Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their January 2016 Austin Foreclosure Market Report measuring activity in the single family home foreclosure market.
Austin Bank Owned Properties Sold Up 20%
January 2016 saw a 20% increase in the number of bank owned homes that sold in year over year figures. In January 2015, there were 5 bank owned homes that sold (closed escrow) compared to 6 in January 2016. Bank owned homes (foreclosures) accounted for 1.2% of the total home sales in Austin in January 2016, compared to 0.9% of the total sales in January 2015. The overall market saw an 8% decrease in the number of homes sold compared to last year’s numbers.
No Change in Austin Bank Owned Homes Under Contract
In January 2016, there were 10 bank owned homes that accepted a contract (pending) compared to 10 bank owned homes in January 2015 marking no change in year over year numbers. Bank owned homes accounted for 1.1% of the homes that went under contract in January 2016 compared to 1.3% of homes that went under contract in January 2015. The full market saw a 16% increase in the number of homes that went pending compared to last year at this time, showing just how small a percentage the distressed market takes in Austin.
Austin Bank Owned Listed for Sale Down 37%
In January 2015, there were 8 foreclosures (homes owned by the bank) listed for sale compared to 5 in January 2016 showing a 37% decrease in year over year numbers. Bank owned homes listed for sale made up of 0.5% of the full market in January 2016 compared to 0.9% in January 2015. The full market saw an 8% increase in number of homes listed for sale.
Austin Bank Owned Homes Currently for Sale Down 55%
The number of bank owned homes in Austin currently on the market went from 33 in January 2015, to 15 in January 2016 marking a 55% (18 home) decrease. The number of bank owned homes for sale made up just 0.5% of the market in January 2016 compared to 1.2% in January 2015. The full market saw a 4% increase in the number of homes for sale this time last year.
Bank Owned Homes that Didn’t Sell Saw No Change
In January 2016, banks took 1 home off the market that didn’t sell compared to 1 in January 2015, showing no change in year over year numbers.
What Do Austin Foreclosure Numbers Mean for Buyers?
As we’ve been saying for months, if you are pursuing foreclosures in Austin as part of your home buying strategy, make it just that – part of your strategy. With so few bank owned homes on the market in Austin, you should open up your search to both homes owned by the bank and homes owned by traditional sellers. Remember, the traditional seller has to compete with bank owned properties if they want to get their homes sold.
Looking to Buy a Foreclosure in Austin?
With a combined 58+ years of experience, our team knows how to get banks to accept your offers, even in a competitive market like we’re seeing here in Austin. We’ve helped several people buy foreclosures and also purchased them for our own properties. For more, check out Guide to Buying Foreclosures in Austin and our Buying a Home in Austin Guide. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com to schedule a no obligation conversation. Together we can come up with the best strategy for you to buy a bank owned home in 2016.
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