The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty
Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of June 18th-25th, 2020
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Previous Year's Stats
New/Back to Market Listings: 326 (350, 282, 355, 320) *357
Sold: 234 (245, 220, 186, 161) *221
Sale To Listing Ratio: 71% (70%, 78%, 54%, 53%) *62%
Price Changes: 117 (141, 89, 91, 66)*167
Listings that went conditional/pending: 290 (287, 302, 280, 242) *272
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 51 (39, 48, 96, 31) *66
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 2,016 (2,068, 2,041, 2,095, 2,132) +3,387
Absorption Rate in weeks: 9 (10, 12, 14, 16) *16
Single Family Home Stats
Active Single Family Home: 1,038 (1,074, 1,068, 1,120, 1,130) *1,907
Average Single Family Home List Price: $390,088 ($363k,$371k,$377k,$383k) *$344k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $392,023 ($363k,$372k,$377k,$377k) *$337k
Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 101% (100%,100%,100%,98%) *98%
Median Single Family Home List Price (6 mo): $329,900 ($328k,$327k,$325k,$325k)*$300k
Median Single Family Home Sold Price (6 mo):$328,000 ($325k,$325k,$325k,$320k)*$298k
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 53 (38, 61, 11, 67) *58
Active Condos: 160 (165, 161, 165, 165) *248
Average Condo Listing Price: $378,264 ($295k,$262k, $263k, $266k) *$295k
Average Condo Selling Price: $368,547 ($295k,$261k, $259k, $264k) *$286k
Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 97% (100%, 99%, 98%, 99%) 97%
Median Condo List Price (6 mo): $279,900 ($274k,$275k, $274k, $269k) *$250k
Median Condo Sold Price (6 mo): $275,00 ($273k, $275k, $273k, $263k) *$240k
Average Days on Market Condos: 54 (17, 24, 36, 23)*67
Active Vacant Lots: 662 (676, 675, 675, 699) *955
We just can't seem to get any elevation! The overall inventory levels have hovered close to the 2,100 mark, but just haven't been able to crest it in the last month which is causing a larger divide from the inventory stock of last year. Single family home numbers really sank the inventory again this week and continues to press, which has been a key factor in driving that absorption rate down to historic lows. Speaking of, it has now hit an all time low, and the first single digit absorption rate I have ever reported in almost a decade of tracking these stats. The absorption rate is one of the most important tells regarding market health, and what this absorption rate is saying is that if all new listings stopped at this moment, it would only take a measly 9 weeks, or just over two months, to sell off everything for sale in HRM. Crazy stuff! There was almost a feeling of hope this week for buyers, as it seemed like a few more options came to market this week, but they were also met with above average interest, so the cycle continues. There does seem to be a little give in the $400k price point though, but if you are in the $250-$350k price point there is still a big challenge (especially south of $300k). Stats are still reflecting multiple offers in most products, especially the single family homes who reported that the average home in HRM are selling at or over asking. The buyer challenge continues as we continue the missed Spring market, so be sure to stay tuned to the blog to stay on top of the changing property landscape. Thanks for stopping by, and stay safe out there!
The Weekly Adogtable!
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I can be shy with an initial introduction but I’m great with people after that! I play very well with other dogs, including groups of dogs. I have met some cats and we did not get along so none of them in my forever home please!
I like bones and the peanut butter kong is my favorite treat but you have to remember to take the kong away once I’m finished or I’ll eat the kong! I can be very energetic, I enjoy going for walks up to an hour, but am content playing in the back yard as well.
Unfamiliar walkers may have some trouble controlling me, compared to my favorite person.
I don’t really understand fetch but I’m easily diverted if you’re playing with a stick, because I need the stick you’re playing with rather than the one I have. I am good in the car but I don't really like baths. I'm a good girl at the vet so you don't have to worry there! I really hope my forever home will let me have access to them during the night, I don’t need to be on the bed but I just like to know I can come say hi if I want!
I do suffer from separation anxiety that comes out in a few negative ways such as pooping or peeing despite being housebroken, or some destructive chewing (never furniture). Puppy proofing will go a long way with me!
I understand Sit, Stay, Down, Off, Up, Paw, and Touch. When I get too excited I play gently with my mouth, and understand “Don’t Bite” so once I hear that I switch quickly to licking again. I hope my human is ready to take on a strong, dominant role with me so I know they're in charge!
I love getting butt scratches and cuddling with my humans, I can't wait to find my forever family!
Are you my forever home?
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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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