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San Antonio Housing Inventory Hits a Six Year Low

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San Antonio Market Statistics, September 2013

According to the statistics for September 2013, the housing inventory in San Antonio hit a six year low in September with just 4.6 months of inventory. Homes listed for sale spent an average of only 70 days on the market and 97 percent of homes sold for the listed price. According to the September 2013 San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) Multiple Listing Service Report,  a total of 2,031 homes were purchased during the month, which is a 20 percent increase over September 2012.

“We have seen our inventory getting smaller and smaller all year, making this more of a competitive market,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR Chairman of the Board. “Low inventory could result in sellers receiving multiple bids on homes located in prime locations or being able to sell closer to their asking price.”

The average price in San Antonio of a home sold in September 2013 was $205,728 and the median price was $168,700. Both median and average prices are seven percent increases from the same month in 2012. Year-to-date the average sales price also increased by seven percent to $207,103 and the median grew by six percent, to $169,900.

The price breakdowns showed a slight increase in September from previous months for homes sold in the low range (below $200,000), with those accounting for 62.24 percent. Homes priced in the mid-range (between $200,000 and $500,000) made up 33.97 percent of sales and homes costing over $500,000 accounted for 3.69 percent of homes sold.

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the Texas housing market largely avoided the crisis other states experienced over the past few years, crediting Texas’ vibrant job market and growing population. Texas has also seen substantial declines in foreclosure notices filed. In fact, according to Realty Trac, between July and September, Texas experienced a decline of 44.6 percent in foreclosure filings, compared to 29 percent nationwide.

“Interest rates have been at historic lows for some time now allowing many people to take advantage of the opportunity. Although the rates have started to inch up, they still remain below five percent making home buying affordable for a wide range of people,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO.

San Antonio Home Sales Recap        
    Sep- 2011   Sep- 2012 Sep-2013
Total   Month Sales  1,576       1,686   2,031
Average   Price                      $189,723   $193,026   $205,728
Median   Price                       $154,600   $158,400   $168,700

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.

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San Antonio Housing Market Continues to Flourish in March

KB at Lakeside Model HomeWith interest rates at historic lows and the summer months just around the corner, the San Antonio residential housing market is continuing to flourish with steady increases in sales prices and the number of homes sold each month.

The San Antonio Board of REALTORs® latest Multiple Listing Service report revealed that in March 2013 the average sales price of a single family residential home was $194,271, up five percent from last year. The median sales price remained at $158,900, the same as March 2012.

Days on market fell to just 90 days on the market in March, down from 99 days on the market in February. There were 1,826 home sales closed in March and 1,935 sales still pending at the end of March.

“Low rates continue to make this a prime time to buy and sell real estate. We saw how the low rates caused the housing market to prosper in 2012, and we are continuing to see that trend as 2013 fares even better,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR Chairman of the Board.

The average rate for a 30-year fixed loan recently fell to below 3.5 percent according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey®. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage dipped below 2.7 percent.

Housing inventory is at 5.3 months, compared to 6.6 months at this time last year. With a quick turnaround in sales, the market is skewing in favor of sellers with 96.9 percent of homes being sold for list price.

Homes sold in the price range under $200,000 accounted for 66.8 percent of total homes sold and those between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 29.2 percent. Homes priced at $500,000 and more made up 3.9 percent of the total sales for March.

“San Antonio was recently ranked by Forbes as one of the top 25 cities in the country to retire, citing the city’s low cost of living and stable economy. While other cities in the country experience peaks and downturns, San Antonio remains steady and consistent which makes it the perfect place to call home,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO.

San Antonio Home Sales Recap
March 2011 March 2012 March 2013
Total Month   Sales 1,556 1,654 1,826
Average Price   $182,871 $185,549 $194,271
Median Price $149,200 $158,600 $158,900

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 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.

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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.

Parade of Homes at The Dominion 2012

Each year the Greater San Antonio Builders Association hosts the Parade of Homes where builders showcase their artistry in architecture, design and craftsmanship and the latest in trends in home appliances, lighting, state of the art technology, landscaping and home services.

The 2012 Parade of Homes was recently showcased at The Dominion, in Andalucia at The Dominion and Aragon at The Dominion. The Parade of Homes was open to the public and hundreds of people took advantage of the opportunity to tour these luxurious dream homes that would easily grace the pages of Architectural Digest. The Parade of Homes is always a great opportunity for potential home buyers to see the finest homes at the leading edge of home building and design available in San Antonio.

 

Builders featured at this year’s Parade of Homes –

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Design trends showcased at this year’s Parade of Homes included mixtures of textures and materials, transitional blends of traditional elegance and clean contemporary lines and home features such as outdoor living areas, spa-like master baths, wine rooms, caterer’s kitchens and home automation systems. Many of the builders are also utilizing the latest in green building trends and techniques such as Energy Star® appliances, spray foam insulation, blown in cellulose insulation, 15-SEER air conditioning units, tankless water heaters, low-E vinyl windows and other energy efficient materials to increase the to increase energy efficiency of the home.

The Dominion is one of San Antonio’s premier luxury home communities, nestled in The Texas Hill Country, yet just twenty minutes from downtown San Antonio. The amenities at The Dominion include a grand entrance, 24-Hour guard and The Dominion Country Club, which features an aquatic center, tennis courts, club house, and world class golf course that hosts the annual PGA Senior gold events. The community has 600 homes that range in size from garden homes to estates.

If you would like to learn more about the homes and lifestyle opportunities available at The Dominion, or are interested in purchasing a new home at any other San Antonio community contact Trudy Edwards of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at truesarealestate@gmail.com or (210) 595-9801.