Laveen home values 2017

A look at Laveen home values 2017

First, let me give you a little information about Laveen, and just below, you’ll see the most current update on values.

Why do people live here? 

While the weekly article will focus on Laveen home values, would like to start with what is Laveen.  Laveen Az  is a rural feel community where modern living meets a rural lifestyle, with close commutes to Central Phoenix.  Laveen Az is among the perfect choices there are in the Metro Phoenix area for an abode.  Laveen offers a variety of different style homes including horse property, santa fe, gated communities, custom homes on acreage, and all with great mountain views.  While laveen Az offers a very rural feel, all modern amenities are close by with easy access to grocery stores, drug stores, high way access and local area malls.  Outdoor enthusiast also can enjoy the 16000 plus acres of mountain preserve offered by South Mountain.  Laveen Az offers a little something for everyone.

 

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What’s Laveen Az like?

Laveen Az has several different style communities that make up this Phoenix suburb.  Originally Laveen Az had been mostly an agricultural and dairy area, as is still evident by some of the area dairies and plenty of open acreage that is farmed.  With that in mind you still have some older homes in the area which were originally housing for workers to the land in the area.  As the area began developing many farmers  sold off their land and eventually gave growth to new home subdivisions.  There are several new home subdivisions in the Laveen Az area, with the majority being built 2000 -2008.  There are also several 1 acre custom home sites that were built along the southern edges of laveen Az and as well as around 51st ave/Dobbins as well as 67th ave and Baseline.  So you have open farm land, horse properties on acreage, some older homes in pockets, and also several newer home subdivisions.

If your considering selling, I would recommend a home evaluation by a professional realtor.  While the numbers here given are information, they also use all homes in the Laveen Real estate area, and it is best to use similar homes when deciding on home value.

November 13th, 2017

Missed a week in there, sorry, had an issue with the website hosting and page went down!  Yikes.

Here are the latest numbers for Laveen real estate, market values and trends:

129 properties for sale

97 properties under contract

63 properties sold last 30 days

$246, 078 was average sale price

$108.14 was average $/sq ft

65 was average time to sell

Commentary – Laveen Arizona continues in a seller market, with a current inventory level of 2.04 months.  This continues to be a great time to sell, and values have appreciated since 2013……….will it continue?  For now, it appears that property values values in Laveen will continue to rise, at a slow rate.  No change is visible in the market at this time.  Though……market changes when they come, do so quickly.

October 30th, 2017

Find below information for our area, the most recent:

140 properties currently for sale

99 homes under contract

50 properties sold last 30 days

2.8 months current inventory/turnover rate

$107.67 was average $/sq ft

$247,153 was average sale price

68 was average time to sell

Commentary – Let us keep commentary short and sweet today…it is still a great time to sell.

October 23, 2017

Find below the latest numbers for Laveen Az home values and market trends:

139 active properties

107 properties under contract

54 properties sold in last 30 days

2.57 months inventory/turnover

$111.29 was average $/sq ft

$246,010 was average sale price

61 was average time to sell

Commentary – Values are holding steady, and inventory continues low for the Laveen area.  This makes it a great time for home sellers to sell, and for home owners considering selling to get off the fence.  What makes it even better, is that we still have historic lows interest rates.

October 16, 2017

Took a quick couple days off, so missed last weeks update.  Lets dive right in and look over the numbers and see what if anything has changed:

136 properties for sale

99 properties under contract

68 sales last 30 days

65 average time for homes that sold

$112.69 was average $/sq ft

$251,179 was average sale price

2 months inventory

Commentary – You can see some minor changes, above such as amount of homes currently for sale.  The active homes has diminished slightly, but many of those just shifted to “under contract”.  We continue to see about the same number of closings as well, so inventory over all is stable, and the seller market continues in Laveen Arizona.

Values appear to be up, but upon close inspection, it is because of some horse properties and higher end homes that sold.  This sometimes does skew the numbers up a bit, as was the case.  Same goes for days on market, as one of the properties tried to get top dollar for close to a year, and dropped price, dropped price…. until it sold.  Again, that skewed average days to sell up.

The short comment – still AWESOME time to sell a home in Laveen.  Call for a consultation 602-373-6345

October 2, 2017

Find below the latest numbers and trends for Laveen real estate and home values.  Interested in Selling? Call me for a free consultation and market analysis:

153 properties actively for sale

88 properties under contract

66 properties have sold in last 30 days

2.31 current market inventory

47 was average time to sell for homes sold

$114.7 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$238,873 was the average sale price

714 properties sold Year to Date

Commentary – Well, we continue on with a seller market.  No indicators in the weekly date I review that show we are seeing any kind of swing in the market.  Inventory has gone up a bit, but nothing to worry about for sellers.  Inventory continues to be low, so this helps you home owners that are considering selling.  Especially in the lower price ranges.

September 26, 2017

Here are these weeks numbers for Laveen real estate:

139 homes currently for sale

104 properties currently under contract

70 properties sold in last 30 days

52 average days on market

$111.68 was average dollar a square foot

$235,046 was average sale price

1.98 average months inventory

Commentary – Well, yet another week to write about not much change.  The inventory of course, much as the last year, indicates a seller market.  In lower price ranges, one can possibly see multiple offers, but only if priced right.  Also as seen, homes are selling under 2 months from start to finish.

If considering a sale, do your home work.  Know your homes value, know your competition, and know the current market conditions for area and for your specific home.  It can be different at different price ranges, and knowing can help market correctly.

September 18, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

143 properties active and for sale in Laveen Az

108 properties under contract

68 properties sold in last 30 days

2.1 months inventory

$112.33 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$222,761 was average price of sale

54 was average time to sell

Commentary – Well, looking at the stats above, things continue as they have been for over 12 months, which is to say a seller market.  Yet as mentioned last week, I’m noticing a trend of a LOT more price reductions than I’ve seen in the past.  For now, things continue stable and values appear to be holding nicely.  Still a very  good time to sell.

September 11, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

132 properties actively for sale

116 properties under contract

61 properties sold last 30 days

$112.64 was average $/sq ft

$229,680 was average sale price

2.16 current inventory

60 days was average time to sell

Commentary – Not much change.  One thing I am starting to notice though, many more price changes coming on a weekly basis, compared to years past.  Inventory continues stable, values do as well.  It continues to be a good time to sell, with low inventory.  Also, news coming in today shows that interest rates may be kept low for remainder of year.

September 5th, 2017

Find below the latest numbers:

145 properties for sale

106 properties under contract

65 sales in last 30 days

2.23 months inventory

$112.11 was average $/sq ft

$234,709 was average sale price

61 was average time to sell

Comments – Looks like we are starting to see a little bit of the seasonal slow down, after what in our area is the busy time.. summer.  We have seen sales about 90+ in the summer months, and now we are slowing down to 60’s, and our inventory  has grown a bit.  Still a seller market, so still good time to sell.

Values are holding steady, and that meaning they have appreciated over the last 12 months.  Overall, good time to sell, and with interest rates still at record lows, also good time to buy.

August 28, 2017

Here is the latest update with Laveen real estate home values, and market trends:

151 properties on the market for sale

101 properties under contract

73 sold homes in last 30 days

$111.15 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$234,603 was average sale price

54 was average time to sell

Comments – As you can see, if you review previous posts, the market continues pretty steady.  Home values have been pretty stable, with slight appreciation over the last 12 months.  So in essence, great time to sell, because the seller market continues for now.  Also, good time to buy, interest rates remain low.  The trend has been the same for over a year………..will it continue.  Time will tell, but for now there is no change on horizon.

August 21st, 2017

By the numbers, this week:

145 active homes for sale

98 homes under contract

67 homes sold last 30 days

2.16 current inventory

$111.27 was average $/sq ft for sales

$235,265 was average sale price

52 was average time  to sell

Commentary – Really not much change, small increase in months inventory, decrease in active homes, decrease in homes under contract too.  It continues to be a seller market, values holding steady.  Translation – still great time to sell.

August 14th, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

140 properties for sale

105 properties under contract

77 homes sold last 30 days

1.81 month inventory

$108.84 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$237,561 was average sale price

52 was average time to sell

Commentary – Still in a seller market, values showing slow but steady appreciation to date.  That is 4 years of appreciation at this time, will it continue?  Signs show that it will, but when the change comes, it will likely come fast.

August 7th, 2017

Let us review the latest numbers.  You can always look further down, to see the changes, and review comments:

150 properties currently for sale

99 properties under contract

81 properties sold in last 30 days

1.85 current inventory level

$108.38 was average $/sq ft

$238,584 was average sale price

52 was the average time for homes that did sell

Commentary – See below, really all is the same,…….no change.  It continues to be a seller market, with 1.85 months of inventory, which is still a low level of inventory.  Translation, it is still a great time to sell!

July 31st 2017

Find below the latest information:

153 properties for sale

100 properties under contract

89 properties sold in last 30 days

1.71 is current inventory

$107.31 was the average $/sq foot for homes sold

$234,780 was average sale price

47 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change, even though I took a small vacation this past week.  The seller market continues, with low inventory, currently as indicated above at 1.71 months.  Home values, holding steady, with some appreciation from last year.

 

July 24th, 2017

Not much change, same ol’ same ol’.  Steady, and pretty stable.  Good time to sell, good time to buy.  Here are this weeks #s:

156 properties active and for sale

97 properties under contract

93 sold homes in last 30 days

1.67 current inventory

$234,178 was average sale price

$106.49 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

49 was average time to sell

Commentary – Really not much change.  We have been in a seller market, and it continues on.  Home values are holding steady.  Sure one can see some up and down, but over all it is steady, and we see a slight appreciation year over year.  At this point, we have seen 4 years of appreciation, which started in January 2013.  Will this continue?  Time will tell, but for now, good time to sell and good time to buy because interest rates remain for now at historic lows.

July 17th, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers, followed by quick commentary:

147 active properties

105 properties under contract

93 sales in last 30 days

1.58 current inventory

$104.87 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$238,122 was average sale price

47 was average time on market

Commentary – Wow, it has been about a month now where we have seen small incremental increases in the monthly inventory.  What does it mean, will market shift, is it too late to sell?  Well, at this point, all we have is 4 weeks in a row, where the turnover rate has increased, yet we have been over 2 months inventory this year, and it is STILL a seller market.  Interestingly though, notice that the average $/sq foot this week is the LOWEST since, 2016.  Yet, the average sales price has been about the same, so maybe we have more larger homes selling, and those do at times sell for less a square foot than their smaller counter parts.

