This month’s residential real estate report calls for more of the same, but with early signs of market moderation. Residential inventory is still very tight, especially for homes under $200K.  Over the past 3 weeks, active for-sale inventory under $200K fell 18% (down a total of 44% from last year).  Homeowners are still benefiting from healthy home appreciation and low interest rates.  Interest rates are rising slowly and are currently near their highest level in the last 7 years.

 

We are still in a Sellers-Market.

 

Though under the covers, there are signs of market moderation. Home appreciation has slowed (not yet a large sample size), interest rates have plateaued (and actually fallen slightly over that past few weeks), and we are entering the 2nd half of the calendar year where traditionally there are fewer buyers out shopping (decreased demand).  This seasonal decrease happens every year and should help moderate the low inventory.

Over the next weeks and months UBG will continue to monitor interest rates, housing numbers and general economic conditions in order to help guide your buying and selling decisions, your best resource is your personal real estate professional.  If you are thinking of buying, selling or investing, a REALTOR® is your best source of information, tailored to your specific needs and situation.

data source: armls

More on the Market

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update December 2018

The supply of active listings without a contract rose 3.4% during the month of November, while total active listings increased by 2.0%. These increases are in contrast to this time last year when we saw decreases of 1.2% and 1.7%, respectively. Just like last month, there has been a definite improvement in available supply.

November 2018 Mid-Month Market Update

Despite recent market volatility, mortgage rates remained steady this week. The stability in mortgage rates reflects the moderation in inflationary pressures in the economy due to lower oil prices and subdued wage growth. On the margin, lower energy costs are a positive for the home sales market, particularly for lower-middle income suburban buyers who spend proportionately more income on transportation costs.

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update November 2018

The residential real estate market has continued to slow gradually, due mostly to rising interest rates and prices. All activity, including “declining listings under contract”, “increasing days on market”, and a generally more discerning buyer, is the result of our market continuing to move toward a better balance between buyer and seller.

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