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Solutions Real Estate market update GILBERT

Current prices for homes on the market Trends in pricing Current levels of supply and demand Value metrics

Report for the week of 2008-09-26

Presented by David Dion 480-282-2665 Solutions Real Estate www.SolutionsRealEstate.com - dave@solutionsrealestate.com

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City Overview

GILBERT Trend

Real-Time Market Profile

THIS WEEK The median single family home

Median List Price $ 285,000 Average List Price $ 364,411 Least Expensive Listing $ 87,000 Most Expensive Listing $ 2,700,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 128 Average Days on Market 120 Total Inventory 2007 Absorbed This Week* 139 Percent of Properties with Price Decrease 48 % Percent Relisted (reset DOM) 9% Percent Flip (price increased) 4% Median House Size (sq ft) 2,331 Median Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.5 Median Age 9 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 17

price in GILBERT this week is $285,000. The 2007 homes have been on the market for an average of 120 days.

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.

Altos Research calculates the Market Action Index which measures available supply relative to the current level of demand. Index value above 30 indicates conditions favor the seller. See the section below for full details.

QUARTILES

Trend Key Last Month's Trend

Last Quarter's

To get a tightly targeted

No Clear Monthly/Quarterly

*Metric "Absorbed this Week" covers properties sold and those taken off the market for other reasons. Since sales sometimes take months to close, it is impossible to discern in real-time exactly which properties sold.

understanding of homes in the market, we break each locale into quartiles. Each quartile is 25% of the

Characteristics per Quartile homes listed. Med. Sqft. Med. Lot Size

Quart

Median Price

1

$ 584,900

3,644

2

$ 345,554

2,685

3

$ 245,000

2,043

4

$ 185,825

1,564

Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

5.0

3.4

8

501

26

28 148 Most expensive 25% of homes

4.0

2.8

8

502

37

24 120 Upper-middle 25% of homes

6,501 - 8,000 sq ft

4.0

2.0

9

502

35

34 113 Lower-middle 25% of homes

6,501 - 8,000 sq ft

3.0

2.0

10

502

38

53 102 Least expensive 25% of homes

1.0 - 2.5 acres 1.0 - 2.5 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

We'll refer to the quartiles in the trend graphs below.

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PRICE The market seems to have paused around this plateau. The Market Action Index is a good leading indicator for the durability of this trend.

QUARTILE PRICES Often, we find insights by watching pricing trends within the quartile segments. While prices in the upper half of the market has shown essentially mixed pricing lately, the lower half of the market is trending lower. Quartiles 3 and 4 have been in price decline in recent weeks, with Quartiles 1 and 2 remaining basically flat. Look to the Market Action Index as a leading indicator of the bottom of the market.

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PRICE AND VALUE While prices have been basically flat, the price per square foot has been heading downward. While not a sign of broad strength in a market, larger homes are coming more available and buyers are tending to get more home for their money.

INVENTORY Inventory has been falling in recent weeks. Note that declining inventory alone does not signal a strengthening market. Look to the Market Action Index and Days on Market trends to gauge whether buyer interest is changing with the available supply.

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Residential house prices are a function of supply and demand, and market conditions can be characterized by analyzing those factors. Watch this index for sustained changes: if the index falls into the Buyer’s Market zone for a long period, prices are likely in for a downward correction.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT market is currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). The 90-day Market Action Index stands at 17. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are The Market Action Index (MAI) illustrates the balance between supply and demand using a statistical function of the current rate of sale versus current inventory.

relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action

Index for changes as it can be a An MAI value greater than 30 typically indicates a “Seller's Market” (a.k.a. "Hot Market") because demand is high enough to quickly gobble up available supply. A leading indicator for price changes. hot market will typically cause prices to rise. MAI values below 30 indicate a "Buyer's Market" (a.k.a. "Cold Market") where the inventory of already-listed homes is sufficient to last several months at the current rate of sales. A cold market will typically cause prices to fall.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly given the overall Market Action Index, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current rate of demand for homes in the quartile. Watch the quartile for changes before the overall market shifts. Often one end of the market (e.g. the low end) will improve and signal a strengthening The quartiles can help you answer the question, "How hot is the market for homes in my price range?"

