Month over month unit sales volumes continue to increase
Edmonton, June 4, 2018: In the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in May 2018, month over month unit sales increased in all property categories. Compared to April 2018, single family home sales increased 15.45%, condominium sales increased 18.42% and duplex/rowhouse sales increased 3.55%. Year over year unit sales for single family homes decreased 3.86%, condominium sales increased 1.12% and duplex/rowhouse sales decreased 12.06%. In total, there were 1,776 MLS® System listed properties sold in May 2018, which is an increase of 14.21% compared to April 2018 and a decrease of 3.64% compared to May 2017.
The all residential average selling price was $377,139, up 2.13% compared to April 2018 and down 0.54% relative to May 2017. The average price of a single family home was $442,348, an increase of 3.08% month over month and an increase of 0.40% year over year. Condominium average prices decreased 2.36% compared to April 2018 and decreased 3.86% relative to May 2017. Duplex/rowhouse average prices increased 7.07% month over month and increased 0.77% year over year.
“Prices and unit sales in the Edmonton CMA market remain stable. This is good news for sellers who have been concerned about selling their properties before the summer months in a ‘buyer’s market’,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Darcy Torhjelm. “Buyers continue to have a great selection of properties to choose from, which means sellers need to be competitive with their listings.”
Inventory also increased in May, up 13.23% compared to April 2018 and up 16.03% compared to May 2017. New listings also grew, increasing 19.19% month over month and increasing 12.82% year over year.
The average days on market for all residential properties decreased to 53 days, three days shorter than in April 2018 and one day shorter than May 2017. For single family homes, the average days on market was 46, down from 52 in April 2018 and down from 48 in May 2017. Condominium average days on market were unchanged, remaining at 66 for the month of May, which is still up from 62 days in May 2017. For duplex/rowhouses, the average days on market was 59, also unchanged from the previous month, and down from 59 in May 2017.
“Buyers are eagerly waiting to see what the best selection will be when they look for a new home, which means sellers will need to price their homes in a way that will be appealing to as many buyers as possible,” says Torhjelm. “Your professional REALTOR® will be able to provide the advice both buyers and sellers need to navigate this process.”