In the end, the cliff note – values continue steady, it continues to be a seller market in Laveen, and homes are still selling if priced at market value!  NOT OVER.  Those over priced, sit on market, while well priced…………….well those sell.

July 10th, 2017

150 properties for sale

106 number of homes under contract

95 properties sold in last 30 days

1.5 months of inventory

$107.76 was average $/sq ft

$238,279 was the average sale price

50 was average days on market

Commentary – Interestingly, number of active listings has diminished, and yet inventory has crept up a slight bit.  Not that it is alarming in itself as we have had inventory levels even a little over 2 months, in this calendar year.  Yet, it seems interesting the active listings are down, even homes under contract are down, and along with that inventory has held steady.  HMMM, if we had more listings, like the 180/190 we had in 2016, we would have over 3 months and it would be a buyer market.

Yet at this time, it continues to be a seller market and a great time to sell.

June 26th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, pulled from the mls myself this very day:

155 properties for sale

130 number of properties under contract

104 properties closed in last 30 days

1.49 current inventory

$110.20 was average $/sq ft

$236,554 was the average sale price

52 was average days on market

Commentary – Really not much change in the Laveen market.  We continue with a seller market, and yes, continues to be a great time to sell.  Will this continue?  Time will tell, but indication for now show market will continue as a seller market for the time being.

 

June 19th, 2017

Find below the latest and greatest along with some market commentary to follow:

160 properties currently for sale

124 properties under contract

117 sold last 30 days

1.36 months current inventory

$111 was average $/sq foot for sold homes

$231,075 was average sale price

57 was average days on market, for sold homes

Commentary – Well, as one can see we have gone into the summer months and the volume of sales has increased!  In truth, this is about the only seasonal change I’ve witnessed in all the years in real estate, that is fairly consistent in our area.  That is to say, we see a increase in the number of homes sold.

So we are still in a seller market, with low inventory, and this is great for home owners.  It is a great time to sell, as there are many buyers looking for homes, and little to choose from.

June 12th, 2017

Here are the latest numbers for Laveen home values:

156 active properties for sale

133 properties under contract

100 properties sold last 30 days

1.56 current market inventory level

$110.41 average $/sq ft for homes that sold

56 was average days on market

$227,679 was average sale price

Commentary – The seller market continues.  They key indicator, is really the level of inventory we are currently experiencing, which is at 1.56 today, and indicates a seller market.  We still see a pretty significant gap between the average list price per square foot $117.90 and the average sale price per square foot $110.41.  When looking at the entire zip over the last year, variance has been anywhere from about $25,000 to upwards of $40,000 difference.  Point is, price it right, or it won’t sell.

Homes are selling relatively quick, with the average for zip just under 2 months.  Is it a good time to sell?  I would say yes, as it is a seller market and home values have increased and now are holding pretty steady.

June 5th, 2017

Here are the newest numbers:

153 active properties

145 properties under contract

90 sold last 30 days

1.7 months inventory

$109.87 average $/sq ft

$231,664 was average sale price

Commentary – Again not much change.  Seller market, values are steady with slight appreciation.  Great time to sell.

May 30th, 2017

I hope everyone had an enjoyable memorial day weekend, and took some time to remember those who lost their lives in service of our country.

Here are this weeks numbers and the update:

161 properties currently for sale

149 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

2.17 is the current inventory level

$230,060 was average sale price for homes sold

$111.17 was average dollar a square foot for sold homes

Commentary – Not really much to add, the Laveen real estate market really has been very steady and consistent.  Values continue to hold steady to date, with slow year over year growth.  With interest rates still at these historic lows, it makes it a great time to buy.  Also, with values having seen almost 3.5 years off appreciation, it is also a great time to sell.  Gone are the days with a high percentage of home owners had No equity, most homeowners now can sell and walk away with money.

Sellers, you often hear about selling to an investor and avoid the hassle.  As they say, if it sounds to good to be true, it likely is to good to be true.  An investor always tries to make money, and the way to do it when buying directly from the homeowner, you do it by sharing in THEIR equity.

May 22nd, 2017

Find below the most recent information for homes, values and recent activity in Laveen Az:

156 properties active and for sale

153 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current month inventory

$112.42 was average $/sq ft

$231,807 was average sale price

59 was average time to sell

Commentary – Market and home values continue as they have been going.  That is to say, we continue was steady sales, values are holding steady and buyers are buying.  We have a low inventory of homes, and turn over is happening relatively quickly, with homes averaging about 59 days to sell.

 

May 15th, 2017

Find below the latest information and activity for the Laveen real estate market:

155 properties currently for sale

138 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

63 was average days to sell

2.09 months inventory

$111.45 was average $/sq ft

$232,612 was average sale price

Commentary-  Folks, really not much change.  We are still seeing a seller market, which is an inventory under 3 months.  Inventory is still basically pretty low, and there are indeed buyers out there looking for homes.  Values have been pretty steady, though you can see from past posts that we are seeing some slow appreciation over the course of the last year.

 

May 8th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, followed by a brief commentary on the market:

153 active properties

139 properties under contract

69 properties sold in last 30 days

2.21 current inventory

49 is average days on market for sold homes

$225,131 was average sale price

$111.93 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

Commentary – Over all, the market just keeps on moving the way it has for the last year plus.  It is a seller market, inventory is low, and we are seeing slow appreciation.  You’ll notice on some weeks values $/sq foot may be either up or down, but overall it is a steady and slow appreciation to date.

Is it a good time to sell?  I would suggest that it is indeed.  With low inventory, you have more buyers competing for available homes and can negotiate the best net in your favor.  Also, values have increased since 2013 (4 years and counting).  Will this continue?  Who knows for sure, much like all else out there, we will have to wait and see.

 

May 1st 2017,

Welcome to the new month, lets dive in and see what numbers look like today:

154 active properties for sale

129 properties under contract

69 properties sold last 30 days

$111.89 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$217,955 was average sale price

45 was average days on market

281 sales in area year to date

Commentary – Well, again not too much change.  We continue with a seller market, which is to say a low inventory of homes for sale.  Yet, be careful, this is the case for Laveen Az as a zip code, not necesarily by price range or housing type.  What I mean is, if your home for example is price over $400,000 you are in a complete buyer market or if your selling horse property again buyer market.  So know your market first if considering a sale.

Values continue steady, although you could call it slow appreciation.  We have seen year over year growth and that is a healthy thing.

April 24th, 2017

There is really been a trend in the Laveen real estate market, for what seems a fairly long time.  The trend has been one of low inventory and seller market.  Here are this last weeks and current numbers:

160 properties currently for sale in Laveen

137 properties currently under contract

76 properties under contract

2.1 months inventory

$110.79 was average $/sq ft

$233,930 was average sale price

61 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much new to report, basically  you could read the below commentary, and it would be pretty much the same.  Seller market, good time to sell.

April 17th, 2017

Not too much change, in fact market continues at it has been for some time. Below are the latest statistics for Laveen Az:

159 properties currently for sale

131 properties under contract

77 properties sold last 30 days

2.06 current market inventory

$110.88 was the average dollar a square foot for sold homes

$230,857 was average sale price

63 was average days on market

Commentary – Like stated above, and as you can see if you’ve read below entries……….the market continues as it has been.  It is a seller market in Laveen Arizona, with 2.06 months of inventory, which is low.  Homes that are really selling the fastest are those priced under $225,000.  Horse property in Laveen is also selling pretty quickly, but mostly those under $350,000.

 

April 10th, 2017

See below the most recent information:

154 properties currently for sale

124 properties currently under contract

78 properties sold in last 30 days

1.97 is current inventory

$111.26 was average $/sq foot for homes that sold

$231,679 was average sale price

225 properties sold year to date

Commentary – As you can see from numbers above, it is still a seller market in the South Phoenix real estate marketplace.  Values have been holding steady, with of course some appreciation year over year.

In short, it is a great time to buy or SELL!  Values are not likely to see any HUGE increase in months or years to come, just continued slow appreciation.  Also, good time for buyers, as there is still awesome interest rates.

April 3, 2017

Here are the latest numbers, looking back 30 days:

158 properties for sale

111 properties currently under contract

82 properties sold last 30 days

1.92 is current inventory

$111.54 was average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$231,756 was the average sale price

207 sales year to date

Commentary –  Things are starting to pick up a bit in Laveen, with more homes closing.  This is seasonal, something we see every year as we go into spring and summer, which is when more folks move.  Values are holding steady, as well, with small appreciation which is good.

March 27th, 2017

Let us review this past week’s numbers, and look at the over all outlook for real estate in Laveen Az.

156 active properties for sale

118 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current inventory level

$108.33 was average sold per square foot

$222,469 was average sale price

70 was average days on market

Sales year to date in Laveen Az – 182 so far

Commentary – If you notice over the course of the year to date, we have seen an increase in number of homes for sale in Laveen.  Yet, we also have seen an increase in homes under contract, and the number of closings has been steady.  All this basically still shows a seller market with 2.08 inventory at this time for single family homes in Laveen Az.  Inventory is still low, demand is still good, so it continues to be a seller market……………..which is a great time to sell.  The most sales occurred in the $180,000 to $250,000 price range for the past month.  This is of course something that makes sense, as the average home sale in Laveen currently is about $222,469 as shown above.

March 20, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

160 available homes on market

118 under contract

74 sold in last 30 days

71 was average days on market

$107.72 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$230,629 was average sale price

163 sales year to date!

Commentary – Not much change, as per usual lately.  Inventory in Laveen has been nothing short of consistent, and the seller market continues.  Values again, pretty much holding steady, but as mentioned many times before there is some gradual appreciation.  By this, I mean you may see 3/5 percent increase in next year, but nothing crazy in a short period.

March 13, 2017

Lets look at the numbers for this week:

147 active properties for sale

122 properties under contract

65 closings last 30 days

2.26 current months inventory

$105.76 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$232,439 was average sale price

73 was average days on market

Commentary – The things continue pretty much as they have been.  The market is what I would describe as stable, with slow appreciation.  The market still does favor sellers, at 2.26 months current inventory.  Good time to sell.

March 6, 2017

How about we look at something just a little different today.  Here are some basic numbers to get us started:

 

Current                                                                               Last year

149 properties for sale                                                     150 properties for sale

70 properties sold last 30 days                                      68 properties sold last 30 days

2.12 inventory level                                                          2.20 inventory level last year

$108 average sold/sq ft                                                  $99.19 average sold square foot

Comments – well as one can see some things have not changed much since last year, but one key thing has, can you see it?  Number of properties on the market, number of sales, and even properties sold were all pretty much the same, almost identical really.  The main difference though, home values have gone up.

