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San Antonio Area Home Prices Rise as Summer Nears

SABOR-mkt-stats-graphic-0417Increased demand for homes and low inventory in the San Antonio area gave home prices a boost in April. The average sales price of a San Antonio area home in April 2017 was $252,854 and the median sales price was $215,500, both increases of eight percent over last year’s figures, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS.

Meanwhile, total home sales took a two percent dip and months of inventory inched up to 3.6 months from March’s 3.5 months. “Though home sales experienced a small decrease, we saw 3,783 new listings come on the market last month with 8,845 listings active, the highest all year,” said Yvette Allen, SABOR’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. “This means sellers are taking the opportunity to get their homes on the market as the summer buying season gets closer and gives us a little more inventory to accommodate all the buyers looking for homes.”

In April homes spent just 59 days on the market, consistent with March’s duration and a day less than this time last year. The price per square foot increased $115 which is a seven percent over the average of April last year. The month ended with 2,538 sales still pending.

Half the homes sold in April 2017 were priced between $200,000 and $500,000 while 44 percent were priced under $200,000. Homes priced over $500,000 made up the remaining six percent of sales in April, with 18 of those homes priced over $1 million.

Bexar County reported a total of 1,825 single-family homes sold in April, a 2.5 percent year-over-year decrease. The average price of a home sold in the county was $244,055, a 7.8 percent increase from 2016 while the median was $205,000, a 6.8 percent increase.

In Texas total home sales in April decreased 0.2 percent for a total of 25,990 homes sold. The average price of a home sold in the state was $276,535 and the median was $225,000, both increases from last year.

“Prospective buyers looking to move this summer should prepare by seeking preapproval from a lender, knowing their budget and getting with a REALTOR® to discuss their housing priorities,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “They also need to be ready to make a decision quickly.”

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 Recap Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17
Total Month Sales  2,392 (13% increase)  2,481 (4% increase) 2,427 (2% decrease)
Average Price 2,427 (2% decrease) $234,575 (4% increase) $252,854 (8% increase)
Median Price  $189,900 (7% increase) $199,400 (5% increase) $215,500 (8% increase)

Modest Increase in San Antonio Home Sales February 2017

0217-SABOR-mkt-stats-graphicSan Antonio area home sales picked up in February 2017 with 1,954 sales, a three percent increase over February 2016 according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS.

Both the average and median sales prices of single-family homes remained steady with the average climbing just three percent to $234,040 and the median increasing six percent to $201,500. Meanwhile, February’s housing inventory was just 3.3 months, remaining below the four month mark now for 18 months straight.

“Though prices here have grown, the increases are steady and sustainable unlike many other large cities in the country,” said Michele Bunting Ross, SABOR’s 2017 Chairman of the Board.

In February, nearly 3,000 new homes were listed and the month ended with 2,059 sales still pending. Homes spent an average of 63 days on the market, which is an 11 percent drop from February last year. The price per square foot of a home grew four percent to $110 and 97.6 percent of homes sold for list price.

The majority of homes sold in the San Antonio area continue to be priced under $200,000 with those sales making up 49.5 percent of the month’s market. Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 46.1 percent of February’s sales and homes priced over $500,000 made up 4.5 percent of the sales. Of the homes sold over $500,000, nine were priced at $1 million or above.

In Bexar County last month, a total of 1,441 single-family homes were sold for an average price of $220,377. Of the homes sold in the county, 1,262 were existing homes while 179 were new construction properties.

Meanwhile, for the whole state of Texas, total home sales remained consistent with the previous year’s figure, reporting 19,313 sales in February. However, the average price in the state increased 11.1 percent to $269,854 while the median rose 10.3 percent to $215,000.

For San Antonio area home buyers and sellers, SABOR’s President and CEO, Angela Shields offered this advice, “The key is to work with a Realtor. For sellers, they need to make sure they are pricing and marketing their home right to get it sold, and for buyers the expertise of an objective professional can help them navigate one of the largest purchases they’ll ever make. Especially in such a tight market, you’ll want someone who knows the ropes to help you through the process.”

