TUCSON MLS Statistics December 2009 – February 2010

I can not believe I let three months go by without updating the MLS Statistics. I know the reason, as we just changed our company name to Ability Realty. Yes, we did drop out of Century 21. Our office size did not work for us to remain in a Franchise, and I now feel a lot less pressure has been relieved on all of us. You can not believe what had to be done to change just the office name. It took us weeks to get almost everything accomplished.

Now to the Statistics. To be very honest February really does not show much change over the past three months except for a larger increase in Active listings. Listings under contract is the largest number since last June. Again that is probably reflective of the Tax Credit that expires on April 30th to be under contract, and close by June 30th.












Average Sales Price
$196,755 $195,258 $188,384 $201,216 201,219 $195,996
Median Sales Price
$163,000 $158,000 $162,500 $154,000 $160,000 $150,000
Total Units Sold*
945 1063 1011 919 712 741
Active Listings
6008 6213 6350 6130 6618 6739
Days On Market
80 71 73 73 73 68
Listings Under Contract**
1333 1287 947 847 1155 1417

The figures on this table are subject to change due to late reportings and corrections. These changes are reflected in the next months statisical blog post after we receive the updated information. For this reason you will find inconsistencies if you compare the data on multiple tables.
* Closed during the month.
** For the current month (not the total listing under contract)

There are a lot of Short Sale homes out there and the Lenders are staying very close to the fair market value. Make sure you know what you are paying and what will happen in the 3 to 4 months it will take to get approval from the lender on the contract. If it is Bank of America they will be doing a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) every month so they have a current value to make their decision on the price. Believe me this BPO can really cause a problem if the person doing the BPO is not good at it. We experienced one of our listings that the person said it was worth more than $30,000 over the offered price. Believe me it was priced right in the offer but the Lender wanted more money and the Buyer walked away. We are now two more months into it and no offers.
If you are about  to experience difficulty in making your mortgage payments be sure you talk to your lender as they are doing many more Loan Modifications now. If you do not qualify ask for a Short Sale Package and call Barry or David to help you make a good decision for your future. It really does mater if it is a Short Sale or a Foreclosure.  Do you know what HAMP and HAFA mean? You should if you are experiencing problems making your payments. We will talk more about HAMP and HAFA soon as the new requirements start in early April.
Call me any time at 240-7130 if you have questions

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