Austin Real Estate Sales Strong for Early 2013, report the Regent Property Group Austin Home Search Experts

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Strong Sales are in evidence for the early 2013 Austin real estate market, according to a statistical analysis by esteemed brokerage Regent Property Group, Austin’s premier home search destination.

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Austin is experiencing heavy demand for existing homes, offers one of the best job markets in the nation, and is home to an excellent quality of life. All of the integral pieces are in place for a strong 2013.

Austin real estate brokerage Regent Property Group found that sales in the Austin real estate market in 2013 are proving to be a continuation of the strong upward trends found in 2012. Notably, Austin experienced a 21.25% increase in homes sold, a 14.54% increase in median sold prices, and a 29.33% decrease in days on the market when comparing January 2013 to January 2012.

“We have every indication that Austin’s real estate market is tightening and will continue to do so in the near future,” said Brian Talley, founder of Regent Property Group. “Austin is experiencing heavy demand for existing homes, offers one of the best job markets in the nation, and is home to an excellent quality of life. All of the integral pieces are in place for a strong 2013.”

Between January 1, 2013 and February 11, 2013, there were 625 single-family homes sold within the Austin city limits with a median sold price of $127.79 per square foot ($259,000.) During the same time period in 2012, there were 610 homes sold with a median sold price of $116.70 per square foot ($230,000.) Average days on the market for those dates in 2013 equaled 53, versus 78 in 2012. This represents a 2.46% increase in the number of homes sold, a 9.50% increase in the median sold price per square foot, a 12.61% increase in sold prices, and a 32.05% decrease in days on the market.

Active homes within Austin demonstrate there is more optimism within the real estate market: with 1,425 single-family homes for sale as of 2/11/13, the median list price is $154.81 per square foot, for a median list price of $415,802. Data also shows a 35% decrease in homes for sale, compared to the 2,209 single-family homes for sale on 2/09/12.

Regent Property Group was founded by Brian Talley. He is ranked among the top 1% of selling agents out of the 5,313 Austin Board of REALTORS® members and is a personal top producer, closing multi-million dollars of transactions for homes located all over Austin, in areas such as Lake Austin, Eanes ISD, Westlake, downtown, and more. During 2011, Brian was the #11 top selling agent (#9 if including off-MLS properties) for total dollar volume sold in the greater Austin area. Talley, a 5th generation Texan, has been active in real estate since 1998, when he began his career working in retail development, sales, and marketing. Talley formed Regent Property Group to serve the needs of Austin’s residential real estate clients, helping people buy and sell luxury homes in the greater Austin area. Contact: info (at) regentpg (dot) com.

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