Mortgage Applications Up as Rates Dip

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Mortgage Applications Up & March Stats

April 14th, 2023

The Oldham Group Austin | Courtney Oldham

Mortgage Application Increase in
Response to Dip in Rate

According to Mortgage News Daily, “Mortgage applications increased last week for the fifth time in six weeks. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 5.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the previous week and was up 6.0 percent before adjustment.” Today’s prime rate is 6.39% for a 30 year fixed rate. Full MND article

Austin’s March Numbers
Single Family Sales
2023- 2,699 2022- 3,256 Change –17.1%
Resale Only
2023- 2,534 2022- 3,319 Change –23.7%
Average List Price
2023- $568,187 2022- $601,503 Change –5.5%
Median List Price
2023- $449,990 2022- $489,000 Change –8%
Average Sold Price
2023- $550,211 2022- $628,383 Change –12.4%
Median Sold Price
2023- $437,750 2022- $505,000 Change –13.3%
Days on Market
2023- 69 days 2022- 21 days Change +231.9%
Source: Austin Board of Realtors

Courtney’s Commentary: I’m experiencing strong demand for Austin’s most popular neighborhoods. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see multiple offers on homes especially in price points under $700K as that has become “entry level” for close in locations and are attractive to investors and first-time buyers alike. In the luxury price points, buyers are more price sensitive trying to make up some of the expense of higher interest rates. An average of 69 days on the market is indicative of both strong buyer demand and light inventory.

Want to know how today’s market conditions have impacted the value of your home? Let’s connect. 512-809-5495.

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555 E. 5th Street #901

555 E. 5th Street #901

2 BD | 2 FB | Corner Unit | 1,389 SF
Welcome home to the 5FiftyFive located in the Residences at the Hilton! This spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is move-in ready with recently upgraded wood floors and paint. Floor to ceiling windows provide captivating views to the north and east. Entertain friends or relax with a cup of coffee on the wrap around porch! Connected to the Hilton Hotel, the residences have a private entrance with 24-hour concierge services, with access to restaurants, bars, and the Starbucks coffee at the lobby level.
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3504 Arrowhead Drive

5 BD | 4 FB | 4,517 SF | $1,950,000
Mid-century modern gem in Highland Park West! Incredible find with 1950’s architecture with vaulted ceilings, large windows, tons of natural light and spectacular views! Downstairs in the walk-out basement, oversized patio and 1/2 acre lot!
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3408 Stratford Hills Lane

5 BD | 5 FB | 3 HB | 1.23 AC | $5,200,000
Stunning sophistication in Stratford Mountain. This private estate is perfectly positioned on a generous 1.235-acre lot with views of Lake Austin from the spacious second floor balcony. Amazing attention to every detail – exquisite trim work, elegant iron details and resort-like outdoor spaces.Award-winning Eanes School district just minutes from downtown and Zilker Park.
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12212 Brigadoon Lane #128

12212 Brigadoon Lane #128

2 BD | 2 FB | 1 HB | Corner Unit | $399,999

Beautifully remodeled corner unit townhouse with a great floor plan, soaring ceilings, huge walk-in closets and a fenced private yard. Open living area with a cozy fireplace and fresh laminate flooring that flows effortless into a dining area and upgraded kitchen. Every chef will love the stainless appliances, designer tile backsplashes, quartz countertops, fresh gray cabinetry and breakfast bar. Just minutes to the Domain and Arboretum!

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

3 BD | 3 BA | 1448 SF | $625,000
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Knowing what your home is worth is important information to have if you are thinking of selling your home. Call Courtney 512-809-5495 for a current pricing analysis and a customized strategy for selling your property in today’s market.

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