Anthem AZ 85086 Market Report – April 2013

Anthem AZ Residential Real Estate Market Report

Anthem, AZ 85086 Real Estate Market Report – April 2013

The Anthem, AZ Residential Real Estate Market continues to march to it’s own beat. And unlike most of the Phoenix Metro area, active listings, (with the exception of March and April of 2013), have been slowly increasing over the past 12 months.  Total Active Listings for the Anthem are down 18% over the past 60 days but up 45% from May 2012.

And while active listings are up year over year they are no where near the amount needed to balance the market. The low number of active listings has created a strong sellers market. Traditional listings in Anthem are averaging only 76 DOM (days on market) and Lender Owned properties are averaging only 69 days on market.

Lender Owned (REO) and Short Sales (SS) make up less than 10% of Anthem’s total active listings. The column chart graphically illustrates how small that part of the market has become. Distressed properties have been absorbed much faster than many had predicted. This is great news for the vast number of Anthem, AZ home owners and has certainly helped year over year appreciation.

Lender Owned (REO) prices have fluctuated as much as 10% week to week. This is due in large part to the incredibly small number of Available Lender Owned properties, only 3 in April.  REO’s have shrunk to “pre-bubble” numbers in the Anthem Market and many are receiving multiple offers within a few days of coming on the market.

Short Sales (SS) prices are down 14% month over month but relatively unchanged year over year. Price fluctuations are, in part, due to the extreme low inventory of Short Sales (SS) listings in Anthem, AZ. There were only 9 Short Sale active listings in April. One month there may be a luxury short sale or two in the average and the next month there may be only smaller more modestly priced homes to average.

While efforts have been made to streamline the short sale process the failure rate is still very high compared to traditional or lender owned transactions, however, Pending Short Sales are not as big a problem in Anthem as in other parts of the Valley.

Normal Sale prices are unchanged month over month and up 15% over the past 12 months and while prices may not increase at the same pace over the coming summer months, the lack of available inventory insures that they will continue to rise.

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What does this mean for buyers and sellers in Anthem, AZ :


– If you are thinking of buying an Anthem home in the next year or two, don’t wait, prices will continue to rise and the historically low mortgage interest rates we currently enjoy have nowhere to go but up. Buy now.


– If you are thinking of selling your Anthem home in the next 12 months list it now, competition (other active listings) is very low in most parts of the valley. Take advantage of the sellers market we currently enjoy before interest rates increase.


– Buyers who bought a home in the Phoenix Metro area a year ago have seen as much as a 34% increase in value. I believe we are going to look back on 2013 much as we do 2012, a year of great opportunity. Will you take advantage of the opportunity?


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Please Note:All statistics and figures are reported from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) and/or The Cromford Report and are deemed to be reliable, but cannot be guaranteed for accuracy. It is recommended that any information of special interest be verified through independent sources.