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Sept. 29, 2021

September 2021 Residential Real Estate Market Update.

We are still in the best sellers market EVER. Even though things have cooled off slightly from the activity we saw in March 2021, you can still sell your home for the absolute top dollar with all the ease and convenience possible. 

They say that markets trade on momentum, well it is pretty clear we still have momentum towards a continued strong sellers market.... 

 

Here are some market updates and highlights:

 

Sales are down -9.8% month-over month. The year over-year comparison is down -15.4%.  

 

Pricing:

For nearly 2.5 months the median sales price has been right around $400,000. The monthly mortgage payment for the median house is $1,859. Up nearly 23% from November 2020 when it was $1,518.

 

There is even less relief for renters. To rent the same median property, renters are now spending $2,195 a month.

 

Affordability:

As many suspected, affordability declined in Q2 2021 and the US as a whole and Greater Phoenix fell below the ideal affordable range of 60-75 for the first time since late 2018. Through Q2 2021 in Greater Phoenix a household earning the median income ($79,000 annually), can afford 56.4% of what is for sale. A year ago, it was 70%.

 

The low interest rates have worked in our favor for a long time. When rates increased up to 5% at the end of 2018, we dipped below the ideal affordability range and demand declined. When affordability drops below 60, we begin to see demand resistance.

 

iBuyers:

The affordability trends will impact corporate investors and iBuyers. Demand declines when things are not affordable, and it can shift quickly. In 2005 affordability went from 75 to 27. If not enough people can afford what is on the market, properties will sit for longer and price reductions increase.

 

iBuyer acquisitions are up 573%, their inventory is up 544%, and their sales are up 93% year over year. Both Opendoor and Zillow had their largest acquisition month ever in July. Offerpad is not as aggressive as the others (which could be why Offerpad was profitable for the first time ever in Q2 2021 and both Opendoor and Zillow Homes lost money).

 

iBuyer offers are excessively high, sometimes bidding against their own offers. According to a recent report from Mike DelPrete, Opendoor paid 7.7% above market value on its acquisitions in Q2 2021 nationally. Tina mentioned instances of offers over $75,000 above market value. Other people’s money is very easy to spend.

 

A year ago, owner occupants drove the housing market. People were buying houses to live in. Today much of the demand is led by iBuyers and investors, both large and small. Since June 23% of Opendoor’s sales, 19% of Zillow’s sales, and 11% of Offerpad’s sales have gone to corporate investors.

 

Over inflating values and creating false demand is extremely unhealthy for a market. This is not what the market is supposed to do. The iBuyers will either have to wait for the market to catch up or sell for a loss. The 3.1% monthly appreciation rate from the spring has slowed and is expected to slow further, likely down to 0.5% or 1% a month by the end of the year.

 

Forbearance:

Forbearance numbers are only available on a national level and continue to improve. As of Monday, there are about 1.6 million borrowers in a forbearance plan, a huge decline from the over 8 million in a plan last May.

 

The majority of borrowers exiting forbearance are staying in their home, no flood of foreclosures coming. Estimates could go as high as about 20% of borrowers will need to sell at the end of their forbearance plan. 20% of 1.6 million is 320,000. If we divide that by the 50 states, then each state (if divided evenly) would see about 6,400 foreclosures.

 

 

Supply: 

Over the past 10 years our population grew by 20% and total inventory grew by 11%. We have more demand than we have houses.

 

Single family permits are up 39.7%. And builders are struggling to keep up with the demand due to supply chain shortages and labor shortages. It is now taking 10-14 months to build a house.

 

 

Supply stopped dropping in February. It is up 61% since February and up 44.3% since May. There was an initial shift in February and then a bigger shift in May as prices continued rising.

 

Supply Increases by Price:

  • $300K - $400K up 62.4% since February and up 47.6% since May
  • $400K - $500K up 187% since February and up 99.7% since May
  • $500K - $600K up 171% since March and up 76.9% since May
  • $600K - $800K up 149% since February and up 64.5% since May
  • $800K - $1M up 100% since February and up 38.5% since June
  • $1M - $1.5M up 50.9% since February
  • $2M - $3M down 5.3% since March
  • $3M+ is up 2.1% since March

 

 

 

 

Demand:

We have been hanging around normal demand for the past few months. Then last week demand increased. Where did that come from? Investors? iBuyers? The increased demand will keep us in a seller’s market longer. Increased supply decreases the strength of the seller’s market and increased demand increases the strength of a seller’s market.