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market before the whole group changes.

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DAYS ON MARKET (DOM) The properties have been on the market for an average of 120 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 91 or so days.

DOM PER QUARTILE It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85298 Trend

Median List Price $ 375,000 Average List Price $ 468,383 Least Expensive Listing $ 157,900 Most Expensive Listing $ 2,695,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 153 Average Days on Market 98 Total Inventory 289 Absorbed This Week 18 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,690 Median Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.8 Median Age 4 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 15

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85298 this week is $375,000.

With inventory trending up but days-on-market and the Market Action Index essentially flat recently, conditions don't seem to have strong up or down pull.

PRICE Again this week in this zip code we see a downward notch for prices. We continue to pull back from the market’s highs. At this point, we will be looking for a persistent upward shift in the Market Action Index as a leading indicator for a trough in prices.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see the market’s price weakness evident across the board. All four quartiles have been in price decline in recent weeks. Look to the Market Action Index as a leading indicator of the bottom of the market.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Quart

Median Price

1

$ 748,750

3,750

2

$ 439,063

3,010

3

$ 336,950

2,348

4

$ 237,500

1,791

Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

4.0

3.5

5

72

0

5

104 Most expensive 25% of homes

4.0

3.0

4

72

2

5

95 Upper-middle 25% of homes

Not Avail

4.0

2.0

4

72

8

2

96 Lower-middle 25% of homes

Not Avail

3.0

2.0

4

73

4

6

98 Least expensive 25% of homes

Med. Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres 1.0 - 2.5 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

PRICE AND VALUE We’re seeing fairly unusual market conditions as prices have been in a downward trend but price per square foot is actually increasing. (Buyers are paying less and getting less home for their money.) Anomalies like these can be attributed to micro-location variables.

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INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 289 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85298 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 15. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 98 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 91 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85297 Trend

Median List Price $ 314,900 Average List Price $ 418,911 Least Expensive Listing $ 155,000 Most Expensive Listing $ 2,700,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 122 Average Days on Market 130 Total Inventory 335 Absorbed This Week 26 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,655 Median Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.5 Median Age 5 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 18

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85297 this week is $314,900.

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market decreasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.

PRICE We continue to see prices in this zip code bouncing around this plateau. Look for a persistent upshift in the Market Action Index before we see prices move from these levels.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see prices in this zip code have settled at a price plateau across the board. Prices in all four quartiles are basically mixed. Look for a persistent shift (up or down) in the Market Action Index before prices move from these current levels.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

5.0

3.5

5

83

2

2

194 Most expensive 25% of homes

Not Avail

4.0

3.0

4

84

7

4

115 Upper-middle 25% of homes

2,170

5.0 - 10.0 acres

4.0

2.5

6

84

7

8

101 Lower-middle 25% of homes

1,767

Not Avail

4.0

2.0

6

84

10

12

Quart

Median Price

Med. Lot Size

1

$ 744,900

3,990

2

$ 370,245

3,247

3

$ 268,750

4

$ 200,000

1.0 - 2.5 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

110 Least expensive 25% of homes

PRICE AND VALUE The market plateau is seen across the price and value. The price per square foot and median list price have both been reasonably stagnant. Watch the Market Action Index for persistent changes as a leading indicator before the market moves from these levels.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 335 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85297 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 18. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 129 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 91 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85296 Trend

Median List Price $ 250,000 Average List Price $ 310,173 Least Expensive Listing $ 125,000 Most Expensive Listing $ 1,200,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 124 Average Days on Market 144 Total Inventory 389 Absorbed This Week 38 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,130 Median Lot Size 0.25 - 0.50 acre Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.5 Median Age 10 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 17

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85296 this week is $250,000.

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.

