April Housing Sales & Prices Both Post Double Digit Gains!

The median sale price for a house sold in the greater Flagstaff region came in at $390K up 15% from April of last year. The April record was set twelve years ago, way back in 2006 when the median sales price was $395K.  The average price paid per-square-foot this April was $218 up 8% from a year ago and tying the record set in April of 2007. This April there were a total of 93 sales which is up 31% from a year ago.  That record was set in 2015 when there were 100 sales that April. Mortgage rates are continuing to rise with a 30 year fixed rate now at 4.50% which is up an 1/8 of a point from a month ago. As expected, inventory levels are starting to pick up which tends to happen this time of year. Meanwhile buyers are pretty spooked about mortgage rates continuing to rise. This has led to multiple offer situations with buyers sometimes making full price or even higher offers so that they don’t lose out when a nice property comes to market. It will be an interesting summer, seeing how things shake out especially against an uncertain political backdrop. Until next month, here for any & all of your real estate needs.

1st Quarter Housing Sales Hit new Price High On Record Volume!

The first quarter of 2018 saw housing prices in the greater Flagstaff region hit a new quarterly high on record sales volume. The median sales price for the first quarter came in at $379K, up 1% from a year ago when the median sales price was $375K. The average price paid per-square-foot was $213 up 12% from a year ago. There were a total of 210 sales up 19% from a year ago and the most ever for the first quarter. Housing prices for the month of March also hit a new monthly high coming in at $391K also up 1% from last March when the median sales price was $389K. There were a total of 91 sales, beating the March record set back in 2004. Mortgage rates are now at 4.375% for a 30 year fixed rate. Until next month here for any & all of your real estate needs.

Flagstaff February Housing Sales & Prices Slip

February Housing sales slowed as winter finally returned to the mountains. This February there were a total of 46 sales in the greater Flagstaff region, a 10% drop from a year ago. Prices declined 6% with the median sale price coming in for the month at $361,250.  The average price paid per-square-foot however rose to $214 which represents a new February high. February is traditionally the slowest month of the year and we sometimes see statistical anomalies. Mortgage rates have taken a little break from their rapid run up.   Until next month, here for any & all of your real estate needs.