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.

 SA Sales Recap Feb-15 Feb-16 Feb-17
Total Month Sales  1,717 (14% increase) 1,890 (10% increase)  1,954 (3% increase)
Average Price $220,202 (8% increase)  $227,812 (4% increase)  $234,040 (3% increase)
Median Price  $187,800 (9% increase) $190,800 (1% increase)  $201,500 (6% increase)
*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

San Antonio Housing Market Continues Steady Growth in July 2016

Home prices in the San Antonio and surrounding areas continued their steady growth in July with both the average and median sales prices reporting moderate increases, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS. The average price increased three percent from July 2015 to $246,032 and the median rose six percent to $211,900.

“The San Antonio area continues to be one of the most affordable markets in Texas,” said Bob Jacobs, SABOR’s 2016 Chairman of the Board. “For example, the median sales price of a home in Bexar County in July was $200,000 while the median was $335,000 in nearby Travis County and $219,250 in Harris County.”

About half the homes sold in July were priced between $200,000 and $500,000 while homes priced under $200,000 made up 45.3 percent of the market. Homes priced over $500,000 made up just 4.53 percent of the market, including 15 homes sold priced over $1 million.

July reported just 3.9 months of inventory, consistent with previous months. In fact, months of inventory in the San Antonio and surrounding areas has remained at or below four months for nearly two years and was last at six months of inventory in November 2012. Months of inventory is an indicator of where the balance of the market lies. “Typically, inventory below six months favors sellers while inventory between six to eight months is considered balanced. We’ve been experiencing a seller’s market for nearly four years in the San Antonio area,” explains Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “With such a tight market, it’s important those looking to buy a home work closely with a REALTOR® to make sure they stay informed of the latest listings and find a home that suits their needs.”

In Texas, a total of 28,546 homes were sold last month, a 7.5 percent decrease from the amount sold in July 2015. The average price of a home sold in Texas increased 2.7 percent to $268,418 and the median rose 6.8 percent to $219,000.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and would like 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.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report: July 2016
 Home Sales Recap Jul-14 Jul-15 Jul-16
Total Month Sales  2,482 (3% increase)  2,908 (17% increase) 2,850 (2% decrease)
Average Price $228,957 (5% increase) $239,222 (5% increase)  $246,032 (3% increase)
Median Price $187,000 (6% increase) $199,800 (7% increase) $211,900 (6% increase)
*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison.

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Despite Recent Increases, San Antonio’s Housing Remains Affordable

April 2015 San Antonio Housing Market Statistics

April 2015 San Antonio Housing Market Statistics

There was plenty of activity in the San Antonio real estate market as single-family home sales increased 13 percent over the number of homes sold in April 2014.

Homes priced under $200,000 accounted for the majority of sales according to figures in the April 2015 Multiple Listing Report recently released by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR).

The number of days homes are staying on the market is now down to just 59 days while months of inventory rose slightly to 3.8 months from 3.6 months in March.  April’s average price edged up six percent year-over-year to an average of $224,426 and the median price rose 7 percent to $189,300.

“Though our prices continue to show increases and our supply remains low, San Antonio is still an affordable market compared to what we are seeing nationally,” said Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board. “During the first quarter, the national median sales price for existing single family homes was $205,200 while San Antonio’s was just $184,200.”

According to Realtor.com, the increases seen around the country in prices are correcting for severe price declines in the recent past. These higher prices are to be expected as the economy improves. Home sales have strengthened as more buyers have entered the market during the spring buying season, and sustained job growth and interest rates below four percent have also been a catalyst behind the improvement in sales.

Growing prices coupled with low supply have not deterred local buyers who continue to flood the market seeking their dream homes. In April, the month ended with 2,390 sales still pending, a 13.6 percent increase from April 2014.

