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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 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 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 Taper in September Amid Tight Inventory

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The San Antonio summer home buying frenzy relaxed slightly in September as the school year began and the weather started to cool. Sales during the month numbered 2,587, a one percent decrease from this time last year, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report (MLS) from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS. Despite the slight decline, median and average prices experienced moderate increases with the median rising five percent to $213,500 and the average increasing two percent to $247,058. The month ended with 2,152 sales still pending, 136 more homes than September of 2016.

“It is not unusual for sales to taper off once the summer season winds down. Kids are returning to school so families want to remain in one place, and many buyers and sellers like to be settled for the coming holiday season as well,” said Yvette Allen, SABOR’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. “This has still been a busy year for real estate in the San Antonio area. In fact, since January, a total of 23,414 homes have been sold, which is three percent more than this time period last year.”

Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 made up 50.3 percent of the homes sold in September and homes priced under $200,000 made up 45 percent of the month’s sales. Homes priced over $500,000 accounted for 4.8 percent of September’s sales, with 12 of those priced over $1 million.

Meanwhile, days on market plummeted seven percent from the previous year to just 52 days in September and months of inventory also remained low with 3.8 months available.

“In San Antonio, months of inventory have remained below four months for about two years making it a tight market that favors sellers,” said Gilbert Gonzalez, SABOR’s interim CEO. “This means that those looking to buy need to be ready to act fast. Know your budget and priorities, and work with an experienced REALTOR® who can help you navigate the process.”

In Texas, total home sales rose just 0.4 percent year-over-year for a total of 26,666 homes sold across the state. The average price increased 4.8 percent to $273,383 and the median rose 7.1 percent to $225,000. Months of inventory in the state measured just 3.9 months available.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report: Home Sales Recap

September 2015 September 2016 September 2017
Total Month Sales 2,384 (7% increase) 2,618 (9% increase) 2,587 (1% decrease)
Average Price $232,660 (6% increase) $241,757 (4% increase) $247,058 (2% increase)
Median Price $191,700 (4% increase) $203,700 (6% increase) $213,500 (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.

Home Sales Remain Strong in San Antonio Summer

June-2015-mkt-stats-graphic-0615According to the June 2015 Multiple Listing Report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR), home sales saw their biggest increase yet this year in June with 2,925 homes sold. This is an 18 percent increase from the same month in 2014 and the largest number of sales in a single month this year. While both the average and median sales prices dropped marginally from May, both saw increases from last year. June’s average sales price rose five percent to $242,588 and the median price edged up six percent to $200,900.

The average sales price has remained over $200,000 since February 2014 while the median has maintained that level since May 2015. “Our market has been favorable to sellers this year as prices keep growing and length of time to sell a home continues to shrink,” said Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board. “In June, homes sold for 97.8 percent of list price and price per square foot shot up to $108, a four percent increase from last year. It’s a prime market for sellers.”

Many sellers are jumping into the market as low inventory often creates faster sales and higher home prices in many areas. According to Fannie Mae’s recent National Housing Survey, 52 percent of Americans surveyed believe now is a good time to sell, the first time this metric has risen above 50 percent. In June, 3,875 new listings came on the San Antonio market, nearly 18 percent more than this time last year, and the month ended with 2,381 sales still pending. Days on market in San Antonio continue to fall with June reporting just 52 days, a 21 percent drop from June 2014, and months of inventory remains steady at 4.0 months.

While the market is tight for buyers, they are still finding homes to meet their needs. In June, homes priced below $200,000 continued to make up the majority of sales in the San Antonio market with 49.74 percent of homes sold priced in this bracket. Homes selling over $500,000 continued to climb with June reporting 5.88 percent in this range. Of those, most were priced between $500,000 and $600,000 with a total of 12 homes sold over one million dollars. Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 44.41 percent of the month’s sales. “As the number of new listings continues to surge, buyers still have options when it comes to finding their dream home,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO.

San Antonio Home Sales Recap Jun-13 Jun-14 Jun-15
Month Total # of Sales  2,337 (12% increase) 2.483 (6% increase) 2,925 (18% increase)
Average Price $219,489 (6% increase) $231,919 (6% increase) $242,588 (5% increase)
Median Price $179,400 (6% increase) $189,200 (5% increase)  $200,900 (6% 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 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.