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.