 

ibuyers have no effect on supply since they buy and sell. They impact demand. Show an extra transaction which can inflate demand metrics because they never have an occupant in the property.

 

2019 had slightly above normal demand. Today there are 6.2% more listings under contract than in 2019 but 12.9% lower than in at this time last year.

 

Typically demand decreases in Q3 and Q4. We should see inventory gains and fewer buyers. Many listings will likely be over-priced, and buyers will not pay over asking when they have a lot of options.

 

We are still having a record year for luxury, amazingly high demand remains, usually this late in the year, luxury slows down as owners pull their unsold properties off the market by about June.

 

Cromford Market Index (CMI):

The best tool for predicting future price appreciation trends and is available on the main page of the Cromford Report: https://cromfordreport.com/ (without a subscription)

 

 

 

  • 100 is balanced and prices rise at the rate of inflation (currently 5.4%), below 100 is a buyer’s market, above 100 is a seller’s market, prices drop below 90, prices rise at 110. 2014 was a balanced market.
  • On 3/20/2020 we were at 241
  • On 5/15/2020 we were at 145.2
  • Yesterday we were at 349.7
  • We peaked on 3/14/2021 at 514.9
  • Prior to this run, the previous peak was 312.9 in the spring of 2005.
  • CMI is the predictor, it moves first and then appreciation follows. Cannot predict the CMI. It tells us where we are.

 

When the CMI weakens we see other weakening follow, like sales prices, appreciation, over asking, etc. We are now averaging a decline of 29.3 points over 30 days. Previously it was dropping 50 points over 30 days. It is slowing due to the increased demand.

 

While the CMI will probably not move in a straight line, we are moving towards a weaker seller’s market. Tina expects we may level out around 200-240. It will feel like a buyer’s market but it won’t be. Likely will get to the 2019 numbers.

 

As the seller’s market weakens, people will get very nervous about a market crash and declining property values. Remember demand needs to be lower than supply for prices to drop. With supply 69% below normal and demand nearly 9% above normal, it will take a long time for demand to be lower than supply. Before the 2008 crash there were 57,000 active listings. Today there are fewer than 7,100 active listings.

 

Using 4 week averages and tons of past data, we can draw a trendline from the CMI, illustrating when we might reach a balanced market. No reason to believe that this will stay in a basic trendline. It will adjust and probably stay in the 200-240 range. It is only what we know today. Since each city is so different, it is best to check each one weekly. To show the variation between cities, these are the timelines in which they could reach balance: estimated --- 

 

  • Phoenix 7.3 months
  • Chandler 3.6 months
  • Glendale 3.8 months
  • Mesa 5.8 months
  • Gilbert 5.6 months

 

 

Appreciation:

CMI moves first and then appreciation follows, usually about 3-6 months later. In a seller’s market the rate of appreciation is higher than the rate of inflation. The luxury market is pushing appreciation rates up even higher.

  

Appreciation rates are slowing. It has gone from a year over year increase of 39.3% in May to 28.4% in August.

 

 

 

Full Cromford report

 

Posted in Market
Aug. 25, 2021

August 2021Residential Real Estate Market Update.

We are still in the best sellers market EVER. Even though things have cooled off slightly from the activity we saw in March 2021, you can still sell your home for the absolute top dollar with all the ease and convenience possible. 

They say that markets trade on momentum, well it is pretty clear we still have momentum towards a continued strong sellers market.... 

 

Here are some market updates and highlights:

 

Sales are down -9.8% month-over month. The year over-year comparison is down -15.4%.  

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New inventory has a month-over month increase of +0.03% while the year-over year comparison increased by +3.4%.  

 

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Total inventory has a month-over month increase of +6.7% while year over-year reflects a decrease of -17.0%.  

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  Months supply of inventory for June was 1.05 with July at 1.24.  
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  Average new list prices are up +24.0% year-overyear. The yearover-year median is up +26.2%.  
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The average sales price is up +27.3% year-over-year while the year over-year median sales price is also up +28.6%.  
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Pricing:

For nearly 2.5 months the median sales price has been right around $400,000. The monthly mortgage payment for the median house is $1,859. Up nearly 23% from November 2020 when it was $1,518.

 

There is even less relief for renters. To rent the same median property, renters are now spending $2,195 a month.

