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Phoenix Real Estate Market Report ~ June 2012

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Phoenix Real Estate Market Report

As you can see from the first chart above, Position Realty Market Index, the first time home buyer tax credit created a great deal of demand in the market similar to the Phoenix real estate boom from 2004 to 2006. Currently, the residential real estate market is experiences another buying frenzy that is caused without government intervention or relaxed mortgage underwriting standards. The Phoenix real estate market has reached a level of equilibrium where demand exceeds supply and all buyers are rushing into the market to take advantage of low prices.

Since December 2011 (6 months ago), the average sold price has increased approximately +25.1% (up from last month), the average days on market have decreased approximately -9.8% (down from last month) and the number of transaction has increased approximately +8.1% (up from last month). The largest average price increase over the last 12 months was experienced in March from $168,961 in February to $184,078 in March.

The volume of REO purchases since December 2011 has decreased approximately -40.8% and the volume of short sales have decreased approximately -5.8%. The volume of REO purchases are shrinking due to the increased volume of trustee sales, more banks are accepting short sale transaction and an existing supply of inventory is getting purchased at a faster rate.

The current supply of homes for sale on the market is 20,512 where a year ago there were approximately 48,000 homes on the market. Since the December 2011 (6 months ago), the number of homes for sale on the market has decreased approximately -17.7% (down from last month). As more and more buyers enter the market and as more of the supply of residential homes are exhausted, Phoenix real estate prices will continue to increase at a faster rate (as currently experiencing).

Trying to “time the market” for the perfect time to buy is nearly impossible but there is no better time than now to purchase. Phoenix Real estate prices are at an all time low (not for long), mortgage rates are at a historical low and the market is improving both in terms of prices and the overall economy. Time to buy is NOW!! Give us a call to discuss your best buying strategy, TODAY!!

Real Estate Agents Inch Up in Public Opinion

Real estate professionals rank higher than lawyers, business executives, and advertising practitioners when it comes to the public’s perceptions of honesty and ethics, according to a recent Gallup poll.

In fact, real estate professionals received their highest rating yet in the poll, since Gallup began measuring Americans’ perceptions of honesty and ethics of 21 professions since 1976.

In the survey, 20 percent of respondents gave real estate professionals a “very high to high” rating on honesty and ethics. Fifty-seven percent of the Americans surveyed rated them as “average” when it comes to honesty and ethics.

Meanwhile, the profession that scored the lowest of the 21 professions ranked were members of Congress, in which only 7 percent of respondents rated them “very high to high” when it comes to ethics and honesty — the lowest on record.

The professions that scored the highest in honesty and ethics belonged to the medical profession, with nurses, pharmacists, and doctors — who were all at the top of the list.

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