JULY 2013



The Phoenix metro area is leading the country in the Real Estate market comeback.  Prices are heading up and Valley inventory is down.  It's a great time to buy or sell a property in Arizona! 


As for the market, inventory is still low.  Maricopa County has 12,304 active listings and 40,135 have sold in the first half of the year!  That is over 6800 sold since last month.  Last year was a good start to a successful recovery and according to the numbers it is only going to get better! 

Scottsdale inventory is staying steady with  1,968 active listings and 4,234 sold so far this year.  Paradise Valley is also doing well with 293 active listings and 221 sold.


Knowledge is Power!  We can provide you with the specific information to enable you to make the decisions that are best suited to your individual situation.  Please feel free to contact us for a personal consultation.


All the best,

Home Prices Up

Metro Phoenix's median home-sales price climbed to $181,399, an almost 60 percent increase from the real estate crash's low price in August 2011.

Despite the increase in sales prices, Arizona State University real estate analyst Mike Orr doesn't project another housing bubble in the Phoenix area anytime soon.


"We predicted prices would rise significantly during the strong annual buying season that lasts until June," said Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate and Practice at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business.



Catherin Reagor | The Republic | azcentral.com
Fox 10 "Cool House"
Tracy was with Fox 10 Cool House Host Diane Ryan at her listing in Sincuidados located in North Scottsdale.  This unique contemporary custom built home is 6811 SF, with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, theater room, wine cellar boasting city light and mountain views from every angle!  Truly a "Cool House".  Thank you Diane for having Tracy and this fabulous home a part of your show!

Fox 10 News "Cool House" Host Diane Ryan
Housing Growth

Shaking off a population slump tied to the housing bust, Phoenix once again was among the nation's fastest-growing cities last year, newly released Census Bureau estimates show.


The city added more than 24,000 new residents and edged closer to overtaking Philadelphia as the fifth-largest city in the country. The population surge spilled into the Valley's suburbs as well, with 11 municipalities adding a collective 42,000 new residents. Among them was Buckeye, which ranked as the ninth-fastest growing city in the nation in 2012.





Ronald J. Hansen | The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com 

Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.

Stock averages on Tuesday extended the year's explosive rally.


Further gains in consumer confidence could help the economy withstand the effects of higher taxes and federal spending cuts that kicked in this year. Spending by consumers drives about 70 percent of economic growth.




Tim Hacker | East Valley Tribune


For the sixth consecutive week, mortgage rates inched higher, continuing to climb from all-time lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage-the most popular among home buyers-has now climbed a half percentage point since last month. 


A strengthening economy and positive employment report this month prompted fixed-rate mortgages to climb higher this week, says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac's chief economist. 




REALTORmag | Daily Real Estate News    
Market Trend Reports
2013 Phoenix Market Alert

With shrinking inventories, many home buyers are finding only competitive offers will win them the house they want. A recent article by Kiplinger's Personal Finance highlighted several ways that home buyers can make more competitive "irresistible" offers.  

REALTORmag | Daily Real Estate News
Housing Bubble

The latest housing data out of Phoenix shows that the market is normalizing: inventories have stopped falling and home sales are rising even as the share of properties sold to investors is declining.


Because it was the nation's first hard-hit housing market to stabilize, Phoenix has offered a roadmap of sorts for the rest of the country. For that reason alone, the housing market's latest metamorphosis is worth a closer look.



Nick Timiraos | Wall St. Jounal

Michael Orr, Greater Phoenix Housing Market Report


Pricing Keys

Single family home prices gave us another month of strong gains during April, and we are still seeing dramatically higher pricing levels compared with this time last year:





Michael J Orr, Director
Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice
W P Carey School of Business
Arizona State University

In This Issue
Metro Phoenix Medium Home Sales...
Tracy featured on Fox 10 "Cool House"...
New Growth Spurt for Valley...
Rising home and stock prices...
30-Year Mortgage Rates...
Market Trend Reports....
2013 Phoenix Market Alert....
Make An Offer...
Phoenix's Housing Market...
Michael Orr, Greater Phoenix Housing Market Report...
Real Estate Market Update
Case-Shiller Indices...
Cromford Reports....
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Home prices posted their strongest monthly gain on record in April, increasing more than 2.5 percent, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. 



Mare Lieberman | DSNews.com 


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