July housing prices in the greater Flagstaff region hit another new high, with the median sale price coming in at $445K. This is up 16% from July ’18. The total housing sales number for the month was 145, up 28% from a year ago. This is the most sales we’ve had in July, in 14 years. In July of 2005 there were 152 sales but back then the median sale price was only $329K. If you do the math, you’ll see that a lot more money was spent this July. The average price paid per-square-foot this July was $224 which is not quite the high, that being $227psf in ’06. Helping boost sales and prices are lower mortgage rates. A 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now at 3.375% with no points. This is down 3/8th of a point from last month. Inventory levels have risen. There are currently 198 houses available for sale within the Flagstaff City limits with the median asking price of $510K. Until next month, here for any & all of your real estate needs.
The first half of the year is in the books and we set price records for the month of June, the 2nd quarter and for the first half of the year. The sales volume is a little suspect however with all three time periods seeing a drop. Mortgage rates are down an 1/8th of a point from last month with a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.75% with no points. And inventory levels are rising, right on time for the summer selling season.
| Time Period || SFR Sales || Year/Year+- || Median $ || Year/Year+- |
| June 2019 || 100 || -33% || $460K* || +19% |
| 2nd Qtr ‘19 || 317 || -11% || $420K* || +8% |
| 1st Half ‘19 || 470 || -17% || $415K* || +8% |
May housing sales in the greater Flagstaff region set a sales record for the month with 119 sales which is up 6% from the same month last year. The median sales price came in at $400K tying the May record set back in 2007. This time however sales are almost double what they were back then. This May the average price paid per-square-foot was $225 which was not the record. That was $232psf set in May of ’06. Inventory levels have risen but not quite to the levels of a year ago. Currently there are 424 houses available for purchase but only a third of those are priced at $400K or below. Mortgage rates are down an 1/8th of a point from a month ago with a 30-year fixed rate available at 3.50% with no points. Until next month, here for any & all of your real estate needs.