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Here’s Why Early May Is Best Time To List A Phoenix Home Get Real Estate with Liz & Marie

Here is your Phoenix metro area Real Estate Weekly Market Update! The following data was pulled from the Arizona MLS (ARMLS) on the date listed below:


Key points from this data:

  • In Maricopa County the number of active listings has increased by 165 this week. 
  • The median list price has increased to $525k across Maricopa County, slight rise in each city.
  • Average days on market remain pretty consistent.
  • Number of active rentals has increased by 103 throughout Maricopa County. 
  • Rent pricing continues to remain stable.

BIG NEWS in Real Estate:

1. Here’s why early May is best time to list a Phoenix home, for full article click here:

The best time to list a home for sale in Metro Phoenix is in early May, according to a new Zillow analysis. Homes listed in those weeks can sell for a 3.4% premium, or $15,400 on a typical home. Early November is the worst time to list a home for sale. Homes listed those weeks can sell for a 3.4% discount, which is $15,400 on the typical home.  Nationwide, a Thursday during the second half of April is the best time to list a home for sale, according to a new Zillow analysis of millions of 2021 home sales. Homes listed during those weeks can expect to fetch 2.8% more, or about $9,300 on the typical U.S. home. And homes listed on any Thursday, when shoppers are planning for weekend showings, can sell for about $1,100 more.

  • The pandemic-era housing market barely resembles the one from two years ago, with sky-high demand and record-low inventory driving intense competition for homes. Homes are selling fast year-round, with a difference of only a few days between the fastest and slowest periods. But one thing that’s remained constant: Listing a home for sale in the spring will yield the best results.
  • Listing during the best or worst times of the year can impact a sale price by as much as $21,000, compared to a difference of only $12,500 before the pandemic.
  • In most large markets, listing in April or May is the sweet spot. Nationwide, the worst time to list a home is during the first two weeks of November, when homes sell for a 3.5% discount.
  • Home listings in April get more than 30% more page views per day than average, meaning more interest and potentially a bidding war that ends in the home selling above list price.
  • Buyers should sort out their finances early: deciding their budget, finding a lender and getting pre-approved for a loan.
  • And whether buying or selling, a real estate agent with the right skills and experience can help expertly navigate the process.

2.Median listing price for Metro Phoenix home tops $500,000 for 1st time; for full article click here:

The median listing price for a home in Metro Phoenix topped $500,000 for the first time, nearly $100,000 more than the national average for home prices.

  • In Metro Phoenix, the median listing price for a home topped $500,000 for the first time. Here’s a look at the latest listing price numbers for Metro Phoenix homes:
  • Median Phoenix home listing price: $502,000
  • Median listing price increase year over year: 19.4%
  • Median listing price increase per square foot year over year: %22.8%
  • Active listing count year over year: 2.4% increase
  • New listing count year over year: 5.1% decrease
  • Median days on market: 30
  • Median days on market year over year: -2
  • Price reduced share: 6.4%
  • Price reduced share year over year: 1.4%

The median U.S. listing price grew to a new all-time high of $405,000 in March as prices rose 13.5% year-over-year, faster than is typical for this time of year, and about the same annual growth rate as last month.  The typical home spent 38 days on the market this March, which is 11 days less than last year.

Liz & Marie are purchasing properties all across Maricopa County as well as Gila County, Navajo County and Coconino County. If you would like to sell your house fast and are looking for a more personal interaction than an iBuyer like Opendoor, check out our quick free four minute video where we show you how to save $10,000 or more when selling your property!

This week’s LOCAL NEWS

East Valley veteran gets new house with disability accommodations, for the article click here:

  • For a wounded veteran, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. There are times when a vet can wonder if anyone appreciates their sacrifice.
  • In 2011 Shenker and six other Marines were severely injured in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated.  It took Shenker, who lost a leg, a year to learn how to walk again.
  • With assistance from Homes for Our Troops, local contractors and their new neighbors, the Shenker family will soon be living in a new specially built home which will provide the wounded veteran the access he lacks today.
  • Homes for our Troops says it has raised the money to buy the land and build over 325 homes since 2004. The organization relies primarily on contributions from donors.
  • The houses are equipped with special adaptations for wounded veterans. For local contractor Charles Waiser, whose company is designing the kitchen, it’s a labor of love.
  • “For us it’s a way to give back,” Waiser said. “We do see the vets struggle in the kitchen. We’ve been able to adapt them so they can get in cook their dinners, wash their dishes and get in and out of the bathroom.”
  • Shenker’s home is framed and the roof is coming soon. The freedom to live the life he wants is only months away.

The top spring 2022 events and festivals not to miss in Phoenix, PLAY BALL!

For the link click here

  • Feb. 26 – Apr. 5 | Spring Training 2022 – Calendar Link 
  • April 7-10 | Arizona Country Thunder
  • May 20-29 | Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

About Liz & Marie

Liz & Marie are the area’s leading real estate solutions company. We successfully work with homeowners, buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and real estate investors, buying and selling all types of residential real estate. We are confident that we can find the right property or solution for you, whether you have a house to sell, are looking to buy your next investment property, or are looking for your family’s “forever home.” We can share our knowledge so that you can make the best decisions for your situation and we are dedicated to making everyone’s experience a smooth and successful process.

Liz & Marie specialize in buying and selling your home at the price, and on the timeline, that works for all of us. Our extensive knowledge of real estate investing and a large network of real estate investors nationwide allows us to offer more buying choices and a wide variety of selling options for all types of home buyers and sellers, including financially distressed homeowners. Our mission is to work hand in hand with all parties and to handle every situation with the utmost professionalism and care.

We are thrilled to be a part of this next chapter in your life.  Our commitment to excellence starts with treating you and your transaction with the utmost care and professionalism.  We know that buying and selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make and we are humbled that so many homeowners choose us to join them on their journey.  Let us lead the way and earn your business today.

We may be Crazy Liz and Wacky Marie but together we can do anything. Our combined experience in real estate has given us tons of lessons and has provided us the opportunity to help many homeowners! We are always striving to learn more and help others!

Let us know how we can help you today!