The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Stats Update by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday)
Halifax (HRM) Residential Market Statistic Update For Week of September 17th - September 24th 2015
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Previous Year's Stats
New or Back to Market Listings: 326 (305, 302, 279, 282) *393
Sold: 128 (130, 109, 125, 140) *133
Sale To Listing Ratio: 39% (43%, 36%, 45%, 37%) *34%
Price Changes: 289 (337, 268, 266, 291)
Listings that went conditional/pending: 140 (141, 128, 141, 153) *117
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 172 (179, 137, 293, 129) *169
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 5,841 (5,835, 5,857, 5,830, 6,006) *5,695
Absorption Rate in weeks: 48 (46, 45, 44, 48) *48
Single Family Home Stats
Active Single Family Home: 3,935 (3,933, 3,958, 3,938, 4,085) *3,803
Average Single Family Home List Price: $266,948 ($301k, $297k, $293k, $306k) *$274k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $256,122 ($290k, $285k, $278k, $296k) *$261k
Single Family Home Sale to List Ratio This Week: 96% (96%, 96%, 95%, 97%) *95%
Median Single Family Home List Price: $258,950 ($262k, $260k, $260k, $265k)
Median Single Family Home Sold Price: $251,500 ($250k, $250k, $248k, $263k)
Average Days on Market Single Family Home: 82 (118, 101, 104, 104) *125
Active Condos: 497 (494, 501, 484, 516) *526
Average Condo Listing Price: $360,194 ($244k, $241k, $246k, $234k) *$258k
Average Condo Selling Price: $348,546 ($238k, $233k, $238k, $225k) *$250k
Condo Sale to List Ratio This Week: 97% (97%, 97%, 96%, 96%) *97%
Median Condo List Price: $236,000($234k, $225k, $230k, $228k)
Median Condo Sold Price: $226,000 ($225k, $215k, $223k, $219k)
Average Days on Market Condos: 145 (144, 97, 97, 77) *109
Active Vacant Lots: 1,087 (1,093, 1,086, 1,097, 1,089) *1,023
Things are still alive out there, but there is signs of slowing. Although activity should be starting to slow at this point in the season, it's all engines ahead into the fall market. A larger then average addition of new listings this week, coupled with a softer sales week has caused the inventory across the board to sneak back up. Sales values remain solid (despite their odd appearance this week), but it is a clear observation that value priced starter homes where the flavour of the week not too long ago. Still, we don't seem to be making a dent in the absorption rate, and of course, inventory is still way above all years previous. It would seem that sales are happening at pace, but I'm sure each one has a very unique story to tell. If I have learned anything during my career, it's that each and every transaction are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Thanks for stopping by and remember .CA!
THE WEEKLY ADOGTABLE
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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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