Halifax (HRM) Residential Market Statistic Update For Week of August 1st to August 8th 2013
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Last year this week
New Listings: 431 (441, 459, 544, 499) *436
Sold: 124 (148, 164, 153, 130) *120
Sale To List Ratio: 29% (34%, 36%, 28%, 26%) *28%
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 118 (294, 130, 117, 103) *105
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 5,507 (5,486, 5,648, 5,648, 5,556)
Active Single Family Home: 3,643 (3,643, 3,712, 3,724, 3,671) *2,981
Average Single Family Home List Price: $328,441 ($308,613, $305,097, $285,954, $286,137) *289k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $312,078 ($294,715, $295,748, $274,839, $275,133)*282k
Average Days On Market Single Family Home: 106 (103, 99, 79, 102) *76
Active Condos: 443 (436, 445, 442, 445) *265
Average Condo Listing Price: $298,465 ($322,600, $333,495, $301,963, $289,425) *267k
Average Condo Selling Price: $291,665 ($310,653, $320,961, $288,279, $281,285) *259k
Average Days On Market Condos: 85 (109, 75, 109, 60) *50
Halifax/Dartmouth Absorption Rate (weeks): 41 (40, 43, 43, 38) *30
Well that was unexpected. Just when I think the inventory has peaked for the year, it makes a comeback. All signs where pointing to the start of the seasonal decline but it would appear that the market has a different idea. Although there wasn't huge gains in single family homes and condo's, sales are failing to remove enough inventory to stop the gain. *RECORD BREAKER ALERT!! Highest average single family home list and sale prices! In a market where values should be reducing, we have record high selling prices instead. So a rather weird market week yet again but at least it's consistent! Sales are down, inventory bloated and property values remain high...higher then ever. Market activity has picked up in the last few weeks with the last minute shoppers, consumers who have been looking and enjoying the plethora of choices but now have to decide as the school year approaches. Still, lots to out there to sift through and lots of overpriced homes destined to stagnate on the market unless drastic measures are taken. Take the real estate survey below and tell me what your thoughts are about our market here in Halifax!
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Jeremiah Wallace, CD
Jeremiah has been involved with many aspects of the Real Estate industry for over fourteen years. This includes construction, residential renovations, interior design, and investing in various income generating property products..
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