Samantha Goodman PLLC
Integrity & Experience
Mobile: (602) 526-7486     Fax: (623) 877-5455
January 7, 2011
January 7, 2011        

Wow, the sales for December were about 25% higher than last month.  Really made a nice impact on market time across the board.  As a matter of fact sales for this month were higher than the boom market for month of December.  No, I am not kidding...
Let's take a quick look back for the total sales of single family homes for the month of December since 2000:
YEAR - Total SFR Sales
    2000 - 3,187
    2001 - 3,660
    2002 - 4,880
    2003 - 5,138
    2004 - 6,372
    2005 - 5,292
    2006 - 4,393
    2007 - 5,292
    2008 - 4,922
    2009 - 6,369
    2010 - 7,094
This is really a telling trend, amazing.  Investors & buyers are really getting that we are in an unprecedented time to buy.  Not only are some homes still cheaper to buy than cars...but the really interesting thing is when you get out there and look is, many are in move-in or close to move-in condition.  Homes can be found in far better condition now, even the really really cheap ones!  We are out selling the boom market and you should really keep your eye on things.
I still see that not only are prices still very depressed, but some still in a declining mode.  Why is that I do not know, with all the sales that are happening it may just be simply that the banks are just in the "fire sale" mode and what better time to keep your pulse on pricing than now?  The number of sales are increasing because as we all know, things always come back around and it is without a doubt many of the future wealthy people are picking up what investments they can grab now.
If you are even interested in "window shopping" don't hesitate to contact me to even just set up a website with areas you are interested in watching.  I would love to assist you with keeping your eye out and if you don't take advantage of the market ever, or if you even think maybe in a year or two you want to should have me set up something for you.  I often tell people you can really watch the trends and that will educate you.  It will make you sincerely knowledgeable of the market and you can become your own expert!  This includes those of you who own property and think you may want to sell in a few years, let me set up a search so you can watch your neighborhood, you can watch your own story unfold and see as your neighborhood becomes stronger or when you may decide it is time to move on.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!                          
Here are your Weekly Inventory Levels
Supply numbers are based on the number of closings in the previous month, divided into the total number of active listings today.   
This data is for Single Family Detached homes only and does not include Patio Homes, Condos, or Townhouses .
The total number of single family homes on the market in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service is currently 30,478.   
Slight decrease since last week.    
We are seeing an average supply rate of  about 4 1/3 months.
The current number of pending sales are 7,840.  A  slight increase since last week
The current number of pending listings that are “active with contingencies”, are 4,817.  A decrease since last week
                 Search #1 – Phoenix (City of Phoenix) 

·         Total of 7,029 active listings.  About a 4 month supply.   A decrease since last week.



Search #2 – West, Far SW & Far NW Valley


·         Total of 8,913 active listings.  About 4 month supply.   A decrease since last week. 


(Cities of: Cordes Lakes, Bumble Bee, Crown King, Wagoner, Yarnell, Date Creek, Constellation, Black Canyon City, Castle Hot Springs, Wickenburg, Aguila, Gladden, Morristown, Circle City, Wittmann, Harquahala, Tonopah, Paloma, Sentinel, Gila Bend, Mobile, Arlington, Hassayampa, Palo Verde, Congress, Peeples Valley, Yarnell, Cleator, Cordes, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Avondale, Tolleson, Cashion, Estrella Mountain Ranch, Laveen, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale, El Mirage, Youngtown, New River, Anthem, Buckeye) 


Search #3 – Northeast Valley 


·         Total of  882 active listings.  About a 8 month supply.  A decrease since last week  


(Cities of: Rio Verde, Fountain Hills, Sunflower, Camp Creek, Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fort McDowell)


Search #4 – East Valley


·         Total of 6,884 active listings.  About 4 month supply.  A decrease since last week.    


(Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Tortilla Flat, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee,Guadalupe, Komatke)


Search #5 – Southeast Valley  


·         Total of 1,673  active listings.  About a 3 4/5 month supply.  A decrease  since last week.


(Arizona City, Eloy, Picacho, Toltec, Arizola, Casa Grande, Randolph, Coolidge, Valley Farms, Florence, Johnson Ranch, Sacaton, Bapchule, Stanfield, Maricopa, Ak Chin, Santa Cruz)


Search #6 Scottsdale (Over 1 Million)


·         Total of 704 active listings.  About a 15 3/5 month supply.  A decrease  since last week


Search #7Scottsdale (Under 1 Million)


·         Total of 1,862 active listings.  About a 5 1/5 month supply.  A decrease  since last week.   


Search #8Paradise Valley (Over 1 Million)


·         Total of 351 active listings.  About 11 1/3 month supply.  A decrease since last week.     


Search #9 –  Under 100K (Single Family Homes)


·         Total of 9,674 active listings.  About a 3 3/5 month supply.  A decrease since last week. 



If your property is currently listed with a real estate broker or if you are currently working with another real estate agent, please disregard. 

It is not my intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers.  I am happy to work with them and cooperate fully.


West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. Suite #100 • Peoria, AZ 85382
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