Tucson Housing Market September 2022
Market Update From Ben & Kim Boldt – Premier Tucson Homes
However, the sale to list price ratio suggests this may be changing.
September is the second month in long time where this ratio is below 100%. Coming in at 98.5% for single family homes in September.
Also, while Average and Median Sales Prices for single family homes increased year over year they are now in single digits – 8.8% and 9.2% respectively.
Looking at the 2022 Year To Date changes for 2022 vs 2021 the increased remain double digit – 12.9% and 15.4%, respectively.
Active Listings increased to 2,337 at the end of September. That is up 40.1% from September 2021, BUT ONLY 10.2% from the prior month. At the current rate of sales that translates into a 2.1 months supply. Increasing, but still below historical levels and suggesting Sellers are still holding the cards.
Following single family homes, the Average and Median Sales price for Condos and Townhouses moved up.
The year over year Condo/Townhouse Average sales price up 19.9% and Median was up 16.3%. Active listings increased to 273 units on the market and that is up 33.2% over September 2021, but only 33 units or 13.8 % from August.
Now for the details……
The Tucson Housing Market September 2022 – Single Family Homes
Year over year price gains have slowed and inventory continues to increase slowly.
The Tucson Housing Market September 2022 – Condos & Townhouses
Continuing double digit price gains and increasing month over month inventory.
Inventory of Condos and Townhouses stands at 273 units on the market. Up 33.2% from September 2021, but only 33 units or 13.8% month to month.
Average Sales Prices – Single Family Home Increased 8.8% Year Over Year & Condo/Townhouses gained 19.9%
Median Sales Prices – Single Family Home Increased 9.2% Year Over Year & Condo/Townhouses gained 16.3%
Active Listings – Single Family Homes Increased 40.1% From September 2021…..To 2337 homes & Condo/Townhouses Increased 33.2% to 273 Units
Average Days On Market (DOM) – 28 Days For Single Family Homes and 25 days for Condo/Townhouses
Percentage Of List Price Paid By Buyer – Single Family Homes at 98.5% of list and Condo/Townhouses Sold At 97.9%
SELLERS continue to control of the market due to the low number of homes for sale, but the Sale/List price has dropped below 100% for the second month.
The demand for retirement or seasonal homes in Tucson remains strong, but with increasing inventory one would expect the Sold/List price ratio to fall further.
The Drivers – Demand remains strong, inventory increasing and mortgage rates at 6.25+%.
How will those factors effect buyers during the last quarter of 2022 is a unanswered question?
Demand for new construction remains strong, but some builders are “managing” the number of homes they are committing to build due to raising material costs and supply.
There are new homes are being built across Tucson, but in most cases a new construction home will cost more than a resale. Last but not least, new home buyers are waiting 8 to 12++ months to get in the their home.
Keep in mind when buying new construction, landscaping, decorating and window treatments are not included in the price. Want a pool, plan on $70,000++ for a standard no frills pool.
And while home prices continue to rise, Tucson remains a good value compared to many areas in the U.S
If a “fixer upper” has some appeal, check out a 203K FHA loan. Its a good option to have in your pocket when buying a home in Tucson, AZ.
September 2022 Mortgage Update
Mortgage rates around 6.5% for a 30-year conventional loan depending on the lender. Inflation has increased the cost of home ownership, but Tucson remains one of the lower cost of living cities in Arizona and the U.S.
The greater Tucson area continues as a top pick for cities to live in across the United States.
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Given current inventory levels, low ball offers aren’t getting traction. So, if you “really” want the home, make a “reasonable” offer. But with homes selling at 101.4% of list price you have to ask yourself, “Will I feel bad if I don’t get this house?”
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Tucson Housing Market September 2022 continues to show strong year over year price increases. But higher prices and mortgage rates approaching 6% have cooled demand. Both home sales and mortgage applications have fallen from last years levels.
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