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San Antonio Area Home Sales, Prices Increase as Summer Heats Up

May '18 SABOR stats

The San Antonio area housing market is continuing to outpace last year, as summer gets into full swing. May reported an eight percent increase in home sales over last year for a total of 3,326 homes sold, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS. Average and median prices both experienced five percent year-over-year growth,
with the average rising to $270,324 and the median increasing to $231,900. Months of inventory remained low with 3.6 months available in May, a slight decrease from the 3.7 months available in May the previous year.

“Prices tend to rise in the summer months as demand increases. People often want to move before the next school year starts making it a popular buying and selling season,” said Lorena Peña, SABOR’s 2018 Chairman of the Board.
“With such high demand and low inventory, it is important to work with your REALTOR® to navigate your options and be ready to make a decision quickly.”

As the home buying season heats up, home sellers are taking advantage of the competitive market to list their homes. In fact, new listings totaled 4,532 in May, an increase of over 300 more than this time last year. Additionally, there were a total of 9,531 active listings on the market in May and the month ended with 2,917 sales still pending.
In the San Antonio area, the majority of homes sold were priced between $200,000 and $500,000, with those sales making up 57.3 percent of the month’s market. Meanwhile, homes priced under $200,000 accounted for 36.6 percent of the sales in May and homes priced over $500,000 made up six percent of the market.

Bexar County reported a total of 2,333 single-family homes sold in May, a 1.9 percent year-over-year increase. The average price of a home sold in the county was $258,352, a 5.1 percent increase from 2017 while the median price increased 5.3 percent to $218,000.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report:

San Antonio Home Sales Recap May 2016 May 2017 May 2018
Total Month Sales  2,811 (10% increase)  3,091 (11% increase)  3,326 (8% increase)
Average Price  $245,030 (2% increase)  $256,677 (5% increase)  $270,324 (5% increase)
Median Price  $208,600 (3% increase)  $221,300 (5% increase)  $231,900 (5% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

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San Antonio Area Home Sales Saw Double Digit Increase in April

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The volume of home sales in the San Antonio area shot up 17 percent year-over-year in April, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the San Antonio MLS. A total of 2,848 homes were sold in April and 98 percent of those homes sold for list
price. The month ended with 2,881 sales still pending and inventory remained low with a tight 3.4 months available.

In addition, both the average and median home prices experienced modest increases, with the average price rising two percent year-over-year to $255,952 and the median price increasing three percent year-over-year to $222,800.

While it’s true that the low inventory means homes are high in demand, there are still many properties available for sale at a variety of price points, For those looking to buy, just know that you’ll need to be ready to make a quick decision. You can prepare by
making sure you know your priorities and getting pre-approved.

Homes in the mid-range of prices continued to make up just over half the market – 53.4 percent – while homes priced under $200,000 accounted for 40.1 percent of the homes sold. The remaining 5.9 percent of the homes sold were those priced over $500,000. April reported 8,870 active listings and 4,045 new listings available.

Meanwhile, the number of home sales in Bexar County increased 15.3 percent year-over-year for a total of 2,107 homes sold. Both the average and median prices in the county experienced little year-over-year growth, with the average remaining consistent with last year for a price of $242,045 and the median edging up just 1.8 percent year-over year
to $208,500.

“With nearly 3,000 sales still pending at the end of April, we head into the beginning of the summer buying season with a healthy start and expect to keep seeing strong sales figures,” said Gilbert Gonzalez, SABOR’s Interim CEO. “Higher prices should encourage more owners to put their homes on the market, adding much needed supply to our inventory.”

