The Cromford Report

Greater Phoenix - Residential Resale


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is owned and produced by Cromford Associates LLC, an Arizona limited liability company managed by Mike Orr and based in Mesa AZ.

Mike holds a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in England and spent 31 years in the computer industry, working for IBM, Amdahl, Splash Technology and the Santa Cruz Operation. In his most recent positions he was President of Tarantella and CEO of Mobilearia.

He first started investing in real estate in 1976 and left the computer industry to focus on real estate in 2002.


The Cromford® Report provides detailed information to track the history and current status of the Greater Phoenix residential resale market and offers unique insight into its future direction.

Updated daily and usually published online within a few hours, this site is intended for anyone interested in the state of the market and how it affects their investments and livelihood. Our goal is to present data that is timely, informative and easy to understand - data not available anywhere else in this level of detail or immediacy.

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  1. November 6 - ASU is looking to hire a Senior Research Analyst for the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice. Good real estate knowledge and an affinity for mathematics are pre-requisites. If you or anyone you know would like to apply for this position, please go to and click on the Staff Positions link then search for requisition ID 9289BR. Please contact for more information.
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  4. August 12 - The CE class planned for August has had to be cancelled due to ill health. We will be scheduling a class for September instead.
  5. August 9 - We have created a new dashboard to help you with Listing Presentations. You can find it here.
  6. July 20 - A new monthly Tableau chart has been added to show ANNUAL sales by transaction type, dwelling type, city, ZIP code and price range.

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Market Statistic
Annual Growth in Pending Listings -42.9% record low 1/18/14

These are based on the current millennium (2001 onwards). The figures shown are for the entire ARMLS area and all dwelling types are included. For-sale-by-owner, auctions and other non-MLS transactions are not included. For more detailed information on record highs and lows please see the Extremes section.

The Cromford® Report is designed to help you answer your questions about the Greater Phoenix residential real estate market. For example:

  • How does today's market compare with the same time last year?
  • Which price range is selling fastest over the last month?
  • In which city are REO buyers most active right now?
  • Which is the cheapest area to buy a resale home?
  • How long is it taking to sell a home in my ZIP code?
  • What is the balance of supply and demand for resale homes in my city?
  • What proportion of homes for sale are short sales or pre-foreclosures?
  • Where are prices changing fastest?
  • What percentage of listings are finding a buyer before they are canceled or expire?
  • Are today's list prices realistic compared with achieved sales prices?

You can find tools to help you answer all the above questions, and many more, within the Cromford® Report web-site.