2018 Mid Year Review

Get A Snap Shot Of The Arizona Economic Outlook – 2018 Mid Year Review

2018 Mid Year Review Shows Tucson Continuing Its Long Realty Recovery

2018 Mid year reviewOur 2018 Mid Year Review sees Arizona’s economy growing faster than the nation. In both 2017 and 2018.

That is what the University Of Arizona Eller School of Business report on June 7, 2018.

Arizona added jobs, population, and income at solid rates last year. Jobs rose 2.4% in 2017. Slower than gains in 2016, but above the national rate.

And the state is keeping a similar pace so far in 2018. Population growth hit 1.5% and personal income rose 4.3% before inflation.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) leads of growth in Arizona. But the Tucson MSA improved its growth during the last two years. The forecast of continued national growth sets the stage for Arizona to continue to expanding.

2018 Mid Year Review – Tucson, Arizona

The Tucson MSA added jobs at a solid 1.5% clip last year, close to the national average and the fastest pace since 2012.

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Continued steady job gains, and a declining state unemployment rate mean wage gains. That will drive personal income growth. And the forecast improvement from 4.3% last year, to 5.2% this year, and then to 6.3% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020.

Tucson has attracted some big employers over the last 2 years. Most notable is Caterpillar Inc. In 2016, it announced it will be bringing its Mining Division headquarters to Tucson. Over six hundred high-paying jobs will have an economic impact of $600 million.

Tucson’s Real Estate Market 2018 Mid Year Review Results

Let’s crunch some numbers!

For the first six months of 2018 –

  • Median Sales Price INCREASED 3.4% to $212,000
  • Average Sale Price INCREASED 4.4% to $259,137
  • Active Listings DECREASED 13.9% to 2,974
  • Days On Market DECREASED 15.2% to 39 days.

The Median Sales Price and Average Sales Price stand at 94.2% and 88.4% of their respective 2007 peaks. It has been 10 years, but the market, on average, has almost recovered.

Now, as always, real estate is a “local” market. Some areas have done better and some worst than the averages.

Active Listings have remained BELOW 4,000 homes since May 2016. At the end of June 2018, Active Listings were 2,974.

That is the lowest number of Active Listings in last 10 years. As jobs and population increase, home prices will increase. Will it be higher than the forecast? We can only wait and see.

The low inventory of homes for sale in Tucson has driven the Average Days On Market to historical lows. For June’s 2018 Mid-Year Review, Days On Market was 39 days.

Down 7 days from December 2017. Only one time did Days On Market drop below 40 days. July 2017 at 38 days.

Get more on Tucson’s Real Estate Market trends at the Premier Tucson Homes’ Archives.

Considering A Home In Tucson, AZ?

Are you thinking of buying a home in the greater Tucson area? Finding the right home with the low inventory at our 2018 mid year review can be challenging. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market. As a top Realtor team, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires.

At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

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