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report:

SA Home Sales Recap April 2016 April 2017 April 2018
Total Month Sales 2,481 (4% increase) 2,443 (2% decrease)  2,848 (17% increase)
Average Price $234,575 (4% increase) $251,738 (8% increase) $255,952 (2% increase)
Median Price $199,400 (5% increase) $215,400 (8% increase)  $222,800 (3% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

Final Opportunity to Buy a New Highland Home in Stillwater Ranch, San Antonio, TX 78254

Highland Homes is currently closing out its construction of single and two story, 3 to 5 bedroom homes at Stillwater Ranch. With just a few homes left to choose from, including the model home which features extensive upgrades, home buyers have a final opportunity to get a great deal on a beautiful new Highland Home!

Learn more about available new construction homes by Highland Homes at Stillwater Ranch

With over 30 years of experience in home building and working with Highland Homes offers impressive elevations, luxurious features and knows how to deliver quality construction with the finer details that discerning buyers will appreciate.

Stillwater Ranch is a master planned community of single family homes in northwest San Antonio, located outside of Loop 1604 off Culebra Road. Residents of Stillwater Ranch enjoy extensive community amenities including walking trails, fitness room, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a playscape and a 6,000 square foot pool with beach entry and lap lanes.

The community is also convenient to local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Alamo Ranch Shopping Center, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, Government Canyon State Natural Area https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The community also has easy access to Charles Anderson Loop 1604, Loop 410 and Highway 151.

STILLWATER RANCH Community Information

Schools: **
Northside Independent School District

  • Elementary – Evelyn Scarborough Elementary School
  • Middle – Dr. John Folks Middle School
  • High School – Harlan High School

**School assignments may vary. Please contact Northside Independent School District to verify assignments. http://nisd.net

For more information on these and other new construction homes in Stillwater Ranch and other San Antonio area communities visit my new home construction website https://www.showingnew.com/trudyedwards. 

Please feel free to contact me at (210) 595-9801 if I can help you with buying or selling a home!

San Antonio Area Home Sales Continue Year-Over-Year Increases in March

March 2018 SABOR StatisticsSan Antonio area home sales continued their upward trajectory with March boasting a six percent year-over-year increase. According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR), which reports on all areas contained within the MLS, 2,770 homes were sold in the area, with 2,914 sales still pending at the close of March. Inventory for the area remains low with 3.3 months
available. Additionally, the average home price increased year-over-year by four percent to $254,628 and the median price increased eight percent to $219,600.

“With the tight supply, home buyers need to be ready to make a quick decision,” said Lorena Peña, SABOR’s 2018 Chairman of the Board. “It’s important to note that 97.9 percent of listings sold for list price, so you need to bring a strong offer to the table.”

With the year-over-year increases, buyers continue to find properties to call home. Homes priced $199,000 or March Home Sales Result In Year-Over-Year Increases
less made up 41.9 percent of sales, where homes priced between $200,000 and $499,000 accounted for 52.06 of sales. The remaining home sales – 6.17 percent – were priced at $500,000 and up. March reported 8,669 listings actively on sale and 4,178 new listings.
Bexar County home prices experienced year-over-year increases for March with 2,116 sales, an 8.9 percent increase. The average home price in Bexar County increased 5.6 percent to $243,822 and the median jumped 9.1 percent to $210,000.

Prices may be rising in our area, but the dream of owning a home is more attainable than other major metro areas in the U.S. and in Texas. March’s average home price in Texas increased nearly five percent to $284,952. Texas reported 27,121 total sales in March, a slight 0.5 percent year-over-year decrease, with the median price at $230,500, a 4.8 percent increase. The state, overall, has low inventory, just 3.2 months, so it’s a great time to buy and sell in the San Antonio area.

Sales Recap Mar-16 Mar-17 Mar-18
Total Month Sales 2,503 (14% increase) 2,608 (1% increase) 2,770 (6% increase)
Average Price $229,911 (1% increase) $244,288 (7% increase) $254,628 (4% increase)
Median Price $199,000 (6% increase) $202,800 (1% increase) $219,600 (8% increase)
*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

February Home Sales, Prices Continue Year-Over-Year Increases

Feb-2018-SABOR-StatsSan Antonio area home buyers continued find and buy places to call home in February. The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® reported that February had a three percent year-over-year increase in sales for a total of 2,012 homes sold. Meanwhile, the average and median sales prices each climbed six percent from last year, with a median sales price of $215,100 and an average of $247,307.

