Home Prices Remain Well Below Market Highs

By Dennis Lambert
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:20am
Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:21am
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A new housing report from Arizona State shows the red-hot metro Phoenix housing market has been cooling off.

Mike Orr of the W.P. Carey School of Business says the median price of a single-family home has increased 23 percent in the last year, to $200,000, but we’re still far from where prices were.

“If you go all the way back to June of 2006, we were at a high point there of around $190-a-square-foot and right now we’re still below $130,” Orr said.

He says despite a lackluster November, metro Phoenix home prices have increased 40-to-45 percent in the last two years, and that is discouraging bargain-seeking investors.

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