Home, land and commercial sales in the area showed a big jump in 2013, and show no signs of slowing down, according to numbers compiled by the Central Hill Country Board of Realtors.
Neal Reeh, broker for the Real Estate Advisory Team, said signs continue to point to positive real estate trends.
“Everything that I’m seeing and hearing is all positive. I think in our region, buyers seem to have a good attitude and seem optimistic about the future,” Reeh said.
“We’re a big retirement area, and as people have seen their investments gain value, that helps them gain confidence,” he said. “Those that had been putting their plans on hold have decided to move forward.”
Reeh said low interest rates have not spurred the market, as a high percentage of sales in the area have been cash sales.
He added that the area had more of a “pause” than a real estate “crash” as experienced in other parts of the nation.