Continued Strength Seen in Condo Market in Burlington, ON


Continued Strength seen in Condominium Market

 (November 4, 2011 – Hamilton, Ontario) The October residential real estate market in Burlington saw overall increases in numbers of listings and sales and average sale price when compared to the same month last year, according to Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) statistics released today by the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB).

For the residential market overall, numbers of listings were up 9.6 per cent over last year, but fell short of the 10-year average for the month. Sales were up 3.8 per cent but also fell short of the 10-year average. Average sale price continues to rise over the previous year.

The condominium market showed continued strength, with sales up 32.5 per cent over October of last year. The average sale price of $307,385 was up 15.7 per cent over last year at this time.

Residential freehold sales were 10 per lower when compared to October of last year, but average sale price rose 6.7 per cent.

"The condominium market really shone in October," said RAHB President Ann Forbes Arndt. "It contributed to the great performance seen in the condominium sector for RAHB’s entire trading area."

Year to date, sales of freehold properties are up less than one per cent over the same ten-month period last year, with the average sale price 7.1 per cent higher for the period. Despite how well condominium units sold in the month of October, year to date sales are down 1.6 per cent to last year, though the average sale price for condo units is 4.9 per cent higher. Overall, residential sales are less than one percent down compared to the same ten-month period last year, listings are down about four per cent and average sale price has increased by almost seven percent for the period.

The numbers for October:

Residential 2010 2011 % Change 10 Year Average
Listings 272 298 9.6% 304
Sales 235 244 3.8% 252
Avg Price $384,111 $403,414 4.8% N/A
Freehold Only        
Sales 158 142 -10% 158
Avg Price $452,850 $472,392 6.7% N/A
Condominium Only        
Sales 77 102 32.5% 94
Avg Price $265,716 $307,385 15.75 N/A


The information provided herein is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.


Source: RAHB - REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington.



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