Phoenix Housing Market Predictions

February 2019

Here’s a look at the Phoenix Real Estate Market Report for February 2019. According to recent reports,  Let’s take a look a closer look at Phoenix market trends.

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January/February 2019 Real Estate Greater Phoenix Buyer Contracts Down 15% It’s Still a Good Time to Sell… For Now

For Buyers: The monthly average interest rate rose to 4.64% in December 2018, up 0.69% from the previous December’s 3.95%.For buyers who will purchase at the current median sales price of $260,000, that equates to approximately $100 added to their monthly payment compared to last year.

Buyers averaged 1,845 square feet at this price; nearly 100 square feet smaller than if they had purchased last year.

It doesn’t help matters by renting either. As single-family homes appreciated 8.1% per square foot, single family lease payments also rose 8.6% during the same time frame.

With that, buying is still a good option over renting if only to stabilize one’s monthly housing expense.

Sale prices will continue rising in the first half of 2019, but at a slower rate and they’re not expected to decline at this juncture.

Instead, buyers may see a little more flexibility from sellers in the form of repairs, closing costs, and possibly interest rate buy-downs in the higher price ranges.

For Sellers: The market continues to favor sellers entering into 2019, but not nearly as much as it did at the beginning of 2018.

Supply is still 34% below normal compared to 36% below normal this time last year.
It’s buyer demand that has shifted as buyers grapple with affordability and concerns about an overvalued market.

Demand at this time last year was measured 1% above normal; today it’s 13% below normal.

While it may feel like a buyers’ market compared to the last four years, it is far from one. Greater Phoenix is still in a seller’s market, however, it’s weaker out of the gate.

This means there is still more demand than supply, but multiple offers will not be as common, there will be fewer sales overall and scenarios will vary widely depending on price range.

Demand could change in either direction depending on interest rates, however for the time being buyers and sellers have to play the hand they’ve been dealt. For those wondering if it’s still a good time to sell, the answer is “yes” for now.

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Phoenix Homes for Sale

Here are the most recent home listings just added to the database in the median sale price range for Phoenix. All homes here are priced at $260,000 or more.

Phoenix Real Estate Market Report - This Month 2019
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Phoenix Real Estate Market Report - This Month 2019
This month, the median sale price for homes in Phoenix is $260,000. Read more about the Phoenix Real Estate Market here.
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Metro Realty PHX
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