“With so many sales still pending, we head into the summer buying season with a healthy start and expect to keep seeing strong sales figures,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “Higher prices should encourage more owners to put their homes on the market and builders to start more construction. Already our inventory has edged up slightly and we hope to continue to see the steady demand result in an increased supply.”

San Antonio Home Sales Recap April 2013 April 2014 April 2015
Month Total # of Sales 1989 2123 2398 
Average Price $204,222 $210,941 $224,426
Median Price $168,300 $177,000 $189,300

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

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in San Antonio and would like to find out if now is a good time for you to buy or sell, contact your San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards of Keller Williams Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Housing Market Continues 2014 Trends in January 2015

San Antonio Home Sales Stats Jan. 2015

San Antonio – San Antonio’s January housing market continued the strong pace set in 2014 by kicking off with marked growth in prices and sales from previous years. According to the January 2015 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR), a total of 1,428 homes were sold last month, a five percent increase from the same month in 2014. Meanwhile, both the average and median prices also showed significant increases, with each rising by nine percent from 2014.

According to the 2014-Q4 Texas Quarterly Housing Report recently released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®  66,664 single-family homes were sold in Texas in the fourth quarter of 2014, an 8.46 percent increase from the same quarter of 2013. Additionally the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University that generated the report expects home sales in the first half of 2015 to continue the trend of 2014 with increases in home prices and low inventory.

“We saw year over year growth in our prices and sales figures throughout 2014, and with January getting off to a similar start, we expect 2015 to continue that trend,” said Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board. “Our inventory remains low with just 3.6 months in January, and we ended the month with 1,615 sales still pending.”

In January, 59.2 percent of homes sold were priced under $200,000, nearly a seven percent decrease from January 2014. Meanwhile, homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 made up 37.3 percent of sales, a six percent increase from 2013, and homes over $1 million accounted for 3.4 percent of sales, a half percent increase from last year.

“We have watched our mid-range and high-range markets increase over the last year, and 2015 looks to be no different so far. With our low cost of living, growing job market and continually low interest rates, homeowners are able to make their money go further,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO.

San Antonio Home Sales Recap January 2013 January 2014 January 2015
Total Month Sales  1,255 (24% increase)  1,363 (7% increase) 1,428 (5% increase)
Average Price $184,403 (4% increase) $194,312 (6% increase)  $212,222 (9% increase)
Median Price  $151,100 (3% increase)  $161,900 (7% increase)  $176,700 (9% increase)

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

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in San Antonio and would like to learn more about the San Antonio real estate market, contact your San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards, for more information. Trudy Edwards is a real estate sales and marketing professional and an Accredited Buyer Representative with Keller Williams Realty Heritage. Contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Home Sales End Year Strong, December 2014

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San Antonio Housing Market Ends Year Strong

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS recently released the sales statistics for December 2014 along with the total 2014 sales numbers. The report showed that a total of 24,735 homes were sold since January 2014 which is a five percent (5%) increase from the same period in 2013. The Average Sales Price for the year rose five percent (5%) to $218,762 and the Median Sales Price climbed by six percent (6%) to $180,600.

The month of December itself also saw increases across the board with a whopping 16 percent (16%) increase in sales from the previous December for a total of 2,083 sales.

At the end of November, 2014, the San Antonio real estate market had only 3.9 months of inventory. By the end of December 2014 that had decreased even further to only 3.5 months of inventory. With a shortage of inventory, homes are selling faster, as shown by the Days on Market Average that at the end of December 2014 was only 70 days.

Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board remarks that “The tight inventory makes this a sellers’ market while low interest rates allow buyers to make their money go further. It’s a good time to buy or sell on both fronts.”

