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 the Week of February 2nd-9th, 2017
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Previous Year's Stats
New Listings: 290 (316, 265, 225, 254) *252
Sold: 91 (85, 96, 82, 66) *86
Sale To Listing Ratio: 31% (27%, 36%, 36%, 26%) *34%
Price Changes: 137 (133, 109, 106, 107) *103
Listings that went conditional/pending: 131 (129, 101, 100, 83) *115
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 89 (191, 101, 124, 133) *115
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 4,221 (4,172, 4,171, 4,106, 4,105) *4,211
Absorption Rate in weeks: 48 (51, 54, 66, 64) *47
Single Family Home Stats
Active Single Family Home: 2,467 (2,434, 2,423, 2,388, 2,402) *2,723
Average Single Family Home List Price: $320,645 ($282k, $285k, $304k, $319k) *$299k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $311,214 ($271k, $273k, $293k, $306k) *$286k
Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 97% (96%, 96%, 96%, 96%) *96%
Median Single Family Home List Price (6 months): $279,000 ($280k, $280k, $280k, $280k) *$260k
Median Single Family Home Sold Price (6 months): $267,000 ($268k, $270k, $270, $270k) *$255k
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 113 (113, 92, 117, 101) *122
Active Condos: 408 (398, 406, 393, 383, 396) *379
Average Condo Listing Price: $208,010 ($354k, $272k, $220k, $206k) *$282k
Average Condo Selling Price: $198,200 ($345k, $266k, $209k, $198k) *$277k
Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 95% (97%, 98%, 95%, 96%) 98%
Median Condo List Price (6 months): $229,900 ($230k, $230k, $230k, $230k) *276k
Median Condo Sold Price (6 months): $221,700 ($223k, $222k, $225k, $225k) *264k
Average Days on Market Condos: 178 (219, 97, 126, 92, 99) *159
Active Vacant Lots: 1,102 (1,099, 1,099, 1,084, 1,173) *882
Quite the average week as we approach the midway mark of February. In a strange occurrence, the overall inventory reported exactly the same as this time last year with 4,221 products listed for sale in the HRM. So where is all of the inventory coming from? Vacant land is reporting quite a bit higher than this year last time, but that is met with a lower single family home level. Condo's are a but higher, but marginal, and surely not enough to make a dent. Even still, with the give and take of the inventory, we are set in a position that many had hoped would not happen, which is parallel with a previous year. Most hoped that the gap would continue to widen as 2016 seemed to be a promising year of recovery, but as the Fall approached, things tapered off and fell flat to end the season, which is being felt this year. Activity has been unusually strong kicking off the year, but I wonder if it's because we have had such a mild start to the season. I dare say, the looming storm and further forecast might have an impact on that activity, but for how long? Weather is temporary, but the need to buy or sell is a need that has an end, regardless of the climate. Thanks for stopping by!
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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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