RISMEDIA, Feb. 26, 2008-According to the latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report, the median sales price for homes in Central Texas grew 7% in January. Single-family home sales were lower than during the same period in 2007.
“The Austin economy is strong and Central Texas consumers are financially prepared for a housing investment,” said ABoR Chairman Socar Chatmon-Thomas. “Some consumers may be attempting to market-time their purchase, which temporarily delays property transactions. Even so, the Austin real estate market continues to outpace most others nation-wide.”
January 2008 single-family home sales totaled 1,321, a 10% decrease from last year. The median price of single-family properties rose 7% to $187,000.
Altogether, single-family property sales contributed $324,748,035 to the local economy last month, a decrease of 9% from the previous year. These properties sat on the market for an average of 83 days. The number of active listings in January was 8,727.
January 2008 – Single-Family Homes
• 1,321 was the number of single-family homes sold, a 10% decrease from one year ago
• $187,000 was the median price for single-family homes, a 7% increase from one year ago
• $324,748,035 was the total dollar volume of properties sold, a 9% decrease from one year ago
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