Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto home sales decreased 13.6% in June

Combined data from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto for June revealed a 13.6% year-over-year decrease in closed residential home sales thus far in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Combined data from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto for June revealed a 13.6% year-over-year decrease in closed residential home sales thus far in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Combined data from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto for June revealed a 13.6% year-over-year decrease in closed residential home sales thus far in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Home sales in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by 9.3% year over year in June, according to data released by the Austin Board of Realtors on July 14.

While the Austin MSA experienced a slight rebound amid the coronavirus pandemic, closed home sales in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto dipped.

Data from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto for June revealed a 13.6% year-over-year decrease in closed residential home sales thus far in 2020. Despite a downturn in sales, the average price of homes increased by 5.9% year over year—now listed as $316,752.

Sales in Round Rock dropped by 16% in June in the year to date, per ABoR data. The median home price increased 5.5% to $289,925, and the average home price is now listed as $322,876, a 5.6% uptick.

In Pflugerville, 549 homes have sold in the year to date, representing a 2.8% year-over-year decrease. The city's median home value is up 7.6% to $279,695, while the average home price jumped 8.5% year over year to $289,591.


Home sales in Hutto total 360 thus far in 2020, per ABoR data, a 4.7% downturn year over year. Median home values increased 7.9%. to $245,000, and the average home price climbed 6.1% to $249,944.

“There are plenty of unknowns in the months ahead," said James Gaines, chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, in a July 14 news release. "And while home sales declined throughout the Austin-MSA during the first six months of 2020, we are still on track for a strong year."
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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