The month ended with 2,186 sales still pending, and reported 8,562 listings actively on sale. The majority of homes sold, 51.3 percent, were those priced between $200,000 and $500,000 while 44 percent of sales were homes priced under $200,000. The remaining 4.6 percent of sales were those over $500,000 with nine of those homes priced over $1 million.

“With tight supply and high demand for homes, 97.6 percent of sellers in February were able to sell their homes for list price,” said Lorena Peña, SABOR’s 2018 Chairman of the Board. “But even though the market is favorable to sellers right now with just 3.3 months of inventory available, we still continue to see a steady flow of houses come on the market which is good news for buyers.” In fact, 3,122 new listings came on the market in February, nearly five percent more than last February.

Home sales in Bexar County remained even with February 2017 for a total of 1,451 homes sold. However, prices reported modest growth with the average increasing 7.4 percent to $236,447 and the median rising 3.1 percent to $200,000. Months of inventory in Bexar county remained low with just 2.8 months available. “

Though prices here have steadily risen, the increases are more moderate and sustainable than many other large cities in the country,” said Gilbert Gonzalez, SABOR’s Interim CEO. “With people continually moving into the city for jobs, including our military and medical personnel, there is always a market for both buyers and sellers at many different price points.”

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report:

Sales Recap Feb-16 Feb-17 Feb-18
Total Month Sales  1,890 (10% increase) 1,949 (3% increase) 2,012 (3% increase)
Average Price $227,812 (4% increase) $232,303 (3% increase) $247,307 (6% increase)
Median Price $190,800 (1% increase) $202,700 (6% increase) $215,100 (6% increase)
*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Home Sales Outperform Previous Years in 2017

SABOR Market Stats January to December 2017

San Antonio area home sales rocketed past previous years’ records in 2017, reporting the largest number of home sales yet according to the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® Report on Year-End Housing Market Data. A total of 30,715 single-family homes were sold in 2017, which was four percent more than in 2016.  The average sales price of a home in the area was $250,251 while the median sales price was $214,300, a four and five percent increase respectively.

While it’s true that inventory has remained tight all year – below four months actually – buyers still were not deterred from jumping into the market and were attracted by the area’s variety of price points and property types. With so much interest in buying and selling property here, it is no surprise the year ended with such record-breaking numbers.

In fact, every month except two in 2017 outpaced 2016’s total sales figures, with the most significant year-over-year increase occurring in May with an 11 percent jump. Meanwhile, the market continued to favor sellers with the lowest inventory reported in December at just 3.1 months. At its lowest, days on market fell to just 48 days in August while on the high end both February and December reported 63 days on market.

Homes priced under $200,000 accounted for 44.8 percent of the sales in 2017 while homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 made up 49.8 percent of the year’s market. Homes priced over $500,000 accounted for 5.4 percent of the year’s sales, 0.5 percent more than in 2016.

Despite increased demand, San Antonio’s housing market continues to be among the most affordable of the large metros in the state. We are very fortunate to live in a city with a strong economy and booming job market that help keep our housing market stable.

San Antonio Home Sales Recap Jan.- Dec. 2015 Jan. – Dec. 2016 Jan. – Dec. 2017
Total Sales  27,256 (9% increase) 29,596 (8% increase) 30,715 (4% increase)
Average Price $231,847 (6% increase)   $239,536 (3% increase)  $250,251 (4% increase)
Median Price $192,800 (7% increase) $204,300 (6% increase)  $214,300 (5% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

 If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the San Antonio area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

 

Down-payment Assistance Available for San Antonio Home Buyers Through City Homeowner Incentive Program

Row of HomesAre you tired of paying for rent and want to become a homeowner but need some help with down-payment for your home purchase? If you want to buy a home in the San Antonio area there are several down-payment assistance programs available to choose from, including the Homeownership Incentive Program (HIP) offered though the City of San Antonio.

