Sixth Street Scoop - May

Sixth Street Scoop - May

Hello there!

Spring into action with this month's sizzling edition of your favorite real estate newsletter, where we bring the heat of Austin’s housing market right to your inbox. Curious about the latest market trends? Considering a dive into the pool of property listings? Or maybe you just enjoy a good read with your morning coffee? Whatever your reason, we’ve got you covered with a blend of insights, highlights, and a touch of humor to keep things interesting.
From market snapshots that decode the numbers for you to exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks at what really goes on in the world of real estate, this newsletter is your one-stop-shop. And, as always, I toss in a few anecdotes and musings from yours truly because who says real estate has to be all stats and no fun?
Dive in, the water’s fine—let’s explore what Austin’s market has in store this month!

Market Snapshot

A Fresh Look at Austin's Real Estate Trends as of April 2024

As we advance into 2024, the landscape of Austin's real estate market continues to evolve, reflecting a dynamic interplay of factors. April's figures are crucial in understanding these changes, as they highlight key shifts and ongoing consistencies within the market.

April Housing Market Highlights:

  • Units Sold: 2,708 🔺 an increase of 5.6% from last month
  • Median Sales Price: $469,998 🔺 up 4.4% from last month
  • Average Days on the Market: 68 days 🔻 down from 80 days last month
  • Months of Inventory: 4.3 months 🔺 up from 3.8 months last month
  • Average Close to List Price: 93.8% 🔻 a slight decrease from 94.8% last month


The rise in units sold this April compared to March indicates an uptick in buyer activity, likely fueled by the spring buying season. The increase in median sales price suggests that properties in Austin are appreciating, likely due to continued demand and a competitive market environment.
A shorter average time on the market points to a brisk pace of sales, with homes moving faster than in the previous month. However, the increase in months of inventory, although slight, suggests that there is a better balance between supply and demand, providing more options for buyers.
The slight decrease in the average close to list price ratio indicates that while the market remains competitive, buyers may have slightly more leverage in negotiations than they did the previous month.

What does this mean for potential buyers?

The current market dynamics offer a mixed landscape for buyers in Austin. The increase in inventory to 4.3 months indicates a more balanced market, providing buyers with a greater selection of homes and less pressure to rush their decisions. However, with the median sales price on the rise and homes selling more quickly, the market is still competitive.
Buyers should be ready to move decisively when they find a property that matches their criteria, particularly as the peak summer months approach which typically see heightened market activity. Securing financing in advance and being prepared to make competitive offers will be key to success in this environment.

What does this mean for sellers?

For sellers, the market conditions are generally favorable. The increase in median sales price and faster sales pace are positive indicators that well-priced and well-presented homes are likely to attract buyers quickly.
Sellers should focus on preparing their homes for showings, emphasizing curb appeal and staging interiors to appeal to the broadest audience. Setting a realistic price that reflects the current market conditions will help in attracting serious buyers and potentially securing a sale close to the list price. Now remains a good time to list, as the upcoming summer months may bring even more buyers into the market.

Sixth Street Highlights

News and Updates from Our Brokerage
At Sixth Street Realty, our commitment to excellence transforms every listing into a showcase of exceptional service. This month, we're highlighting 164 Lone Wolf Ct in Hidden Springs Ranch, our latest beautiful listing, where our dedication to detail and client satisfaction is vividly demonstrated.

Behind the Scenes: Listing at 164 Lone Wolf Ct

Nestled on a tranquil cul-de-sac, this 4-bedroom home exemplifies our hands-on approach. Starting with a client-focused consultation, we identified key enhancements that would elevate the property's market appeal. The kitchen received a modern makeover with contemporary cabinets, upscale fixtures, and quartz countertops. Additionally, we installed an infinity-edge pool and integrated hot tub to complement the stunning greenbelt views, crafting an outdoor oasis ideal for entertainment and relaxation.
Our strategic marketing included professional staging, high-quality photography, and a cinematic video tour to capture the refined interiors and enticing lifestyle offered by the property. We managed every detail with precision, from compliance with homeowners' association guidelines to optimizing the listing's visibility on major real estate platforms.
Situated within the prestigious Dripping Springs school district and minutes from downtown, 164 Lone Wolf Ct is more than a home—it’s a testament to the premium service provided by Sixth Street Realty.
For an exclusive look at how we brought this property to market, click here to view our video showcase. Discover the Sixth Street Realty difference.


Featured Listings

Handpicked Properties Just for You

3800 Island Way #1 & 2

Price: $3,995,000
Details: 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 2,573 SqFt
Seize the opportunity to own two stunning condos on Lake Austin’s shores. Located in the prestigious Westlake neighborhood, these homes offer luxurious living with a private boat dock and expansive party deck. Enjoy the vibrant nearby attractions like Mozart’s and Hula Hut, or retreat to your peaceful haven just 10 minutes from downtown. Each condo features two bedrooms, two baths, and open living spaces with views of the lake from a sunny deck or the shaded lower terrace with an outdoor shower. Ideal for those seeking a serene lakeside escape or a convenient lock-and-leave option.

157 Muddy Creek Way

Price: $460,630
Details: 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2,633 SqFt
Discover this spacious home in the vibrant 55+ Sun City Community in Georgetown. Featuring a rare Travis floor plan, this home includes three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an open layout perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is equipped with granite countertops, designer backsplash, and ample storage. Enjoy the large family room, a primary suite with a luxurious bath, and secondary bedrooms with convenient access to another full bath. The level backyard, new roof, and HVAC add comfort and convenience. Residents enjoy extensive amenities, including golf, arts, fitness centers, and over 20 miles of walking trails.

From My Desk

A Personal Note from Adam
Hey Team,
If Austin's summer heat were a video game, we’d all be in that impossible level where the sun has its difficulty setting cranked to 'merciless.' But hey, surviving here means you're tougher than a two-dollar steak, and let's face it, dodging the sun in Austin is almost as challenging as avoiding spoilers for your favorite show.
Walking through homes lately, I've realized our city's architecture has more unique character than a comic book convention. Whether it's the ultra-modern condos that look like they could double as a spaceship or the charming bungalows that whisper tales of the old Austin spirit, every nook and cranny has a story, and it's usually epic.
a white modern home with a pool in the foreground
Usually I don't like these, but I think I could make this work.
And just like in a thrilling game of real estate Tetris, finding the right spot in this city is about fitting all your needs into one perfect place without toppling your budget. Whether you're in search of a rooftop to conquer the skyline or a backyard kingdom for your next barbecue battle, I’m here to guide your quest.
Here’s a pro tip: navigating Austin’s real estate scene is less about having a battle plan and more about knowing when to dodge and weave through the market’s wild punches. But don’t worry, I’ve got the cheat codes and energy boosts you need.
Until next time, stay cool, keep your pets hydrated, and remember, in the game of homes, you either win or you... wait, no, with me in your corner, you’re definitely winning.
Stay legendary,
P.S. I'm thinking of hosting a strategy session at The Picnic food truck park this weekend. Swing by, and let's level up your home buying skills between bites of the best food on wheels!


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