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San Antonio Housing Market Continues to Outpace Previous Years

June 2017 SA housing Infographic

Growing prices paired with low supply have not deterred San Antonio area home buyers who continue to flood the market seeking their dream homes, pushing up the total home sales for the first six months of 2017 to 14,845, a four percent year-over-year increase according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS. To date this year, the average and median sales prices have also both increased, by a moderate five percent to $248,923 and $211,700, respectively.

“Our local market consistently outperforms last year’s, putting the San Antonio area on track for another record-breaking year,” said Yvette Allen, SABOR’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. “Though prices have increased, they are still generally lower than those in other major Texas metros. This affordability combined with so many jobs relocating here as well as our booming tech, medical and military industries help San Antonio maintain its popularity among buyers.”

In June, homes priced below $200,000 made up 41.4 percent of homes sold while homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 52.9 percent of the month’s sales. Homes priced over $500,000 made up 5.8 percent of the market.

The median and average prices experienced five percent year-over-year growth during the June, with the median home price rising to $222,000 and the average price increasing to $257,753. Months of inventory remained low with just 3.8 months available. The month ended with 2,512 sales still pending, a two percent increase from June 2016. Price per square foot rose four percent year-over-year to $115 and 97.9 percent of homes sold for the list price.

“This continues to be a hot market, and homes can sell quickly. For buyers interested in purchasing a home this summer, they can prepare by identifying their must-haves in a home, getting pre-approved and working closely with their REALTOR®,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO.

SA Home Sales Recap June 2015 June 2016 June 2017
Total Month Sales 2,897 (18% increase) 3,053 (5% increase) 3,177 (4% increase)
Average Price $242,011 (5% increase) $246,044 (2% increase) $257,753 (5% increase)
Median Price $201,100 (6% increase) $212,000 (6% increase) $222,000 (5% increase)
  Year-to-Date January-June 2015 January-June 2016 January-June 2017
Total Month Sales 13,212 (12% increase) 14,268 (7% increase) 14,845 (4% increase)
Average Price $230,951 (7% increase) $236,234 (2% increase) $248,923 (5% increase)
Median Price $192,600 (8% increase) $$200,900 (4% increase) $211,700 (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 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)

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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Number of Homes Sold Hits Five Year High in San Antonio

San Antonio Home Sales Hit 5 Year HighThe number of homes sold in San Antonio in May 2013 hit a five year high of 2,480 homes sold as reported by the San Antonio Board of REALTORs® (SABOR). This number represents a 31 percent increase in sales when compared to May 2012’s volume of home sales. In addition, the year-to-date number of homes sold rose 19 percent when compared to this time last year.

Housing inventory continues to remain around at 5.1 months while the average amount of time that homes remain on the market has dropped 15 percent to a low of 78 days.

“The summer months are typically the busiest time of year in real estate, and the May numbers prove that consumer confidence is high and the market is continuing to thrive,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR Chairman of the Board. “Both buyers and sellers are reaping the benefits of an extremely healthy real estate climate in San Antonio.”

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the housing market continues to look optimistic. Home prices are primed to rise in 2013 and 2014 due to lagging housing starts and an ongoing inventory shortage. Americans are also feeling confident in the housing recovery.

Number of sales is not the only gain seen in the San Antonio housing market. The average price of a home sold in May 2013 was $216,940, a 10 percent increase over May 2012. The median price of homes sold in May 2013 was $174,000, a seven percent increase compared to 2012.

“We saw 59.2 percent of homes sold priced under $200,000 which is typical. But we also had a jump in sales of homes over $500,000 with those transactions accounting for nearly five percent of the sales instead of their usual three to four percent,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO. “With our city’s continued job growth and interest rates still low, it’s no surprise we are seeing people able to make their money go further and take advantage of our affordable market.”

If you are considering buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, contact San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation.

 

San Antonio Home Sales

May 2011

May 2012

May 2013

Total Month Sales

1,782

1,899

2,480

Average Price

$191,750

$198,091

$216,940

Signs Point to a Healthy Housing Market in San Antonio

The February 2013 Multiple Listing Service report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®  showed signs pointing to a healthy real estate market in San Antonio.

San Antonio home sales were up eight percent (8%) in February with 1,379 homes sold. Another indicator of a healthy housing market is that 96.3 percent of those homes sold for the list price.   

Single family residential homes spent a mere 99 days on the market in February 2013, which is a four percent decrease from this time last year.

 “Low days on market indicate consumers are finding homes more quickly and we are tilting more towards a seller’s market,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR Chairman of the Board.

According to Fannie Mae’s February 2013 National Housing Survey, 25 percent of those surveyed say they believe it is a good time to sell a house. This is the highest percentage ever recorded in the survey’s history.

In addition to the quick turnaround of home sales, there has been a boom in luxury homes for the month with 4.4 percent of total homes sold being over $500,000, the highest percentage since 2011. 

Homes sold in the range under $200,000 accounted for 66.1 percent of total homes sold and those between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 29.6 percent. The average sales price for February 2013 for single family residential homes was $194,003 while the month’s median price was $157,000.