 

 

 

 

Affordability:

As many suspected, affordability declined in Q2 2021 and the US as a whole and Greater Phoenix fell below the ideal affordable range of 60-75 for the first time since late 2018. Through Q2 2021 in Greater Phoenix a household earning the median income ($79,000 annually), can afford 56.4% of what is for sale. A year ago, it was 70%.

 

The low interest rates have worked in our favor for a long time. When rates increased up to 5% at the end of 2018, we dipped below the ideal affordability range and demand declined. When affordability drops below 60, we begin to see demand resistance.

 

 

iBuyers:

The affordability trends will impact corporate investors and iBuyers. Demand declines when things are not affordable, and it can shift quickly. In 2005 affordability went from 75 to 27. If not enough people can afford what is on the market, properties will sit for longer and price reductions increase.

 

iBuyer acquisitions are up 573%, their inventory is up 544%, and their sales are up 93% year over year. Both Opendoor and Zillow had their largest acquisition month ever in July. Offerpad is not as aggressive as the others (which could be why Offerpad was profitable for the first time ever in Q2 2021 and both Opendoor and Zillow Homes lost money).

 

iBuyer offers are excessively high, sometimes bidding against their own offers. According to a recent report from Mike DelPrete, Opendoor paid 7.7% above market value on its acquisitions in Q2 2021 nationally. Tina mentioned instances of offers over $75,000 above market value. Other people’s money is very easy to spend.

 

A year ago, owner occupants drove the housing market. People were buying houses to live in. Today much of the demand is led by iBuyers and investors, both large and small. Since June 23% of Opendoor’s sales, 19% of Zillow’s sales, and 11% of Offerpad’s sales have gone to corporate investors.

 

Over inflating values and creating false demand is extremely unhealthy for a market. This is not what the market is supposed to do. The iBuyers will either have to wait for the market to catch up or sell for a loss. The 3.1% monthly appreciation rate from the spring has slowed and is expected to slow further, likely down to 0.5% or 1% a month by the end of the year.

 

 

 

Forbearance:

Forbearance numbers are only available on a national level and continue to improve. As of Monday, there are about 1.6 million borrowers in a forbearance plan, a huge decline from the over 8 million in a plan last May.

 

The majority of borrowers exiting forbearance are staying in their home, no flood of foreclosures coming. Estimates could go as high as about 20% of borrowers will need to sell at the end of their forbearance plan. 20% of 1.6 million is 320,000. If we divide that by the 50 states, then each state (if divided evenly) would see about 6,400 foreclosures.

 

 

Supply: 

Over the past 10 years our population grew by 20% and total inventory grew by 11%. We have more demand than we have houses.

 

Single family permits are up 39.7%. And builders are struggling to keep up with the demand due to supply chain shortages and labor shortages. It is now taking 10-14 months to build a house.

 


Supply stopped dropping in February. It is up 61% since February and up 44.3% since May. There was an initial shift in February and then a bigger shift in May as prices continued rising.

 

Supply Increases by Price:

  • $300K - $400K up 62.4% since February and up 47.6% since May
  • $400K - $500K up 187% since February and up 99.7% since May
  • $500K - $600K up 171% since March and up 76.9% since May
  • $600K - $800K up 149% since February and up 64.5% since May
  • $800K - $1M up 100% since February and up 38.5% since June
  • $1M - $1.5M up 50.9% since February
  • $2M - $3M down 5.3% since March
  • $3M+ is up 2.1% since March

 

 

 

 

Demand:

We have been hanging around normal demand for the past few months. Then last week demand increased. Where did that come from? Investors? iBuyers? The increased demand will keep us in a seller’s market longer. Increased supply decreases the strength of the seller’s market and increased demand increases the strength of a seller’s market.

 

ibuyers have no effect on supply since they buy and sell. They impact demand. Show an extra transaction which can inflate demand metrics because they never have an occupant in the property.

 

2019 had slightly above normal demand. Today there are 6.2% more listings under contract than in 2019 but 12.9% lower than in at this time last year.

 

Typically demand decreases in Q3 and Q4. We should see inventory gains and fewer buyers. Many listings will likely be over-priced, and buyers will not pay over asking when they have a lot of options.

 

We are still having a record year for luxury, amazingly high demand remains, usually this late in the year, luxury slows down as owners pull their unsold properties off the market by about June.

