Thanks again to our friends at the Cromford Report for their excellent analysis on all things real estate.
Here are a few highlights:
“For the monthly period ending August 15, we are currently recording a sales $/SF of $132.74 averaged for all areas and types across the ARMLS database. This is 2.0% below the $135.42 we now measure for July 15. Our forecast range was $131.71 to $137.09 with a mid-point of $134.40. Last month’s mid-point forecast was $1.66 above the actual price per square foot measured, but the actual result was well within the 90% confidence interval.
On August 15 the pending listings for all areas & types showed an average list $/SF of $135.41, 0.5% below the reading for July 15. Among those pending listings we have 86.9% normal, 4.7% in REOs and 8.5% in short sales and pre-foreclosures. The average pricing for pending listings within Greater Phoenix on August 15 in each category was: $140.36 for normal, $98.69 for short sales & pre-foreclosures and $89.08 for REOs.
Our mid-point forecast for the average monthly sales $/SF on September 15 is $131.55, which is 0.9% lower than the August 15 reading. We have a 90% confidence that it will fall within ± 2% of this mid point, i.e. in the range $128.92 to $134.18. We have already experienced considerable seasonal price weakness this summer and our forecast this month is for this weakness to continue until mid September at least.”
So, how does that translate in to the Cenpho and historic markets? Well, while we see higher prices than most areas, generally, and tighter supply, we have seen a similar dip in prices. Interestingly, though, we only see that dip when we include condos in the mix, along with single family residences. See below.
Condos typically take longer to sell, as people are weary to take on HOA dues. This could be part of it. It is certainly interesting news if you are in the condo market.
Watch for these prices to go up again after late September.
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