Île-des-Soeurs, May 5, 2009 - MLS® sales in the Montréal Metropolitan Area are picking up, with only a 6 per cent decrease in the number of transactions in April 2009 compared to April 2008, the month that broke all records, reported the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board. The median price of condominiums increased by 5 per cent, while single family-homes remained stable.
"It is a good time to buy a property today," said Michel Beauséjour, FCA, Chief Executive Officer of the GMREB. "Mortgage rates are at their lowest level in more than half a century and the inventory of properties is growing, giving buyers more choice. Buyers are taking a bit more time to buy, as shown by the average sale time. While single-family homes stayed on the market for an average of 67 days in April 2008, in April 2009, the average was 80 days," he added.