The Cromford Report

Greater Phoenix - Residential Resale


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The Cromford Report ...

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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Jan 16 - First PowerPoint download of 2024 is now available here.

Dec 4 - We are introducing revised price ranges to our charts and tables. This is because the ranges below $300,000 now have very few examples, in contrast to 2008-2015, while the high end now extends well beyond $3,000,000. The Squirrel charts and Cromford Public charts have been modified, and we will working on the Tableau charts over the next few weeks.

Aug 26 - We now have a video Jump Start Guide featuring Tina Tamboer.

Aug 7 - The split of 84142 into 2 parts - 85144 and a much smaller 85142 has been implemented in the ZIP code charts. For measurements that use closed sales data, the implementation is complete as this data is non-volatile. However it will take many weeks to to recalculate historic active and pending counts for the new ZIP codes, so these are only partly complete. Charts and tables that show only 85142 are referring to the OLD 85142. Those that show 85144 too, are showing the NEW 85142. Thanks for your patience during this complex transition.

May 20 - There is a Cromford® live Zoom presentation by Tina Tamboer nearly every weekday, but they are hosted and marketed by different sponsors. The sponsors send the links to invited guests as they are typically hosted on their accounts, so if you would like to attend of of Tina's Zoom meetings it is best to get on one of their email/text lists.

Here are Tina's regular sponsors who have booked zooms through the end of the year….

  • Security Title – most Mondays – contact any Security Title rep
  • Pioneer Title – monthly – contact any Pioneer Title rep
  • Clear Title – monthly – contact Dane Briggs
  • Old Republic Title & Matt LeDoux with Caliber Mortgage – monthly – contact either Matt LeDoux, Kay Handeland-Stenstrom or Cynthia Lujan
  • Shelby Mallory (Super HW), Crystle Mulzet (Chicago Title), Liz Dysart (Bison Ventures), Lisa Vandenburgh (Advantage Inspections), Paula Brevig (Bennett & Porter) – monthly
  • Navi Title – monthly –Sarah Perkins
  • Magnus Title – monthly – Sherry Vaught
  • Empire West Title – monthly – Jon Sahnow
  • Greg Gale Team, Nova Home Loans – quarterly, sometimes monthly
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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?
  • 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.