Phoenix Real Estate Market Summary for November 2013
By Michael Orr, written November 1st, 2013
The change in market balance accelerated during October reaching a shocking pace we almost never see. Only in the second half of 2005 have we seen demand drop at this exceptional speed. Those who think this is just a seasonal effect are mistaken. Demand has been falling dramatically for the past 3 months and October saw that rate increase rather than moderate. The market is already in the balanced zone where the Cromford Market Index™ lies between 90 and 110. It is currently above 100 but the 90′s are only about a week away. The pace may yet moderate but at the present rate of change we will be under 90 and in a true buyer’s market by the time we reach December. The cooling market is turning positively chilly for sellers, many of whom will find it hard to believe.