Monday, October 24, 2022 / by Bryan Baylon
Anything over 80% is extraordinarily high and back in April we were still over 90%. The massive cooling trend brought us down to 70% by August and we have drifted lower since then. The key to interpreting the chart is to remember that 67% represents a normal balanced market with supply and demand roughly equal to each other. In the last month we have dropped below 67% and are currently recording a success rate of 65%. The rate of decline is slow but accelerating.
The market is extremely weak from a volume perspective, but it is close to normal when thinking about the balance between supply and demand. The fact that we have dropped below 67% is analogous to the CMI dropping below 100. Buyers have an advantage over sellers, but it is not yet excessive. For those who have entered the Phoenix housing market within the last 14 years, we should point out that we saw listing success rates as low as 23% in early 2008. That was a truly dreadful market for sellers. The current situation only looks bad when compared with the last 10 years. Compared with 2008 it looks just peachy.
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