“With spring and summer around the corner, we are getting ready to enter our busiest season. We are hopeful that market conditions will continue to be this favorable, allowing both buyers and sellers to be satisfied in their transactions,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO. 

 San Antonio Sales Recap

February 2011

February 2012

February 2013

   Total Month  Sales

1,079

1,278

1,379

   Average Price

$179,035

$184,397

$194,003

   Median Price

$146,000

$150,500

$157,000

For more information about buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, contact San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation, or visit TrueSARealEstate.com.

San Antonio Home Sales Are Up as Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in San Antonio, this is a good time to be in the market. The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR ) recently reported a 7 percent increase in September sales compared to the same month in 2011, according to the September 2012 Multiple Listing Service report by). The average and median prices for September are also up, both showing a 2 percent increase from last year.

“Sales in the midrange of prices ($200,000 to $500,000) have been up the last several months, peaking in June,” Liza Reyes, SABOR Chairman of the Board, said. “This month, a good portion of sales continued to occur in this midrange, which kept prices higher and on par with previous months.”

Locally, the total number of homes sold has steadily increased in 2012, with only a small taper in September after the summer boom. However, the comparative increase in sales, with 1,683 homes sold in San Antonio in September 2012, compared to 1,534 in September 2011, confirms that the local housing market is holding steady.

Mortgage rates this month at or around 3.49% are back at record lows. The decline in the 30-year fixed rates is partially due to a result of the Federal Reserve’s recent move to buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities each month until the job market improves. As a result, mortgage applications for refinancing and home purchases increased across the nation.

Home buying affordability remains high for home buyers who buy now while rates are low.

Setpember 2010 September 2011 September 2012
Total Month  Sales 1,391 1,534 1,683
Average Price $185,778 $190,211 $192,594
Median Price $149,900 $152,500 $157,900

For more information about buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, contact San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation.

San Antonio Home Sales Continue to Increase in May

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) recently released its report on May housing sales in San Antonio which showed that the number of sales of single-family homes increased 4% compared to May 2011. Key housing indicators all improved in May 2012 compared to May 2011.

The average price for a single family home in San Antonio also increased by 4% to $197,451, while the median home price increased 5% to $161,400, compared to May 2011. Both average and median prices have improved month over month this year, marking a favorable housing trend for the year.

Liza Reyes

Liza Reyes, 2012 SABOR  Chairman

“We’re glad to see that home sales continue to increase,” said Liza Reyes, 2012 SABOR Chairman of the Board. For five consecutive months, San Antonio has had less than 7 months supply of home inventory, signaling a very balanced market in terms of supply and demand which favors both buyers and sellers.SABOR President and CEO Angela Shields said “we credit the strength of the housing market to San Antonio’s continued job growth, affordability and low interest rates

Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® chief economist, said the national housing recovery is underway. “It is no longer just the investors who are taking advantage of high affordability conditions. A return of normal home buying for occupancy is helping home sales across all price points, and now the recovery appears to be extending to home prices,” he said. “The general downtrend in both listed and shadow inventory has shifted from a buyers’ market to one that is much more balanced, but in some areas it has become a seller’s market.”

May 2012 SABOR Statistics

  • $197,451– Average price for single-family homes in May 2012, 4% higher than a year ago.
  • $161,400 – Median price for single-family homes in May 2012, 5% higher than a year ago.
  • 1,889Total number of single-family residential home sales in May 2012, 4% higher than a year ago.
  • 1,778 – The number of pending home sales in May 2012.

For more information about buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, contact San Antonio real estate resource, Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at (210) 595-9801 or truesarealestate@gmail.com for a complimentary consultation.

San Antonio Single-Family Home Prices and Sales Rise as Job Market Sees a Boost

San Antonio Continues Upward Trend in Real Estate and Job Growth

The San Antonio real estate market is maintaining its healthy position
as average and median prices for single family home sales in San Antonio increased by 5.6% and 3.7% respectively over April 2011 numbers.
In a June report compiled from Multiple Listing Service data, the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) also reported that Single family home sales climbed in May, with a 19.3% increase over April 2011.

The average price for single-family homes in San Antonio in May 2011, was
$191,750 and the median sales price for single family homes in San Antonio rose to $153,400 in May 2011.

“The recent market numbers prove that homeownership in our city is a great personal investment,” said Angela Shields, President and CEO of SABOR. “Sellers are benefiting from the increased equity in their homes as a result of rising prices, but prices are still reasonable enough for buyers to enter the
market affordably.”

San Antonio continues its strong showing for economic stability, most notably with recent news about new jobs coming into the city. Kohl’s Department Stores recently announced that it will create 700 to 800 customer service jobs
in addition to the over 1,000 positions previously slated to be filled within the next two years.

The Alamo City also ranked among the four Texas locales on TheDailyBeast.com’s list of best cities for recent college graduates. The ranking considered such features as cost of living, unemployment rate, and average per capita personal income.

Scott Caballero, 2011 SABOR Chairman of the Board commented on the report saying “Job growth is among the factors we watch to determine the health of our marketplace. San Antonio’s level of job growth and its recognition as a great place for graduates entering the workforce is evidence that we have an economy that supports home ownership.”

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