Chris Currie

Chris Currie

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Having watched and participated in the growth of the Edmonton area for over 10  years now, I’ve developed unique knowledge of its communities and hidden treasures as well as an intuitive feel for its real estate market. I take professional and personal pride in keeping my clients abreast of market trends, news and have in-depth knowledge of the subtleties of purchasing and selling real estate in Edmonton and area. Not looking in Edmonton? No problem I service small town Alberta as well, I am the Big City boy with the small town heart. I specialize not only in the Edmonton market but also it's surrounding communities.

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Personal Background

I am married to my wonderful wife and fellow Realtor, Cathy Currie and we currently live in Edmonton. I am a former member of the RCMP and have lived in Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta as well.  Aside from our busy Real Estate careers both Cathy and I love to travel and spend time with Family and Friends.

I am an avid Golfer, Ball Player and  Senior official with Hockey Alberta which keeps me going on the down days. I love to stay active and keep busy, being  involved with numerous charities and hosting fundraising events helps with that!!

Real Estate is a passion and a career that I have longed for, and have enjoyed immensely for the past 11 yrs!! I look forward to a long, happy, healthy future as a Real Estate Professional here in Edmonton and area.

 

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* Licensed Official with Hockey Alberta

* Founders Club Member of the Edmonton Oil Kings Hockey Club.

* Avid Golfer supporting Numerous Tournaments throughout the year for various Charitable Organizations.

* Member of SEBA ( the South Edmonton Business Association)

 

Professional Background

  • Former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Specialties

  • Fine Homes & Estates

  • Residential - single family.

  • Residential - condominium.

  • 1st time home buyers.

  • Investment

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  • National and International relocations.

     

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Market Stats

October 2016 Market Stats
September 2016
July 2016 Market Stats
June 2016 Market Stats
May 2016 Market Stats
Market Stats April 2016
Market Stats for January 2016
Market Stats For December 2015
Market Stats for November 2015
Market Stats for November 2015
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Housing Market Update

October 2016 market Stats:
 
Year-over-year sales up and prices holding for October!!
Supply remains balanced in favour of both buyers and sellers; prices stay stable.
 
Edmonton’s housing market remains constant for another month with residential unit sales increasing in October by 5.5% year-over-year (YoY). Single family unit sales increased by 7.1% YoY, condominium unit sales were down 3.9% YoY, and duplex/rowhouse unit sales climbed 17.4% over reported unit sales in October of 2015.
“The housing market in Edmonton continues to experience relative stability, with increased sales and steady prices year-over-year for October,” said Steve Sedgwick, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “We typically see the market slow during the colder months, so it is encouraging to see us moving into late fall with strong numbers.”
A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $423,755, which is down 1.6% from September and down 1.75% YoY. Condominium prices were up year-over-year by 0.5% and down by 2.3% month-over-month. Duplex/rowhouse average prices also decreased 7.7% from the previous month and 6.9% from October 2015. However, all residential property prices were mostly unchanged in October, only down 0.64% compared to 2015.
“We’re seeing buyers who are confident in the future of the Alberta economy, and we are heading towards a solid finish to 2016,” Sedgwick said. “Residential unit sales across all categories are down 6% year-to-date compared to last year, however, our prices remain stable.”
The average days on market increased in October, which is typical for this time of year. In total, 1,265 units sold in October, with the average residence in the Edmonton CMA needing only 61 days to sell. Single family detached homes sold on average in 57 days, 3 days longer than September, and condominiums sold in 65 days, which was unchanged from the previous month. Duplexes/rowhouses needed an extra week, selling on average within 67 days in October compared to 60 in September. In October, there were 2,147 new listings available in the Edmonton area, down from 2,272 listings that came on the market in October 2015. With sales up over last year for October, the reported sales to listing ratio moved from 53% to 59%, indicating balance in the market.
 
