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Update 8/25/2014: It's been 9 years since I started HousingTracker as a personal project to try to gain insight into rapidly changing home prices during the housing bubble. There wasn't nearly as much data available then as there is now, and I was happy to make a very small contribution towards improving that situation. In 2014 there is a lot more data available and most of that data is better than what I can provide — especially considering recent challenges of maintaining data quality. As such, I've decided to end the HousingTracker project.

If you're looking for asking price and inventory data, my favorite source is Zillow's data page specifically the For-sale inventory (raw) csv and the Median list price csv. It's not quite as timely as HousingTracker data, but it has broader coverage and is likely more accurate.

Thanks for visiting!

Ben

Asking Prices and Inventory for Homes in Austin Texas

As of August 11 2014 there were about 14,669 single family and condo homes listed for sale in Austin Texas. The median asking price of these homes was approximately $302,990. Since this time last year, the inventory of homes for sale has increased by 19.9% and the median price has increased by 12.2%.

August 11, 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Median Asking Price $302,990 -0.9% +12.2%
Home Listings/Inventory 14,669 +1.8% +19.9%

Recent Asking Price and Inventory History for Austin

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
08/11/2014 14,669 $212,900 $302,990 $455,000
08/04/2014 14,492 $212,000 $304,700 $459,000
07/28/2014 14,657 $214,000 $305,000 $459,000
07/21/2014 14,636 $213,000 $304,999 $459,000
07/14/2014 14,413 $212,900 $305,606 $459,500

Austin Asking Price History

The median asking price for homes in Austin peaked in June 2014 at $309,482 and is now $5,637 (1.8%) lower.

25th, Median (50th) and 75th Percentile Asking Prices for Austin Texas

Austin Housing Inventory History

Housing inventory in Austin, which is typically highest in the spring/summer and lowest in the fall/winter, peaked at 18,661 in May 2010. The lowest housing inventory level seen was 8,838 in January 2013.

