August Housing prices in the greater Flagstaff area rose 6% from a year ago with the median sale price coming in at $404K, setting a new monthly price high for August. It is however, down from July when the median sale price was $446K. The average price paid per-square-foot was $233 which is also a new high and up from July’s psf of $225. Housing sales rose 17% from the same period last year. There were 134 houses sold in August, the most in 14 years. A big contributor to the strength in our real estate market are mortgage rates which recently hit a 3-year low. Currently a 30-year fixed rate mortgage can be had at 3.5% with no points. Presently there are 146 houses available for purchase in the Flagstaff City limits with the median asking price at $446K. Until next month here for any & all of your real estate needs.