 

Cromford Market Index (CMI):

The best tool for predicting future price appreciation trends and is available on the main page of the Cromford Report: https://cromfordreport.com/ (without a subscription)

 


 

  • 100 is balanced and prices rise at the rate of inflation (currently 5.4%), below 100 is a buyer’s market, above 100 is a seller’s market, prices drop below 90, prices rise at 110. 2014 was a balanced market.
  • On 3/20/2020 we were at 241
  • On 5/15/2020 we were at 145.2
  • Yesterday we were at 349.7
  • We peaked on 3/14/2021 at 514.9
  • Prior to this run, the previous peak was 312.9 in the spring of 2005.
  • CMI is the predictor, it moves first and then appreciation follows. Cannot predict the CMI. It tells us where we are.

 

When the CMI weakens we see other weakening follow, like sales prices, appreciation, over asking, etc. We are now averaging a decline of 29.3 points over 30 days. Previously it was dropping 50 points over 30 days. It is slowing due to the increased demand.

 

While the CMI will probably not move in a straight line, we are moving towards a weaker seller’s market. Tina expects we may level out around 200-240. It will feel like a buyer’s market but it won’t be. Likely will get to the 2019 numbers.

 

As the seller’s market weakens, people will get very nervous about a market crash and declining property values. Remember demand needs to be lower than supply for prices to drop. With supply 69% below normal and demand nearly 9% above normal, it will take a long time for demand to be lower than supply. Before the 2008 crash there were 57,000 active listings. Today there are fewer than 7,100 active listings.

 

Using 4 week averages and tons of past data, we can draw a trendline from the CMI, illustrating when we might reach a balanced market. No reason to believe that this will stay in a basic trendline. It will adjust and probably stay in the 200-240 range. It is only what we know today. Since each city is so different, it is best to check each one weekly. To show the variation between cities, these are the timelines in which they could reach balance: estimated --- 

 

  • Phoenix 7.3 months
  • Chandler 3.6 months
  • Glendale 3.8 months
  • Mesa 5.8 months
  • Gilbert 5.6 months

 

 

 

Appreciation:

CMI moves first and then appreciation follows, usually about 3-6 months later. In a seller’s market the rate of appreciation is higher than the rate of inflation. The luxury market is pushing appreciation rates up even higher.

  

Appreciation rates are slowing. It has gone from a year over year increase of 39.3% in May to 28.4% in August.

 

 

I hope you all find this useful and please let me know if I can help you achieve your real estate destinations. 

Kind regards. 

 

Full Cromford report

 

Posted in Market
June 21, 2021

May 2021 Residential Real Estate Market Update

Some exciting news from Eric Williamson Realtor.
We have been busy selling homes ($7.4 million dollars in volume year to date) however I came across an opportunity to serve my clients in a much more efficient way, deliver better customer service to all my clients and increase my personal sales production by joining the Hague Partners at 72 sold- https://haguepartners.com | https://72sold.com/ . 
The model at Open Door is great for some people but after 6 months I decided it was not a good fit for me so I found a new home at the Hague Partners and I am"too the moon" 🌛 excited to be here! FYI they are the #1 brokerage per agent in sales volume and listings sold for 29 months in a row in the entire state of Arizona, what a winning team to be on! 📢
Also My daughter Hannah turned 1 - look at this baby, the love of my life!!!!
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Now into the good stuff- what is going on in the Arizona Real Estate Market! 
 
Arizona Housing Market update! 
This real estate market is great, there is not a crash coming so nothing to worry about. We are in a long term housing shortage nationally, so real estate values especially in our market in Arizona are going to be strong and continue to be a sound investment. 
  -Sales are down -3.7% month-overmonth. The yearover-year comparison is up +33.0%.  
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  - New inventory is down -7.1% month-overmonth while the year-over-year comparison increased by +10.4%.
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   - Months supply of inventory for April was 0.96 with May at 1.05.
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  -  The average sales price is up +43.2% year-over-year while the yearover-year median sales price is also up +32.2%.
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iBuyers and Institutional Buyers We currently have four iBuyers active in Maricopa County: Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow and Redfin. The iBuyers have a buy and sell philosophy while the Institutional buyers have a buy, hold and rent strategy. In May iBuyers accounted for 3.72% of all purchases in Maricopa County while the Institutional buyers had a market share of 4.98%.   
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We are still in a strong sellers market but we have seen some small trends showing the market is cooling slightly. Last month the STAT mathematical model projected a median sales price for May of $386,500, which slightly underestimated the May reported median of $390,000. Looking ahead to June, the ARMLS Pending Price Index is projecting a median sales price of $400,000. When the June median sales price is reported we are projecting a year-over-year gain of 31.15%. We began June with 6,766 pending contracts, 4,077 UCB listings and 307 CCBS giving us a total of 11,150 residential listings practically under contract. This compares to 12,577 of the same type of listings one year ago. At the beginning of June, the pending contracts were 11.3% lower than last year. There were 22 business days in June of 2020 and 22 this year. ARMLS reported 9,508 sales in June of 2020. The highest sales volume ever in June occurred in 2011 when ARMLS reported 10,345 home sales. We will see where June numbers end up! 
I do want to let you all know I am always here to serve you in any way you need to help get you to your real estate destination and achieve your real estate goals! 
If ever I can be of service to you, family, friends or anyone looking to buy or sell please let me know and I value the opportunity to work with them and the referrals you send my way. 
Thank you. 
Eric Williamson
Realtor 
The Hague Partners 
Posted in Market
April 2, 2021

