The number of active listings in the Phoenix real estate market remained relatively constant for yet another month. The drop in the number of listings was only 587 listings from March 1st to April 1st. The big news expects to be the total number of homes sold for March 2010. It looks as though home sales may approach the 9,000 mark, making March the biggest residential sales month since last July.
Read the chart this way:
"Residential listings in The Phoenix area totaled 34,461 to begin April 2010, a drop of 587 from March. 14,087 of those listings are foreclosure listings (bank owned or REO properties and short sales). Foreclosures make up 40.9% of the total listings.
Talk of "shadow inventory" still looms on blogs and in the news.
The second chart shows the breakdown between the normal listings and the foreclosure listings. Read the chart this way:
"20,374 listings are "normal listings that have been on the market for an average of 172 days. 14,087 listings are foreclosure listings that have been on the market an average of 102 days."
Short sales have dragged that number higher as bank owned homes slip off the market much sooner than short sales in Metro Phoenix. Real estate with short sales continues to be an adventure.
Short Sale Roulette
Source: Phoenix Homes and Foreclosures
Current information on Phoenix homes for sale and Phoenix foreclosures. Market conditions.