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4/22/17 – 4/22/18 (Sedona): Total Closed Sales: Up 12% from 205 to 232, over this same time last year. Median Recorded Sale Price: Up 12% from $467,500 to $530K, over this same time last year. Price Per Square Foot: Up 3% from $246 / sq. foot to $254 / sq. foot, over this same time last year. Days On Market: The one category we don’t mind seeing a drop…The average days on market was down 9%, from 158-days on market, to 145-days on the market for the average sale, over this same time last year.

 

4/22/17 – 4/22/18 (Cottonwood): Total Closed Sales: Up 8% from 334 to 361, over this same time last year. Median Recorded Sale Price: Up 14% from $201K to $229,900, over this same time last year. Price Per Square Foot: Up 10% from $135 / sq. foot to $148 / sq. foot, over this same time last year. Days On Market: We are seeing a 6% increase in the time a house sits on the market, from 108 days on average to 114, over this same time last year.

It is still a great time for a Seller to come on the market if they are thinking about selling their home.  Inventory remains low and Buyer demand for "the next best thing" remains very high.  If you price your home right, we are seeing multiple offers and offers going well over asking price.  If you or someone you know are thinking about selling, please don't hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation MAP Review, which is our complimentary Marketing and Pricing Review we will do for you to help you understand how we would market your home and where you would be in today's marketplace. 

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Most renters put off buying a home because they think renting is more affordable than buying their own home. But with rents rising across the nation at historic rates, home ownership is becoming the more affordable option. According to a recent Market Outlook Report from Realtor.com, in 2017 rents rose year-over-year in a whopping 78% of counties across the US. These sometimes drastic increases in rent are eating up more of renters’ budgets and often making renting more expensive than purchasing. According to a recent study by Zillow, home ownership has become more affordable than renting in the majority of metro markets across the US. According to the study, the average renter pays nearly 30% of their income towards rent. The average homeowner pays significantly less, with only 15.4% of their income going towards their mortgage. In other words, in many markets, renting compromises nearly twice the income of owning a home.

The Takeaway If you’re renting as a way to save money, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Owning a home is a long-term investment strategy that can help you build your wealth. And with rising rents, it might be the more affordable option as well.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re thinking about selling your home, the time to make the move is NOW. According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing its most severe inventory shortage in twenty years. And a recent Trulia report found that home inventory dropped a whopping 10.5% in Q4 of 2017—the biggest drop the market has experienced since mid-2013. In addition, the Trulia report found that homes across all categories—starters, trade-ups, and premium—are the most unaffordable they’ve been since Trulia started tracking the data. And while this is bad news for people looking to buy a home, it’s great news if you’re looking to sell. Low inventory is creating competition for homes across the nation, and that competition is driving up prices, making it an ideal climate for sellers.

The Takeaway This competition and low inventory isn’t going to last forever; in a recent article, economics experts from Realtor.com predict house inventory to start increasing towards the second half of 2018 (largely due to new construction). If you’re thinking about selling, now is the time to act.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to historically low inventory and an extremely competitive market, home prices across the nation have been steadily rising in recent years. And according to expert predictions, it doesn’t look like that trend is going to change in 2018. According to CoreLogic’s recent Home Price Insights report, home prices are expected to increase by 4.3% in 2018. While that’s less than the 2016-2017’s year-over-year change, which came in at 6.3%, it’s still a significant increase. If you purchased a home for $200,000 today, that same home is projected to cost you an additional $8,600 by the end of the year. Homes have steadily been getting more expensive, and they’re just going to continue to get more expensive in the upcoming year. Buying at the start of 2018 can save you thousands (even tens of thousands) of dollars vs. waiting until the end of the year to make a purchase.

The Takeaway If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2018, talk to your real estate agent and start looking at properties before prices start to spike.

Market Update: March 2108

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3/17/17 – 3/17/18 (Sedona):

Total Closed Sales: Up 19% from 186 to 221 from this time last year, and up 6% from Dec. ‘17

Median Recorded Sale Price: Up 7% from $490K to $523,500 from this time last year, and up 1% from Dec. ‘17

Price Per Square Foot: Up 1% from 248 to 251 from this time last year, and up 1% from Dec. ‘17

Days On Market: No change; stayed at an average of 147 days. However, this figure is up slightly, 2%, from Dec. ‘17

 

3/17/17 – 3/17/18 (Cottonwood):

Total Closed Sales: Up 5% from 325 to 342 from this time last year, and up 3% from Dec. ‘17

Median Recorded Sale Price: Up 12% from $200K to $223K from this time last year. However, this is a slight dip from Dec. ’17, down about 1%

Price Per Square Foot: Up 9% from 134 to 146 from this time last year, and up 2% from Dec. ‘17

Days On Market: We are seeing a 10% increase in the time a house sits on the market, from 107 days on average to 118, and up 1% from what we were seeing in Dec. ‘17

What Does MLK Have to do with Real Estate?