March 2021 Residential Real Estate Market Update

Wow is March over already? I just want to take a moment and say HOLLY SMOKES!!!!
I have never seen a hotter housing market than what we are in right now. Here are the numbers: 
An increase is forecasted in March for both average and median sales prices.  
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  New inventory is up +0.1% monthover-month while the year-overyear comparison decreased by -11.7%.   
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  . Average new list prices are up +14.1% year-overyear. The yearover-year median is up +14.3%.   The average sales price is up +22.3% year-over-year while the yearover-year median sales price is also up +18.6%.
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Sales are up +8.2% month-over-month. The year-over-year comparison is up +5.2%.  
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February reported the highest median price, average price and price per square foot on record, which is up year-over-year 18.6%, 22.3% and 21.0% respectively. ARMLS reported a staggering $6,612,744,621 in gross dollar volume, currently 32% ahead of the record pace of last year. When March numbers are reported these records will be broken again, and by the time June sales figures report, the current chatter will reach a roar. Our current market conditions are a direct result of extremely low supply, steady demand and historically low interest rates.   
Please let me know if you, a friend,  or a family member has any questions about buying or selling. 
I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and hope you all have a wonderful day! 
**** cited from armls STAT- https://armls.com/statistics
Posted in Market
Feb. 24, 2021

February 2021 Residential Real Estate Market Update--- Prices are Gapping up... lack of inventory, pricing imbalances. great rates and increasing pricing on the way! Current listings are 84% below wha

What an unbelievable market we are in. 🛫🏠
We are in the midst of a "pricing gap up" . There is a huge imbalance between buyers and sellers adding in once in a lifetime rates = a fire 🔥 market! 
My prediction in june we will see a 8-12% increase in home values in Maricopa county.- dont hold me to it no one knows for sure what markets will do but Eric's crystal ball says we will do 8-12% appreciation by summer -
"ARMLS reported the highest sales volume of any January in our history. The 7,076 home sales this January eclipsed the prior January record for ARMLS sales by 6.69%. There were 6,632 sales reported by ARMLS in January 2005. Combine sales volume from last month with the highest average sales price ever ($439,620) and you arrive at an astounding gross dollar volume of $3.11 billion dollars, an annual increase of 35%. We described our market as a full-blown sellers’ market with the added caveat, “Anyone waiting for prices to fall, well, they’ll be waiting.”  January 2021. The current interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now 2.73% compared to 3.47% one year ago. Year-over-year, active listings are down 58%, sales volume is up 11.8% and the median sales price is up 17.28%. And now we are entering our traditional buying season. We are now facing a “full-blown sellers’ market” on steroids.
Key drivers-  👀🌵🏡
Months supply of inventory for December was 1.01 with January at 1.34.
Total inventory has a month-over month decrease of -3.3% while year over-year reflects a decrease of -41.0%.  
The average sales price is up +20.6% year-over-year while the year over-year median sales price is also up +17.3%.  
Days on market were down -18.   
Severe shortage of homes listed for sale. Consider, over the past 24 months. In February 2019 ARMLS was reporting only 18,131 total active listings, which was 37% below what we would define as a typical market. At the time of this report, ARMLS is reporting only 4,488 active listings without a contract. To place this number in a historical perspective, current listings are 84% below what would be considered a typical market. 
Detached single-family listings have declined over 78%.  
 
