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Market Trends and News: May 2016
Local Market Continues to Support a BOOMING Seller's Market with a sales to listing ratio of 62%! (and national market is setting records too!)
April Statistics indicate that the seller's market trend continues, and the market is BOOMING! Demand is outpacing supply with YTD sales at +27% while listings are at -4% YTD. Significant stats: 1) Dollar volume YTD +30%; 2)Days on Market has shifted from 90 to 83; 3) Sales YTD +27%. The Southern Georgian Bay market still, when compared to national stats, continues to be an excellent market for buyers: National Average Sale is $508,097 (+13%), with Ontario Average Sale of $540,608 (+12%), while Southern Georgian Bay average Sale is $366,751 (+1%).....access this data in the link provided below under Market Links
I believe that it will continue for the foreseable future, Be sure to review the market statistics (tab at top of website) to give you an indication of market activity, and read the CREA and Bank of Canada reports below to give you the national big picture!
Be sure to check into the "Area Activities" link at the top of my website home page!
Southern Georgian Bay Stats: http://www.crea.ca/stats/
CREA Monthly Stats: http://www.crea.ca/stats/
Paragon Carpentry: http://paragoncarpentry.ca/
Bank of Canada April Report: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm
CREA March Report:http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm
CREA March 2016 Stats: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/national-average-price-map/
CREA National Quarterly Forecast: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/quarterly-forecasts/
CREA Southern Georgian Bay February 2016 report: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/
CREA February 2016 Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm
CREA National Comparison February 2016: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/national-average-price-map/
CREA National Comparison January 2016: http://www.crea.ca/content/national-average-price-map
CREA Southern Georgian Bay Stats January 2016: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/
CREA National Stats for January 2016: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm
Bank of Canada January 2016 Report: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm
Century 21 Life at Home Magazine: http://www.century21.ca/lifeathome
BANK of CANADA December Statement: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-keeps-rates-hold-oil-sector-continues-weigh-economy
CREA December forecast:http://http://www.crea.ca/stats/quarterly-forecasts
CREA December Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA monthly stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA Forecast Update: http://www.crea.ca/crea-updates-and-extends-resale...
Real Estate investing tips in Canadian Real Estate Magazine by Ken Davidson:
Bank of Canada March statement: http://crea.ca/bank-canada-keeps-rates-hold
Bank of Canada article on world economy:
CREA January Report: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-slip-further-ja...
CREA January 2015 Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
Very interesting article from Canadian Real Estate Wealth re Canadian Banks response to Bank of Canada rate cut:
Canadian Real Estate News item re Bank of Canada:
CREA news item re Bank of Canada rate reduction:
January 2015 CREA update: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
Monthly Stats from CREA: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA updates housing forecast: http://crea.ca/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecas...
CREA report on November 2104 Canadian Home Sales: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-hold-steady-nov...
CREA report on National Consumer Confidence for 2nd Quarter: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm
CREA July Report: http://www.crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-july
Canadian Home Sales: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
Canadian Home Sales: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-june
Bank of Canada: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-signals-low-rates-longer
CREA Forecast: http://www.crea.ca/stats/quarterly-forecasts
CREA Toronto Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/treb/
CREA: Canadian Homes Sales pick up in April: http://www.crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-pick-april
CREA National Stats for April 2014: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA quarterly forecast: http://www.crea.ca/crea-updates-and-extends-resale-housing-forecast
CREA Bank of Canada Update: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-holds-interest-rates-steady-0
CREA stats for February 2014: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA stats for Southern Georgian Bay: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/
CREA January 2014 stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA January 2014 report: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-moderate-further-january
Bank of Canada December report: http://creanews.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/bank-of-canada-expects-soft-landing-for-housing-market/
CREA December 2013 report: http://creanews.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-10/
CREA November 2013 report: http://creanews.ca/2013/12/16/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-november/
Bank of Canada December 2013:http://creanews.ca/2013/12/09/bank-of-canada-expects-soft-landing-for-housing-market/
The Digital House Hunt: excellent (but lengthy) study commissioned by NAR (National Association of Realtors) and Google regarding the use of digital technology by sellers and buyers for real estate transactions: http://www.realtor.org/sites/default/files/reports/2013/Study-Digital-House-Hunt-2013-01.pdf
What to do, what to do...new or resale: excellent article by Ricky Chada in Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/new-or-resale-which-home-is-the-better-deal/article15462023/
The Georgian Bay Club, Thornbury, Ontario, has released information on the Private residences: http://www.georgianbayclub.com/138p_private-residences.htm
CREA article on Consumer Confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm
CREA article re Bank of Canada Rates: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm
