Year-over-year prices remain stable..... Decline in unit volumes typical of mid-summer market

by qdeanj 4. August 2017 11:45
Edmonton, August 2, 2017: In the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), all-residential unit average prices for July 2017 are down 2.44% compared to June 2017, but only down 0.11% relative to July 2016. Average sale prices for single family homes decreased both month-over-month and year-over-year, decreasing to $446,892, down 1.51% compared to June 2017 and down 0.44% relative to July 2016. Average prices for duplexes/rowhouses and condominiums were stable in June. Average prices for condominiums rose in July 2017 to $261,861. This represents a 0.68% increase compared to June 2017, and a 2.18% increase compared to July 2016. Duplexes and rowhouses average price decreased to $343,883. This represents a 1.87% decrease from June 2017, and a 2.48% decrease from July 2016. The number of all residential units reported sold was 1,622. Although this represents a month-over-month decrease of 13.12%, it also reflects a year-over-year increase of 0.37%. Single family unit sales were 1,003 units, representing a decrease of 15.86% compared to June 2017 and an increase of 0.60% compared to July 2016. Reported condominium sales were 415, which is down 9.98% month-over-month and down 3.04% year-over-year. There were 181 duplex/rowhouse unit sales in July 2017, which is down 41.04% compared to June 2017 but is up 9.70 compared to July 2016. “It’s typical for unit sales to slow in July, which is shown in the year-over-year comparison,” says James Mabey, REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair. “Inventory is still strong for buyers, and marginal adjustments in year-over-year prices indicate a stable market for sellers.” In July, inventory was 8,756, which was an increase of 2.04% compared to June 2017, and an increase of 10.70% compared to July 2016. Total new residential listings in June were 3,114, down 9.13% from June 2017 and up 8.43% from June 2016. “Sellers must remain patient but mindful of their positioning in the market with many options for buyers to consider, so consulting with their REALTOR® to remain competitive is essential,” says Mabey. The all-residential average days-on-market was 53 days, holding steady from June 2017 and three days shorter than July 2016. On average, single family detached homes sold in 48 days, condominiums sold in an average 60 days and duplex/rowhouses sold in 55 days.

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Edmonton Real Estate- Stable residential prices not affected by slower sales

by qdeanj 5. October 2016 09:22
Edmonton, October 4, 2016: September’s all residential average sale price in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) continues to remain strong both month-over-month (m/m) and year-over-year (y/y) up 1.1% and 1.5% respectively. The average price of single family homes remains consistent down less than 1% m/m and down 0.2% y/y to $430,461. Condos average prices also remained flat at $251,365 (-0.06% m/m,-0.45% y/y). Average prices for duplex and rowhouses stood firm, up 4.66% from August 2016 and down slightly year-over-year for the month of September. “We are moving into the quieter real estate months with a healthy inventory, strong prices and slower listings and sales,” said Steve Sedgwick, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “It continues to be a good time to buy. We usually see less inventory coming into winter months, so it is beneficial for buyers to have a respectable selection and reassuring for sellers to see continued stability in average sale prices.” 1,339 units reported sold in September 2016; all residential sales in the Edmonton CMA were down 6.56% m/m and down 8.41% y/y. 846 single family homes were reported sold, down 3% from the previous year. Reported condo sales at 327 were down over 20% relative to September 2015. Duplex/rowhouse sales at 135 were down by only 1 unit from August but down 5.59% over last year. All residential listings were down slightly for September -0.29% m/m and -1.47% y/y. “We expect to see listings and sales slow as winter approaches. We may begin to see the effects of slight downward pressure on prices, but do not expect to see any drastic movement as our market continues to remain stable,” said Sedgwick. “Sellers can expect to wait a little longer than previous years for their property to sell.” The number of days the average residence in the Edmonton CMA took to sell in the month of September was 57. This is up two days from August 2016 and up three days from September 2015. On average, single family detached homes sold in 54 days in September, while condominiums sold in an average of 65 days and duplex/rowhouses sold in 60 days. There were 7,857 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of September, down less than 1% from 7,908 in August 2016, but up 10.54% from the 7,108 properties available on the MLS® System at the end of September 2015.