At the recent SABOR San Antonio Housing Forecast, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation gave updates on the status of employment and companies moving to San Antonio. At the end of 2014 the unemployment rate in San Antonio was down to only 4.3% compared to 6% in 2013 as job growth increased 2.62% in 2014. Hernandez also highlighted some of the factors that attract companies to invest in San Antonio –

  • affordable land and energy
  • a skilled workforce of over 1 million
  • 15 schools and colleges with over 150,000 enrolled
  • Cost of living 9.2 points below US average

Hernandez also highlighted that San Antonio has been hailed by the national media in 2014 as—

  • “Best City For Business” by Forbes Magazine
  • “#4 Boomtown in US” by Bloomberg
  • “#3 New Tech Hotspot” by Forbes Magazine

All of these factors indicate that it is a great time to buy or sell a home in San Antonio.

Sales Recap  December 2012 December 2013  December 2014
Total Month Sales 1,548 (9% increase)  1,800 (14% increase) 2,083 (16% increase)
Average Price $193,374 (4% increase) $212,827 (10% increase) $224,193 (5% increase)
Median Price $160,400 (5% increase) $173,100 (7% increase) $184,100 (6% increase)

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in San Antonio and would like to learn more about the San Antonio real estate market, contact you San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards, for more information. Trudy Edwards is a real estate sales and marketing professional and an Accredited Buyer Representative with Keller Williams Realty Heritage. Contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com.

San Antonio Housing Inventory Remains Low, Days on Market Drop

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San Antonio Housing Market Statistics October 2014

San Antonio’s tight housing inventory kept home prices up in October 2014, while days on market fell by 11 percent. The average price of a home sold in October saw a year-over-year increase of three percent to $210,887 while the median price rose four percent to $176,200. The month ended with 2,164 total sales and 1,755 sales still pending according to the October 2014 Multiple Listing Service report of home sales data from the San Antonio Board of REALTORs.

SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board, Missy Stagers reported that “Our months of inventory are down to just 4.1 and homes in October only spent an average of 62 days on the market. This is certainly good news for sellers because it means the time it takes to sell a house has dropped considerably while prices continue to beat those seen in previous years.”

According to research from the National Association of REALTORS®, across the country homes that sold for one million dollars or more rose by eight percent this year, while homes at every other price point dropped by four percent. In San Antonio, 91 homes have sold over one million dollars since January, compared to 83 last year. In fact, the luxury home market has increased in 2014 with homes priced over $500,000 accounting for approximately 4.3 percent of sales this year (compared to 4.0 percent during the same period in 2013).

However, the largest growth has been seen in the homes priced in the mid-range. In October, the largest percentage of sales occurred between $200,000 and $250,000 with those making up 14.5 percent of sales. The second most popular range was homes priced between $300,000 and $400,000 which accounted for 10.4 percent of sales.

“Despite heading into the winter months which traditionally can be a little slower, we continue to see record numbers of sales and prices this season,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “We never really see San Antonio slow down. With our military families moving in and out of the city year round as well as a steady growth in jobs, there are always houses on the market and buyers eager to find their new home.”

Home Sales Recap Oct-12 Oct-13 Oct-14
Total Month Sales 1554 1863 2164
Average Price $194,354 $205,484 $210,887
Median Price $158,800 $169,400 $176,200

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the San Antonio, Texas area, contact Trudy Edwards with KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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San Antonio Average Home Price Hits All-Time High in May 2014

mkt-stats-graphic-0514smIn the San Antonio real estate market the average price of a home in May 2014 reached an all-time high with a sales price of $225,114, according to the May 2014 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). This is a four percent increase from May 2013. The average number of days San Antonio homes stayed on the market dropped to just  65 days, a 17 percent decrease from May of last year. In all a total of 2,355 homes were sold in San Antonio in May 2014.

“Home prices continue to remain strong,” said Missy Stagers, SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board. “The price per square foot has also increased to its highest – $102 – and inventory remains low at 4.7 months.”

A recent report from CoreLogic ranked Texas as the number one state with the highest percentage of residential  properties with a mortgage holding equity. According to the report, 96.7 percent of Texas homes hold equity.

