From the AUSTIN REALTOR, February 2007. Published by the Austin Board of REALTORS
Austin Home Sales Show Steady Growth in 2006
Single-family home sales in December were higher than during the same period in 2005, capping another record year for the Austin-area housing market. Certain parts of the Austin metropolitan proved especially popular with buyers in 2006. Houses in Areas N and SW, which respectively border Hays and Williamson counties, sold particularly quickly. Homes in Area N decreased their average time on the market by 20 days, while the amount of time those in Area SW sat on the market dropped by 21 days.Hays County also posted notable gains, with Area HH’s record 1,125 home sales besting the previous year by 236. Average days on market for these homes was 69 days in 2006, a decrease of 8 days from 2005.