All residential average prices stable, unit sales decrease
Edmonton, October 3, 2018: In the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), the all residential average prices increased 2.48% to $373,958 compared to August 2018 and increased 0.94% compared to September 2017. Single family home average prices increased 1.71% month over month and increased 0.25% year over year. Duplex/rowhouse average prices also increased in both categories, up 4.38% compared to August 2018 and up 0.68% compared to September 2017. Condominium average prices decreased 1.53% month over month and decreased 4.28% year over year.
Unit sales are down across all categories. Single family home sales decreased 19.41% relative to August 2018 and 2.22% relative to September 2017. Condominium sales decreased 28.82% month over month and decreased 19.09% year over year. Duplex/rowhouse sales also declined, decreasing 21.02% compared to August 2018 and 21.52% compared to September 2017. Overall, all residential unit sales showed a decrease of 21.83% month over month and 8.53% decrease year over year.
Average days on market increased for all categories. The average for single family homes increased to 61 days for September 2018, two days longer than August 2018 and eight days longer than September 2017. Condominiums average days on market increased to 75 in September 2018, two days longer than August 2018 and seven days longer compared to September 2017. For duplex/rowhouses, the average days on market was 66, increasing from 63 in August 2018 and 61 days in September 2017.
“Stable prices coupled with decreasing sales and increasing days on market indicates sellers are most likely staying firm on their prices and choosing to wait longer to get the price they feel is best for their properties,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Darcy Torhjelm. “As we move further into our final quarter, we will likely continue to see sales decreasing as is typical for this time of year.”
Both inventory and listings decreased in September, with inventory down 1.53% and listings down 17.41% compared to August 2018. Listings also decreased 8.53% compared to September 2017, while inventory increased year over year by 7.35%. In total, there were 1,225 MLS® System listed properties sold in September 2018, a decrease of 21.83% month over month and an decrease of 8.24% year over year.