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Edmonton Area Sales activity slows in June while prices stay level

by qdeanj 11. July 2016 10:41
Edmonton, July 5, 2016: The number of residential units reported sold in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were flat month-over-month but down 11.1% year-over-year for June. There were 1,117 single family sales reported in June 2016. That number is down 10.1% from June 2015, but on par with the 1,119 reported sales in May. Reported condo sales at 465 were up 11.5% month over month and down 18.7% from the previous year. Duplex/rowhouse sales at 173 are up 9.8% from last year but down 14.8% from May. All residential average sale prices remained virtually the same as June of 2015, up only 0.1%. At $435,366, single family homes experienced a decline in average price of 1.1% from May and 1.8% from June last year. The average condo price was bolstered by the sale of several luxury properties. At $263,326, it was up 3.5% from May and 2.5% from last year. The average duplex/rowhouse sold for $352,7785 (up 4.6% y/y, up 0.7% m/m). “Although June’s residential unit sales are up slightly over May, we did not see the numbers set in June of 2015. Also notable is that the sustained lull in sales we have seen over the past two years has not been reflected in average price. Continued sales of higher priced properties in the region have helped keep average prices strong,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick. Total new residential listings in June were 3,041, down 6% from May and down 4.7% from the previous year. There were 8,179 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of June. That is up from 7,177 in June of 2015 and 5,609 in June of 2014. “Inventory remains high and buyers continue to have good selection,” Sedgwick said. “This is welcome particularly to those looking in the popular $350,000 to $450,000 single family price range.” In June, the all residential average days-on-market was 53 days, down 1 day from May and up 4 days relative to June 2015. On average, single family detached homes sold in 50 days in June, while condominiums sold in an average of 58 days and duplex/rowhouses sold in 53 days.

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“Relative to other markets in Alberta, Edmonton’s resale housing market is solid.”

by qdeanj 9. June 2016 13:22
Single family home sales are on the rise Edmonton, June 2, 2016: Unit sales for single family detached homes were up 19.3% from April and up 3.8% year-over-year, with 1,119 selling in May across the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). Unit sales of duplexes and rowhouses increased 37.2% over April, and 23.03% over May 2015 with 203 units sold in the month. Condo sales were up 5.3% month-over-month, but down 18.2% year-over-year. All-residential sales at 1,771 were up more than 18% from April and down less than 1% compared to May of last year. “Consumer confidence amongst home buyers in Edmonton and surrounding areas remains strong and is reflected by increased unit sales in the single family detached and duplex/rowhouse categories,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick said. “Relative to other markets in Alberta, Edmonton’s resale housing market is solid.” Total new listings were down less than 1% relative to last month and 2.5% compared to May 2015, with 3,233 new properties coming onto the market in May. The sales-to-listing ratio for single family detached homes was 61% for May 2016, up 10% from April and on par with May 2015. The sales-to-listing ratio for duplex/rowhouses was 73%, down 13% from May 2015 but up 22% from last month. Condo properties are entering a buyer’s market, with a 40% sales-to-listing ratio, up 2% from last month, but down 13% from last year. The average single family detached home in the Edmonton CMA sold for $440,573 in May, virtually on par with April’s average price of $439,982, but down almost 3% compared to the average price of $453,748 in May 2015. Average condo prices at $254,555 are up over 1% month-over-month, and almost flat to last year. Duplex/rowhouse average prices increased compared to both the previous month and May 2015, up 3% and 1.5% respectively. “While new listings coming onto the market were down this May compared to 2015, inventory continues to remain strong with more than 8,000 residential properties on the market at month’s end,” Sedgwick said. “The fact that we haven’t seen a significant decline in prices is giving buyers more assurance. They are making purchases based on market stability and good selection.” In May, the all residential average days-on-market was 54 days, up 14 days from April and up 8 days relative to May 2015. On average, single family detached homes sold in 51 days in May, while condominiums and duplex/rowhouses sold in an average of 59 days.

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Edmonton Real Estate Update for April 2016

by qdeanj 9. May 2016 12:07
Edmonton, May 3, 2016: Despite an 18% increase in inventory for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), all residential prices remain stable at $377,283 for April 2016. That is down less than 1% from the previous month and up less than 1% from last year. The average single family home in the Edmonton CMA sold for $439,982 in April 2016, up marginally over March’s average price of $439,815 and April 2015’s average price of $438,641. Listings and sales unit volumes were down for single family detached homes year-over-year, but up over the previous month. Condo prices are down less than 1%, likely due to the lower unit sales relative to April 2015. Prices for April 2016 are also down about 1% relative to the previous month. Listings and sales of condominums are up over March 2016, while listings are up and sales are down over April 2015. “Prices in the Edmonton and Area market remain stable. This is good news for sellers who have been concerned about selling in a ‘buyer’s market’,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick said. “Buyers continue to have a great selection of properties to choose from and sellers need to be competitive with their listings. Continued lack of significant movement in the average house price is a good signal that Edmonton’s economy is strong.” Single family homes had a 51% sales-to-listing ratio for April 2016, up 2% from March and down 3% year-over-year. Duplex/rowhouses sat at 51% as well, down 14% from 2015 but up 2% from the previous month. With a 38% sales-to-listing ratio (up 2% from last month, down 6% from last year) condos continue to be the most challenging type of property to sell. 1,498 residential properties were sold in the Edmonton CMA in April, up nearly 10% from the previous month, but down 6% from sales reported in April 2015. There were 938 single family detached homes reported sold in the Edmonton CMA, a 9% percent increase month-over-month, and down 6% from the same time last year. 396 condos sold in April, up 18% over March and down 8% over April 2015. 148 duplex/rowhouses sold in April, up 3% from March and up 7% from April 2015. “New listings were slightly down in April, but inventory remains high.” Sedgwick continues, “We expect to see sales continue to rise through the early summer months. It will be interesting to see whether there are many new listings adding to the existing inventory in upcoming months.” April’s all residential average days-on-market sat at 40 (7 days shorter than the previous year and 13 days shorter than March 2016). On average in April, single family homes sold in 35 days, condominiums sold in 46 days, and duplex/rowhouses sold in an average of 49 days.