PRICE Recently prices in this zip have settled at a plateau even though they dipped this week. Look for a persistent up-shift in the Market Action Index before we see prices significantly move from these levels.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see prices in the individual quartiles without strong directional correlation lately. Quartiles 2 and 4 have been in price decline in recent weeks, with Quartiles 1 and 3 remaining basically flat. Look to the Market Action Index as a leading indicator of the bottom of the market.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

5.0

3.0

10

97

5

10

Not Avail

4.0

2.5

10

97

5

9

150 Upper-middle 25% of homes

1,870

4,501 - 6500 sq ft

3.0

2.5

11

97

5

9

131 Lower-middle 25% of homes

1,499

6,501 - 8,000 sq ft

3.0

2.0

10

98

9

10

Quart

Median Price

Med. Lot Size

1

$ 475,000

3,621

2

$ 299,750

2,443

3

$ 224,900

4

$ 175,000

1.0 - 2.5 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

189 Most expensive 25% of homes

109 Least expensive 25% of homes

PRICE AND VALUE While prices have been basically flat, the price per square foot has been heading downward. While not a sign of broad strength in a market, larger homes are coming more available and buyers are tending to get more home for their money.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 389 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85296 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 17. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 144 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 112 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85295 Trend

Median List Price $ 273,586 Average List Price $ 327,480 Least Expensive Listing $ 150,000 Most Expensive Listing $ 975,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 123 Average Days on Market 84 Total Inventory 291 Absorbed This Week 17 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,344 Median Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.5 Median Age 6 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 18

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85295 this week is $273,586.

Inventory and days-on-market are climbing, while the Market Action Index has been flat recently. The trends point to a weakening market.

PRICE We continue to see prices in this zip code hovering around these current levels, even though they bumped up a bit this week. Look for a persistent up-shift in the Market Action Index before we see prices move significantly from here.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see the market’s recent price weakness almost across the board. It is unusual that Quartile 1 is the one showing strength. Unless we see a persistent up-shift in the Market Action Index, Quartile 1 will likely resume the trend of the rest of the market.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Quart

Median Price

1

$ 527,000

3,301

2

$ 325,000

2,593

3

$ 238,000

2,250

4

$ 179,900

1,625

Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

5.0

3.0

7

72

11

5

97 Most expensive 25% of homes

4.0

2.5

6

73

10

0

87 Upper-middle 25% of homes

Not Avail

3.0

2.5

6

73

10

6

80 Lower-middle 25% of homes

Not Avail

3.0

2.5

5

73

7

6

72 Least expensive 25% of homes

Med. Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres 2.5 - 5.0 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

PRICE AND VALUE While prices have been basically flat, the price per square foot has been heading downward. While not a sign of broad strength in a market, larger homes are coming more available and buyers are tending to get more home for their money.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 291 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85295 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 18. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 83 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 70 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85234 Trend

Median List Price $ 275,000 Average List Price $ 365,016 Least Expensive Listing $ 87,000 Most Expensive Listing $ 1,800,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 131 Average Days on Market 122 Total Inventory 434 Absorbed This Week 27 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,299 Median Lot Size 1.0 - 2.5 acres Median Number of Bedrooms 4.0 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.5 Median Age 14 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 16

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85234 this week is $275,000.

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market decreasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.

PRICE We continue to see prices in this zip code bouncing around this plateau. Look for a persistent upshift in the Market Action Index before we see prices move from these levels.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see while the lower-half of the market has seen negative price pressures lately, prices in the upper-half of the market have been mixed. Quartiles 3 and 4 have been in price decline in recent weeks, with Quartiles 1 and 2 remaining basically flat. Look to the Market Action Index as a leading indicator of the bottom of the market.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

