Surge Projected in 2015 | Scottsdale real estate Arizona zip code 85255 in the northeast valley is the most popular in a recent study.

Surge Projected in 2015

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Michael Orr advised, “Though stable seems boring, it’s not a bad thing for a housing market to stabilize for a bit”

Looking at 2014, last year’s slowdown is over. Now, a rising number of young first-time buyers along with the people who lost houses during the crash, called “boomerang buyers,” empty nesters and investors are seriously looking or purchasing houses in the Valley. The area’s home sales are surging in the first months of 2015.

The median sales price of new homes built in Paradise Valley climbed to $2.62 million last year, up 18 percent from 2013.

Surge Projected 2015 | Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona

Most Popular Area

The Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 ZIP code, north of Loop 101 and east to the McDowell Mountains, is the most popular area in the northeast Valley for sales — almost 1,100 closed during 2014. That’s more than double the pace of sales in Paradise Valley and some neighboring Scottsdale areas.

The median sales price in 85255 climbed more than 6 percent last year.

ZIP code 85255 also is home to an area rivaling Paradise Valley to become the region’s most expensive neighborhood — Silverleaf in DC Ranch. Currently, a 30,000-square-foot mansion is on the market for $32 million in Silverleaf. That’s the priciest house for sale in the Valley.

Need Affordable – Go West

The winner for the biggest price jump in the West Valley was Surprise’s ZIP code 85378. The area, next to Sun City West, saw a 13.3 percent increase in its median home price during 2014.

More-affordable home prices still continue to draw buyers to the West Valley. People are buying newer houses that are mirror images of those in Scottsdale, north Phoenix or Chandler — but typically cost 25 to 50 percent less.

The median price in her neighborhood, near Pinnacle Peak Road and 91st Avenue, is $325,000, the highest in the West Valley. The area had 875 new home sales last year, more than any other Valley ZIP code. ZIP code 85383 also led the Valley for overall sales at 1,801 during 2014. Next was ZIP code 85338 in Goodyear, with 1,475 sales.

20 to 30 percent: Sales increase projected in next few months compared with the same period in 2014.

Source: Cromford® Report. Mike Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.