Chandler

Chandler Prices turn down in 1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter’s Median Sales Price in Chandler was $321,450, which was far below what the trend would have had us predict. I see two different distinct trends which were broken this quarter:

  1. Q1 Year over Year (Orange arrows): Q1 has been consistently higher YoY when compared with the prior year’s Q1 over the last several years. This year, however, the change was a meager 1% increase - almost flat when compared with Q1 2018.

  2. Q1 vs prior Q4 (Yellow arrows): Q1 has risen sharply compared with the Q4 immediately preceding it, in each of the last several years. This year, however, Q1 2019 was almost 4% lower than Q4 2018.

We have seen a few charts this month pointing towards some price stagnation in Q1. What we don’t know yet is whether Q1 was a statistical blip in an otherwise upward trend, or if prices have reached a point where incomes can no longer keep up with the rising mortgage payments, and buyers aren’t able (or willing) to pay the higher prices. (ie: is the market slowing down?)

Only time will tell, but you can bet I’ll be watching closely…

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- Chris Butterworth

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Chandler Pricing Up 8% in February

Chandler pricing remained strong in February, with the median price per square foot up more than 8% YoY compared with Feb ‘18 ($178.81 vs $164.77 last year), and up 14% from 2 years ago ($157.31 in Feb ‘17.)

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- Chris Butterworth

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2018 Median Sales Price for Select Cities

This chart is a recap of the last month’s charts, showing a comparison of the various cities’ median sales prices for 2018. It’s interesting to see the variance among the cities, yet notice that even with all the ups and downs, the difference between the lowest and highest is only $83,500*.

* Not included is Scottsdale, because the $570,000 median sales price there was so high it made the chart much less impactful by comparison.

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- Chris Butterworth

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Chandler Prices Up 6% in 2018


The median sales price in Chandler has increased steadily, year after year, to $329,000 in 2018. (orange chart, above.)

However, the number of homes sold in Chandler has tapered off the last couple of years since the peak in 2016. Chandler saw 4,305 homes sold in 2018, which was down 2% from 2017’s 4,411, and down over 6% from 2016’s 4,598. (blue chart, below.)


Are higher prices causing would-be buyers to buy elsewhere? Or will the decrease in demand eventually cause prices to stall? Only time will tell. (and we’ll keep checking back in on Chandler to find out.)

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- Chris Butterworth

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2018 Sales Volume by City

The chart above is sorted by sales volume. Below, I’ve taken the same chart and sorted the cities alphabetically. You can decide which one works best for you.

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Phoenix is far and away the leader of the Greater Phoenix Area, with 3-10 times (or more) the number of sales as most other suburbs. Mesa is the 2nd largest suburb, followed by Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, and Glendale.

You’ll notice the East Valley cities typically have more volume than their West Valley counterparts, but there are also more West Valley cities dividing up the land. Overall the sales volume in the East and West Valley is fairly similar.

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- Chris Butterworth

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* All chart data represents single-family detached homes only. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed.