School starting Fall 2013

Here in Anthem the summer is winding down and we are about ready to go back to school. For most schools the first day of classes is August 12th. Pre-registration enrollment is up compared to fall 2012, and the ending enrollment figures for Deer Valley Unified School District in the Anthem area. Of course those who pre-enroll do changes their minds and not show up or change schools. Also there are many that don’t pre-register and show up. So the real numbers won’t be out till after the start of fall (showing my east coast roots), Labor Day!
Along with the increase of students comes parents and additional siblings. This could be another good indicator of the housing market in the North Phoenix, and Anthem area is strong for sellers! Looking at the active listings we are hovering between a 2 to 3 month worth of inventory which traditionally indicates a seller’s market. Our sales slowed a bit in late June and July, but that is also a traditionally slow period. The uptick in interest rates may have put a small cloud on the selling, or it could be the traditional swain in the market for July due to the heat! Only time will tell.