The San Antonio Homeownership Incentive Program provides eligible first time home buyers with up to $12,000 that can be used towards down-payment and closing costs to help them achieve their goal of home ownership.  The assistance is made through a second loan which has no interest and no monthly payment requirement. Seventy five percent of the loan is forgivable over a 10 year period and the remaining twenty five percent of the loan only has to be paid back if there is a change in ownership. The funds can be used to help eligible home buyers to purchase a new or existing home within the City of San Antonio tax district. Home buyers must meet the program income limit and maximum home purchase price guidelines.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this program the first step is to sign up for one of the monthly Homebuyer Education classes. This class teaches first time home buyers about understanding credit and home loans, provides information on the home buying process and details of the Homeownership Incentive Program.

Learn more about the City of San Antonio HIP program and sign up for an upcoming Homebuyer Education class at http://www.sanantonio.gov/NHSD/Programs/DownPayment

After completing the Homebuyer’s Club classes your next step will be to shop for your loan and choose a mortgage company or bank to finance the purchase. It will be important for you to choose a lender that has familiarity with and experience of working with the SA HIP program.

While it is not required for you to use a REALTOR® for you to take advantage of the SA HIP program, a local REALTOR®, familiar with the market and the guidelines of the SA HIP program can be your best resource to help you find your new home and to guide through the process of making an offer, having the property inspected, negotiating repairs or contract changes, and keeping the sale on track through to closing. There is no cost to you to have a Buyer’s Agent represent you throughout the buying process.

To find out more about how you can buy a home using this or other down-payment assistance programs in the San Antonio area and to work with a knowledgeable, local REALTOR® contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Area November Home Sales Outpaced 2016

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San Antonio area home sales continued briskly this fall, with San Antonio area home buyers undeterred by cooler temperatures. The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS, reported that there were a total of 2,324 homes sold during November 2017, a seven percent increase in sales volume compared to 2016. The average San Antonio area sales price also rose seven percent to $256,253 and the median sales price climbed nine percent to $216,900.

Since January, more than 28,000 homes have sold in the area, a four percent year-over-year increase, while the average and median prices have also grown when compared to last year.

Half the homes sold in November were priced between $200,000 and $500,000 while homes priced under $200,000 made up almost 44 percent of the market’s sales. Homes priced over $500,000 accounted for six percent of the month’s market. Since January, only the months of May and November have reported more than six percent of sales in this high-end bracket.

In other parts of Texas, sales in Travis County in November decreased 1.3 percent year-over-year with a median price of $341,000. Sales in Dallas County rose 3.1 percent with a median sales price of $230,000 and sales in Harris County increased seven percent with a median price of $215,000. For comparison, sales in Bexar County rose 5.8 percent with a median sales price of $204,900.

Throughout the state of Texas, a total of 24,021 homes were sold, with the median price increasing 3.7 percent to $223,000. The statewide average sales price inched up three percent to $273,958 while days on market remained low at just 61 days.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report:

SA Home Sales Recap Nov-15 Nov-16 Nov-17
Total Month Sales 1,721 (2% increase) 2,168 (23% increase)  2,324 (7% increase)
Average Price $217,456 (3% decrease) $238,516 (10% increase) $256,253 (7% increase)
Median Price $183,400 (1% decrease) $199,900 (9% increase) $216,900 (9% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison

San Antonio has so much to offer home buyers, in terms of neighborhoods, price ranges and types of properties. Whether you are looking for a condo near downtown, a house in the suburbs, a fixer upper investment property, a new construction home or a luxury home, San Antonio has something for everyone.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Home Sales & Prices Continue Moderate Increase in October

San Antonio area home buyers contributed to a five percent jump in total home sales in October, despite less than four months of inventory available, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service Report (MLS) from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®. Just over 2,500 homes sold during the month while the average days on market dropped four percent to 55 days. October ended with 2,203 home sales still pending.

