In the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), all residential average unit sales were up year-over-year 12.42%. Specifically, in each category, single family home unit sales were up 9.86%, condominium unit sales were up 18.32% and duplex/rowhouse unit sales were all up 4.27% when compared to November 2016. Unit sales month over month declined across all categories. Single family homes decreased 17.93%, condominiums decreased 0.92% and duplex/rowhouses decreased 14.69% compared to October 2017.
“Although the year-over-year growth in sales volume is encouraging, the surge is likely related to consumers trying to complete purchases before new restrictive borrowing rules come into force in the new year,” said Chair of the REALTORSÂ® Association of Edmonton.
The average sale price for single family homes increased both month-over-month and year-over-year to $441,526, up 2.29% compared to October 2017 and up 0.23% compared to November 2016. Duplex/rowhouse average price also increased to $358,807, up 5.3% relative to October 2017 and up 1.39% compared to November 2016. Condominium average price decreased to $232,221, down 4.39% month over month and down 4.27% year over year.
As is typical for the winter real estate market, days on market also increased across most categories. Single family average days on market was up to 59, condominiums were averaging 75 days on market, and duplex/rowhouses took an average of 59 days to sell in November. Average days on market for all residential properties was 66 this month, up 8.2% over last month and up 6.45% from November 2016.
Inventory decreased to 7,030, which is down 8.37% compared to October 2017, but up 3.60% over November 2016. Listings in November 2017 increased 5.27% compared to November 2016, and decreased 19.69% relative to October 2017.