Housing Insights

Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: August 2022 A Changing Market The market is changing. The heavy seller’s market we experienced for a good 15 months is no more. It is still a seller’s market, but not drastically so. Demand has dropped significantly due to inflation, rising cost of living, and mortgage interest rates continuing to rise. The median sales price remains largely […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: July 2022 Inventory Recovery! For the first time since October of 2020 we have over 2 months of housing inventory available. This is mostly fueled by a surge in homes being put on the market, but also by a slight decrease in home buyer demand. The factors we’ve been talking about for months with increased prices, rising […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: June 2022 Inventory Recovery The inventory recovery continues in full swing. We’ve come along ways from our low of less than 1 month of inventory. A healthy inventory is generally considered to be 2.5-3 months of inventory. We’re getting closer. Rising interest rates combined with home prices that continue to rise have slowed buyer demand. Small sections […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: May 2022 The New Normal for Abilene Homes The world is still adapting to the new normal, and real estate is no different. I talked about this a little bit in last month’s post, but it’s more relevant as we move forward. Prices *ARE NOT* up another 15% compared to the past several months. The median sales […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: April 2022 Median Price & Active Listings Median price has been a tricky metric to process the past 12-15 months looking at year over year reporting. Did the median price of the homes that sold increase? Yes, clearly. Did the prices of homes increase by that same amount? No. This was more clear when we talked about […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: March 2022 Abilene Housing Insights – March 2022   For those that tuned in last month you’ll remember we saw what I called an abnormal sales price increase simply due to low sales volume and as a function of the properties closed rather than any actual further increase in property values. You’ll see that reflected here with […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights: February 2022 This is an interesting month to look at. First, when you look at that median sales price – wow! There are a few things I want to talk about here. The total number of closed sales, while higher than last February, is still much lower than what we see in more active months. For example […]
Housing Insights Abilene Housing Insights – January 2022 Taking a look at Abilene housing statistics for January 2022. A few things to clear up from the start. We didn’t see prices really start to rise until around April of last year. So while you see the reported increase here it’s important to note this is right in line with the median price we’ve […]
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