The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)
Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 27th - March 5th, 2020
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Previous Year's Stats
New/Back to Market Listings: 275 (234, 255, 262, 246) *330
Sold: 170 (180, 132, 130, 114) *126
Sale To Listing Ratio: 62% (77%, 52%, 50%, 46%) *38%
Price Changes: 55 (71, 59, 77, 67) *100
Listings that went conditional/pending: 193 (194, 206, 188, 167) *166
Expired/Cancelled: 72 (45, 49, 58, 88) *102
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 2,148 (2,135, 2,137, 2,156, 2,144) +3,150
Absorption Rate in weeks: 14 (15, 17, 19, 21) *26
Single Family Home Stats
Active Single Family Home: 1,102 (1,105, 1,102, 1,105, 1,092) *1,674
Average Single Family Home List Price: $322,582 ($342k,$345k,$333k,$352k) *$344k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $316,132 ($337k,$341k,$327k,$338k) *$337k
Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 98% (98%, 99%, 98%, 96%) *98%
Median Single Family Home List Price (6 mo): $312,500 ($315k,$315k,$315k,$315k)*$290k
Median Single Family Home Sold Price (6 mo):$309,125 ($310k,$310k,$309k,$309k)*$280k
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 66 (62, 75, 57, 67) *78
Active Condos: 131 (128, 135, 141, 143) *298
Average Condo Listing Price: $322,842 ($300k, $333k, $275k, $271k) *$226k
Average Condo Selling Price: $315,570 ($289k, $323k, $271k, $265k) *$215k
Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 98% (96%, 97%, 98%, 98%) 95%
Median Condo List Price (6 mo): $249,900 ($250k, $250k, $250k, $250k) *$240k
Median Condo Sold Price (6 mo): $242,000 ($241k, $242k, $243k, $242k) *$230k
Average Days on Market Condos: 44 (30, 43, 78, 60) *108
Active Vacant Lots: 762 (754, 754, 760, 764) *932
Alright, we are moving in the upwards direction in inventory finally! Not all products went in that direction this week though (Single Family Homes I'm looking at you), but there was, at least, overall inventory gain this week. Still a good 1,000 inventory gap between this year and last year, so product scarcity is a real issue for Buyers on the market right now. Likely see more inventory come to market in the coming weeks as we approach the peak inflation time of the year, but the question will be how high it will go. Given the sustained demand on most products in most areas, we are likely so continue the drought, but one never knows when the market will adjust. I've noticed some small cracks in the veneer in the last few weeks though, like the single family home six month median and average home selling prices taking a shave this week, as well as not having to compete in a multi-offer situation to win a bid! I'm sure these are not going to become common place just yet, but I was quite shocked to not have to "improve" an offer once submitted because 10 more offers followed up behind mine. It was a nice change, especially for my clients. Still, the Absorption Rate tells a different tale with yet another week of reduction, and elevated conditional sale stats are prevailing. Much like our weather, it's a mixed bag, so stay tuned to blog for your market forecast! 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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