Home prices were almost evenly split between the low and mid-ranges in October with 47 percent priced under $200,000 and 48 percent priced between $200,000 and $500,000. Homes priced over $500,000 accounted for the remaining five percent of the month’s sales, with 15 of those priced over $1 million.

The San Antonio area continues to be one of the most affordable metro areas in the state with almost half the homes priced under $200,000. In fact, the median price of a home in Bexar County in October was $196,000 while homes in Travis County sold for a median close to $340,000.

In other parts of Texas, housing market figures continued an upward trajectory. Sales in Harris County in October increased 6.3 percent year-over-year with a median price of $215,000 and sales in Dallas County rose 2.8 percent with a median sales price of $230,000. Meanwhile, sales in Travis County increased 1.4 percent with a median price of $339,000.

Back in the San Antonio area, the average sales price remained consistent with 2016 with a price just over $241,000. A total of 3,131 homes were listed in October, and 9,131 listings were active during the month.

With prices remaining stable and new listings continually coming on the market, there is something for both buyers and sellers here. For homebuyers this is a great time to look for a home as there tends to be less competition in the off-season. For sellers, this is a great time to sell as home prices have been steadily increasing and homes have been selling for an average of 97.4 percent of listed price.

Across the state of Texas, a total of 25,277 homes were sold in October, with the average price increasing 3.7 percent to $270,793. The median home price across Texas jumped up five percent to $220,500 while days on market remained low at just 59 days.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report: Home Sales Recap 

 SA Home Sales Recap October 2015 October 2016 October 2017
Total Month Sales 2,223 (5% increase) 2,399 (8% increase) 2,507 (5% increase)
Average Price $229,637 (10% increase) $240,373 (5% increase) $241,127 (0% increase)
Median Price $186,900 (6% increase) $203,300 (8% increase) $207,100 (2% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

Meritage Homes Offers Energy Efficient Homes at Tribute Ranch, Northwest San Antonio

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Home buyers in San Antonio now have more options for affordable, energy efficient homes with Meritage Homes new community of Tribute Ranch, a neighborhood of 140 single family homes in northwest San Antonio.  Homes in this neighborhood are available from approximately 1400 to 2800 square feet, single or two story, from 3 to 5 bedrooms with prices currently starting from the high $190,000s. Home buyers at Tribute Ranch have the choice of nine different floor plans with a choice of different elevations to select their ideal home.

Meritage is one of the leading energy efficient home builders in San Antonio, offering energy saving features such as spray foam insulation, Low-E windows, minimum 15-SEER HVAC, compact fluorescent and LED lighting, and low to zero VOC materials included as standard. Additional included features of homes at Tribute Ranch include granite countertops and recessed lighting in the kitchen, built in pest control system, 2 car garage with opener and M.Connected Home™ Home Automation Suite. The home automation suite offers home buyers security and peace of mind through the ability to monitor and control the home thermostat, lighting, garage door, door locks and a video doorbell.

Located outside of Loop 1604 off FM1560, between Culebra and Shaenfield roads, Tribute Ranch is convenient to local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Alamo Ranch Shopping Center, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, Government Canyon State Natural Area and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The community also has easy access to San Antonio downtown and other areas via Charles Anderson Loop 1604, Loop 410 and Highway 151.

TRIBUTE RANCH  Schools: **
Tribute Ranch is located within Northside Independent School District

  • Elementary – Kay Franklin Elementary School
  • Middle – Dr. John Folks Middle School
  • High School – Harlan High School

**School assignments may vary. Please contact the school district to verify.

For more information about homes in Tribute Ranch and any other San Antonio Real Estate needs contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale.