Home Sales Slow Slightly

Sales of existing homes slowed down in October across much of NoPho, the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, reflecting a nationwide trend. The total number of sales,139, was down from 159 in September. That’s not unusual, however, as sales historically tend to slow down from October through December. October’s volume was down slightly from the 147 sales of October 2017.

While prices were mixed, price per square foot edged up in four of five zones. Inventory tightened in Norterra and the Tramonto & Sonoran Foothills areas compared to the previous month, while rising in New River and Desert Hills, as well as in Anthem Country Club. Parkside inventory held steady.

Nationally, rising prices and a lack of inventory in entry-level homes has stifled sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median price of single-family homes nationwide was $266,900 in the third quarter, up 4.8 percent from the same period last year.


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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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