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The first few weeks of August saw a surprising 17% spike in listings under contract over $600K. This is highly unusual as typically contract activity declines in the 2nd half of the year, especially on the high end; but this is the year 2020 and it’s been f...

Once again, here is our table of Cromford® Market Index (CMI)* values for the single-family markets in the 17 largest cities

The number of red dots has doubled again since last week with Avondale and Glendale joining Tempe and Maricopa as locations where the seller's ad...

Below is our table of Cromford® Market Index* values for the single-family markets in the 17 largest cities.

For the first time since June 4, we have a red dot in the table. Maricopa's CMI has faded slightly over the last month, despite being close to a record high.

The...

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It’s a jungle out there for buyers, but despite recent appreciation rates the HOI* measure for Greater Phoenix increased to 64.8 for the 2nd Quarter 2020; the previous measure was 63.0. This means that a household making the current median family income of...

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Greater Phoenix has a population of approximately 4.8 million people and 1.4 million single family homes, condos and townhomes in total inventory.  As of July 8th, only 8,579 of these units were available for sale through the Arizona Regional MLS.  If that...

The market is becoming so lop-sided it is approaching absurdity. Demand has recovered and is now close to normal in most areas. The bizarre situation is all to do with supply.  New listings remain stubbornly low, especially in the price ranges that are most popular wit...

Listings under contract continue to accumulate as buyers write up contracts for the diminishing supply of homes for sale.

Note how 2020 followed a very similar track to 2018 until mid-March. Contract activity fell sharply but stabilized during April and then recovered a...

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Greater Phoenix contract activity dropped 39% over the course of 6 weeks  between March and mid-April.  The effects of those declines are now being reported over a month later as a 31% decline in closed sales.  This is not surprising, you can’t close what w...

The ARMLS database shows a 27% fall in closed listings for April compared with April 2019. This is for all dwelling types across Greater Phoenix. If we segment the market we can see how different segments fell by different amounts:

We can see that mobile and manufacture...

Among single-family listings there has been a 7% decline in listings under contract between April 1 and May 1. This is the opposite of last year when we saw a 7% increase. Obviously the difference between this year and last year was primarily caused by the COVID-19 pan...

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