If you have ever thought about selling now may be the time to explore your options. Like any market there are ways to maximize your properties selling potential. Call me and ask me about why you should hire me to sell your home.
I am going to quote a legend here- 
Warren Buffett once said that it is wise for investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” 
 
By the numbers- 
Sales, year over-year comparison is up +11.8%.  
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Inventory year-over year comparison decreased by -15.5%.- new & year over-year reflects a decrease of -41.0%.
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Months supply of homes- 1.34 
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The average sales price is up +20.6% year-over-year while the year over-year median sales price is also up +17.3%.  
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Current listings are 84% below what would be considered a typical market.   
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As al;ways thank you for being part of my real estate family and I wish all of you the very best. 
Please let me know if I can help you or a family member or friend obtain their real estate goals. 

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Posted in Market
Jan. 22, 2021

January 2021 #RealEstateMarketUpdate | #ArizonaRealtor | #SellForTopDollar | #ThankYou | #RealEstateAgent | #Community | #Integrity | #OpenDoor | #EricWilliamsonRealtor

This month's numbers show a continuation of the trend we have seen over the last year and it is accelerating.
Inventories are down. 
Sales volume (up 18% year over year )  & prices are up (11.7%) year over year . 
50% of the homes sold in January went pending within 42 days of the listing date. Our current market can best be described as a full-blown seller’s market. 
Based on public record data in Maricopa County, the median mortgage for a home purchased with a mortgage in January 2019 was $239,700. In January 2020, the median mortgage rose to $264,567. As a % median mortgage rose 10.4% year-over-year, which is in line with the median price increase of 10.6%. Interestingly, a homebuyer in 2019 would have paid $10,474 in yearly interest whereas the 2020 buyer would have only paid $9,180, a 14% declineRates hover near a 5 decade low.   
The forecast for this year remains strong. I think we could see prices break $300,000 for a median sales price by mid summer. ****

Inventory:

  • We are 52% below where we were at this time in 2020.
  • The first week of January is always the lowest supply week.
  • January 2021 was the lowest first week in January in at least 20 years. Historically low. Shockingly low.
  • Seasonally adjusted, we should have 21,000-25,000 the second week of January. Not 5,000!
  • About 10% of all listings in MLS are outside of greater Phoenix. We are way, way, way low.
  • We had 10% more listings in Q4 2020 than in Q4 2019.
  • We had 12.5% more listings in December 2020 than in December 2019 but have 31% greater demand.
  • In 2020, about 100,000 homes were listed, 38 than in 2019.
  • New listings are 36% below January 2020. There were only 2,088 new listings in the first 11 days of the year.
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Sales prices are up and should continue to $300,000 for a median sales price (possibly by summer)
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Why do we have a housing shortage?:

This is a housing shortage for real. This is not like 2005-2008. We are waiting for the census for the newest numbers, not yet for the county but soon. Expects all numbers by May 2021.

In 2019 we were already in trouble. We under built the past 10 years. We had a glut of housing in 2008 and it has all been absorbed. Since then we have been behind. Overbuilt for 10 years and then under-built for 10 years. All housing types; rental, condos, townhouses, single-family.

From 2010 through 2019 our population increased by 18% while housing units increased by 9%.

AZ ranked #3 for population growth from June 2019 to June 2020. Behind Texas and Florida. CA lost people for the first time in over 100 years.

23% of inbound migration to Arizona is from California.

We have diversity of labor force and job growth. More jobs are coming because we have lots of highly skilled workers. It is pushing out the people who cannot afford the housing prices. Workforce housing is really being impacted.

 

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Cromford index ** Available on the main page of the Cromford Report: http://cromfordreport.com/
  • 100 is balanced and prices rise at the rate of inflation, below 100 is a buyer’s market, above 100 is a seller’s market, prices drop below 90, prices rise at 110.
  • On 2/5/2020 we were at 215.1
  • On 3/20/2020 we were at 241
  • On 5/15/2020 we were at 145.2
  • Yesterday we were at 461.4.
  • Prior to this run, the previous peak was 312.9 in the spring of 2005.
  • CMI is the predictor, it moves first and then appreciation follows.

We are 30% above normal for demand. Supply is about 72% below normal. Our supply was stable for most of the year, just at a very low rate. In December inventory started dropping. Demand also started dropping in December. Supply dropped faster than demand and it is still in favor of sellers. Demand is down 4% but supply is down 5.6%

On 1/1/21 we were at 432 and now we are in the 461.4, super-fast increase. We cannot even discuss prices going flat, let alone down until CMI starts dropping. This indicator needs to drop in order to even lead to a price decrease. It will still take us a year to get to a balanced, aka normal, market for prices to go flat. At this rate, if demand dropped now, prices would not decrease until at least 2022.

