If you’re looking for a house, condo or apartment in NoPho — the North Phoenix I-17 corridor between Norterra and New River — you’ve found the best site to begin your journey. We’ve done extensive research to provide exclusive, detailed, independent information on the region’s neighborhoods, schools, services and attractions, not to mention the wonderful climate — everything you need know about the North Phoenix real estate market and make a smart decision on your next home. See general information about NoPho below, or hop straight to the latest real estate data:
Monthly Real Estate Watch: February 2018
This exclusive report on NoPho real estate trends and statistics is provided in cooperation with In&Out Magazine and is updated monthly. Click links below for exclusive analysis of each NoPho zone (zone map below).
The number of existing homes sold in NoPho was 107 in February, up slightly from January (101), yet 30 percent lower than February 2017, continuing a softness that began last month.
The change can be attributed at least partly to relatively few homes on the market. Though inventory rose in four of five zones compared to January, going down only in Country Club, it remained below a six-month supply in all zones except Desert Hills and New River. Less than six months is considered a “seller’s market.”
Prices rose in three of five zones compared to February 2017, and price per square foot rose in four of five zones. This long-running trend of rising prices mirrors what’s happening nationally. Across the country, the median price for existing home sales was up 5.8 percent in January (the most recent month reported) compared to January 2017.
2017 Year-End Overview
Average prices for existing homes in North Phoenix ended 2017 higher than the year prior across four of the five NoPho zones, reflecting a nationwide trend of rising prices. The price per square foot was higher in all five zones.
(Note that figures can be skewed by a handful of sales in a zone, given the relatively small number of monthly sales.)
Get Details on Each Zone
See Definitions of Terms below.
About This Data
Real estate sales data is from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service and, while not guaranteed, is believed to be accurate.
Average Price of Homes Sold can be skewed by the sale of a single home that is priced well above or below other homes that have sold.
Pricing per Square Foot of any individual house can vary greatly depending on many factors, including location, upgrades and condition of the property.
Sales Activity represents the number of homes that have closed escrow in the given time period.
Inventory represents the number of months it would take to sell all the homes currently listed based on average rate of sales during the previous 6 months, and presuming no additional homes are listed. Less than 6 months is considered a “seller’s market.” As inventory goes down, look for prices to move up. More than 6 months is considered a “buyer’s market.” As inventory goes up, prices will trend down.
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NoPho is a specific area within North Phoenix along I-17 [see NoPho Definition and map]. It is a great place to live, work and play. The commute is easy to Scottsdale, Glendale and Central Phoenix. Yet being on the northern fringe of the metro area, its a short hop to Prescott, Sedona and Flagstaff.
And there’s plenty to do right here. There are several mountain preserves in the region, all just a few minutes drive from any NoPho neighborhood, offering endless miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding. Lake Pleasant, just 20 minutes from the intersection of I-17 and the Carefree Highway, has two marinas from which you can sail, ski, kayak, fish, or do whatever it is the kids do these days.
Speaking of kids: You’ll be hard-pressed to find an area with more choices in schools, including some that tout top scores on statewide tests. School Information Guide >>>
Looking for a home? You’ll find gated and non-gated communities, humble one-story abodes, huge two-story houses, chic patio homes with an urban flair, low-maintenance condos, and sprawling desert territorials. You’ll find numerous neighborhoods with homes that have stunning desert and mountain views. Want a pool? There are lots of them. Looking for tennis, golf, hiking trails or other community amenities? We’ll arm you with that information. Neighborhood Information Guide >>>
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