Prices Remain Strong as Spring Sales Pick Up - March 2015 Market Update: Edmonton & Area

Edmonton, March 3, 2015: Average prices maintained positive growth month over month and year over year in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) market. The all residential price was up a mere $38 from January (up almost 1 percent from February 2014). Single family houses averaged $430,770 up 0.84% over January and 1.17% over the same month last year. Condo prices continued upward with a 1.2% increase over January and 4.7% increase from February 2014. Duplex and Rowhouses were down 10.55% from January but are up 0.68% from the prior year.

“We are starting to see sales numbers increase as we enter the spring season. It is common to see sales start to ramp up in February.” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton President Geneva Tetreault explains, “It’s a positive sign to see that even though listings are up and sales are down from last year that prices remain stable and even slightly up from February 2014.”

Residential listings are up 4 percent compared to January. 2,403 new residential listings came on the MLS® System for the Edmonton CMA last month compared to 1,955 new listings in February 2014. Sales for February were 931 – up almost 40 percent over January and down 17 percent from the same time last year. Inventory sits at 5,008 residential listings for the Edmonton CMA.

“Another positive indicator is that our average days on market for all residential types were down to just 48 days compared to 58 days last month. With a healthy inventory, continued low interest rates, and stable pricing, we expect sales to continue to grow through the spring into the summer,” says Tetreault. “REALTORS® are ready to help guide people through all the mixed messaging out there about our real estate market and help their clients make the move that is right for them.”

Over 384 million dollars in residential sales through the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton occurred in February 2015.

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