August 2018 Market Update – Supply between $200K-$250K has Risen 8.1% since May

Supply between $200K-$250K has Risen 8.1% since May
Seller Price Reductions Up 7% in Popular Price Range

For Buyers:
If your budget lies somewhere between $200,000 and $400,000 for a home, there’s good news for you.  Supply between $200,000 and $250,000 has been rising gradually over the past 12 weeks.  After dropping 15% from 2,300 listings in January to 1,944 in May, it has since risen 8.1% to 2,101 listings in August, placing it only 6.7% below last year’s count instead of 18% below like it was 3-4 months ago. Listings between $250,000 and $400,000 have also risen sharply 5.3% from 4,791 to 5,044 over the past 4 weeks, placing them only 0.2% below last year’s count of 5,053 listings. The increase in competition has resulted in a notable 7.3% increase in weekly seller price reductions from an average of 778 per week in June to 835 in July.  56% of year-to-date sales in Greater Phoenix have been between $200K-$400K so this increase in supply should come as a little bit of relief for the majority of buyers.

For Sellers:
If you have a home listed between $200,000 and $400,000, then you make up 48% of everything that’s listed in the MLS.  Listings under contract in this price range have averaged 7.4% higher in volume than 2017 all year, until now.  Over the last two weeks, including the end of July through the first week in August, listings in escrow have dropped to 2.2% below last year’s level.  Buyer activity is expected to slow seasonally from the peak in April through the end of the year; however open contracts have dropped 26% since the 2018 April peak compared to a lower 20% drop in 2017 over the same time frame; all while corresponding supply has been rising.  Sellers haven’t seemed to notice this sharper decline as their average asking price per square foot has soared from just 3% higher than last year in March to as high as 7% higher in July.  The average sales price per square foot was up 5.9% in July, compared to 4.6% in June.  However, price is a lagging responder to shifts in supply and demand. We will have to wait and see if buyers accommodate sellers’ price expectations given that they have more to choose from in the marketplace right now.

Commentary written by Tina Tamboer, Senior Housing Analyst with The Cromford Report
©2018 Cromford Associates LLC and Tamboer Consulting LLC

Posted on August 12, 2018 at 11:21 pm
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When is the Phoenix Housing Market Going to Slow Down?

 

  • Even though median prices are within 98% of the peak, the fact that interest rates are so much lower today means that homes are still affordable.
  • The median family income has risen $11,000 since 2005, indication there is room for families to bear the increase in price.
  • Despite appreciation rates higher than the rate of inflation over the past 7 years, families making the median income could afford 65% of what sold in Greater Phoenix last quarter.
  • Overall Greater Phoenix home prices have finally reached where they are supposed to be historically and it’s expected to continue rising through the end of 2018.

Commentary written by Tina Tamboer, Senior Housing Analyst with The Cromford Report
©2018 Cromford Associates LLC and Tamboer Consulting LLC

 

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 4:07 am
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Posted on May 15, 2018 at 11:18 pm
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Why are the Experts saying “BUY NOW!!!!”?

Are you trying to decide whether to buy now or wait? Well here is what’s going on in our market today. Per the chart below, Mortgage rates are climbing above a 5 year high. The experts are claiming they are going to continue to climb as well. Some say that that they are expected to peak around 6.0% which we have not seen since 2008. With the increase in home prices, this will be pushing some of the Sub $200k buyer’s out of the market for some of the most affordable homes in Phoenix Metro. These home will most likely appreciate around 5% due to the lack of inventory. It will also greatly reduce your buying power at all of the price points. So, if you are sitting on the fence in trying to decide what to you, the data may be that little extra push you need to get into the market and buy today.

 

Here is the current market trend in Dollars per Square Foot:

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Past Successes!

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Posted on January 22, 2018 at 12:32 am
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YOUR MOTHER SAID…

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Posted on November 29, 2017 at 7:23 am
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AT WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU….

The market is HOT! Are you looking to move? Prices have increased dramatically over the past few years so now may be the opportunity to move into your Dream Home!

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 7:19 am
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