Phoenix homes for sale ranked 21st most affordable at $78 per square foot in Metro area
This table ranks Metro Phoenix cities and their corresponding homes for sale by their annual average sales price per square foot. Only single family detached homes are included in these numbers. Information for major and secondary cities is current as of September 30th, 2009. Data for the small cities is updated on a monthly basis, and is measured on the 13th of each month. As you can see, Phoenix homes for sale are more affordable than those in many surrounding communities.
The primary function of this table is to show the least and most affordable homes for sale in the Phoenix metropolitan area together with longer term pricing trends.
Annual averages are based on a relatively large number of sales. Therefore they are not as subject to rapid change as monthly averages. The downside is that they do not necessarily represent the "current" market (or market right at this moment on 9/30/2009) very accurately, since they include sales from up to a year ago. Pricing may have moved a great deal since then. However, the information is consistent for all homes for sale in the Phoenix area and will give good trending information.
Note that Higley has been included in Gilbert and Ahwatukee included in Phoenix. Desert Hills is still counted separately though it is increasingly being incorporated into Phoenix.
Note that Phoenix is second only to Tonopah Arizona with the largest year over year (YOY) decrease in average price per square foot for all homes for sale in a range that extends from $337 to $59 per square foot.This can be attributed to the large number of new home communities built in west Phoenix over the last seven years, complete with all of the bad financing and other troubles that led to the classic foreclosure profile we have now come to know.
Statistical Information courtesy of the CromfordReport.com
Source: Housing Tracker Phoenix
Housing Tracker Phoenix
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