May 2024 Market Stastics

AUSTIN, Texas — In May, the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown MSA saw a 12.8% decline in closed listings with 4.9 months of available inventory, a level that hasn’t been seen in 13 years according to the latest Central Texas Housing Report released by Unlock MLS. Meanwhile, active listings ticked up 37.7% year-over-year. Because of this increase in available options, buyers have the power to be more selective when purchasing a home.

Clare Losey, Ph.D., housing economist for Unlock MLS and the Austin Board of REALTORS®, provided insight into what this data means for buyers and sellers.

“This data demonstrates that buyers can continue to be more selective when searching for a home in their price range. Although it may appear to be a buyer's market from the outside, it’s important to understand the context behind these statistics, including higher interest rates resulting in a reduction in purchasing power. This market does not offer a clear advantage to either buyers or sellers.”

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