 
 
 
 
Stable residential prices not affected by slower sales
Edmonton market continues to remain stable during economic uncertainty
 
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 $430,761. 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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July 2016 Market Stats:

The all residential average sale price continues to remain strong at $384,504 up almost 2% over the previous month and over 3% from July 2015. At $450,366, single family homes experienced an increase in average price of over 3% from both the previous month and year. The 2% drop in average condo price month-over-month can be partially attributed to the sale of several luxury properties in June that bolstered the average price. The average condo sale price for July 2016 of $257,482 remains the same as July 2015. The average duplex/rowhouse sold for $348,050; down 2% year-over-year (y/y) and down 1% month-over-month (m/m).

“We can attribute much of the average price increase to the strength of high end home sales. When we look at the median price of residential properties, we see a clearer picture of what is happening to prices. The median sales price for all residential is up less than a percent from last year. We are continuing to see strong stable pricing throughout the Edmonton region despite slower sales.”

At 1,515 units reported sold, all residential sales in the Edmonton CMA were down 15% m/m and down 16% y/y. 938 single family homes were reported sold in July 2016, down 16% from the previous month and 16% from July 2015. Reported condo sales at 401 were down 13% over June and 25% from the previous year. Duplex/rowhouse sales at 154 in July are up 11% y/y but down 10% m/m.

“The July slow down in unit sales is typical. May and June remain the busiest months of the year when it comes to sales volume. Every year we traditionally see a slow down in July and August followed by an uptick in September,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick. “There is no question that the pace and volume of sales has dropped. The positive side of this is that there continues to be a good selection of inventory for buyers.”

The number of days the average home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) took to sell in the month of July was 56. This is up 3 days from the previous month and 6 days from July of 2015. On average, single family detached homes sold in 52 days in July 2016, while condominiums sold in an average of 61 days and duplex/rowhouses sold in 57 days.

Total new residential listings in July were 2,895, down 7% from July 2015 and down 5% from the previous month. There were 8,048 residential properties available in the Edmonton CMA at the end of July, down from 8,179 in June, but up from the 7,226 properties available on the MLS®System at the end of July 2015. That is up from 7,177 in June of 2015 and 5,609 in June of 2014.

 

Sales activity slows in June while prices stay level

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.

 

Single family home sales are on the rise!!

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

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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Market Stats For April 2016

Resale housing inventory up 18%, but prices remain strong

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.

Edmonton market Stats For January 2016

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).

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“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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Edmonton market Stats For December 2015

 

Edmonton, January 6, 2016:

The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their annual housing forecast today at a seminar at the Northlands Expo Centre attended by 700 REALTORS® and business leaders. Chair Steve Sedgwick forecast that sales of residential homes in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area will remain relatively stable. A decline of about 2.3% from 2015 sales levels will result in less than 17,000 sales in 2016.

Edmonton CMA had a good year last year with all re...sidential sales at 17,298. That is down 9% from 2014 but up over 1% from 2013. Sedgwick expects another solid year in sales of single family homes in the Edmonton area but with a small decrease of about 2.5%, as economic uncertainty continues. “The continuation of low oil prices and economic decline have made buyers cautious. While much of the decline is offset by record low lending rates, we don’t expect sales to pick up without a boost in our overall economy. That said, Edmonton has fared much better than many other places in Alberta. We expect continued growth and development in our city to continue to keep interest in our housing market strong.” explains Sedgwick.

Condo sales are expected to decline by a modest 2.7% throughout the region as the rental market eases up and migration slows down. The popular duplex/rowhouse category was strong in 2015 and looks to remain so through 2016 as more inventory comes available in this category. Duplex/rowhouses offer both affordability and an ownership model that appeals to many first time buyers.

Prices, as usual, will fluctuate through the year but the 12-month average price for a single family detached property is anticipated to decrease modestly about 2.7% as inventory grows. Condominium property average prices are projected to decrease at the same rate with many higher priced options keeping the average price inflated

 

Market Stats for November 2015

 

Edmonton Market Stats for November 2015:

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 str...ong 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.”

Market Stats for October 2015

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%.

