GMREB: Market Becoming More Balanced in Montréal Area

le-des-Sœurs, March 9, 2011 – Although still favouring home sellers, market conditions eased as evidenced by the number of MLS® sales transactions in the Montréal Metropolitan Area in February 2011, according to the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (GMREB). The market eased the most for single-family homes in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and on the North Shore, while condominiums moved more towards a balanced market on the North Shore and in Laval.

“As expected, market conditions continued to become more balanced in February. Even though sellers still have the upper hand, buyers have a bit more bargaining power, a trend we started seeing since April 2010,” said Diane Ménard, Vice-President of the GMREB Board of Directors. “Market conditions favoured sellers the most on the Island of Montréal, in the case of both single-family homes and condominiums.”

More moderate price increases in February 2011 is another sign that market conditions are easing. The median price for a single-family home increased by 4 per cent to $254,000 in the Montréal area compared to February 2010. The median price for plexes increased by 3 per cent, reaching $390,000. Only condominium prices registered sustained growth, posting an increase of 9 per cent to reach $214,500.

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