May 2023 Offers Golden Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers

Last month’s housing market activity demonstrates not only a stable market, but one where optimism for the months ahead continues to grow. - Ashley Jackson 2023 ABoR & ACTRIS President

May 2023 was filled with opportunities for both Sellers and Buyers across the Austin-Round Rock MSA. The housing inventory grew 2.2 months to 3.4 months of inventory while active listings soared 118.9% to 8,690. An ideal indication that this market is favorable for both Buyers and Sellers.

Nationally, from May 2022 to May 2023 showed a decline in homeowners purchasing power. This is due to a rise in mortgage rates by an estimated 8% to 9%. However, in Austin, the moderation in home prices helped mitigate the decline in purchasing power. Hence, having a decline in monthly mortgage payments by an estimate of 3% to 4%.

According to Dr. Clare Losey, housing economist for ABoR, on the status of home purchasing power in the Austin market: The sellers are pricing their homes more accurately and buyers are more responsive to those prices. Based on last month’s figure wherein homes were sold for 94% of their original list price.

Below is an infographic in May 2023 statistics for Austin-Round Rock MSA:

Austin Board of Realtors® (2023). Central  Texas Housing Market Report

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