If you’re considering selling, call me and lets see what your home could sell for in todays Laveen real estate market.  602-373-6345

February 27th, 2017

143 properties currently for sale

120 properties under contract

65 properties sold last 30 days

2.2 months current inventory

$112.13 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

$228,729 was the average sale price

68 was average days on market

Comments – Well as you can see, we did see a little increase in number of active listings, so active listing inventory grew a bit.  We also did see a slight increase in homes that went under contract, but decrease in sales in the last 30 days.  Most sales do occur toward the end of month, so we may see that number pick up when we review closings next monday.  Homes are indeed still selling, and are doing so in Laveen on the average in about 68 days.

The key as always, is if you are looking to sell price it right, have the home looking good, and get the marketing pieces out there so that potential buyers know your home is for sale.

February 22, 2017

136 properties active for sale

114 properties under contract

71 properties sold last 30 days

1.91 months inventory

$112.49 average $/sq ft

$218,116 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change.  Sellers market still, and that is good for sellers.

February 13th, 2017

142 properties currently for sale – up from last week

105 properties currently under contract

70 properties sold last 30 days

$112.06 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$220,370 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Really not much change in the Laveen real estate market, or even home values.  You may, if you read previous post, notice a slight change up and down in sales prices and even dollar a square foot.  Yet, these are all pretty static with not a big change.  Also, if there is a change, does it stay consistent over a period of time.  As an example, this week we do see a increase in $/sq foot of about $5, but will that stick?  Chances are it will NOT, and the reason is we saw a very high sale in the area which is lifting up the numbers.  Yes, we had a almost $600,000 sale this past week, and that increase the average.  Watch, within about 2/3 weeks, it is likely to go down.  If it does not, well then we notice a good trend, that are values continue to go up.

February 6th, 2017

134 properties actively for sale

103 properties currently under contract

63 sales in the last 30 days

2.12 inventory at this time

$107.25 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$210,747 was average sale price

62 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much change in the Laveen real estate market at this time.  Values are holding steady, as are the average days to sell.  Inventory remains low, and this still favors sellers.  No really much more to add.  It continues to be a good time to sell.

January 23rd, 2017

Lets go ahead and share the numbers for this past week, and then follow it up with some quick commentary:

136 properties currently active on the market

107 properties under contract at this time

61 properties sold in the last 30 days

2.22 is current market inventory

$114.40 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

69 was average days to sell

$223,834 was average sale price

Commentary – So is it a good time to sell in Laveen?  Sure, I think it is a good time to sell.  Values have increased rapidly at times, and steadily at others since January 0f 2013.  Will values continue to rise?  Well NO ONE really has the crystal ball, and anyone that says different is giving a guess, albeit maybe educated……..but still a guess.

We just saw the inventory go up a slight bit in the last week.  Some of that could be seasonal, as maybe less home went under contract in the Christmas time frame.  Values are steady, as is seen by tracking the average $/sq foot and the average sales prices.  We continue in a seller market, and that means – yes it is a good time to sell.

January 16tn, 2017

Welcome to another weekly update, for the Laveen real estate market and home values.  Lets look at the numbers, and then I’ll add some quick comments:

133 active properties for sale in Laveen Az

109 properties currently under contract

66 properties have successfully closed in the last 30 days

2.01 current monthly inventory

$108.19 was average price per square foot for homes sold

$231,736 was average sale price

66 was average days on market

Commentary – Really, not much change we can talk about.  Yes, slight increase in the inventory, but it does not have any affect.  The market is still a seller market, especially in the sub-$250,000 market.  We have seen 16 closings year to date, so that picked up a bit.  On average, homes that sold are still selling for just a tad bit under their final list price at time of sale.  Lowest sale ended up selling for almost 8% under their ask price……yikes.  It is a good time to sell, and the market does favor sellers a bit.

 

January 9th, 2017

Out of the South Phoenix zip codes, Laveen is really getting the slow start to the year.  Year to date, Laveen has only seen 3 closed homes.  Here are the most current stats, and please be sure to call me if you have any questions:

139 properties currently active for sale

107 properties currently under contract

77 properties sold in the last 30 days

1.8 months current inventory

$107.76 was average for sold homes

$234,822 was average sale price

77 was average days on market

Commentary – Well at this time, really not much change.  Though, as noted at the beginning of article, Laveen is off to a slow start with only 3 homes sold year to date, it has though, still closed the average of homes in last 30 days.  The real estate market also begins the year as it ended, in a seller market.  Inventory is low, and buyers do not have as many options.  Also, while it is competitive for buyers, the average list to sold ratio is 99%, which indicates homes are eventually selling for on average just a little below list price.  So homes, are not going for over market value.  If that were the case, we would be seeing sales over the 100% mark, and that has not been the case for months now.

Take away – if you want to sell price the home right.  Not noted in numbers above, is that 95% of homes sold, were financed.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE HAD WITH A FINANCED HOME?  Yes, an appraisal.  Even if you asked for over market value, and got an offer, you’d still more than likely need an appraisal.

January 2nd, 2017

Well we begin the year, with pretty much a market similar to where we left off.  Lets start with looking at the current numbers for today, to help us begin our Laveen home values journey for 2017:

143 property currently for sale in Laveen

98 properties currently under contract

85 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 is current market inventory

$106.33 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$230,034 was average sale price for homes sold

65 was average days on market for those homes that sold

Commentary – Well, again we are in a seller market.  We have seen a little drop in the number of active listings on the market, and of course a dip in number of new listing that came to market over the holiday.  Though, If a home owner looks at the number of homes sold over the last 30 days, one would see that HOMES DO SELL during the holidays!!  Many tend to think to wait, because homes don’t sell during the holiday, but that IS NOT the case.  Interest rates are still low, home values have increased but are still affordable, and with the low inventory level the market is still great for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers, because the cost of borrowing and buying is still great.  Sellers, because home values in Laveen have risen, and MANY can now sell for a tidy profit.

South Phoenix home values 2017

South Phoenix home values is a weekly article given you updates on the South Phoenix real estate market trends.  We will look at activity over the course of the last 30 days to see what trends we can see and also look at current values homes are selling at on the market.

South Phoenix is also the area commonly called South Mountain or even the Baseline corridor.  South Phoenix extends from the Rio Salado on th North to the South Mountain Preserve on the south.  It also extends from the I-10 interstate (or for some that want to get super exact 48th St) to about 27th Ave on the West side.  The area is made up of the 85042,85041,85040 zip codes.

As far as housing in the area, one can find a little bit of everything.  South Phoenix offers several gated communities, several golf course communities, several newer subdivision homes, many older subdivision homes, homes with HOA, homes without HOA, homes that have irrigated land, homes with acreage, homes with horse priveledges, desert property homes and maybe some others I may have missed.  If your looking to buy a home in South Phoenix, I have made some links for specific community types and you can view those here.

Below find weekly South Phoenix Home Values updates

October 30th 2017

Find below the information for our area:

315 properties currently for sale in South Phoenix

235 properties under contract

119 properties sold in last 30 days

2.64 is current inventory/turn over rate

$126.6 average $/sq ft

$216,985 was average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary – It continues to be a seller inventory market, which makes it a great time to sell.

October 23, 2017

Find below the information and latest for South Mountain home values:

328 properties currently for sale

229 properties currently under contract

128 properties sold last 30 days

2.56 months inventory/turnover rate

$124.57 was average $/sq ft

$213,128 was average sale price

47 was average time to sell

Commentary – Seller market continues in the South Phoenix area.  Current inventory as shown above 2.56 months.  It is a great time to sell, and values have now appreciated for 4 plus years.  Making it great time to sell.

November 13th, 2017

Find below, the latest update from South Phoenix real estate home values and market trends.  I did miss  a week, mostly due to website hosting issues.

316 properties active and for sale

235 properties under contract

139 properties sold in last 30 days

2.27 months inventory

$126.33 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$221,676 was average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary – So South Phoenix real estate market continues to be in a seller market, with a 2.27 current market inventory.  This level of inventory continues to favor home owners that are selling, because we have a low level of inventory.

Home owners – If considering selling, keep in mind this is the ENTIRE south Phoenix area, and looking at is as a WHOLE.  There are niche markets, and values vary a bit from style, area and size of home.  If considering selling, use this information as a guage of market for the area, but DO have your specific CMA doing on your home.  I can help – call David Alan Baker for free consultation today 602-373-6345

October 16, 2017

Missed the last update, as I took a quick camping trip.  Should check out the video I made, it is a cool trip down to the Bisbee Az area and exploring a mine.  Below are the latest numbers for home values and market trends in South Phoenix:

315 properties for sale

229 properties for sale

132 sales last 30 days

$125.93 was average $/sq ft

$211,906 was average sale

2.38 current inventory

Commentary – Some small changes, but over all things continue as they have been.  In essence a seller market, with low inventory.  Number of properties increased, but that is really based on multiple new listings at a new development, of condos/townhomes.

In a nut shell – if you are considering a sale, it is a GREAT time to sell.  Values have gone up since 2013, and inventory at this time is low, so buyers many times will have less choices.  More so, at lower price levels.

Call for your free consultation 602-373-6345

October 2, 2017

Find below the latest numbers to help us decipher the trends and home values in the South Phoenix area:

299 properties for sale

211 properties under contract

139 properties sold in last 30 days

2.15 months current inventory level

$122.87 was average $/sq foot

$218,563 was average sale price

47 was average time to sell

1508 properties sold Year to Date

Commentary – Inventory jumped up a little bit, but it is nothing that makes me think we are shifting as a market.  Actually the market shows all indications at this point, to continue on as it has been, which is a seller market.  We saw a 7% increase over the last year, and expectations from so called “experts” are projecting about 5 to 6 percent next year.  Time will tell, as far as I’ve seen no one has a crystal ball to tell the future, but they sure know it all when looking at the past.

The final word – market is a seller market, with projected appreciation.

September 25th, 2017

Below are numbers showing current condition in South Phoenix real estate:

304 active properties in South Phoenix

221 properties under contract

157  properties sold in last 30 days

1.93 months current inventory

$118.60 was average $/square foot

$213,915 was average sale price

55 was the average days on market for homes sold

Commentary – We continue on with a seller market.  Currently at 1.93 months inventory, which is great if your looking to sell a home.  The lower price ranges are selling quicker in our area, and those over $300,000, well those do take a little longer to sell.

