The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Report by Jeremiah Wallace (Every Thursday)
Halifax (HRM) Residential Market Statistic Update For Week of September 25th to October 2nd 2014
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Last year this week
New Listings: 407 (393, 423, 480, 439) *445
Sold: 123 (133, 123, 105, 110) *108
Sale To Listing Ratio: 30% (34%, 30%, 22%, 25%) *30%
Listings that went conditional/pending: 107 (117, 116, 136, 126)
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 340 (169, 146, 141, 311) *413
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 5,530 (5,695, 5,730, 5,731, 5,667) *5,276
Active Single Family Home: 3,684 (3.803, 3,830, 3,827, 3,780) *3,547
Average Single Family Home List Price: $283,449 ($274k, $303k, $306k, $300k) *$289k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $271,748 ($260k, $292K, $297k, $287k) *$280k
*Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 96% (95%, 96%, 97%, 96%)
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 118 (125, 105, 120, 113) *105
Active Condos: 507 (526, 524, 521, 516, 549) *405
Average Condo Listing Price: $248,391 ($258k, $253k, 265k, $246k) *$291k
Average Condo Selling Price: $240,715 ($250k, $244k, $257k, $233k) *$283k
*Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 97% (97%, 96%, 97%, 97%)
Average Days on Market Condos: 109 (109, 100, 84, 103) *120
Absorption Rate in weeks: 86 (48, 48, 47, 47) *69
Active Vacant Lots: 1,005 (1,023, 1,029, 1,028, 1,022)
To coincide with the continuation of inventory decline, it would appear that this trend follows annually, with October being the most significant contributor to this statistic. Known for pumpkins, scary costumes, Thanksgiving and the turn of weather, October is also the leader of inventory reduction. With the cold weather and so many significant holidays looming, it is no wonder why weary home sellers and buyers look to pull from the dreary fall market and concentrate on renewed efforts in the sunny spring. While all of these listings pull from the market however, you will see a good chunk of properties actually listed last week, looking to beat out the stale listings, and move to the forefront of buyers interest. Can't say I blame home sellers for listing at this time of year. Although a small window of opportunity, it is still a window, and something more than we have seen all year long. Don't forget to check back later in the week to review the September monthly wrap up!
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