Halifax (HRM) Residential Market Statistic Update For Week of January 30th-February 6th 2014
(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)
*Last year this week
New Listings: 405 (341, 345, 389, 378) *325
Sold: 61 (76, 51, 51, 49) *120
Sale To List Ratio: 15% (22%, 16%, 13%, 13%) *37%
Listings that went conditional/pending: 129 (88)
Expired/Cancelled/Withdrawn: 168 (90, 89, 114, 113) *75
Total Active Halifax/Dartmouth Inventory: 4,440 (4,499, 4,411, 4,347, 4,238) *3,895
Active Single Family Home: 2,850 (2,869, 2,828, 2,800, 2,729) *2,547
Average Single Family Home List Price: $306,392 ($304,586, $262,263, $286,360, $287,474) *253k
Average Single Family Home Selling Price: $296,722 ($286,986, $245,527, $280,295, $267,447) *249k
Average Days On Market Single Family Home: 98 (106, 125, 113, 179,) *90
Active Condos: 442 (438, 436, 415, 390) *297
Average Condo Listing Price: $267,556 ($242,886, $269,900, $245,728, $248,400) *224k
Average Condo Selling Price: $259,437 ($230,212, $262,450, $240,664, $237,100) *216k
Average Days On Market Condos: 107 (104, 126, 107, 135) *45
Halifax/Dartmouth Absorption Rate (weeks): 55 (52, 102, 75, 62) *44
As we put January in the books, it appears the same market conditions will follow us into February. Oddly, the total active inventory actually decreased this week with no help from sales or the addition of new inventory. As January listing contacts expire, they tend to drag the inventory stats down blurring the real activity behind the scenes. Listing additions are way up, sales are still down, and the sales to list ratio looks the same as it did at the beginning of January. Not the start of the year hopeful sellers have been waiting for, but the continued type of market conditions that have would be buyers sharpening their teeth. Is this the year of the recovery, or are we primed for another challenging year? As the ship building contract fades from memory, speculators and investors alike clammer to understand the complexity of the property woes being experienced here in the HRM. As far as I can tell, there is no indicators of an improvement and if this market keeps up in this fashion, it will make for a long year for some... Thanks for stopping by!
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