April Home Sales Fall Off, Inventory Remains Tight

Sales of existing homes fell notably in April as inventory rose slightly and prices were all over the ballpark. However, the broader price trend has been upward, locally and nationally, for several years.

Across NoPho, the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, sales fell from 207 in March to 158 in April, a 24 percent decline. The April tally was 13 percent below April 2017. Sales fell in every zone except the Norterra area.

Inventory—a measure of homes available given the current sales pace—rose slightly in four of five zones, tightening only in Desert Hills and New River. However, inventory remained below the six-month mark in every zone. Anything less than six months is considered a sellers’ market.


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Across NoPho, pending sales—an indicator of future closings—was nearly identical in April (189) compared to March (191) but well below the mark last April (233). Likewise, the number of homes listed for sale was up just slightly in April (475) compared to March (471) but far fewer than last April (520).

Details

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Robert Roy Britt
NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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