Single Family Homes Sales Have Continued to Climb

Kelowna Real Estate News

May 2019

 

Single Family Homes sales have continued to climb, as is expected for this time of year. We are still 25% under the 10 year average for sales, which isn’t ideal. However, listings are 12% under the 10 year average, which helps sellers.
75% of the sales were under $800,000 in April, 15% between $800-$1M and only 10% of the sales were over $1M. Home prices in the lower prices ranges are holding well, but prices in the luxury market are starting to slip.

Townhomes are currently outperforming all other segments with 18.5% of the inventory selling for the second month in a row. Sales numbers are tied for 4th best in the last 15 years, and are 35% higher than the average. Listings continue to climb and are the highest they’ve been since 2014. So far, demand is keeping up.

Apartment Condos are hanging in there, with sales in line with the 10 year average, and the listings at only 80% of the average. Market activity seems to be creeping up in price as 80% of the sales are currently taking place under $500,000, where it used to be 80% of sales were under $450,000 just 3 months earlier.


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Major Cities Report

 

 

Victoria

Victoria Real Estate Market Stalemate Continues

A total of 696 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 10 per cent fewer than the 774 properties sold in April 2018 but an 8.8 per cent increase from March 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 9.8 per cent from April 2018 with 203 units sold but were up from March 2019 by 3.6 per cent. Sales of single family homes were down 12 per cent from April 2018 with 369 sold.

 

Vancouver

Reduced Demand and Increase Supply Continues Across Housing Market

Decreased demand continues to allow the supply of homes for sale to accumulate across the Metro Vancouver housing Market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 1,829 in April, a 29.1 per cent decrease from the 2,579 sales recorded in April 2018, and a 5.9 per cent increase from the 1,727 homes sold in March 2019. Last month’s sales were 43.1 per cent below the 10-year April sales average.

 

Calgary

April Brings a Slight Inventory Decline

There have been no significant changes occurring in sales activity, but the number of new listings coming onto the market continues to ease relative to 2018 levels. The slight adjustment in supply levels has helped support further reductions in the months of supply, which was 4.6 months in April. While this level still represents oversupply in our market, it does reflect improvement from the nearly seven months of supply that we saw at the start of the year. As of April, the total residential benchmark price in Calgary was $415,900. This is slightly higher than last month, but still nearly five per cent lower than last year’s levels.

 

Edmonton

Upward Movement for April Real Estate Numbers

When compared to March 2019, unit sales across most categories increased, with single family home unit sales increasing 43.68%, condo sales increasing 38.31% and duplex/rowhouse sales increasing 34.06%. Year over year sales are up in all major categories, with single family homes sales increasing 1.91%, condo sales increasing 2.77% and duplex/rowhouse sales increasing 3.93%. Year to date sales for all residential categories were down 8.44.% compared to April 2018. “Spring tends to see more activity in the market with this year being no exception,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Michael Brodrick.

 

Toronto

Strong Year-Over-Year Growth in Sales

The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 11.3 per cent compared to March 2019. The year-over-year rate of price growth generally edged up in April relative to the first three months of the year. The average selling price was up by 1.9 per cent to $820,148, representing the strongest annual rate of growth so far in 2019. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, the average selling price was also up by 1.1 per cent compared to March 2019.

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