OK you number junkies, check this out!
Now, I can’t swear to it exactly, but I would have to say (nay, repeat) that the Phoenix Metro area has some, if not the best real estate reporting in the nation from a variety of credible and intelligent – and dare I add, accurate, sources. And these sources are mostly from the private sector including our own Arizona Republic, ASU School of Real Estate and Business including Michael Orr’s Cromford Report. There is really no excuse for anyone, least of all Realtors, to not be on top of what’s happening in the local real estate numbers game. The key for Professionals is to be able to honestly cherry pick this information for our clients in a quick and painless way so that you “catch the drift” of what’s happening in our market.
There is really no excuse for anyone, least of all Realtors,
to not be on top of what’s happening in the local real estate market.
Why is this important you ask? If you can have the best available information on any given matter, you can (should) proceed wisely to make decisions, or certainly to help point others to an honest and credible source for this direction. An example would be in our current Phoenix Metro area market, that has continued to slow since last August – some have used the word “stalled.”
The Full report is available on our weekly blog which goes out every Monday morning. We call it “Mike’s Monday Morning Market Snapshot.”
In a Nutshell, Here are the Highlights of the data for Phoenix Metro:
1) Monthly Sales are down 21% from this time last year
2) Total inventory of homes for sale is up 46% from last year
3) 3.90 Month Supply of Available Homes for Sale – No change from last month
4) Average sales price up 4% over last year. Median sales price up 9.7% year over year
5) Median Sales Price Forecast from Pending Price Index for next month: No change.
6) Foreclosures Pending: Down 49% from one year ago
7) Average Days on Market: 83 vs. 66 last year
8) Purchase Applications: Phoenix ranks 38th out of 50 states for new loan applications. (Note: Michael Orr stated, “We have just seen the highest percentage of sales ﬁnanced by loans since November 2008.”