Realtors, buyers, sellers: Share your wildest real estate experiences in recent housing market boom

Housing prices have been driven up by the lack of inventory

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SAN ANTONIO – High demand, low mortgage rates and massive price increases for homes have led to a somewhat hectic housing market in the U.S. over the last year.

In San Antonio specifically, the average price of a home increased 19% from June 2020 to June 2021 with the average price of a home sitting around $345,000.

The number of days a home is listed has also dropped drastically from 60 days in June 2020 to approximately 26 days in June 2021, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors.

Housing prices have been driven up by the lack of inventory and, according to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates for mortgages are at historically low percentages.

According to a report from Texas Monthly, real estate agents have described a “buying frenzy that has defied models, unleashed record-breaking, all-cash bidding wars, and pulverized middle-class homebuyers who are unable to compete.”

With such a fast-moving market, KSAT wants to hear what you think. Have you bought, sold or leased a home recently? Maybe you’re a realtor or real estate agent with a crazy story from this latest housing market boom? We may publish your thoughts on our website or feature them in our newscasts.

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.