Edmonton, September 2, 2020: Total residential unit sales in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) real estate market for August 2020 increased 20.11% compared to August 2019 and decreased 13.16% from July 2020. The number of new residential listings is down year over year, decreasing 3.96% from August 2019. New residential listings are down month over month, decreasing 9.28% from July 2020. Overall inventory in the Edmonton CMA fell 14.6% from August of last year and decreased 5.95% from July 2020.
For the month of August, single family home unit sales are up 22.98% from August 2019 and down 12.39% from July 2020. Condo unit sales decreased 0.97% from August 2019 and decreased 17.41% from July 2020.
All residential average prices are up to $374,409, a 1.86% increase from August 2019, and up 1.24% from July 2020. Single family homes sold for an average of $439,605, a 1.01% year-over-year increase from August 2019, and a 0.79% increase from July 2020. Condominiums sold for an average of $229,172, a 2.23% decrease year-over-year, and prices are up 1.79% compared to July 2020. Duplex prices dropped 3.48% from August 2019, selling at $342,169, which was a 3.07% increase from July 2020.
“The Edmonton market prices have seen an increase in year-over-year unit sales, compared to a month to month sales decrease,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Jennifer Lucas. “There have also been more sales of single-family homes compared to August of last year, while we’ve seen less sales in the condo and duplex market. Single family home pricing increased 1.01%, duplexes are down 3.48%, and condos are down 2.23% year-over-year.”
Single family homes averaged 46 days on the market, an eleven-day decrease from last year. Condos decreased to an average of 65 days on the market while duplexes averaged 51 days on market, a ten-day decrease compared to August 2019. Overall, all residential listings averaged 52 days on market, decreasing by 10 days on market year-over-year and two days compared to the previous month.