Austin Hits Record For Home Starts




Home builders keep up with the demand for quality new homes in Austin.

 

The Austin area is breaking records again for highest levels on records for home starts, by ranking number two for overall numbers.

According to Metrostudy, in 2017 home starts came in at 16,058, which was up 2.7 percent from the prior year.

This is great news for home builders, who are continuing to build in full force in the new and existing developments in and around the Austin area.  This is to keep up with the demand in the Austin market, which is anticipated to be very high for the Spring of 2018.  Many home builders have reported record home sales in Austin for 2017 even.

Despite any obstacles facing the Austin area currently, such as potentially rising mortgage interest rates, increased labor costs on these new homes, and the cost of homes outpacing what some people may consider affordable, the estimates and projections for Austin are high, as the demand for quality homes in Austin continues to rise. 

As demand for homes continue on an upswing, builders are fast in pace to keep up with the demand in the robust Austin housing market

Austin Area Home Starts by Price (Source: Metrostudy)

  • $100,000 to $200,000 — 915
  • $201,000 to $249,000 — 3,638
  • $250,000 to $299,000 — 4,244
  • $300,000 to $349,000 — 2,344
  • $350,000 to $399,000 — 1,552
  • $400,000 to $499,000 — 1,689
  • $500,000 to $699,000 — 1,075
  • $700,000 and up — 482

 

Article Source: Austin Statesman

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