin Condos Sold Up 25%
In December 2020, 314 condos sold in Austin compared to 252 in December 2019, marking a 25% (62 condo) increase in year over year numbers. Though the condo market did take a bit of a dip during the height of the pandemic, we are seeing it bounce back now.
54% Increase in the Number of Condos Under Contract
In December 2020, there were 289 condos that went under contract (pending) in Austin compared to 188 in December 2019, showing a 54% (101 condo) increase in year over year numbers. This year closed out much stronger than the last few years.
Time to Sell an Austin Condo Saw a 22% Decrease
In December 2020, it took 46 days to sell a condo in Austin compared to 59 days in December 2019 marking a 22% (13 day) decrease in year over year numbers. With activity picking up, buyers are having to make decisions faster.
Austin Condo Inventory Down 53%
In December 2020, we had 1.7 months of inventory on the Austin condo market compared to 3.7 months in December 2019, showing a 53% (2 month) decrease in year over year inventory numbers. Again this month, we are seeing inventory at spring levels.
Number of Austin Condos Listed for Sale Up 65%
In December 2020, there were 252 condos and townhomes listed for sale in Austin compared to 153 in December 2020 marking a 65% (99 condo) increase in year over year numbers. Though we are seeing a significant increase in supply, we are still seeing inventory numbers decline, showing just how many buyers are in the market.
Number of Condos on the Austin Market Down 15%
In December 2020, there were 902 condos and townhomes for sale in Austin compared to 1,055 in December 2019, marking a 15% (153 condo) decrease in year over year numbers.
Median Sold Price of Austin Condos Up 4%
In December 2020, the median sold price of a condo in Austin was $355,286 compared to $341,750 in December 2019, marking a 4% ($13,536) increase in year over year numbers.
Median For Sale Price Up 9% vs Median Sold Price Up 4%
In December 2020, the median price of a for sale condo in Austin was $429,950 compared to $396,000 in December 2019, marking a 9% increase. The median sold price of a condo in Austin went from $341,750 in December 2019 to $355,286 in December 2020, marking a 4% increase.
Number of Austin Condos Taken off the Market Down 33%
The number of expired condos in Austin (number of condos that were taken off the market) was down 33% or 56 condos in year over year figures. In December 2020, there were 115 condos taken off the market compared to 171 in December 2019.
Austin Condo Supply Down 15% and Condo Demand Up 25%
This month we saw a 15% decrease in the supply (number of condos for sale) and a 25% increase in demand for Austin condos.
Source: Clarus Market Metrics, ACTRIS Sold Data
December 2020 Austin Condo Numbers
In December 2020, there were 319 condos and townhomes that sold in Austin. Condos ranged in size from 300-4,200 sq ft with 1-5 bedrooms and 1-5 bathrooms. The most expensive condo that sold in Austin sold for $3,047,000 and the least expensive condo sold for $133,500. It took, on average, 49 days to sell a condo in Austin and sellers received, on average, 97.46% of their original list prices. The average price per square foot of a condo sold in Austin in December 2020 was $341.94.
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|Property Type||Condos & Townhomes||Number Sold||319|
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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 a 25% increase in demand and a 15% reduction in supply, there are more buyers than sellers in the market. Inventory has dropped to just under 2 months, which is seller’s market levels. Earlier this year, we were creeping into a balanced market, leaning towards a buyer’s market. Now the tables have turned. And, with median price up 4%, and time to sell is down 22%, buyers are paying more and making decisions faster. Interest rates are at historic lows, and buyers are taking advantage. If you’re looking to sell, get your units ready to meet the market now. We don’t know what will happen as we get closer to the election.
If you need to sell, start the process now. Buyers are making strong offers quicker than they were at this time last year. Condos are taking, on average, about 46 days to sell, down 22% from last year, which means the buyers that are in the market now are still serious. 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, be clear on what you want so you can be quick to move an offer if you find something that fits. Don’t wait to check out listings in person. If you can set alerts and get inside properties of interest early, you might just beat out the competition. Buyers have become complacent and are waiting to see condos thinking they have time. If you can beat them to the punch and make offers, you just might be successful. Right now interest rates are at historic lows. Sellers who have listed their condos now are generally more motivated to get it sold. 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.
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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