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Fill in the blank… “I have a _________…” It doesn’t take a psychic to know what word you chose. Was it “dream”? Good chance it was. We all know this line from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech. So when we hear those first three words, it sort of naturally comes to mind. But what many people aren’t aware of is how much he affected the lives of real estate agents, buyers, and sellers. It was his death that gave Congress the last push needed to pass the Fair Housing Act, back in 1968. It’s pretty involved, but to put it simply… This was put in place to ban racial discrimination in housing. You can’t be refused the rental or purchase of a house, based upon your race. Seems simple enough to most people now. A given, if you will. But it didn’t happen overnight. And believe it or not, it still can and does come up. But guess who’s a big part of making sure this Act is followed… On the front lines, it’s real estate agents. We’re tasked with making people aware that discrimination based upon race (and many other things) are not acceptable, and they must refuse to work with anyone who wants to do so. Real estate agents are proud to be a part of this ongoing history. Today is the day where we take a moment to reflect and pay him respect. It’s also a good day to share some insight into how much more responsibility real estate agents have than meets the eye.

December Housing Market Update

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Market Stats Update for December:

SEDONA:

Total Closed Sales: Up 15% from 181 to 209 (over the same time period last year). However, it is down slightly from 215 which we saw last month.

Median Recorded Sales Price: Up 9% from $475K to $519K (over the same time period last year). This is about a 1% gain from this time last month.

Price Per Square Foot: Up 4% from $238 / sq. foot to $248 / sq. foot. No change from this time last month.

Days On Market: Down 8% from 157 to 144 (over this same time period last year).

 

COTTONWOOD:

Total Closed Sales: Up 4% from 321 to 333 (over this same time period last year). As we saw with Sedona, this figure is also slightly down from the 340 we saw last month.

Median Recorded Sales Price: Up 14% from $197,250 to $225,000 (over this same time period last year). No change from this time last month.

Price Per Square Foot: Up 9% from 131 to 143 (over this same time period last year). No change from this time last month.

Days On Market: This has crept up slightly over this time last year by about 9%, from an average sale taking 110 days last year, to about 117 days current day.

With a continued low inventory driving the prices, we are still in a Seller's market.

If you would like a brief, no obligation Marketing Strategy Review, please feel free to contact us, we are here to help; team is what it takes!

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From our family to yours, we wish you a blessed holiday season and hope that all your holiday wishes come true!

45 Cove Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351 - Vacant Lot for Sale

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45 Cove Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351

Surveyed in November 2016. Picturesque setting with unique rock shelf to the rear of the lot and outstanding red rock views to the north! A private setting in one of the Village's most outstanding subdivisions -- small, intimate with the red rocks wrapping around it, quiet because it is beyond the flow of traffic, rich in its developed homes.  MLS # 511563.  Offered at $65K.  Please enjoy the virtual tour here:  http://www.tourfactory.com/1684651

New Subdivision Coming On Line Soon: Sedona Ranch on Oak Creek

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New Subdivision Alert - Coming On-Line Soon:

Sedona Ranch on Oak Creek by Dorn Homes

*41 lots

*17 of those 41 are going to be available to have the builder of your choice build your custom home. These lots will range in price from $373K-$750K.

*Lot sizes will range from .73-acre to 6.39-acres

*Floor plans for the houses offered by Dorn Homes will range from 2500-3100 square feet

*Prices for the home / land packages will range from $1.2M to $1.6M

*Gated Community with private roads

*Water Improvement District

*Individual Septic Systems

*Will have a clubhouse for the residents to use

*Designed to compliment the natural beauty of Sedona

November Housing Market Update

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Good Friday to you all! I just wanted to take a moment and let you know some "good news!" The housing market in Sedona, Cottonwood and the Verde Valley continues to improve! Have a look at the numbers below.

Sedona (11/17/16 - 11/17/17):

Total Closed Sales: Up 26% from 171 to 215 (from this same time last year and up 3% from last month).

Median Recorded Sales Price: Up 10% from $467,500 to $515,000 (from this same time last year).

Price Per Square Foot: Up 6% from $233 / sq. ft to $248 / sq. ft (from this same time last year and about 1% gain over last month).

 

 

Cottonwood (11/17/16 - 11/17/17):

Total Closed Sales: Up 6% from 321 to 340 (from this same time last year and up about 1% over last month).

Median Recorded Sales Price: Up 15% from $195,000 to $225,000 (from this same time last year and up about 1% over last month).

Price Per Square Foot: Up 10% from $130 / sq. ft. to $143 / sq. ft (from this same time last year and up about 1% over last month).

If you or someone you know is looking to sell or buy, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you or them with all of your residential real estate needs!

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