 

Market Stats For September 2015

 

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. 

 

 

Market Stats for August, 2015

Edmonton, September 2, 2015:  The average residential price in August for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is up 1% year-over-year (YoY) and down slightly by 0.2% relative to last month. A single family home in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) sold for an average of $439,829; up 0.7% from July and up 1.0% YoY. The average for all residential properties sat at $372,256; down 0.2% from July and up 1.0% over last August. 

“Edmonton continues to experience a relatively stable market with respect to year-over-year prices.  A slower pace of sales, combined with growing inventories, are creating favourable conditions for entering the Edmonton market,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. “We have a great selection of inventory this year, a luxury we did not have last year. Sellers may have to wait a little longer to sell their houses but they should still being getting a good price for their house. Buyers can take more time to select their home and have more choice than they would have last year.”

“While there is no doubt that oil prices and the resulting economic slowdown have impacted the housing market, Edmonton has been able to weather these changes better than other Alberta markets.” Tetreault continues, “New developments and projects both in the city and outlying areas have kept the housing market moving.”

Sales continue to lag behind last year in all areas except duplex/rowhouse. An increase in availability of duplex/rowhouse options has helped this category grow over last year in sales (up 1.7%) and price (up 1.53%). Condos continue to be the hardest hit, with sales down 7.7% and average prices down 2.8% from last year.

Sales of all residential properties reported last month are down 5.6% from those reported in August of 2014. Single family home sales of 884 were down 4.3% YoY compared to 1,111 reported last month. Inventory remains strong at 7,227 for the Edmonton CMA at the end of August 2015, up 35% from last August. All residential listings were up YoY by 26.9% but down by 6.3% from last month. There is currently just under five months’ supply of inventory in the Edmonton CMA. 

Average days on market for all residential properties was up again this month at 54. Single family average days on market was up to 52 from 48 in July. Condominiums were averaging 56 days compared to 54 in July, and duplex/rowhouses took an average of 52 days to sell in August.  

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EDMONTON STATS FOR JULY, 2015:

 

Prices for all residential properties in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) for July were down from the previous month according to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The average all residential price was $372,910 (down 1.4% from June) due mostly to the drop in price of single family homes to $436,948 (down 1.8%). The drop was not felt across all categories with condo prices up 0.4% at an average of $256,708 and duplex/rowhouse pri...ces up 1.4% from June at an average of $356,237. While all residential average prices were down month over month, they still remained 3.3% higher than July of last year.

“This small dip in prices is expected due to our higher inventory and lower sales numbers. We continue to be surprised by how strong prices have been this year compared to last when we had higher sales and very tight inventory. The ‘wait and see’ attitude of buyers seems to be diminishing, but people continue to be cautious,” explains Geneva Tetreault, Chair of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.

With reported all residential sales in July down 9.8% from June and down 2.8% from last year, average days on market is up to 50. This is up from 46 average days on market in July 2014. Single family dwellings spent an average of 48 days on market in July of 2015, duplex/rowhouses were at 43 days, and condos at 54 days.

“We have seen the biggest drop in condominium sales year to date at 14%. That drop coupled with an increase of condo listings of 17% explains why condos are taking longer on average to sell. Some of these buyers may be moving over to duplex/townhouse options which is the only residential category showing an increase of sales of 6% year to date.” Tetreault continues, “We are seeing the effects of many condominium projects that broke ground when inventory was coming onto the market recently. Condominiums continue to offer the best price point for those entering the housing market and the ease of care and smaller size that appeal to an older demographic.”

Higher priced properties continue to keep pace with sales of last year, likely contributing to the strong average prices in 2015 so far. There were 73 properties over a million dollars sold by this time last year, the exact same number as this year.

Inventory is still strong at 7,226 for the Edmonton CMA at the end of July 2015, up slightly from 7,177 in June and much higher than the 5,609 available in July of 2014. All residential listings were up year over year by 14.9% but down month over month from June by 2.2%.

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