CREA National Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/
CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) HPI (Home Price Index) tool: http://homepriceindex.ca/hpi_tool_en.html
Maclean's Econowatch article: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/11/08/econowatch-53/
Globe and Mail article on Canadian Housing market: http://eye.ca/searchresult.php?action=open&url=http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/reits-take-a-back-seat-in-real-estate-market/article13830987/%3Fservice%3Dmobile
Globe and Mail article on REITS: http://eye.ca/searchresult.php?action=open&url=http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/reits-take-a-back-seat-in-real-estate-market/article13830987/%3Fservice%3Dmobile
Canadian Market holds in July: http://creanews.ca/2013/08/15/canadian-home-sales-hold-steady-in-july-2/
New Governor of Bank of Canada stays the course: http://creanews.ca/2013/07/18/new-bank-of-canada-governor-poloz-stays-the-course/
Canadian home sales improve again in June according to CREA: http://creanews.ca/2013/07/15/canadian-home-sales-improve-in-june/
Homes Sales higher in May according to CREA: http://creanews.ca/2013/06/17/canadian-home-sales-climb-higher-in-may/
CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) updates it 2013 forecast: http://creanews.ca/2013/06/17/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-8/
Canadian Real Estate Magazine article on the effect on REITS from resurgent DOW: http://canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/item/1552-dow-steals-the-thunder-of-canadian-real-estate-investment
MacLean's article re falling mortgage rates: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/03/08/more-hot-air-for-housing/
Bank of Canada rates announcement: http://creanews.ca/2013/03/07/bank-of-canada-signals-rates-to-remain-on-hold/
Great article about Canadian investors in US market: http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Neighbors-to-the-North-Emerge-As-Largest-Foreign-Investor-In-US-Real-Estate/145872
CREA national report for January is good news: http://creanews.ca/2013/02/15/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-in-january/
Macleans article re US housing BOOM: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/07/housing-boom-take-two/
Macleans article re January 2013 housing starts: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/08/housing-starts-drop-like-a-stone-in-january/
CREA report on Canadian home sales for December 2012: http://creanews.ca/2013/01/15/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-december/
Bank of Canada signals rates to be stable until 2014: http://creanews.ca/2013/01/23/bank-of-canada-signals-rates-likely-on-hold-until-2014/
Great news if you own real estate in America according to this Macleans article: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/17/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-u-s-housing-market-really-is-back/
Globe & Mail article in response to CREA report of yesterday: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/jim-flaherty-on-home-sales-dive-i-dont-mind-prices-coming-down-a-bit-too/article7355818/
CREA article on Canadian home sales fro December 2012. Salient differences with GTAR (Georgian Triangle Association of Realtors) board: GTAR lisitngs +1%; GTAR Sales to Listing ratio indicates a buyers market; GTAR average sale is -1%. http://creanews.ca/2013/01/15/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-december/
Buy or Build article from Canadian Real Estate Wealth: http://canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/item/1494-the-investment-question-of-the-year-build-or-buy?
2012 second best year ever for Georgian Triangle home sales:
Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® marked their second best year on record in 2012, despite a bit of a slowdown in the final two months of the year.
Globe and Mail article on Ottawa market cooling down: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/ottawa-crackdown-having-desired-moderating-effect-on-house-prices-bmo/article5935934/
CREA report on consumer confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/consumer_confidence.htm
CREA report on market conditions: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/mls/mls04_market.htm
Canadian Real Estate Association report for Georgian Triangle very positive: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/
Wall Street Jounal article regarding the economy being fueled by the increase in home sales: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887323830404578144910760036652-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwODEyNDgyWj.html
More good news from the USA as reported by the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/11/27/five-reasons-home-prices-have-been-rising/?mod=WSJBlog&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wsj%2Fdevelopments%2Ffeed+%28WSJ.com%3A+Developments+Blog%29
Good news from the USA as reported by CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/27/real_estate/home-prices/index.html?section=money_realestate&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_realestate+%28Real+Estate%29
Canadian Resale Housing Stable in October: http://creanews.ca/2012/11/15/canadian-resale-housing-activity-stable-in-october/
70% of young Canadians want more financial information when purchasing a home: http://creanews.ca/2012/11/26/70-of-young-canadians-want-more-financial-information-about-purchasing-a-home/
Globe and Mail article on Canadian house prices: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business-stories/canadian-house-prices-to-slip-then-likely-stagnate-for-years/article4469160/
Canadian Real Estate Association statement on mortgage changes: http://creanews.ca/2012/06/21/crea-statement-on-announced-changes-to-mortgage-regulations/
Canadian Real Estate Association market update at: http://creanews.ca/2012/06/15/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-4/
Canadian Real Estate comment on Bank of Canada holding interest rates: http://creanews.ca/2011/10/25/interest-rates-to-remain-on-hold-for-longer/
Bank of Canada keeps interest rates on hold: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm
Canadian Real Estate Association on Consumer Confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm
Canadian Real Estate Association National Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm
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