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 1st quarter of 2019 is now in the books and housing prices in the greater Flagstaff region hit another new high. The median sale price for the 1st quarter came in at $401,250 up 6% from the same period in ’18. This is the highest quarterly median sale price ever and the first time above $400K. March was basically flat, with a median sale price of $390K. The sales volume is a number to watch, both the quarter and the month were down big. For the 1st quarter there were a total of 152 sales, down 28% and for March there were 69 sales, down 24%. This sales drop could be a function of supply and not necessarily any lack of demand. The 1st quarter is historically the slowest of the year and inventory usually remains low; the big selling season being late spring and summer. I suspect we’ll see more inventory come to market as we get further along in the year which is the usual pattern. Mortgage rates still remain low with a 30-year fixed rate now at 4%. This is up an 1/8th of a point from last month. Until next month, here for any & all of your real estate needs.