The rise of house prices in Austin, TX

The real estate market can be intimidating for anyone looking for a new home. For first time home buyers and experienced investors alike, news articles are citing that we're living through the hottest housing market in decades[1].

For many people, buying a house is one of the most important decisions they'll make in their lives[2]. However, when is the right time to buy a house? Are prices high right now, and will they further increase? Should someone consider purchasing a house thinking the market may worsen? How does one maximize their investment by buying at the right time?

In this article, we show the evolution of home prices in one of the hottest markets in the country: Austin, TX (and metropolitan area). These prices are based the last sale price reported for these properties on We believe that the trends in Austin can serve as a thermometer for the rest of the country due to high interest driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is shifting workers to home-offices[3], but in fact, prices are rising since before the pandemic.

Don't believe us? Let's look at the data. Some navigation hints:


[1]: How To Succeed As A First-Time Home Buyer In Today’s Market

[2]: Your 4 Most Important Financial Decisions: #1 – The House Purchase

[3]: Why hot-desking is a terrible idea