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

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.