Considering selling, then do your homework.  Make sure to take a look at the competition, the recent sales and know your market and especially for homes that are similar to your own home.  It will make a WORLD of difference to truly know what is going on.

 

September 18, 2017

Here are the numbers for South Phoenix home values, this week:

304 active properties

216 properties under contract

149 properties sold last 30 days

2.04 months inventory

$119 was average $/sq ft

$216,174 was average sale price

54 days was average time to sell

Commentary – Not much change, just like what I’ve written for this past year.  It continues to be a seller market, which is great time to sell!  Also, with interest rates being at historic lows (still) good time to buy.

For first time buyers, also some great financing options and DPA (down payment assistance programs).  Call me for details and how to save $$$ when buying.  By the way, this knowledge also helps my sellers, as I can help negotiate the best net.

September 11th, 2017

Here are the latest numbers for south phoenix home values and market trends:

284 properties for sale

228 properties under contract

155 properties sold last 30 days

1.83 months inventory

$119.20 was average $/sq ft

$214,559 was average sale price

52 was average time to sell

Commentary – Really not much change.  Seller market continues, with low inventory at this time.  It is a great time to sell, we have seen 4 years now of appreciation.

September 5th, 2017

Here are the latest numbers to help see what is going on with South Phoenix home values:

301 active properties for sale

221 properties under contract

158 sold properties in last 30 days

1.90 months inventory

$120.29 was average $sq ft

$208,937 was average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary – Still a seller market, with that current 1.90 months of inventory.  Values continue to hold steady, and yes, we have seen a good healthy appreciation this past year.

Good time to sell.

August 28th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers and update for the South Phoenix real estate home values and market trends:

297 active properties for sale

237 properties under contract

175 properties sold in last 30 days

1.69 months current inventory

$122.14 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$204,854 was average sale price

50 was average time to sell

Commentary – If you review my previous posts, you’ll agree, not much change in the South Phoenix real estate market.  We have had 12 months or more of slow appreciation, and have enjoyed a seller market.  Trend seems to indicate, we will continue on that path, at least for the short term.  Change, is the one constant, and we have enjoyed 4 plus years of appreciation.  Will it continue to slowly increase?  Time will tell.

For the time though, it continues to be a seller market with shortage of inventory in the lower price ranges.  Great time to sell.

August 21st, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

290 active properties for sale

242 properties under contract

176 sales in last 30 days

1.64 months inventory

$122.71 was average $/sq ft

$209,088 was average sale price

55 average time to sell

Commentary – Decrease in active listings, but increase in both homes under contract, and sales for past 30 days.  Property that is being priced at market value is indeed selling, so price it right, and it will sell.  It continues to be a seller market, and this is good for home owners in South Phoenix that need to sell.

August 14th, 2017

Here are the numbers today:

300 properties for sale

229 properties under contract

161 properties sold last 30 days

1.86 is current inventory level in months

$123.53 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$214,625 was average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary – Year has shown, much like last 3 years, slow but steady home value appreciation.  In total, we are about 4 plus years (closing on 5) of appreciation.  Can this, and will it continue?  At this point, I don’t see any change as of yet, but there are some signs that could lead to a slowdown.  Yet, those have not truly materialized, so time will tell.

Overall, great time to sell.  Also, great time to buy!  Interest rates are still low, and for new home owners, there are many downpayment options!  Great right?

August 7th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers:

293 active properties

243 properties under contract

155 properties sold in last 30 days

1.89 current inventory

$124.37 was average $/sq ft

$222,872 was average sale price

60 was average time to sell

Commentary – Really not much to say, it continues to be a seller market and I don’t see any indicators showing that will change.  At this point, it continues to be a great time to sell, yet also good to buy because of the lower interest rates.

July 31st, 2017

Find below, the latest information for South Phoenix:

296 properties for sale at this time

252 properties under contract

152 properties sold last 30 days

1.94 months of inventory

$125.30 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$224,569 was average sale price

61 was average time to sell

Commentary – Well, it has been a good year so far in South Phoenix.  1139 properties sold year to date, and values have been holding with slow appreciation.  Inventory remains low, which means it is ALL good for selling now.

If considering selling, be sure to check your property specific property comparable homes.  Better yet, call me and I’ll earn your business.

July 24th 2017

Find below the latest numbers which show the real estate market trend:

312 active properties for sale

246 properties under contract

145 sold properties in last 30 days

2.15 is current inventory level

$122.01 was average sale price per square foot

$227,822 was average sale price

59 was average time to sell

Commentary – Steady, steady and really somewhat boring to write about, but this is good.  This is a very stable market at this time, with home values having gone up a good bit over the last 4 years now.  Many have equity again, and for the short term (no one can truly predict the future) it appears values will hold with slow appreciation.  My opinion remains, it is a great time to sell (values have gone up) and also great time to buy, because interest rates are still at historic lows.

 

July 17th, 2017

Hello, and welcome, lets dive right in and look at the latest numbers for South Phoenix home values:

300 properties currently for sale

252 properties for sale

150 properties sold last 30 days

2 months is current inventory level

$121.13 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$218,582 was average sale price

61 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change, it is still a seller market, great time to sell.  Values continue pretty stable and consistent for the year.  Time to sell, also fairly stable and consistent at around the 60 day range.

July 10th, 2017

287 properties for sale

255 properties under contract

157 properties sold last 30 days

1.8 months inventory at this point

$122.70 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$222,396 was average sales price

60 was average days on market…..for sold homes

Commentary – Well, homes are selling, with 1030 properties sold year to date in South Phoenix.  It continues to be a seller market, and as such……….A GREAT TIME TO SELL!  Yes, it continues to be a market that favors sellers, especially in the under $250,00 range in our area.  Once you go above that price, well, it changes a bit.

June 26th, 2017

Find below, the latest and greatest with update on the South Phoenix real estate market:

295 properties for sale

268 properties under contract

161 properties sold last 30 days

1.83 is current inventory of homes

$120.29 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$221,972 was average sale price

38 was average days on market

Commentary – Nothing really to add, the market continues very steady. Seller market, lower inventory levels, and values are steady with slow appreciation.

June 19th, 2017

Find below the latest information on South Phoenix home values and sales, along with a brief commentary:

296 properties currently for sale

258 properties under contract

176 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 months current inventory level

$120.77 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$223,506 was average sale price

60 was average days on market for sold homes

Commentary – As one can see, the trend is continuing of being in a seller market.  We continue with a low level of inventory, and this is beneficial for home owners looking to sell.  Time to sell has been pretty consistent for some time, and of course is looking at the entire South Phoenix area on average.  Some homes do sell a good bit faster, and then again, some are taking a fair amount longer.  387 was longest amount of time on market, and 1 day was shortest.

Key to selling, is to price it right.  Most homes are being purchase with financing, and that WILL require an appraisal.

June 12th, 2017

Find below the latest on South Phoenix home values and trends:

290 properties currently for sale

265 properties under contract

166 sold properties in last 30 days

1.74 is current months inventory

$119.51 is current $/sq ft average for sold homes

66 was average time to sell

Commentary – Well it is a seller market, and that means it is a great time to sell!!!!  Yes, when there is a low inventory of homes, indicated by the under 3 months inventory, the sellers have a little more of the upper hand.  Depending on price of home, you could possibly experience multiple offers!  Yippee for home sellers, right!

Values are currently the highest $/sq foot and average sale price than they have been since prior to 2008.  Most folks have equity again, and now can considering selling, and actually make a profit.

Looking to sell – Call David Baker your local real estate expert.

June 5th, 2017

Se below latest numbers and trends – spoiler alert – not much change!

297 active properties

265 properties under contract

168 sold last 30 days

1.76 months inventory

$118.79 average $/sq ft

$211,584 was average sale price

64 was average time for sale, for homes sold

In short- seller market, great time to sell.

May 30th, 2017

Here is the update for South Phoenix home values for this week:

291 active homes for sale

265 properties under contract

154 properties sold last 30 days

1.88 months inventory

$118.13 was average $/sq ft

$204,953 was the average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary  – It continues to be a seller market in the South Phoenix real estate market.  This is great for homeowners considering selling, especially at this point going into the summer months, when the volume of homes sold picks up.  In other words, more homes are changing hands, and this usually has everything to do with kids being out of school.

Values in South Phoenix continue steady, with yearly appreciation.  Great time to sell.

May 22nd 2017

Below find information for the current state of the South Phoenix real estate market and home values:

282 properties currently for sale

287 properties currently under contract

160 homes sold last 30 days

1.76 current inventory

$116.12 average $/sq ft

$203,732 was average sale price

56 was average days to sell

Commentary –  Not too much change, the market and home values in South Phoenix continue steady.  We continue with a low level of inventory of homes for sale, at 1.76 months.  While we see fluctuation in average $/sq foot, they have been holding steady.

Homes that are priced right, well those are selling.

May 15th, 2017

275 homes currently for sale

287 properties under contract

171 properties sold in last 30 days

1.6 months inventory

$117.07 was average $/sq ft

$203,331 was average sale price

56 was average time to sell

Commentary – Just know, homes are selling for market value.  While market is one that favors sellers, most homes (about 95%) are being sold with financing.  Thus, a appraisal  will be needed.  In other words, you will NOT be able to sell for over what home is currently worth.  Homes are indeed selling though, and values have appreciated over the last 3 years.

May 8th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, followed by short commentary on the market in South Phoenix:

288 active homes for sale

274 properties under contract

170 properties sold in last 30 days

1.69 is current inventory

$116.84 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$202,792 was average sale price

56 was average days on market

Commentary – Consistent, consistent and more consistent is what the market has proven to be for going on over a year.  Values hold steady with slow appreciation for the last year.  The market continues to favor sellers, meaning low inventory, so less choices for buyers.  Showed new homes this weekend, and 1 builder even had a waiting list.  Housing supply is short at this time.  Good time to sell, it is that indeed.

May 1st 2017

Here are the numbers to start of the month:

286 active properties for sale

268 properties under contract

169 properties sold in South Phoenix last 30 days

$117.91 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

$205,347 was average sale price

613 properties sold year to date

Commentary – Well, not to much change if any.  We continue on with a seller market, which is to say inventory continues low.  We are also now beginning to enter the summer, which traditionally will see more homes on the market as well as an increase of sales as well.  Values overall are holding, with slow appreciation which is good.

