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Austin, Texas named top real estate market with most pent-up housing demand next year

WASHINGTON (December 13, 2023) – "NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun forecasts that 4.71 million existing homes will be sold, the housing market is expected to grow, and Austin, Texas will be the top real estate market to watch in 2024 and beyond. Yun unveiled the association's forecast yesterday during NAR's fifth annual year-end Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead.

Yun predicts home sales will begin to rise next year – by 13.5% compared to 2023, and the median home price will reach $389,500 – an increase of 0.9% from this year.

"Metro markets in southern states will likely outperform others due to faster job increases, while markets in the Midwest will…

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River City Capital Partners is planning a 700-plus apartment development at 6610 Riverside Dr..` SCREENSHOT OF CITY OF AUSTIN DOCUMENTS


Austin Business Journal reports, "River City Capital Partners is planning a big apartment complex in Southeast Austin near the airport.

The project is set to include more than 700 apartments northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to site plans filed with the city. That's about a 15-minute drive from Tesla's Gigafactory, which has ramped up to more than 20,000 employees. The project will be developed in multiple phases and will have an affordability component.

River City Capital did not respond to requests for comment.

The project will rise on about six acres at 6610 E. Riverside Drive and will consist of 708 apartments. While the site plan did not indicate the total square footage of the project, it did specify…

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Austin, Dallas and Houston (Getty)

TheRealDeal writes, "real estate in the Texas Triangle is magnetic, according to the Urban Land Institute.

Austin has the fifth-best real estate market in the nation going into 2024, the Austin Business Journal reported, citing the ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate study, which compiled data and insights from over 2,000 industry experts to analyze shifts in the market and make predictions for the coming year. 

Austin’s ranking, down from No. 3 last year, reflects the city’s status as a “magnet city,” attracting both people and companies. Over recent years, Austin has seen significant investments from major corporations, such as Tesla and Samsung, which have drawn substantial business to the area. 

The city’s industrial sector is thriving,…

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Downtown Austin ARNOLD WELLS/ABJ

Austin Business Journal writes, "Austin’s real estate market is still burning at a supernova level, according to a new study.

The Urban Land Institute, which focuses on real estate and land use, released its widely respected 2024 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report on Oct. 31. The report compiled data and insights from over 2,000 real estate industry experts to explore shifts and trends in the property sector and predict 10 markets to watch for the coming year.

Austin ranked fifth on the list this year, down from No. 3 last year. The rest of the top five was rounded out by other Sunbelt cities: Nashville at No. 1, then Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta.

ULI conducted the study in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional…

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In an aerial view, apartments are seen undergoing construction on February 28, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Business Insider reports, "one of the biggest cities in one of the most car-dependent states in the country is cracking down on parking to deal with its housing affordability crisis.

Austin, Texas is getting rid of requirements that new construction — from single-family homes to shopping malls — build parking spots. The City Council voted eight to two last Thursday to eliminate its so-called "parking minimums," which mandate at least two parking spots for every single-family home and one-and-a-half spots for every one-bedroom apartment, with an additional half-spot for each extra bedroom.

The regulatory change won't eliminate existing parking or stop developers from building parking, it will just end a mandate that they build a certain number of…

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An architectural rendering offers a glimpse of what the gate house is planned to look like at the Travis Club community. HAAS & HAYNIE CORP., CASTLE HILL PARTNERS INC.

Austin Business Journal reports, "the first 50 homesites have been sold at Travis Club, an incoming luxury neighborhood on Lake Travis. It's set to rise on more than a thousands acres 15 miles west of downtown Austin.

These first homeowners are being recognized as the “50 founding memberships” of the resort-style community that is being developed by Menlo Park, California-based real estate developer Haas & Haynie Corp. and Austin-based real estate investment firm Castle Hill Partners Inc., according to a Nov. 1 announcement.

This marks a notable step forward for the project that has been planned for more than a decade on the undeveloped bend of Lake Travis between Thurman Bend Estates and the Briarcliff community. This area, and just about all…

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While home inventory was up across the Austin MSA in September, Bastrop had five months worth of inventory, the highest in the metro. (Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors)

Community Impact Austin shares, "housing inventory in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area hit the highest levels in more than eight years in September, according to the Austin Board of Realtors’ metro data for September.

The overview

According to ABoR officials in a news release, in September, Travis County and Hays County both had more than four month’s worth of inventory while Williamson County had slightly more than three months worth. Bastrop County had the highest inventory in the MSA with five months worth.

In addition to high inventory, data shows that year-over-year home sales and median home prices dropped across the MSA—by 18.2% and 4.3%, respectively—while active listings increased by 7.8%. Homes also spent an average of 65…

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Aerial view of the Indian Ridge neighborhood of Round Rock. ARNOLD WELLS / ABJ

Austin Business Journal reports, "the Austin metro’s housing inventory is the highest it’s been in more than eight years.

Inventory in the region hit the four-month mark in September, according to the Austin Board of Realtor’s monthly market data. Inventory represents how long it would take to sell all of the homes on the market if new listings stopped, and housing experts say six months of inventory typically represents a healthy balance between supply and demand.

While that may sound promising for a region that's experienced a dearth of new homes, it takes some pain to have the gain. The number of closed sales is notably down. ABOR housing economist Clare Losey said this could be caused by a number of factors, including high interest rates and…

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Growth continues to define the I-35 corridor through Central Texas. Get an interactive map in the article. RAMZI ABOU GHALIOUM | SABJ

Austin Business Journal reports, "the San Antonio and Austin metros have more more than 55,000 apartment units under construction, highlighting the immense fortune developers are poring into the emerging metroplex.

Just looking at the I-35 corridor between the two big cities, 23,000-plus units are proposed, under construction or have come online in the past 12 months, according to data from MRI ApartmentData, a multifamily analytics firm tracking Sun Belt markets.

That shows multifamily developers and investors are eager to keep pouring money into dense housing in the region. To be sure, there are thousands of single-family homes in the pipeline as well, although many experts have said denser, more affordable housing is desperately needed to…

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Misty Farms has 554 lots for sale. LA TIERRA REALTY

Austin Business Journal reports, "more than 500 homes could rise in the borderlands between Caldwell and Hays counties.

Misty Farms, as the neighborhood will be known, is primed for development on roughly 99 acres just off State Highway 21 at the intersection of Misty Lane and Farmers Road in Caldwell County, according to a marketing brochure. The property is owned by Maxwell Farms Partners LP, though broker and land development firm La Tierra Realty LLC is the entity that is marketing the development site.

Homebuilders will be able to negotiate to purchase specific chunks of the development or the entire property, said La Tierra broker Trevor McManis, who estimated that if a builder started working on the development now, it could start turning…

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