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Year-over-year prices steady, up over 1%

Edmonton, November 3, 2015: The outlook for Edmonton’s housing market remains stable. The average residential price in October for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is up 1.72% year-over-year (YoY) despite reported sales being down 15%. Single family sales are down 14%, with prices up 3% YoY. Condo sales are down 17% YoY and prices are down almost 6% from October of 2014.  

“The average recorded selling price of single family homes in October was bolstered by the sale of two properties well over the $3.5 million mark. Even without these sales we are continuing to see strong prices in this category,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “We will likely continue to see average days on market grow as the inventory remains higher than last year and single family sales are down almost 15%.”

Average days on market for all residential properties was 57 this month, up almost 8% over last month and up from last year when average days on market was 51. Single family average days on market was up to 56. Condominiums were averaging 61 days on market compared to 57 in September, and duplex/rowhouses took an average of 49 days to sell in October, down from 51 days the previous month.   

A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $438,935; up 1.57% from September. The average price for condominiums ($244,225) fell 3.45% over last month. Duplex/rowhouses also dropped to an average of $359,130 – down 1.39% from the previous month but up 1.76% from 2014. All residential properties average price sat at $371,756, up 0.78% from September. 

“It is common to see a dip in both sales and prices at this time of year, but condos have definitely been the most affected. The influx of inventory, both new and resale, has given buyers a bigger selection and more time to make their choice.” Tetreault continues, “There are buyers out there looking to take advantage of low interest rates and the great selection of inventory of all types of property. Sellers need to be competitive in a market with healthy inventory.”

All residential active inventory remains robust with 6,641 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of October, down from September by 6.57% but still up over last October by 48.47%.

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MLS® System Activity for October 2015

 

M/M % Change

Y/Y % Change

SFD2 average3 selling price – month

$438,935

1.57%

3.02%

SFD median4 selling price – month

$397,500

-0.63%

-0.59%

Condominium average selling price

$244,225

-3.45%

-5.90%

Condominium median selling price

$225,000

-1.75%

-6.25%

All-residential5 average selling price

$371,756

0.78%

1.72%

All-residential median selling price

$346,000

-1.91%

-1.14%

# residential listings this month

2,272

-18.19%

28.00%

# residential sales this month 

1,199

-17.99%

-15.08%

# residential inventory at month end

6,641

-6.57%

48.47%

# Total6 MLS® System sales this month

1,573

-17.12%

-23.86%

$ Value Total residential sales this month

$497 million

-17.73%

-20.63%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales – month

$586 million

-17.26%

-21.63%

$ Value of total MLS® System sales - YTD

$7.5 billion

9.00%

-10.48%

1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)
2 Single Family Dwelling
3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold 
4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices
5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses. 
6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales

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Prices Remain Virtually Unaffected by Dip in Sales

Edmonton, October 2, 2015: The average residential price in September for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is down less than 1% year-over-year (YoY) despite reported sales being down 6.76%. Single family sales (down 9.72% YoY) and condo sales (down 9.07%) continue to be down over levels reported in September of 2014, while duplex/rowhouses (up 17.21% YoY) buck the trend.

“The strength of prices in the Edmonton market is an excellent indication that we are maintaining stability,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “Buyers continue to see the benefits of a healthy inventory but we haven’t seen many sellers dropping prices significantly in order to compete. Last year’s market and its low inventory made buyers feel pressure to jump into an offer if they found something they like. We are seeing buyers take a little more time in the decision making process this year.”

A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $432,150; down 1.75% from August and down 0.98% YoY. The average price for condominiums ($252,953) fell 0.68% over last month and 1.05% over last year. Duplex/rowhouses did well at an average of $364,203 – up 2.76% from the previous month and up 4.28% from 2014. All residential properties sat at $368,874; down 0.91% from August and down 0.75% over September 2014. 

“We will likely see prices continue to dip as we move into the colder months. Real Estate in Edmonton has a very seasonal trend and colder months always mean fewer sales. We may see buyers take advantage of this trend and benefit from low interest rates while they still can,” Tetreault says.

All residential active inventory remains healthy with 7,108 properties available at the end of September, down from August by 1.65% but still up over last September by 47.71%.

Average days on market for all residential properties was down this month by 1 over last month sitting at 53. This is up by 8.51% from last year. Single family average days on market was down to 51. Condominiums were averaging 57 days compared to 56 in August, and duplex/rowhouses took an average of 51 days to sell in September. 

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1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)
2 Single Family Dwelling
3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold 
4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices
5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses. 
6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales

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