Austin Rental Market Update – October 2005

Average rents in Austin improved very slightly in August over July to $1258 per month. The average rented price per square foot remains at $0.69 citywide and the average size rental home is 1823 square feet.

A total 4,456 single-family homes have leased through the Austin MLS Jan 2005 thru Sep 2005, an average of 495 homes per month. We continue to have just below 3 months of rental inventory in Austin, which is an over-supply and remains a renter’s market. Homes take an average of 58 days to rent in Austin.

2005 median rents remain at $1150, the same level as the 2003/2004 median rents. See graphs below.

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2005 Year to Date Leasing fro Austin MLS

Historical Austin Leasing by Year