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New Data Shows Shifts in Texas Real Estate Markets

Texas REALTORS® releases Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report

July 19, 2023 — Austin

The median price of homes sold in Texas in the second quarter decreased 3.1% compared to one year ago, according to the 2023-Q2 Quarterly Housing report released today by Texas REALTORS®. During the same time frame, the number of closed sales also decreased, while the number of homes available for sale increased.

“There’s a saying that all real estate is local, and the second quarter this year showed how true that is,” said Marcus Phipps, 2023 Chairman of the Texas REALTORS®. “While the statewide median price eased down, median prices are actually up in about half of Texas markets. Despite that variation, the average number of days that homes spent on the market was up in every metro area, and the number of homes available increased in nearly every metro as well.”

The median sales price of Texas homes for Q2 2023 decreased to $345,000 from $357,388 in the same period last year. Texas homes spent an average of 87 days on the market before closing in the second quarter, which is 20 days longer than a year ago.

The price distribution of properties sold in the second quarter shows a slight decrease in high-end homes as a percentage of total sales. Homes that sold for at least $750,000 made up nearly 10% of homes sold in the second quarter last year, while that price range accounted for 8.7% of sales in Q2 this year. Half of properties sold in the second quarter this year were in the $200,000 to $399,999 price range, up from 45.8% of all sales a year ago.

Months of inventory—or how long it would take to sell all homes on the market at the current pace of sales—increased from 2 to 3.2 months from the same period last year. While the increased inventory is a welcome trend for buyers, it still indicates a tight supply of homes. Researchers at the Texas Real Estate Research Center say that a market balanced between supply and demand is in the range of 6 to 6.5 months of inventory.

“General trends provide an indication of the overall market, but buyers and sellers will want to work with a REALTOR® who really knows the specific area,” said Chairman Phipps. “Not only can small changes in location make a difference, but each property is different. A REALTOR® has the knowledge to help buyers and sellers sort through all the variables to achieve the best results.”

About the Texas Quarterly Housing Report

Data for the Texas Quarterly Housing Report is provided by the Data Relevance Project, a partnership among local REALTOR® associations and their MLSs, and Texas REALTORS®, with analysis by the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. The report provides quarterly real estate sales data for Texas and 25 metropolitan statistical areas in the state. The Texas Real Estate Year-in-Review Report in February and the Texas Real Estate Mid-Year Report in August are released in lieu of the Q2 and Q4 reports each year.

About Texas REALTORS®

With more than 150,000 members, Texas REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We are the advocate for REALTORS® and private property rights in Texas.