The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday)
Halifax (HRM) Residential Market Statistic Update For Week of December 3rd - December 10th, 2015
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Previous Year's Stats
New or Back to Market Listings: 197 (232, 241, 248, 234) *232
Sold: 84 (116, 102, 125, 94) *81
Sale To Listing Ratio: 43% (50%, 42%, 50%, 40%) *35%
Price Changes: 118 (166, 214, 219, 184)
Listings that went conditional/pending: 99 (99, 109, 114, 108) *85
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 154 (525, 185, 199, 221) *150
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 4,850 (4,893, 5,235, 5,278, 5,339) *4,749
Absorption Rate in weeks: 45 (44, 50, 49, 51) 51
Single Family Home Stats
Active Single Family Home: 3,144 (3,174, 3,427, 3,472, 3,533, 3,593) *3,037
Average Single Family Home List Price: $362,213 ($344k, $291k, $323k, $316k) *$283k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $345,965 ($327k, $279k, $303k, $298k) *$270k
Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 96% (95%, 96%, 94%, 94%) *96%
Median Single Family Home List Price: $277,450 ($290k, $275k, $255k, $240k)
Median Single Family Home Sold Price: $276,000 ($283k, $263k, $246k, $230k)
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 102 (105, 104, 143, 82) *162
Active Condos: 408 (418, 432, 441, 450) *442
Average Condo Listing Price: $218,903 ($350k, $270k, $220k, $222k) *$247k
Average Condo Selling Price: $208,250 ($326k, $260k, $209k, $213k) *$235k
Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 95% (93%, 96%, 95%, 94%) *95%
Median Condo List Price: $247,000 ($245k, $209k, $235k, $228k)
Median Condo Sold Price: $236,750 ($232k, $200k, $228k, $213k)
Average Days on Market Condos: 91 (150, 91, 115, 77) *134
Active Vacant Lots: 1,036 (1,035, 1,071, 1,067, 1,073) *973
Time of the season is starting to impose the affect of annual trend as we approach the holiday season, but there is still some positive progress being made despite the approaching bottom. Although sales reported a typical "winter week", the lack of new additions to the market actually gave the overall sales to list ratio some weight. Compared to last year, there is a lot of positive changes that should be noted, even if marginal. Comparably, new listings are down, sales are up, offer activity is up, there's more expired/cancelled inventory pulling from the market, days spent on market are less, values for both tracked products are up, and the absorption rate markedly lower then that of last years report. The only pressing thorn is the inventory amounts.
With condo inventory finally hitting par and eventually reporting under previous reports earlier in the year, single family homes and the overall inventory are still showing record heights. The gap is closing however, and one could hope that with the final stat falling in line, that we could see the start to a refreshing new market year. Thanks for stopping by!
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Jeremiah Wallace, CD
Jeremiah has been involved with many aspects of the Real Estate industry for over twelve years. This includes construction, residential renovations, interior design, and investing in various income generating property products..
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