Phoenix Market Update – December 2018 – Week 2
Phoenix Real Estate Market Update
December 2018 – Week 2
Negative news about the real estate market is becoming a common occurrence. Continue reading for insight into the Phoenix Metro real estate market and why our local market is different.The real estate outlook for 2019 is not as grim as the national media might imply.
New Listings – 3268
- 6% lower than 2017 (3478)
- Second lowest since 2014
Closed Listings – 2949
- Slightly higher than 2017 (2937)
Accepted Offers – 3340
- 7% lower than 2017 (3607)
At 6% the drop in new listings is not as severe as for the first week of December which was down 11%. However, it indicates we still see subdued flows of new supply in December, well below the average over the past 18 years.
Closings are running at a good pace, but new contracts are now down 7%, having been down 4% after the first week. Buyer enthusiasm is low partly because of higher cost of ownership, but also because there is a shortage of attractive inventory for them to choose from.
- In 2018, home loan delinquencies are at an extremely low level while home equity is at a high level.
- Consequently, the fall in demand is merely causing sales rates to drop and allowing buyers a little more negotiation.
- Keep in mind that Phoenix is the second fastest growing city in the nation. Buckeye comes in third.
- Also, Phoenix Metro Area has not had astronomical home price increases like many coastal cities.
News from NAR - National Association of Realtors
- Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5% in October
Pending home sales activity rose month-over-month in each of the four major U.S. regions. On a year-over-year basis, however, transactions were split, as the Northeast and West reported drops and the Midwest and the South posted gains.
- October 2021 Existing-Home Sales Rise Modestly
Housing market activity in October fell 0.8% from September 2021, with existing-home sales reaching a 6.34 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.
- October 2021 Realtors® Confidence Index Report: First-time Buyers Struggle to Compete Against Cash, Investor, and Vacation Home Buyers
First-time buyers continue to struggle to compete with cash and non-primary residence buyers, according to the October 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index report.
- Existing-Home Sales Inch Up 0.8% in October
Two of the four major U.S. regions saw month-over-month sales climb, one region reported a drop and the fourth area held steady in October. On a year-over-year basis, each region witnessed sales decrease.