Housing Inventory for Austin Texas

Austin Asking Price and Inventory History

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
August 2014 14,581 $212,450 $303,845 $457,000
July 2014 14,465 $213,350 $306,151 $459,375
June 2014 13,971 $212,906 $309,482 $461,178
May 2014 13,227 $210,999 $309,448 $462,223
April 2014 12,546 $206,204 $301,243 $454,571
March 2014 11,490 $202,056 $299,665 $450,656
February 2014 11,226 $198,748 $291,975 $440,308
January 2014 10,628 $192,955 $285,223 $433,095
December 2013 11,114 $189,845 $281,574 $436,681
November 2013 11,993 $188,373 $279,099 $437,361
October 2013 12,578 $185,196 $276,375 $438,750
September 2013 13,171 $184,745 $272,978 $432,598
August 2013 12,828 $182,075 $270,973 $440,637
July 2013 11,962 $179,900 $270,555 $449,720
June 2013 11,735 $179,800 $269,925 $448,950
May 2013 11,302 $179,973 $274,175 $449,950
April 2013 10,735 $179,052 $272,480 $449,460
March 2013 9,998 $175,125 $269,725 $439,003
February 2013 9,214 $173,225 $264,250 $428,125
January 2013 8,838 $169,450 $259,649 $423,600
December 2012 9,683 $167,840 $258,560 $424,040
November 2012 10,715 $165,814 $257,604 $425,750
October 2012 11,396 $166,500 $255,353 $425,600
September 2012 12,160 $165,475 $253,226 $424,305
August 2012 12,995 $167,018 $254,451 $424,950
July 2012 13,362 $167,340 $254,521 $425,000
June 2012 13,454 $165,000 $250,000 $425,000
May 2012 13,251 $164,998 $249,998 $423,291
April 2012 12,713 $164,440 $249,820 $417,676
March 2012 11,743 $160,010 $246,375 $413,750
February 2012 11,065 $156,475 $237,000 $394,225
January 2012 10,686 $152,488 $231,050 $386,800
December 2011 11,514 $151,618 $231,238 $391,625
November 2011 12,499 $152,822 $231,546 $395,000
October 2011 13,218 $154,720 $233,737 $395,600
September 2011 13,994 $154,996 $234,900 $399,000
August 2011 15,073 $155,000 $234,738 $396,198
July 2011 15,752 $155,100 $233,213 $392,325
June 2011 15,785 $156,623 $234,950 $395,750
May 2011 15,531 $156,880 $236,268 $395,500
April 2011 14,885 $153,375 $232,150 $388,750
March 2011 14,306 $149,575 $224,425 $377,475
February 2011 13,476 $146,100 $219,575 $369,350
January 2011 12,347 $149,400 $220,898 $370,820
December 2010 13,660 $149,975 $223,725 $373,700
November 2010 14,894 $153,066 $226,680 $378,400
October 2010 15,947 $154,900 $229,125 $379,973
September 2010 17,040 $156,125 $229,450 $380,975
August 2010 18,350 $158,880 $232,460 $383,680
July 2010 18,646 $159,775 $235,810 $389,700
June 2010 18,553 $159,925 $238,225 $394,588
May 2010 18,661 $159,690 $233,764 $385,780
April 2010 17,681 $158,975 $229,948 $379,950
March 2010 15,761 $156,510 $228,880 $377,380
February 2010 14,191 $154,925 $228,250 $376,395
January 2010 13,141 $155,350 $229,600 $384,750
December 2009 13,676 $158,039 $234,343 $393,245
November 2009 14,871 $159,880 $239,258 $398,700
October 2009 15,007 $160,070 $243,428 $400,938
September 2009 15,603 $164,188 $248,350 $410,625
August 2009 16,125 $165,630 $249,938 $416,780
July 2009 16,471 $168,506 $257,400 $425,500
June 2009 16,488 $169,279 $259,260 $425,700
May 2009 16,209 $169,225 $259,350 $425,888
April 2009 15,917 $166,725 $255,111 $419,400
March 2009 14,843 $162,060 $247,930 $396,788
February 2009 13,837 $160,000 $247,600 $398,875
January 2009 13,826 $161,479 $247,486 $398,614
December 2008 14,271 $164,027 $248,323 $399,671
November 2008 15,539 $166,493 $249,134 $400,695
October 2008 16,265 $169,041 $249,972 $401,753
September 2008 16,967 $169,080 $249,990 $404,694
August 2008 18,030 $169,869 $249,995 $409,247
July 2008 18,274 $169,922 $251,798 $413,100
June 2008 17,912 $169,994 $255,957 $417,580
May 2008 17,491 $169,425 $252,998 $413,725
April 2008 16,447 $168,449 $251,500 $413,975
March 2008 15,263 $165,898 $247,340 $406,125
February 2008 14,501 $164,075 $239,738 $399,225
January 2008 13,936 $163,922 $240,075 $399,000
December 2007 14,686 $164,160 $241,298 $399,295
November 2007 15,272 $164,350 $242,600 $394,675
October 2007 15,324 $165,280 $249,261 $402,958
September 2007 14,320 $167,450 $252,225 $418,422
August 2007 14,724 $167,308 $251,432 $416,850
July 2007 15,295 $165,160 $247,198 $413,900
June 2007 14,901 $164,075 $242,450 $406,999
May 2007 14,275 $159,922 $238,873 $399,800
April 2007 13,182 $157,368 $232,979 $397,870
March 2007 12,243 $152,962 $227,825 $389,837
February 2007 11,590 $150,029 $224,419 $383,225
January 2007 11,180 $149,820 $222,894 $378,527
December 2006 12,165 $149,450 $218,750 $373,250
November 2006 12,904 $149,850 $218,312 $373,575
October 2006 13,255 $149,820 $217,880 $368,961
September 2006 13,383 $148,559 $214,975 $369,212
August 2006 13,913 $145,825 $211,497 $367,000
July 2006 14,645 $141,117 $199,965 $349,958
June 2006 14,572 $141,475 $199,800 $349,575
May 2006 13,153 $137,910 $190,380 $321,915
April 2006 9,688 $132,600 $176,500 $276,566