April 24th 2017

Below is the latest information on South Phoenix home values and market trends:

276 properties currently for sale

290 properties currently under contract

173 properties sold last 30 days

117.73 was average $/sq ft

$204,847 was average sale price

60 was average days on market

Commentary – Overall, not much change.  Good things to know and consider if looking to sell:

  1.  how long it is taking on average to sell
  2. average $/sq or sale price – keep in mind this is for the entire zip and all home types

 

April 17th, 2017

Below is the latest entry into my ongoing look at South Phoenix home values for 2017.

266 properties currently for sale

297 properties currently under contract

162 properties sold in last 30 days

1.64 is current market inventory

$115.86 was average dollar a square foot for sold homes

$202,654 was average sale price for properties in last 30 days

56 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much to add from previous entries you can see below.  Market continues to be a seller market, which is the time to sell if you are considering selling.  Reason is, when inventory is lower, and buyers have less choices, this favors the seller.  In addition, we have seen appreciation rapidly at first, then pretty steady since 2013.

April 10th, 2017

Find below information for the last week:

281 properties currently for sale

289 properties currently under contract

158 properties sold in the last 30 days

1.77 is current housing inventory

$115.57 was the average $/sq foot

$206,083 was the average sale price

59 was average days on market for those home that sold

Commentary – Inventory remains low, as it has for some time.  It continues as a seller market, and values are steady with slow appreciation.  Good time to sell, yet also good time to buy as interest rates are still low.

April 3rd, 2017

Recent numbers for last week:

286 homes for sale

287 homes under contract

158 sales in last 30 days

1.81 current inventory

$113.48 was average dollar per square foot

64 was average days on market

Commentary – Inventory is low, and has just gone a little lower.  This continues to be a seller market, which is a great time to sell a home, when there is low inventory and supply for buyers is of course low.  This helps minimize buyers choices, and allows sellers a little more of an upper hand.

March 27th, 2017

Here are this week’s numbers for South Phoenix real estate and home values:

299 active properties for sale

281 properties under contract

151 properties sold in last 30 days

1.98 is current inventory in South Phoenix

$114.83 is was the average dollar a square foot

$199,625 was the average sale price for the South Phoenix area

66 was average days on market for homes sold

Commentary – The number of active listings has gone down since the start of the year, and the number of sales has gone up a bit as well, which leads us to a lower inventory of homes.  This is actually a great thing for homeowners considering selling, because with less choices the sellers have an upper hand.  1.98 current inventory is the lowest we have had since september of 2016.  Again, great time to sell if considering selling.

March 20, 2017

Lets check out the current numbers:

301 active properties for sale in South Phoenix

283 properties under contract

144 closed properties in last 30 days

2.09 months current inventory

66 was average time for homes to sell

$205,270 was average sale price

$116.56 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

Commentary – Folks, really not much change.  We continue in a seller market.  Values are holding steady, and all points to things continuing the same for now.  Interest rates may be going up, so we will have to see if buyers are affected by that in the coming months.

March 13, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

314 properties currently for sale

272 current homes under contract

134 properties sold last 30 days

2.29 current inventory

$115.22 was average $/sq ft

$200,499 was average sale price

61 was average days on market

Commentary – The story still remains the same.  Not much change here, it is still a seller market.

March 6, 2017

Lets look at the numbers today in a little different format and see what comes from it shall we:

Current                                                                                                  Last year

310 properties for sale                                                                        253 properties for sale

140 properties sold last 30 days                                                       113 properties sold last 30 days

2.21 current inventory                                                                        2.23 inventory this time last year

$114.99 average $/sq ft for homes sold                                         $105.97 was average $/sq ft this time last year

Commentary – As one can see we actually have seen an increase in the overall number of active listings in the South Phoenix real estate market.  Yet, we also have seen an increase in the number of sales over the same time period vs. last year.  The inventory for comparison reasons can be argued to basically be the same, it is still a seller market.

The big difference really from last year, is the increase in the average $/sq ft for homes that sold.  Is it a good time to sell in South Phoenix?  Sure, values have gone up, it is a seller market, and if you need to sell it is a good time.

Call David Alan Baker at 602-373-6345 to set a time to discuss what your home could sell for in today’s South Phoenix market.

February 27th, 2017

298 properties currently active for sale

269 properties under contract

122 properties sold in last 30 days

2.44 is current months inventory

$112.95 was the average $/sq ft for homes that sold

59 was average days on market

Commentary –  We did see a slight decrease in the number of active listings, which makes sense when you also notice number of homes under contract went up a bit as well, as did number of closings.  Over all, the South Phoenix real estate market continues un changed.  We are still in a seller market, interest rates are low, inventory is low, so it is a great time to consider selling.

February 22, 2017

309 properties active on the market

265 properties under contract

107 properties sold in last 30 days

2.88 is current market inventory

$110.86 was average $/sq ft

$198,896 was average sale price

59 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change folks.

February 13th, 2017

317 properties for sale in South Phoenix

244 properties under contract

106 properties sold last 30 days

2.99 is current months inventory

$110.40 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$196,000 was average sales price

64 was average days on market

Commentary – Homes, are selling if priced right.  I know, I sound like a broken record, but it is the SIMPLE truth.  Not sure why some folks decide to try not to leave any money on the table, and assume that their home can sell for more than other similar homes have?  Interestingly, only about 5% of homes have been paid for in cash in our area.  This then, would lead us to assume that there is at the very least a 95% chance that any buyer to a home would be financed.  We all know, with financing a home an appraisal will be ordered.  We also further know, an appraisal will base value on recent homes sold, and they will get a similar value to those homes that sold.  The appraisal will not give value of others  homes, plus an additional amount ……just because.  Point is, price the home right, it will lead to more showing and quicker offer and no issues with the appraisal.

It is a good time to sell.

February 6, 2017

Below are this weeks numbers:

300 properties active and for sale

239 properties under contract

94 properties sold last 30 days

3.19 is current inventory

$110.03 is average $/sq ft for homes that sold

$189,580 was average sale price

64 was average days to sell

Commentary – Not really much change, market continues stable.  While we do see some minor fluctuations with closings in last 30 days, some with inventory level, we truly have not changed much.  It continues to be a seller market in South Phoenix, and that makes it a good time to sell.  You can likely expect to sell, as indicated from above statistics, in about 64 days on average.  This is of course, a average of those homes that DID sell.  There are many that are still listed, that have been sitting on the market for a lot longer.  Reason – likely over priced.

So price it well, and get it sold.

January 23rd, 2017

Here is a look at this weeks numbers, followed by quick commentary on the state of South Phoenix home values:

298 active properties for sale

213 properties currently under contract

97 properties sold in last 30 days

3.07 is current market inventory

$111.77 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$196,327 was average home sale price

77 was average days to sell

Commentary – Holy cow!! We have seen an increase in inventory for South Phoenix, what does that mean!!!??  This is the first time since 2015 that single family homes in the South Phoenix area has seen inventory of over 3 months.  Albeit, it is barely over 3 months, which is what I would describe as a transitional market.  Basically a transitional market does not benefit really either party, seller or buyer.

Yet, to really see what is going on in the market, you could look closer into specific area.  Most zip codes in South Phoenix really have not changed much at all in the last MANY months, but 85042 has a bit.  They have seen a decrease in sales over the last 30 days, as well as an average increase in time on market for home sold.  Out of the South Phoenix zips, this is the one that also has more higher end homes, so that could be a reason.  Yet, it could also be the list prices.  If one were to notice, average sales price per square foot vs. average list price is over $20 difference.  If you consider a 2200 square foot home, that could mean some homes are OVERPRICED by about $44,000!!

So, my opinion in a nut shell is that the market has not really changed much.  It is a seller market, and even if you are in the 85042 zip code, it is a good time to sell.  The key to making sure you’re home sells, knowledge of the market and pricing it right!  Then followed by good marketing, and negotiating.

January 16th, 2017

Lets dive right in and look at the most recent activity in the South Phoenix real estate market:

298 properties currently for sale

200 properties currently under contract

122 properties sold in last 30 days

2.44 is current months inventory

$111.89 was average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$191,556 was the average sale price

72 was average days on market

Commentary – Not too much change at all in the South Phoenix real estate market.  It is still a seller market (mostly in under $250,000 price range) with only 2.44 months of current inventory.  Good time to sell, when the market does favor you, in this case the seller.  While we are in a seller market, homes are still selling at market value and not beyond.  As an example, there has only been 12% of homes sold YTD in South West Phoenix that have been purchased in cash, the other 88% has been financed.  An appraisal is the ONE thing all financed homes require, and for South West Phoenix that means 88% of the homes HAD TO have an appraisal.  Also interestingly enough, the average on the mls for South Phoenix for sold homes last 30 days was 2% under the final list price.  Point being that it is a seller market, but homes are not going for over market value, and one still needs to market accordingly.

January, 9th 2017

Over all, the South Phoenix real estate market is stable.  We have not really seen any significant change or fluctuation in the market for months.  We have seen a slow and steady appreciation, and that may in part be due to the low inventory of homes.  Here are this weeks numbers:

298 properties currently for sale

185 properties currently under contract

126 properties have sold in last 30 days

2.36 is current market inventory/absorption rate

$114.38 is the average $/sq ft for homes that sold

69 was average time need for home sale

Commentary – Not much change since last year.  Again, we have seen appreciation since last year, though nothing crazy.  I would describe it as a steady and healthy appreciation.  Course, depending on what time frame you look at, the amount appreciation will vary, but rest assured it was a positive gain.  Is it a good time to sell?  I’d say yes, inventory is low and this is good for a seller.

January 2nd, 2017

Welcome to the new year, hope you had a fun and safe new years evening and day.  Below is the updated information for the South Phoenix area, and will give you an idea of where we start the year with South Phoenix home values.

276 properties currently for sale

179 properties currently under contract

130 properties sold in the last 30 days

2.12 is the current inventory level

$113.25 was average $/sq foot for homes that sold

$195,061 was the average sale price

58 was average days on market for homes sold

Commentary – Well the year pretty much is starting the way it ended.  It continues to be a seller market, with under 3 months of market inventory for single family homes in the South Phoenix area.  Interest rates are still pretty low, so this is great for buyers and also helps sellers as it makes the time to buy more appealing for buyers.  The reason is simple, with lower interest rates, the cost of borrowing money is less and thus more affordable.  The fed did raise rates, and this will at first impact equity loans but may begin to impact purchase loans by the March time frame.  This could soften the buyers a bit, if the affordability factor is affected by higher interest rates.  But for now, rates are good, values are good and this is all around a great time to buy and sell.

