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Thursday, November 17, 2022   /   by Kristie Rodricks

Metro Phoenix Residential Real Estate Market Update November 2022

Market Update:
Listings have INCREASED
Listings under contract have DECREASED
Median sale price has INCREASED
Closing have DECREASED
Days on market Is over 37 days
Only have 82 days worth of inventory

One-by-One, Most Cities in Greater Phoenix Succumb to a Buyer’s Market

44% of October Sales Involve Seller Paid Concessions to Buyer

For Buyers:

Greater Phoenix as a whole has been in a balanced market since August, but is expected to glide into a buyer’s market by mid-November. Buckeye, Maricopa and Queen Creek entered a buyers market in July. Surprise, Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe followed in August. Goodyear, Peoria and Avondale joined in September with Mesa and Goodyear falling in line by October. Phoenix is expected to succumb this month within a matter of days. The only holdouts remain in the Northeast Valley cities of Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek and Scottsdale.

The 2022 peak of price was achieved in May, which was the result of c ...

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Thursday, August 11, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Phoenix Metro Residential Real Estate - August

Seller-Paid Closing Cost Assistance Coming Back
This Price Point is Declining the Fastest in Greater Phoenix

For Buyers:
Good news for buyers, the number of closings with seller-paid closing costs rose 27% in July compared to June equating to 7% of all closings for the month. That may not sound like much, but that’s the highest it’s been since March 2021. Prior to 2020, the established baseline for seller-paid closing cost assistance averaged 25-28% of MLS sales and over the past 15 months the average has been just 3-4.5%. The increase is expected to continue as large cash-based investors have pulled back their acquisitions, leaving many sellers to cater to normal buyers once again. For most of 2021 and the first part of 2022, buyers had very little time to decide on a property before it went under contract. Last May, half of all homes that went under contract were on the market for only 7 days or less. This month homes are on the market a median of 21 days prior to C ...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022   /   by Kristie Rodricks

Top 10 mistakes to avoid once under contract.

You are under contract on your dream home you are done right?

Getting your offer accepted is not the end of the home buying process. If you’re not careful, that dream home can quickly become a missed opportunity.

Over the years we have seen many buyers make these mistakes after they’ve gone into contract on their dream homes.

Follow these 10 Commandments of buying and you will make the process that much easier!

1. Don’t change jobs, become self-employed, or quit your job.
2. Don’t buy a new car, van or truck - you may end up living in it!
3. Don’t use any charge cards or let your accounts fall behind.
4. Don’t spend any money you have set aside for closing.
5. Don’t omit any debt or liabilities from your loan application.
6. Don’t buy any furniture even if the payment is deferred until closing.
7. Don’t allow any additional inquiries on your credit except for insurance purposes.
8. Don’t make any larg ...

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