By Jeff Grant| Independent Newsmedia,
SUN CITY WEST — The Northwest Valley’s real-estate market continues to show steady improvement five years after the nationwide collapse that led the country into recession.
“We’re getting into a normal market,” said Tim Smallwood, manager of Long Realty’s Sun City West office. “We’re not seeing it heavily overweighted or underweighted.”
Several factors are fueling the ongoing upswing, which began about two years ago but really took hold over the past 12-15 months.
Following national trends, inventory in Sun City West dropped, but Mr. Smallwood said that volume rebounded. Active inventory in the Sun City West area was 176 units in September 2013, a 5.9 percent drop from September 2012, according to The Housing Report, a market trend summary used by Mr. Smallwood and other Long agents.