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

There are many gated communities in South Phoenix from which to choose.  Are you in the market for a new home and desire something in a gated community?  Then this short article is written for you to inform you about the different gated communities in South Phoenix.    These will not really be in any specific order such as East to West, North to South or based on value and increasing, no this will just be a list and some comments about the gated community to inform a bit.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call me – I am after all a local South Phoenix realtor who has specialized in the area since 2004.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

The Pines at the Raven – Located just North of Baseline on 40th Street in South Phoenix.  This gated community features 80 improved lots, with homes being built between 1996 and 2001.   Average house square footage is about 1978 square feet, with a 6579 sq. foot size lot.   All homes built where single story homes.  The subdivision does offer a community pool for folks to enjoy.  Prices do range, but check out a list of current homes for sale in the Pines at the raven here.

Gardens at South Mountain –  This gated community in South Phoenix is located just north of Baseline rd. on 40th Street, just south of the SRP canal on the West side of the road.  The Pines at the Raven has 117 improved lots, with 56 single story homes, and 61 multiple story homes with homes in community being built between 2004 and 2006.  The average square footage for homes are 1625 livable space with a 4304 square foot size lot.  The gated community of the Gardens of South Mountain does offer a community pool as well.

Blossom Hills East – Blossom Hills actually has to sections and they are separated by a little space between, Blossom Hills East and then the regular blossom hills.  Though most of the time the properties listed for sale get mixed into just blossom hills.  The community of Blossom Hills east is actually located just west of 40th St. and South of Baseline Rd.  There is a total of 96 improved lots in the community with 29 single story homes, and 67 multiple story homes.  Homes in Blossom hills east were built between 2007 and 2011, which for some who don’t know was the economic downturn.  Average home square foot size is about 1986 with the average lot size being about 5267.  This gated community in south phoenix does have some greenbelt areas, but no community pool.  Does have excellent mountain views, but so do most of the homes in south Phoenix.

Raven Condominiums – As stated in the name this gated community in south phoenix is a condominium complex.  Located just east of 32nd street and baseline, it is on the north side of the road.  This complex has 160 units, which were built in 1999.  The average size of the condos are 838 square feet, and this gated community does offer community pool, spa and even a work out facility.  Great location, and prices are still good.  This is a favorite for snow birds and folks looking to buy, and play golf.  Both the Raven and legacy golf courses are within 5 minutes.  From past experience selling units, I can inform there is 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units.

Village at South Mountain – This is a real nice gated community in South Phoenix located just south of 32nd Street and Baseline Rd.   This community has a total of 41 improved lots, with homes being built between 2005 and 2014.  30 of the homes built in community are single story, with an additional 11 being multiple story.  Average size of home is about 2927 square feet, with an average lot size of about 12373.  Just in case you did not notice, these are larger homes, and yes there are on larger lots about ¼ an acre.  This is a little more upscale gated community, and has a lot to offer, good open feel community with green space, but no community pool.

Ravenswood Patio Homes – Another great gated community in South Phoenix.  This one is located between Baseline Rd. and Southern on 32nd street.  There are a total of 130 improved lots in the subdivision with all homes built being single story.  Average size of homes in the community is about 1543 with a lot size of about 4294.  Homes in Ravenswood were built between 1999 and 2002.  Many homes do have views to the ravens golf course, and others great views of the South Mountain.   There is a community pool to be enjoyed.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

Cachet at Legacy Condominiums – Again, great location for this South Phoenix gated community.  This group of homes is located between baseline Rd and Southern Ave. and 32nd street.  It actually is like a gated community within a community, and a golf course community at that.  There was 150 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 – 2004.  There are some that are single story about 100, with 50 that are multiple story.  Yet these, one must truly see to understand, as they are condos some on ground level, some on 2nd level, and some that actually have a little on ground and most of the livable space upstairs.  Average size for homes in the community is about 1567, and as a condo, does not really have a lot, which is great because that means NO maintenance.  Great for buyers that are sick of cutting their grass!!  This gated community does offer a pool, hot tub and even work out facilities and community rooms.

Encanto at the Legacy – This community is actually just west of the Cachet at the Legacy, so basically also between baseline rd. and Southern off 32nd street.  This is also a gated community within a community, but this one is single family detached homes built 1999 to 2000.  Average size of homes built was about 1599 with average lot size of 4945.   Total of 106 improved lots in community, with about 13% of them having private pools.  This community does not have a community pool or other offerings, but is a real nice community.

Hunter Ridge Condominiums – Community is located on the NW corner of Baseline Rd and 32nd street.  Great and convenient location for easy access to golf courses, area highways and even down town work commute.  There was a couple of built out phases in this community, but there was about 270 improved lots. Square foot average is about 1394, and there are 2 as well as 1 garage units.  This gated community in South Phoenix also does offer a community pool.

Blossom Hills – Located on the South West corner of 32nd street and baseline rd.  This is not a large community with only 20 improved lots, with 18 out of the 20 being single story homes.  Homes were built 2014 and are also currently being built in 2015. Average size home is about 3473 square feet with a lot size of 14167, which is larger than a quarter acre.  Community offers great mountain views and some common area, but no other community features.

Mountain Grove – Located just east of 24th street and baseline at approximately 27th street.  This a relatively newer subdivision with 57 improved lots having been built between 2007 and 2012.  Average size of home in community is about 1954 with a 4311 square foot size lot.  There is no other community features.

Fairways at the Legacy – This gated community is located just north of 24th street and baseline on the east side of the street, and it is part of the legacy communities.  This particular community has 117 improved lots with homes being built in 2000 and 2001.  This is another golf course community, and it also happens to be gated which is why it is included in this article of gated communities in south phoenix.  Average size of home is about 2253 with a 6952 square foot size lot.  There are no community features beyond being gated, but many homes do offer city views, mountain views and many are on the fairway, NICE!!!

Highline Groves – This is one of my favorite gated communities in South Phoenix, and mostly because of great location and because some of the homes do have basements.  37 improved lots in this gated community with all homes being single story.  The homes do average about 2963 square feet with a lot size of about 23556 (about ½ an acre).  No community features, just an overall great community with wide streets, irrigation, and proximity to hiking, biking and easy commutes to all areas of Phoenix.

Desert Rose – This gated community is located south of Baseline, about ½ mile, 32nd street will basically end you at their gate.  This community does border the south mountain preserve so to say you border the mountain is an understatement, here you basically live on it.  Total of 88 improved lots in Desert Rose with all homes being single story homes and having being built 2008-2014.  Average size of homes in this gated community is 3239 square feet with an average lot size of 16,135 or shy of a 1/3 of an acre.  Other than great location, no additional features.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

Gilead at South Mountain – Another great community in South Phoenix.  This community is located south of baseline Rd at about Euclid and 24th street.  It borders the south mountain preserve, and is actually across the street from a popular trail head with parking.  The community only has 10 improved lots with all homes being single story, though some do have basements.   The community was sold as lots, and buyers had option of picking their own builder, though one can see uniformity with the look and feel in community.  Average size of home is just over 4000 square feet and was built on a 16310 square foot size lot, or again about 1/3 of an acre.  The community does not have any additional features.

Mandalay at South Mountain – This community is right across the street from Gilead, so basically about ½ mile south of Baseline Rd on 24th Street.  Right at the NW corner of Euclid and 24th Street.  Community has 33 improved lots with 29 properties single story and only 4 2 story homes.  Homes in the community have an average size of about 2855 with an average lot size of 10041.  The community does have some common area, but no additional features.

Pines at South Mountain – Located at about 20th street and baseline on the south side of street.   There is a total of 135 improved lots in the community with all homes being single story, and about 19% of the homes do have a private pool.  2025 is the average size of a home at the Pines at South Mountain with an average lot size of 7605.    Community does have children’s play area, community pool and spa.

Cobblestone – This gated community in South Phoenix is located on the north side of baseline road at about 18th/19th street.  Community has a total of 98 improved lots with all but 12 being multiple story homes, so only 12 single story homes.  Only a small percentage have private pools, about 5%.   1773 is the average size of homes with an average lot size of 4007.  No real additional features.

Las Colinas – Community is on the South East corner of 16th street and Baseline rd.  187 total improved lots in this gated community with 121 single story homes and 66 2 story homes.  Average home size in Las Colinas is about 2342 livable, with a lot average size of 8592.    No real additional features to community though there are some green belts and kids play areas.

Heather Grove – Located west of 16th street and baseline, on the north side of the road at about 15th street.  101 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 through 2004.  Average size of home is about 1665 and has about a 2965 square foot size lot.  The vast majority of homes (100) per records are 2 story homes with only 1 home being a single story home.  No additional features to community, but it is another south Phoenix gated community.

Dobbins Creek – This gated community is South of Baseline Rd, actually on Dobbins Rd at about 14th street.  The community has 282 improved lots with homes being built between the years 2001 and 2004.  Average size of home built was 2237 with an average lot size of about 7665.  While there is some common green belt areas, and no additional features are listed, I have seen a soccer field in this community – which for soccer fans is a nice bonus, game on!

Heritage at Alta Vista – This community is located just south of Southern avenue and 7th Ave., at about Alta vista.  Entrance to community is actually on Alta vista just west of 7th Ave.  The community has a total of 60 improved lots and all homes being single story.  The homes were built 2003 through 2005.  Average home size is about 1753, with an average lot size of about 6976.  There is a common area with playground, but no additional features.

Highline Estates – This community is located South of Baseline Rd, north of South Mountain Ave at about 5th Ave.  This is actually a newer built subdivision, with most homes being built this year, 2015.    Currently 18 improved lots, with 11 homes being single story and 7 two story homes.  Average home size so far is about 2084 with an average lot size of 5968.  There is a community pool at this location, just in time for summer!

Talasera – Located South of Baseline rd. about 2 miles, south of dobbins rd., on 19th Ave.  This is a very popular community that borders the south mountain preserve, is high up the mountain slope so offer excellent city views.  Community has 118 improved lots, with homes built 2002 to 2007.  All the homes in this community are single story, and the vast majority are going to be on about 1/3 of an acre desert lots.  Average home size in the talasera community is about 3458.  The community does not offer additional features, but is close to hiking, offers natural desert landscape and has stellar views!