 

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  • Contract ratio is 171 right now.
  • For every 100 listings active there are 171 in escrow
  • January is always the lowest for contract ratio and December is always the second-lowest, until 2020 and now December and January are the top months for this year.
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Please let me know if you, a friend,  or a family member has any questions about buying or selling. 
I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and hope you all have a wonderful day! 
**** cited from armls STAT- https://armls.com/statistics
Posted in Market
Dec. 24, 2020

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Greetings & Happy Holidays!
I hope this email finds you doing well and having a good Holiday Eve! 
Some exciting news and updates, I switched brokers to OpenDoor Brokerage, please watch my video below to explain the why and what for my change. 
The quick notes for you are as follows:
- I am part of the "list with OpenDoor team" 
- I offer you the same exact services as before with enhanced support in terms of a dedicated personal transaction coordinator and brokerage team support along with some very exciting value ads for you. 
- I changed to OpenDoor because they are piloting a program where they offer the sellers that choose to not sell direct to OpenDoor a traditional listing model with Realtor representation through the MLS and a more traditional sales approach  to maximize their net from the sale vs. the convenience and certainty of selling to OpenDoor direct, for me this was a great opportunity to scale up my volume and create more wins for you all! The lead flow is tremendous and I am expecting to sell a record number of homes in 2021 and still deliver the best in class experience for my clients by maximizing the sale price, anticipating any turbulence before it happens and delivering a first class worry free experience. 
- I am the same agent and offer all the same services to you my past clients, your family and friends! Please think of me if you are considering anything real estate , have questions or have a family or friend looking to buy or sell! Thank you! 
The residential Real estate market is still on fire here in the Valley! 
- The median home sale price increased 15% year over year- the highest on record!
- The average sale- to- list price, which measures how close homes are selling to asking price, rose to 99.5%, another all time high
- Traditionally a "slower" time of year this homebuyers are still out there buying homes at a record pace. 
By the numbers- 
 
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Thank you. 
Eric Williamson
Realtor
Open Door Brokerage
(c) 602.435.6708 

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Posted in Market
Nov. 25, 2020

Arizona Real Estate market update October 2020, highest sales volume for any October in ARMLS history *** Happy Thanksgiving! ***

Greetings,

I wanted to start this months market update by wishing you all the very best Holiday Season.
Our Real Estate market here continues to outperform all the traditional models and behave more like the spring season even though we are in the fall, our traditional "slow" season. 
ARMLS reported 9,690 home sales in October, the highest sales volume for any October in ARMLS history, smashing the October 2004 total of 8,173 by 18.6%. Comparing October 2020 to October 2019 we saw a 23.5% year-over-year gain. And now, even after our dismal spring numbers, the total number of sales to date in 2020 has now surpassed 2019. Let me remind you, 2019 was a very good year.   

The average purchase price for a home sold in October hit a new record high of $425,263. October gross dollar volume of $4,120,798,470 was the highest gross dollar volume in ARMLS history.
The average priced home in October was $425,300, a remarkable 23.2% increase year over-year. The median sales price was $332,500, an increase of 16.7% year-over-year. 

Thank you very much and Happy Holidays to all of you!

Posted in Market
Oct. 18, 2020

Arizona Real Estate market update September 2020

Arizona Real Estate market update September 2020 ***we were 436 homes away from an all-time record*** 2nd best quarter in ARMLS history
-New listings are up 18%, while active listings are down -42%
-Sold listings are up 23% (year over year) while total months of inventory sit near record lows of 1.4 months.
-The 3rd quarter of 2020 saw a near record setting total number of sales, just shy (435 homes short) of the all time record set in 3rd quarter of 2005.
-13500 homes are set to close in the next 30 to 45 days up 36% from this time last year.
-Home values are up 18% in the last 12 months (and 12% since just June this year)
-Low rates, out of state buyers, a population boom and high demand with low inventory are setting up appreciation to keep up well into 2021.
Posted in Market
Oct. 16, 2020

Real Estate Investing & Appreciation since 2016 in Arizona

If you bought a home in 2016 in Arizona, you have on average, realized a 34% increase in your property value!
-from seasoned investors to first time homebuyers, please let me know if I can help you with your real estate goals in any way! We will get you where you want to be-
Posted in Market