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Central Texas housing inventory improves while closings remain robust in May

Central Texas housing inventory improves while closings remain robust in May

AUSTIN, TX — According to the Austin Board of REALTORS May 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report, active listings experienced triple-digit percentage…
More than 1 in 4 Texas homes purchased by businesses in 2021, double the U.S. average

More than 1 in 4 Texas homes purchased by businesses in 2021, double the U.S. average

Texas had the highest percentage of homes sold to institutional buyers in 2021, according to a new report by the National Association…
San Marcos rental rates below state median

San Marcos rental rates below state median

The Zumper Austin Metro Area Report analyzed active listings last month across 7 metro cities to show the most and…
Pending home sales descend 3.9% in April

Pending home sales descend 3.9% in April

Pending home sales slipped in April, as contract activity decreased for the sixth consecutive month, the National Association of Realtors…
First-time Texas homebuyers need $10,000 more income to buy $229,000 house

First-time Texas homebuyers need $10,000 more income to buy $229,000 house

Rising mortgage interest rates continue to push potential buyers, particularly first-time buyers, out of the market for homeownership, says the…
Homeowner and rental vacancy rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic

Homeowner and rental vacancy rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic

Housing vacancy rates — both for homeowner and rental housing — are at or near historic lows, according to the…
Existing U.S. home sales retract 2.4% in April

Existing U.S. home sales retract 2.4% in April

Month-over-month sales were split amongst the four major U.S. regions, with two areas posting gains and the other two experiencing…
Austin-Round Rock MSA market remains competitive as home sales dip in April

Austin-Round Rock MSA market remains competitive as home sales dip in April

April residential home sales decreased across the Austin-Round Rock MSA for the second month in a row according...
Poll shows astounding ignorance on Texas property taxes

Poll shows astounding ignorance on Texas property taxes

Dallas Morning News poll asked Texans: “Who do you believe is responsible for high property taxes in Texas?” The answers…
Texas’ manufactured-housing industry sees price improvements, but long-run challenges persist

Texas’ manufactured-housing industry sees price improvements, but long-run challenges persist

While prices continued to increase, the raw-materials index marked its largest monthly deceleration since July 2020, and manufacturers believe that…
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