San Antonio’s median price of a home sold in May was $183,800, a four percent increase from May 2013 and higher than last year’s peak median price in June of $180,400. Year-to-date the average price of a home sold is $211,990 and the median is $174,600. A total of 9,179 homes have been sold since January.

“Our total sales year-to-date have remained considerably higher this year than in previous years,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “We credit the strength of the housing market to San Antonio’s  continued job growth, affordability and low interest rates.”

Sales Recap May 2013 May 2014
Total Month Sales 2499 2355
Average Price $216,337 $225,114
Median Price $162,201 $175,900

San Antonio Home Sales in 2013 Highest Since 2006

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San Antonio Home Sales Statistics for December 2013

The San Antonio housing market closed 2013 with 23,390 homes sold, a 17 percent increase over 2012’s closing number and only eight percent less than the amount of homes sold in 2006. According to the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service, the average sales price for 2013 rose seven percent from the previous year to $207,884 and the median price increased six percent to $170,200.“At our recent Housing Forecast event, we learned that job opportunities and population are both steadily growing in San Antonio, meaning more people are relocating here and searching for a home,” said Missy Stagers, SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board. “We certainly saw this in 2013’s boom in sales, and expect 2014 to continue with that trend.”

According to Forbes magazine, San Antonio ranked second on its list of U.S. metro areas to watch in 2014. The list pointed to San Antonio’s 6.2 percent growth in jobs during 2013 and a low unemployment rate of 6.2 percent – well below the national average of seven percent.

Throughout 2013 the San Antonio market experienced a steady increase in homes sold over $500,000. The month of December reported the highest percentage of sales in that price bracket, with those making up 4.66 percent of the total 1,760 homes sold during the month. Homes priced under $200,000 made up 61.76 percent of sales and homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 33.52 percent of the total homes sold.

“Not only are homes selling fast, with 2013 reporting an average of just 78 days on the market, but 97 percent of homes are selling for list price,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “That means both buyers and sellers are reaping the benefits of a healthy housing market.”

Sales Recap. Dec. 2011 Dec. 2012 Dec. 2013
Total Month Sales 1,361 1,548 1,760
Average Price $184,708 $193,374 $212,151
Median Price $149,500 $160,400 $171,400

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San Antonio Home Prices Reach Year High in June

San Antonio home pricSan Antonio Home Sales June 2013es reached a high in June 2013, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). The average price of homes sold for the month was $221,168 and the median was $180,400, which are both six percent increases from June of last year. The total number of homes sold in June was 2,315 and the number of sales pending as the month closed was 1,920. 

“The summer buying and selling season is in full swing, and we see that in these numbers. Not only are prices continuing to rise, but the demand is still high with homes selling faster than ever. Right now we have 5.1 months of inventory with homes spending an average of 73 days on market – the lowest all year,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR Chairman of the Board.

According to a study by Realty Trac, foreclosures across the nation are at their lowest level for any month in 7.5 years and are down 29 percent from where they were a year ago. In Texas, foreclosure activity is down 42.3 percent for the year as of June.

“The steady drop in foreclosures signals a strengthening housing economy driven by steady job growth, low interest rates and rising home values,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO. “In fact, we are seeing a gradual shift among San Antonio buyers toward purchasing homes priced in the mid-range. In June 2013, 38.44 percent of buyers purchased homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000. At this time last year, that number was closer to 35 percent.”

The average price of a single family residential home year-to-date was $205,352 and the median price year-to-date was $167,300 a six percent and five percent increase compared to 2012, respectively.

Demand for rentals in the San Antonio market has also continued to rise. A total of 1,355 residential rental properties were rented in June, which marks a six percent increase compared to June 2012.

If its time for you to make a move and you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, contact Trudy Edwards, of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty to request information about sales activity in your San Antonio area neighborhood.

San Antonio Home Sales

June 2011

June 2012

June 2013

Total Month Sales

1,946  

2,063

2,315

Average Price

$192,514

$209,214

$221,168

Median Price

$156,500

$170,300

$180,400