Tempe AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report - December 2022
The average sold price per square foot of Tempe homes saw a nice little increase in December, going from $271/sf in November to $275/sf in December. This is the third out of the last four months that there has been an increase, but the overall trend over the last six months is still downward.
After Tempe days on market reached an all-time low of 20 in May and June, it has increased six months in a row. Tempe DOM increased to 65 in December. Even with this increase to 65 DOM, homes in Tempe are still selling reasonably fast. However, sales should slow down as we enter the new year, which is the slowest time of the year for the Arizona housing market.
The number of new Tempe listings had increased each month in 2022 through June, going from 99 in January to 189 in June (almost doubling). Since then, new listings in Tempe have either decreased or remained the same over the last six months, going from 189 in June down to 53 in December. New listings in Tempe are now lower than they have been in December of the previous five years, and they are now -46.5% lower than in December of 2021.
After increasing for five straight months, the number of active listings decreased the last three months. Active listings have gone from 288 in September to 203 to end the year. The number of active listings in Tempe are now greater than they were in December of last year by 21.6%.
Home prices are on a downward trend, home inventory is decreasing, and fewer homes are selling. We are also entering the slowest part of the housing season, which always impacts sales.
Median home values in Tempe have actually decreased an average of -1.5% since December of 2021. With interest rates hovering around 6.5%, there will be a slowing of home sales and increasing of inventory as the market shifts and we head into 2023.
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