January 2019

Found 16 blog entries for January 2019.

After the whole 2008/09 housing crash I swore to myself that I would alert people when I saw the signs of another impending housing market crash, or at least a decline.  Unfortunately by the time the media announces it as news the decline is usually in full swing.  And as the saying goes on Wall St. buy on the rumor, sell on the news. Best advice is to consult a Realtor. Below is a list of factors that I keep an eye on to determine whether our housing market is in for darker days:


1. Interest rate increases - Yes, this is obvious, but it usually spells the end of a housing boom. The Federal Reserve has two basic tenents: to gauge and monitor inflation and to gauge and monitor employment.  Typically when the economy reaches full employment

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For those unfamiliar with Pickleball it is the fastest growing sport in the U.S.  It's basically miniaturized tennis and can be played in both singles and doubles format like tennis.  Instead of a racket Pickleballers use paddles and the ball is a multi-holed plastic "Whiffle Ball".  Surprise, AZ is considered the "Pickleball Capital of the World" now.  It is a sport that is attractive to all age levels and capabilities.


Go to the official Pickleball site for more information.


Originally posted at: https://activerain.com/blogsview/5324222/the-anthem-pickleball-courts-are-here-

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The Villas at Anthem real estate market had 2 sales in December, 1 more than November and 2 more than December 2017. There are currently 4 homes on the market in The Villas, and 2 homes currently under contract. The 12 month moving average price, $187,752 inched down again this month but is up 13% versus December 2017. 

Here are the latest stats for the month ending 12/31/18:

Active Listings: 4

Homes Pending: 2

Homes sold in last 90 days: 2 (Up 100% from Nov. '18, Up 2 sales from Dec. '17)

Burn rate (Inventory on market / by homes currently under contract) = 3.00

Avg. Sale price (Solds): $184,000 (Down 16% from Nov. '18, N/A vs. Dec. '17)

Avg. price per sq. ft. (Solds): $144.75 (Up 2% from Nov. '18, N/A vs. Dec. '17)

Avg. Days

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Home sales ticked down again, while prices rose a bit in the Anthem Parkside real estate market during December. Sales decreased 5% from November and dropped 5% year over year as well.  The average sale price increased 8% versus November and was up 2% versus December 2017.  The average price per square foot decreased 1% from November, but was up 8% year over year for the Parkside. The average days on market fell 9% compared to November and was down 12% versus December 2017. The inventory of homes on the market is at a 2.60 month’s supply, still a seller's market. The 12 month moving average, $319,069 is up 6% from last year but is starting to wane as well, just barely eeking out an increase ($438) from November. The number of homes currently on the

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Kind of a mixed bag in the Anthem Country Club real estate market during December. The total number of homes sold in the Country Club was up 27% versus November and up 46% from December 2017,  breaking a 3 month skid. The average sale price increased by 2% from November, but was down 6% from December 2017. The price per square foot also rose 4% from November and was up 3% year over year. But more importantly for the fourth month in a row the 12 month moving average slipped, now at $430,256, down .5% from November and up 4% from December 2017. The days on market decreased 27% from November, but was up 18% year over year. The burn rate, (or homes under contract versus homes on the market) is now 3.53 month’s supply, a slight buyer's market.  There are

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