April just might have been the best month for metro Phoenix’s housing market in a decade. A look at key indicators and some national rankings show why the Valley’s housing market appears to be stronger than it’s been since the boom and crash.

  • Home sales in metro Phoenix climbed to 9,041 in April, an almost 8 percent jump from last April, according to data compiled for this column by Arizona housing expert Mike Orr of The Cromford Report. Condominium sales reached 1,637 last month, up 1,514 from April 2015.
  • The Valley’s median home price rose to $235,000, up from $215,000 a year ago. The median condo price reached $146,500 last month, compared with $142,000 a year ago.

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