Southern Highlands – This is a community located south of dobbins road at about Olney and 24th Ave.  Community has about 178 improved lots with homes having been built from 2007 through 2013.  147 homes in community are single story and 31 homes are 2 story homes.  Average size of a home in Southern Highlands is about 2690 square feet and is situated on an 8781 size lot.  Subdivision does offer nice south mountain views, and some homes may offer city views.  No additional features in this gated community in south phoenix.

Suncrest at Rio Montana – Located on the South Side of baseline rd. just west of 19th Ave. and Baseline.  This community has a total of 114 improved lots with 92 single story homes and 22 two story homes.  Homes were built between 2003 and 2005.  Average size of home built was about 2360 and is situated on a lot of about 10699.  Some common areas, but no additional features.

Silva Mountain Unit 2 – This community is located south of Baseline rd. and 23rd Ave., just north of South Mountain Ave.  Community has a total of 91 improved lots with 61 single story homes and 30 two story homes.  The homes in this community were built 2007 through 2014.  Average size of home is about 2443 and is on an 8542 square foot size lot.  No additional features to this community.

Laveen Village – This gated community is located at the South East corner of 31st Ave. and Southern Ave.  Community has a total of 53 improved lots with homes having been built 2006 through 2014.  Pretty even split with 26 single story homes and 27 two story homes in the community.  Average livable space of homes in Laveen village is about 2918 square feet and is placed on an average lot size of 7193.  This gated south phoenix community does not have any added features.

Coplen Farms Estates –  This gated community is located South of Dobbins Rd, off Olney and between 47th Ave and 43rd Ave., specifically at about 46th Ave.   This community has 39 improved lots with 18 single story homes and 21 two story homes.  Homes in this Laveen gated community average about 4455 square feet and are built on an average lot of 21029 square feet.  Most of the homes were built from 2007 through 2009.    No additional features to this community.

Vaquero Estates – This gated community is located on 43rd Ave. just south of Dobbins Rd.  Community has a total of 88 improved lots with 67 single story homes and 21 two story homes. Homes in the community were built from 2006-2013.  The average home size in Vaquero estates is 3386 and is built on an average lot size of 12320 square feet (about ¼ of an acre).  No additional features to community beyond some common areas and play areas.

Cheatham Farms Unit 2 – This is a neat little gated community of patio homes located at about 45th Ave and Baseline, on south side of the road.  Community has a total of 80 improved lots with homes having been built 2005-2007.  All the homes in this community are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 1414 square feet and a smaller average lot size of about 3782.  This community does offer a community pool and common areas.

Estrella Mountain View – This gated community is located just south of central Laveen on 51st Ave., just south of South Mountain Ave. on the west side of 51st Ave.  The community has a total of 26 improved lots, with 24 single family homes and 2 homes that are two story.  Homes were built between 1998 and 2005.  The average size of homes in this community is about 3380 square feet and all homes are on about a 1 acre property.  This is actually one of the first communities to have been built in Laveen, before Laveen was discovered by many to offer proximity to central phoenix with a rural feel.  This is still one of the only gated communities in south phoenix that is also horse property.  No additional features to this community.

Cottonfields community Replat – This is a large gated community which is at about 57th Ave. and extends between Southern Ave and Baseline Rd.  Community has 450 improved lots with 265 homes being single story and 185 being two story homes.  This is also a golf course community, so many homes to sit on a fairway, and offer great views.   Average home size is about 2350 square feet and the average lot size is 6690 square feet.  The additional features for this south phoenix gated community really is the golf course, and yes, it will cost money to play it does not come with the house.

Riverwalk Estates – This gated community is located just north of Southern Ave at about 57th Ave.  Currently this subdivision has a total of 42 improved lots with homes being built 2014 – 2015.  Actually, they are still building at this time, and I can say they are some nice floor plans.  All homes in community to date are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 2132 square feet and is situated on a lot of about 8046 square feet.  The community has common areas, but no added features.  Originally plan looked to have a potential soccer field built in community, but so far that is NOT been built.

 

Folks, as you can clearly see, there are several gated communities in South Phoenix.  The thing when looking to buy your specific home, is to know which is likely to fit your personal needs.  If you have any questions, please call, I’ve worked in the area since 2004 and have knowledge of all the communities and would like the opportunity to earn your business.

To find out the value of your home located in a South Phoenix community, call me today at 602.373.6345

South Phoenix Realtors

South Phoenix Realtors, and why one should really consider hiring one when selling or buying their south phoenix home.

Let me say that I may have a bias as I of course I’m a South Phoenix Real estate agent.  Yet, I think this short article will point out some facts that one should consider.  Facts to consider when looking to work with a realtor for the purchase or sale of a home within a specific area. These facts will point toward good reasons to use a local realtor regardless of whether it is in South Phoenix or some other part of the country.

First reason one should consider South Phoenix Realtors is knowledge of the area

This is one item that most people will agree with, that some one that has knowledge of an area would likely serve you best in that particular area.  Would you rather have a knowledgeable guide help you through the jungles of the amazon, or just someone that read a book and has a map?  A person with a map may be able to get you started down the right track, but as they have never done the trek themselves there is likely to be many surprise along the way.   Maybe that rope suspension bridge which shows up on the map has fallen years back, and now you’re stuck with no way to cross the river full of piranha and anaconda snakes.  No thanks, I think I would much rather take the knowledgeable guide in the area.  Would you rather have a specialist surgeon working on you operation or have some back alley doctor?  Hopefully you’re not in need of surgery, but if you were I’m sure you’d rather have a specialist working on the surgery.    Would you rather have a knowledge able real estate agent help you locate a home in their area of specialty or have a realtor with no knowledge of the area?  Truth is there are many people that entrust a friend or relative who has little to no knowledge of an area to help them with the purchase or sale of the home.  This is baffling as a home is generally one of the largest financial obligations people will make in their lives and it is sometimes done with a person that is not a specialist to an area.  Knowledge of the area can really help you understand the market and what could make a home appealing or less appealing.  Knowledge of the area and things that can affect a property currently or in the near or extended future is something that can help a buyer/seller.  Did you know for example that some homes in South West Phoenix and specifically in the Laveen area will have to sell their homes due to construction of a freeway?  That right there is a freeway that is coming and it has been approved and at this point the department of transportation is going through appraisals to purchase homes. (Eminent domain).  The point I am trying to get across here is that some one that works in an area, has knowledge of the area, is going to best be able to help with your real estate needs.  The lack of knowledge for the area is something that can cost you money.

 

As a real estate agent I have spent 10 years, that is since 2004, selling properties and the vast majority have been in the South Phoenix area.  Truth is some homes I’ve actually managed to sell more than once over the course of my years in real estate.  Past clients’ needs change over time and some need bigger homes or move out of state prompting the resale of the home.  What makes this beneficial to clients is that as their realtor, I also have some past knowledge of the home itself, not just the area alone.

 

South Phoenix Realtors have Knowledge of local real estate market trends

Even South Phoenix Realtors and for that matter all realtors have heard that real estate is local.  While the US economy is all connected as a whole, there are segments in the US economy that perform differently.  There are some states that are doing better and some states that are doing worse than others.  Some states in our US economy will be affected at any time by natural disasters, drought and many other things that can have a negative effect.  Point is that while the economy of the US is connected, there are local state markets that perform differently.  Real estate is much the same and there are niches that will perform differently and of course have different values and trends.  Phoenix as a whole is a large city, actually the 6th largest at this time in the US.  There are many suburbs in the Metro Phoenix area and each will have similarities to the overall real estate market.  Yet while most Phoenix and suburbs will share similarities in market trends there will be differences.  Maybe differences in the local real estate market will be in the values of the homes, maybe it is with the length of time it takes to sell homes, maybe it has to do with the turnover rate of homes in the area, or maybe the demographics.  Yet to make sure you are fully aware of all things that may have an effect on your purchase or sale, it is best to consider South Phoenix realtors who will be up to date on the specifics of the local niche real estate market.

As one of the South Phoenix realtors now for ten years I can tell you it is extremely important to stay up to date on the market trends.  Actually, speaking for myself, I review the real estate market trends in the South Phoenix and Laveen area weekly as well as monthly to stay on top of the trends in the area.  What is important for me to know and understand is what is going on in the market with values, supply of home, turnover rates, and inventory of homes.  I keep track of some real estate statistics on my own, but I also will look at statistics supplied by the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing service to see how the trends are all lining up.  You can view my ongoing blog with weekly and monthly updates at my website at the link .  It is my job as a real estate agent specializing in the South Phoenix area to know the market and trends and be able to share that knowledge with my clients.  This knowledge in turn will help both my buyer and seller clients to benefit the most in the purchase or sale of their home.

 

South Phoenix Realtors should have a good knowledge of inventory of homes

While it is likely not possible for a real estate agent to preview each and every home on the market, a realtor should still have a good idea of the homes on the market.  This should include a working knowledge of current homes on market and new homes currently for sale in the area.  In recent years new homes being built would not have been hard to keep up with, as the new home developments all but ceased operations.  The local economy has picked up a bit at this point and we are seeing some new home developments that have started building again.  It is important that a South Phoenix real estate agent should know what developments are open for business and potentially have available spec homes.  Why is this important?  Well as a realtor gets to know their client and their home purchase needs an overall idea of what the buyers end home will be is formulated.  For a local agent with the knowledge of inventory of homes this can help guide them to the desired home and location that they are searching and looking to buy.  In short it really can help laser focus on what the home buyer is looking for, and also zero in on where that specific home can be found in the south phoenix area.  As a complete over simplification let’s assume that someone is wanting to eat a sandwich for lunch.  Well someone that knows the area can decide on one of let’s say four choices, subway, subway, jersey mike’s or quiznos, and that is it.  Yet, this is a list I generated from my knowledge of the area, and I know exactly where each and all of these eateries is located.  For someone that has no knowledge of the area and what it offers, they will rely on their smart phone (if they have one) and hope for the best.  No need to hope for the best when you have a local expert helping you out, they already know the options and will share all information and the possibilities.

 

Local South Phoenix Realtors work with Buyers in the area

Are you considering selling your south Phoenix home?  Great, give me a call I want to help you sell your home!!  What’s more, chances are good I have buyers looking in South Phoenix and Laveen right NOW!!  Doing business in the area for going on over 10 years now, it still fascinates me as I’ve said, how folks will use someone that is not really familiar with the area.