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Spring sales begin to pick up as prices hold steady

by qdeanj 12. April 2016 08:23
1,364 properties were sold in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in March, up nearly 63% from the 837 homes sold last month, but down 6.13% from the 1,453 relative to March 2015. There were 863 single family detached homes sold in the Edmonton CMA, a 67% percent increase month-over-month, and down only 1.5% from the same time last year. March saw the sale of 335 condos and 144 duplex/rowhouses, up 44% and 82% from February, respectively. “Sales, relative to last month, were consistent with the seasonal trends that we expect,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Inventory is growing, with more than 3,000 properties coming onto the market last month. Despite the inventory growth, prices are holding steady, with median prices on par with last year, and average prices up slightly due to the sale of high-end luxury homes in March.” The average all-residential price was $379,524 for March, which is close to 3% higher than February, and up nearly 2% compared to $372,289 during the same in last year. Single family house prices averaged $439,815, up slightly over last year (up 0.56%) and up by 4.73% month-over-month. Condo properties sold for an average of $251,093, up from both last month and last year, at an increase of 1.62% and 0.55%, respectively. Median prices remained virtually the same as last year, as the all-residential median price took at slight dip of less than 1% to end the month at $357,750, down from $360,000 from this time last year, but up nearly 3% from February. The median price for single family homes was up over 1% from last month ending March at $405,000, but down just over one percent from $410,000 in March of 2015. “When looking at housing prices, we have to take into account a number of factors,” Sedgwick said. “Last month, we saw sales of two homes in Edmonton that were priced at more than $3 million dollars. This is the first time that properties at that price point have sold in 2016, and those two sales affected the average price by several thousands of dollars. So it is important that we also look at the median prices as well, to gain a clear picture of the market.” March’s average days-on-market dropped in almost all housing types, as it took an average of 53 days to sell a home compared to 57 last month. On average, single family homes sold 4 days quicker than last month, selling in 49 days. Duplex/rowhouses were on the market for an average of 62 days compared to 71 in February. And, on average, condos sold in 58 days, up 1 day from the same time last month.

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Edmonton Housing prices hold steady as inventory grows...

by qdeanj 2. March 2016 14:29
Residential inventory saw another significant increase in February, surpassing 6,000 listings on the market, ending the month with 6,681 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s a 16.17% increase over last month, and 33.41% more homes listed for sale than February 2015. Sales for February were up 36.54% month-over-month at 837 compared to 618 in January, but 10.1% lower than the 931 properties that sold during the same time last year. “Sales numbers are increasing consistent with seasonal trends,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “Relative to 2015, potential buyers have more inventory to choose from. Despite this inventory growth, prices have moderated only slightly compared to last year, so home owners and sellers can maintain some confidence that housing prices are remaining stable.” February brought strength back to the average all-residential selling price, ending the month at $363,266, which is 6.93% higher month-over-month and virtually on par with this same time last year. Prices in all categories saw an increase in the Edmonton CMA market compared to just one month ago. Single family house prices averaged $419,940, virtually flat to last month (up 0.24%) but down 2.79% year-over-year (YoY). Condo properties sold for an average of $247,090, up 8.83% over last month, and down just 1.32% YoY. The biggest average price gain came in the duplex/rowhouse category, with the price in February finishing at $354,386, up 8.41% and 1.24% compared to January 2016 and February 2015, respectively. February’s average days-on-market for all housing types dropped to 57, down from 71 in January but up from 48 YoY. On average, condos sold in 57 days last month, that’s down significantly from the 85 days it took in January, but still higher than the 49 days in February 2015. “Buyers are still taking their time to consider all of their options before purchasing a new home,” Sedgwick said. “But with warmer weather just around the corner, clients are reaching out to their REALTOR® for support as the busy spring buying season approaches.”

