Anthem, AZ Market Report – January 2015

Picture of 41602 N. Emerald Lake Dr.

The Anthem real estate market started out the new year much the same as we ended 2014, somewhat flat.  The number of homes sold ticked up a bit versus December and a year ago, but prices continued their flattening trend.   The 12 month moving average sale price is still continuing on upward trend, but we are maintaining single digit gains, up 8% from the previous year.  All in all this is not a bad set of circumstances.   The number of homes on the market increased to 227 versus December, but about 9% less than where we were at the same time last year.  Days on market increased significantly,  from 87 days in December to 12o for the month of January.  This is a good sign in that a number of homes that had been on the market a while have sold, probably due to price reductions, getting their homes in line with where the market is.  The market cooled a bit in 2014, but we’re poised to see a nice market here in 2015, with interest rates still at historic lows, home affordability improving, and overall economic momentum increasing. Home sellers will have to be more cognizant of their price point as we continue into our “selling season”.  Homes that are priced right are still selling quickly.

Here are the latest stats for the month ending 1/31/15:

Active Listings: 227 (Up 10% from Dec.’14, Down 9% from Jan. ’14)

Homes Pending: 94 (Up 24% from Dec. ’14, Down 5% from Jan. ’14)

Homes sold in last 30 days: 48 (Up 9% from Dec. ’14,  Up 2% from Jan. ’14)

Burn rate (Inventory on market / by homes currently under contract) =  3.41 months supply

Avg. Sale price (Solds): $287,197  (Up 1% from Dec. ’14, Unchanged versus Jan. ’14)

Avg. price per sq. ft. (Solds): $122.68  (Down 1% from  Dec. ’14, Down 3% from Jan. ’14)

Avg. Days on Market (Solds): 120 (Up 38% from Dec. ’14, Up 76% from Jan. ’14)

To receive a free market analysis for your Anthem home please call Jerry Murphy at 602-334-3757 or e-mail: jwmurphy@longrealty.com

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Anthem New Year’s Eve Celebration modified…..

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For those planning to attend Anthem’s New Year’s Eve celebration to close out Anthem’s 15th Anniversary, there have been some modifications to the event schedule due to inclement weather heading our way.

Click on the link below for more details:

http://onlineatanthem.com/news/nye-event-modified

Anthem Holiday Classic Sprint Triathlon…

Anthem Holiday Classic

The Anthem Holiday Classic Sprint Triathlon is this Saturday, Dec. 13th, 9AM at the Anthem Community Center.

Come join us.

To register for the event go to: http://4peaksracing.com/events/anthem-holiday-classic-triathlon-2014

 

 

 

ACC/DFLT trail stewardship day scheduled for Dec. 6

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The ACC Board of Directors endorsed Desert Foothills Land Trust (DLFT) trail monitoring and maintenance activities on the Anthem portion of the Maricopa Trail, also referred to as the Equestrian Trail, at their August meeting. Additionally, the Board endorsed a joint partnership with the DFLT to host a Trail Cleanup Day on Dec. 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on part of the Anthem Equestrian Trail.

This is an opportunity for local preservation groups such as DFLT and the Save Daisy Mountain committee to educate and introduce area residents to the local trail system, ecosystem and trail etiquette. It also empowers residents to “give back” and improve the condition of the trail.

For more information: info@dflt.org

 

 

 

Anthem, AZ Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot 2013

Thursday, Nov. 27th

7am

Anthem Community Center

5k, 10k, fun run/walk for people of all ages and abilities

Come out and join us

Click here for registration information

 

Anthem AZ Events: Diamonds Are Forever Fashion Show

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Diamonds are Forever fashion show

When: November 14, 2014, 6:00PM

Where: Ironwood Grille, Ironwood Country Club, Anthem

Celebrating the diverse & exciting growth of our Community by supporting participating business & organizations. Dress in iconic James Bond attire.

Schedule:

5:30 p.m. Cocktails (Credit Card transactions only for non-members for food & beverages)

6 p.m. Ironwood Ballroom Doors open

6:15 p.m. Special Tribute for Amy Bennett by Musical Theatre of Anthem, followed by James Bond runway show (audience members will be invited to participate)

 

Anthem’s Daisy Moutain Veteran’s Parade….

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This Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2014 beginning at 10am.

The parade route starts at Anthem Preparatory School on Gavilan Peak Pkwy. and proceeds up Gavilan Peak to Anthem Way, then heading east to Freedom Way, and south into the Community Center Parking lot.

This the 10th Anniversary of the parade here in Anthem and as well as marking the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam conflict.