October 2018 Phoenix Real Estate Report

phoenix real estate market updateHighlights of my October 2018 Phoenix Real Estate Market Report:

1. How fast are homes selling? Average number of days on market for homes sold is 62 (down 4 from last year)
2. How many homes are for sale? We currently have 18,429 properties for sale (down 7.5% from last year)
3. What is the average sales price? Homes across the valley are selling for $319,198 (up 8.2% from last year)

The Phoenix real estate market has been an owner’s best friend for the past few years and we are still in an upward trajectory that started many years ago. September’s supply (measured by homes listed for sale last month) was down 4.6% from September 2017 and September’s demand (measured by homes sold last month) was down 5.8% from September 2017. Since the drop in demand was greater than the drop in supply (by 1.2%), we may expect home values to weaken – which they did, with sold prices dropping 1% in the past 30 days. There is good news however: home values have still risen 8% on average in the past 12 months and our current market absorption rate remains at an extremely low historical level of 2.27 months (keep in mind, lower is better if you are selling). Absorption rate means that if no additional homes were listed for sale, it would take 68 days for every home listed in the valley to sell, based on current level of demand. Last year it would have taken over 75 days to absorb every home offered for sale in Phoenix. A seller’s market is said to occur when absorption is below 3 months and a buyer’s market is when it is over 5 months. When absorption is between 3 and 5 months, it is deemed to be a balanced market favoring no side in particular.

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