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Home buyers continue to cautiously watch market

by qdeanj 6. February 2016 09:09
Edmonton, February 2, 2016: Residential inventory continues to remain strong, as January closed out with 5,751 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s an increase of 39.2% over this time last year, and 13.03% up over last month. Sales for January were down however, with 618 properties selling in the first month of 2016, down 13.32% month-over-month, and 7.21% lower year-over-year (YoY). “Sales volumes are down, relative to the same time last year,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “It is likely that home buyers are responding to current economic uncertainties. Although prices have dropped slightly, they remain stable. Growth in inventory may create more opportunities for potential buyers, and given the low interest rates, we remain optimistic about market growth as we head into the spring buying season.” Prices in all categories saw a decline in the Edmonton CMA market as many lower priced properties sold in January. The all-residential price ended the month at $339,714, down 7.2% from December and 6.3% YoY. Single family house prices averaged $418,928, down 1.3% and 1.2% from the previous month and YoY, respectively. Condo properties sold for an average of $227,052, down 8.8% over last month and 10.3% YoY. And the increasingly popular duplex/rowhouse category, which held steady for much of 2015, took the biggest average selling price decrease, coming in at $326,885, down 12.7% from the previous month and down 13.6% from the same time last year. January’s average days-on-market rose to 71, up from 62 in December and 58 in January 2015. The increase is mainly attributed to the increased days-on-market for condos, which sat at 85 for January, up from 62 from last month and 61 YoY. “The increase in the average days on market just appears to reflect that buyers are taking time to consider their options before purchasing a new home,” Sedgwick said. “Clients are looking to their REALTOR® for advice and guidance as they navigate their own individual situations.”

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2015 prices and inventory up, sales decline

by qdeanj 8. January 2016 10:15
Edmonton, January 5, 2016: Sales of residential property through the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in 2015 in the Edmonton CMA were down 9% from 2014 but up over 1% from 2013. This decrease was reflected across all property types except duplex and rowhouse sales which were up 6%. Single family homes were down 9% over last year and condos were down 13%. There were 17,298 residential sales reported in 2015 as compared to 18,991 in 2014. Although sales were down, prices are up year over year, with single family homes finishing the year over 1% higher relative to last year at an average price of $437,569. For 2015, the average price of a condo was $252,954 (up 0.4% from 2014) and the average price of all residential properties was $372,511 (up 1.5% from 2014). “2015 was a steady year for real estate in Edmonton. Edmonton and the surrounding areas experienced a decline in sales due to economic uncertainty, but we saw a slight increase in price that demonstrated that the market remained relatively stable. This began to cool in the fall months as inventory remained higher than normal.” said REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Geneva Tetreault. “We continued to see home buyers take advantage of low mortgage rates. An influx of listings at the beginning of the year, meant that buyers had a larger selection of homes and were able to take more time selecting properties than in previous years. We continue to see a tight market in the popular $400,000 price range for single family homes.” The all-year sales-to-listing ratio was 54% (down 16% from 2014) with average days-on-market at 51 days (up from 47 last year). An increase of listings was highlighted by a year-end inventory of 5,088 properties, up dramatically from the end of 2014 where only 3,059 properties were available on the MLS® System. As is seasonally normal, December all residential prices dropped slightly by 0.9% from November. The price of a single family detached property dropped from $432,862 in November to $424,629 in December. Condo prices dropped 1.8% in December to $248,956 while duplex/row house prices increased by 10% from November to $374,217.

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Edmonton November sales down less than 3% from last year

by qdeanj 17. December 2015 07:45
Edmonton’s housing market saw strong sales numbers in November. November’s all residential reported sales were down only 2.9% year-over-year (YoY), a notable improvement compared to October 2015 numbers which saw a 15% drop compared to October 2014. The average residential sales price in November for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) dipped slightly by 3.1% YoY, however average year-to-date prices in November 2015 remain strong year-to-date (YTD) and are up 1.5% compared to November 2014 YTD. “The warm fall weather we saw in November, coupled with healthy inventory numbers, were key factors in keeping buyers active in the market,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “During a time of year where we generally see the market slow down, consumers demonstrated confidence in the Edmonton and Area market.” Average days on market for single family homes stayed virtually stagnant at 56 days, the same as October and up only one day (55) from November 2014. Condominiums averaged 62 days on market while duplex/rowhouses took an average of 57 days to sell, an increase YoY of 7 and 10 days respectively. A single family home in the Edmonton CMA sold for an average of $432,862; down 1.4% from October and down 2.62% YoY. Duplex/rowhouses also dropped to an average of $339,454 – down 5.5% from the previous month and down 3.5% from November 2014. However, the average price for condominiums ($253,618) was up 3.8% over last month. All residential properties average price sat at $369,559, down a modest 0.59% from October. All residential active inventory remains strong with 6,043 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of November, down from October by 9% but still up over last November by 55%. “While we continue to see strong inventory numbers, there are noticeably fewer listings coming onto the market in the fall, compared to our peak in the spring when we had more than 7,300 residential properties available,” said Tetreault. “We expect to see the average price to continue to adjust itself due to the slower winter sales season and higher inventory levels, as we approach 2016.”

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