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Home buyers contiue to cautiously watch market

Residential inventory continues to remain strong, as January closed out with 5,751 properties for sale on the MLS® System for the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). That’s an increase of 39.2 per cent over this time last year, and 13.03 per cent up over last month. Sales for January were down however, with 618 properties selling in the first month of 2016, down 13.32 per cent month-over-month, and 7.21 per cent lower year-over-year (year-over-year).

“Sales volumes are down, relative to the same time last year,” REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Steve Sedgwick explains. “It is likely that home buyers are responding to current economic uncertainties. Although prices have dropped slightly, they remain stable. Growth in inventory may create more opportunities for potential buyers, and given the low interest rates, we remain optimistic about market growth as we head into the spring buying season.”

Prices in all categories saw a decline in the Edmonton CMA market as many lower priced properties sold in January. The all-residential price ended the month at $339,714, down 7.2 per cent from December and 6.3 per cent YoY. Single family house prices averaged $418,928, down 1.3 per cent and 1.2 per cent from the previous month and YoY, respectively. Condo properties sold for an average of $227,052, down 8.8 per cent over last month and 10.3 per cent YoY. And the increasingly popular duplex/row house category, which held steady for much of 2015, took the biggest average selling price decrease, coming in at $326,885, down 12.7 per cent from the previous month and down 13.6 per cent from the same time last year.

January’s average days-on-market rose to 71, up from 62 in December and 58 in January 2015. The increase is mainly attributed to the increased days-on-market for condos, which sat at 85 for January, up from 62 from last month and 61 YoY.

“The increase in the average days on market just appears to reflect that buyers are taking time to consider their options before purchasing a new home,” Sedgwick said. “Clients are looking to their REALTOR® for advice and guidance as they navigate their own individual situations.”

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Residential Sales Activity Residential New Listings Residential Active Listings Residential  Months of Inventory Residential Average Price

The REALTORS®Association of Edmonton (Edmonton Real Estate Board), founded in 1927, is a professional association of Brokers and Associates in the greater Edmonton area. The Association administers the Multiple Listing Service®, provides professional education to its members and enforces a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. The Association also advertises property listings and publishes consumer information on the Internet at www.REALTOR.ca and www.ereb.com, as well as in the Real Estate Weekly and on their web site at www.rewedmonton.ca. REALTORS® support charities involving shelter and the homeless through the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Trademarks are owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA (REALTOR®) and/or the quality of services they provide (MLS®).

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