Simple Question:

Who is more likely to be working with a home buyer looking in the south phoenix area?

  1. A Realtor who lives and works in Anthem
  2. A realtor that lives and works in Gilbert
  3. A real estate agent that lives and works in South Phoenix
  4. All the above

Chances are, I hope you selected number 3, which is an agent that works with both buyers and sellers in the South Phoenix area.  For one the real estate agent who specializes in the area is likely spending marketing dollars on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis to promote properties in the area.  Much like any business, real estate agents run a business and it is the business of real estate.   One segment of the real estate agents business is of course marketing and it carries with it the need for a budget.  The marketing budget is made up of money that is allocated to spend to promote properties or to promote the agent in marketing for buyer or sellers.  So, again, who do you think has a marketing budget that is already allocated to capturing buyers in the South Phoenix area?  Yes, you are right, the answer again is one of your South Phoenix Realtors who is of course already marketing the area and is likely to have buyers in tow.

So, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the area, contact one of your South Phoenix Realtors today to get the best results.  Who are your South Phoenix Realtors?  Good question, and unfortunately I cannot really answer that question for you.  I can tell you I for one am a south Phoenix real estate agent and would like the opportunity to earn your business.  With an average of over 40 homes sold a year, knowledge of the real estate market in South Phoenix, ten years of experience helping buyers and sellers, I know I can help you with all your real estate needs.  Call me today at 602.373.6345 or request a property valuation at this link on my website.

 

 

Knowledgeable Real Estate Agent 85043 85339 85041

When considering selling what is one of your biggest criteria in selecting a realtor, likely it is that they be knowledgeable real estate agents right?

What builds the knowledge that realtors have in their field?

First real estate agents gain knowledge by understanding their market.  Don’t be fooled all agents can sell property through out the entire valley, even the entire state, but are they truly knowledgeable about the area.  For a closer area such as maybe metro phoenix it is within the realm of possibility to have a good grasp on the real estate market, but it is highly unlikely that you could be a specialist through out the entire area.

 

*  Pick an agent that has a good understanding of your market, that would be your home location.  This means do they know what is going on in the market such as it a buyer market, seller market, and what trends are being seen.  As a potential seller or even buyer, understanding the direction the market is going can save you money.   Is the area inventory growing and are values going up or down?  A realtor that has a good grasp on the market can help folks save MONEY.

*  Pick an agent that works the real estate field you need.  In other words don’t have a realtor that specializes in residential resale, do your rental property management.  I myself specialize in resale, and I can tell you that rentals are not my strong suit, I have no systems in place and as such would not really be able to serve as well as a property management realtor.

Recent Sold homes in Laveen Az

Recent Sold homes – David Baker

*  Knowledge is built not only by studying ones craft but also practicing the craft.  Does an agent with 10 years in the market who averages 1 sale a year, have the same knowledge as an agent that has worked 10 years averaging 20 deals a year.  Look at both those scenarios one agent would have done 10 years the other agent would have done 200 deals.  Who do you think has a better grasp at overcoming obstacles that come up during a real estate transaction, a realtor with experience, or one without?  Simple question, and simple answer, the agent with more transaction is going to have more experience with which to help you in the process.

I have worked in real estate 10 years, and have averaged 40 plus deals a year for the last several years.  As a realtor working the area, I share my knowledge through articles, and even share past client testimonials which you can see below.

Have questions?  Feel free to ask, questions don’t cost a penny, and the answers could save you time and money.

 

Homes for Sale In Laveen Az

Homes for sale in Laveen Az

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How can you find current homes for sale in Laveen Az?  Simple, you’ve already come to the right spot.  Matter of fact, this blog post here will give you several preset searches for Homes for Sale In Laveen Az  that may be of interest.  This will not cost you a thing, I do this for your convenience as a home buyer searching in Laveen Az.  While I may not be able to exhaust and prepare every conceivable search that may be of interest, I’ll try to make readily available those that are the most popular Homes for Sale In Laveen Az  searches.

Lets first start with Homes for Sale In Laveen Az  in specific subdivisions.  Just click the hyper link and you’ll be able to see all homes currently on the market in that specific subdivision.  If you have any questions in regards to any Homes for Sale In Laveen Az , please don’t hesitate to ask.

Homes for Sale in Laveen Az in specific Subdivisions

Montana Vista homes for sale

Paseo Point homes for sale

Villages at Laveen Ranch homes for Sale

Estrella Mountain Village

Laveen Ranch

Dobbins Point

Cheatham Farms

Laveen Meadows

River Walk Villages

 

Homes for sale in Laveen Az by Description

Homes for sale in Laveen Az with a pool

Homes for sale in Laveen with 3 bedrooms

Homes for sale in Laveen with 4 bedrooms

Homes for sale in Laveen with 5 bedrooms

 

Homes for Sale in Laveen Az by Price Range

$150,000 and Under

$150,000 t0 $200,000

$200,000 to $300,000

$3000 to $400,000

$400,000 and UP

 

Lastly lets look at Homes for Sale in Laveen Az that is horse property

Laveen Horse property for sale

 

This is a pretty good list of homes for sale in Laveen Az, and is the most current and up to date for current homes on the market.  Hope you find it useful, and make sure to let me know if you have any questions.

Homes for Sale in Phoenix 85041

 

Homes for sale in Phoenix 85041.  I’ve been working both the South Phoenix and Laveen areas for going on 12 years, and love to be able to help both home buyers and sellers.  For buyers, the most important starting point for the search, is finding  available homes for sale in  Phoenix 85041.

 

For Buyers,  recent surveys show that 97 percent  begin their search online.  Your desire to start your search online is why I’ve made available  all the homes for sale in Phoenix 85041.  When you find a home on line though, you’ll need to use a realtor to be able to view home, find comparable homes and to make a educated and wise offer, and of course to help you navigate the purchase of your home.

For sellers of homes  in the Phoenix 85041 area, what would you like most?  First thing most sellers want is a buyer who is qualified, a buyer that is willing and able to buy their homse in Phoenix 85041.  Let us not forget that most sellers also want to sell their home at the best price for their needs.  In order to do this you’ll want to make sure and get the current market value for your home.  You can have an area realtor help you find that value.

There are many realtors working in the South Phoenix and Laveen market, so you have many choices of realtors.  With many choices though comes hard decisions, such as selecting an agent that can truly benefit you the most.  Here is a statistic for you, 1/4 (11,134) of the license agents in Arizona have sold more than 3 homes in a year.  Of those agents 11,134,  less than 1500 agents in the state of Arizona have sold more than 10 homes.  So you have to make sure and do your home work to select a realtor in the South Phoenix and Laveen area that has enough experience to truly know the market, and have the skill to best market and negotiate the sale of your home.

 

I am a realtor specializing in the South Phoenix and Laveen area.  I have also sold over 50 homes a year in the last several years.  You can view some past client testimonials to see if you’d like to work with this realtor to help sell or buy in South Phoenix or Laveen.

Homes for sale in Phoenix 85041

Living in Laveen AZ – Why choose Laveen Az as a place to call Home?

By David Baker

Laveen AZ is a community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, approximately eight miles southwest of Downtown Phoenix between South Mountain and the confluence of the Gila and Salt rivers.  The Laveen AZ area is a great community that offers a wide array of options for the home buyer.  It is only 25 minutes drive from down town Phoenix.  Here you can choose to live on horse property, gated community, golf course home, city view home, mountain view home or more.

Laveen AZ offers a lot of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.  One of the best things close to Laveen is the South Mountain preserve, which is over 16,000 acres of pristine desert land.  Inside there are miles of trails that one could hike and explore.  Also, there are many trails for the mountain biker to enjoy, from easy to extreme.  On some hikes I’ve witnessed some extreme mountain bikers coming down some steep trails jumping heights on a bike that I would NEVER try.  This is stated, just to show how much COOL stuff Laveen has to offer.  Also inside the preserves are miles of single lane paved roads for road bikers to enjoy, and a lot is closed to motorized traffic.  One favorite area for the bikers is the steep climb leading up to the Radio Towers lighting up the South Phoenix sky line.  Good work outs are there for you.

Like being in the outdoors but not in an athletic way?  Fear not, the Laveen area has a couple of great areas for birders and nature watching as well.  Two to consider would be the Rio Salado Parkway which can be accessed at 7th Ave, Central Ave and 7th Street, all at the Rio Salado crossing.  The central Ave area also is home to the local Audubon society and has plenty of trails to enjoy.

Laveen Az

Laveen Az- Laveen is a Great place to live

Laveen AZ is also well known to be a rural community.  Any weekend of the year you can find locals riding horses in and around the area.  For those who’d like to enjoy a horseback ride, but not have to deal with owner ship, there is the local riding stable situated at the Central Ave entry to the South Mountain Preserve.

So many things Laveen AZ offers, that is why I love to live here and work here.  I’ve been a full time realtor for about 10 years, specializing in the South Mountain and Laveen area.  Having also sold many homes over the last several years all over the valley, I can truly say the Laveen area is a best kept secret.

View Laveen Homes Here

View Laveen Horse property here

Selecting the Right Realtor for Laveen, South Mountain or Phoenix

Are looking to buy or sell a home in the Laveen, South Phoenix, Ahwatukee, or surrounding communities in the Phoenix valley? Did you realize that the biggest transaction most of us will ever make is buying or selling a home? It’s not good enough simply to use a realtor. You need a realtor who studies the real estate market, who knows the area, and who employs the highest ethical standards to ensure that your offers are competitive or that you get the best price for your home.

I’m David Baker, and I’ve been a professional realtor in the Phoenix valley, specializing in the Laveen, South Phoenix, and Ahwatukee areas since 2004. I have lived and worked in Phoenix and surrounding communities since 2001, so it is especially important to me to build relationships and make the process of buying or selling properties an enjoyable and educational experience for my clients … my neighbors!

Professionalism, trust, integrity, and knowledge of the communities I serve ensure that together we can meet your real estate needs. I offer the highest quality real estate services to make the sale or purchase of your home as effortless, seamless, and worry free as possible. Conducting business in this way has helped me become one of the top 5% of real estate agents in Arizona based on successful home buying and selling transactions.

I welcome your questions about buying or selling a home in Laveen, South Phoenix, Ahwatukee, or surrounding areas in the Phoenix valley.

Please call me, David Baker, at 602.373.6344 or email me at DABaker21@msn.com or feel free to use the CONTACT ME feature on this website. Your business is as important to me as it is to you. Thank you for visiting my website!