5.0

3.0

14

108

3

3

156 Most expensive 25% of homes

Not Avail

4.0

3.0

13

108

4

6

130 Upper-middle 25% of homes

1,896

Not Avail

4.0

2.0

14

109

5

4

106 Lower-middle 25% of homes

1,480

Not Avail

3.0

2.0

15

109

4

14

Quart

Median Price

Med. Lot Size

1

$ 649,900

3,624

2

$ 344,495

2,559

3

$ 237,000

4

$ 175,000

1.0 - 2.5 acres

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

99 Least expensive 25% of homes

PRICE AND VALUE The market plateau is seen across the price and value. The price per square foot and median list price have both been reasonably stagnant. Watch the Market Action Index for persistent changes as a leading indicator before the market moves from these levels.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 434 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85234 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 16. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 122 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 91 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

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GILBERT

Neighborhood Detail Real-Time Market Profile

85233 Trend

Median List Price $ 249,900 Average List Price $ 302,243 Least Expensive Listing $ 114,900 Most Expensive Listing $ 1,600,000 Asking Price per Square Foot $ 134 Average Days on Market 126 Total Inventory 269 Absorbed This Week 13 Median House Size (sq ft) 2,076 Median Lot Size 0.50 - 1.0 acre Median Number of Bedrooms 3.9 Median Number of Bathrooms 2.1 Median Age 14 Altos Research Value Statistics Market Action Index Cold! Buyer's 17

THIS WEEK The median single family home price in GILBERT 85233 this week is $249,900.

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market decreasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions.

PRICE Prices in this zip code have been on a downward trend recently and this week, while essentially flat, doesn’t break us out of that cycle.

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PRICE PER QUARTILE In the quartile market segments, we see the market’s price weakness evident across the board. Quartiles 2, 3, and 4 have been in price decline in recent weeks, with Quartile 1 remaining basically flat. Look to the Market Action Index as a leading indicator of the bottom of the market.

Characteristics per Quartile QUARTILES Med. Sqft Med. Lot Size

Bed

Bath

Med. Age

Inven.

2,876

Not Avail

4.0

3.0

14

67

4

4

139 Most expensive 25% of homes

$ 290,000

2,163

Not Avail

4.0

2.0

13

67

4

1

125 Upper-middle 25% of homes

3

$ 230,000

1,774

Not Avail

3.0

2.0

14

67

7

5

123 Lower-middle 25% of homes

4

$ 180,000

1,489

0.25 - 0.50 acre

3.0

2.0

17

68

3

3

117 Least expensive 25% of homes

Quart

Median Price

1

$ 429,000

2

AbNew sorbed

Avg. DoM

PRICE AND VALUE Despite recently falling prices, the price per square foot has stayed reasonably flat. This implies that there’s a portion of the market being priced at a premium. You can investigate this condition in the quartile details.

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David Dion | Solutions Real Estate | 480-332-5942 | www.SolutionsRealEstate.com

INVENTORY Inventory has been climbing lately with 269 properties available this week. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

MARKET ACTION INDEX The GILBERT 85233 is quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone. The 90day Market Action Index stands at 17. With several months of inventory available at the current sales rate, buyers should find ample choice.

MARKET ACTION Not surprisingly, all quartiles are in the Buyer’s Market zone with several months of inventory given the current levels of demand. Watch the quartiles for changes before the overall market shifts.

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DAYS ON MARKET The properties have been on the market for an average of 125 days. Half of the listings have come newly on the market in the past 98 or so days. Watch the 90-day DOM trend for signals of a changing market.

DAYS ON MARKET It is not uncommon for the higher priced homes in an area (Quartiles 1 and 2) to take longer to sell than those in the lower quartiles.

About Altos Research Corporation Altos Research Corp. reports real-time analysis of the residential real estate market in local markets across the country. All information contained herein is based on properties currently listed for sale and available publicly. When evaluating a particular property, make sure you use comparable sales data in addition to the market trend information available in this report. The data presented in this report is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but cannot be guaranteed as such. Use this report as one input in the real estate decision making process, but do not rely on it for accuracy. Nothing in this report or any other Altos Research publication is a recommendation to buy or to sell real estate. We recommend you work with a licensed real estate agent or broker.

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