Edmonton, August 3, 2021: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for July 2021 increased 2.1% compared to July 2020 and decreased 18.9% from June 2021.
New residential listings are up year-over-year, increasing 9.3% from July 2020. However, new residential listings are down month-over-month, decreasing 16.9% from June 2021. Overall inventory in the GEA was down 0.5% from July of last year and decreased 0.1% from June 2021.
For July, single-family home unit sales are down 2.1% from July 2020 and down 20.9% from June 2021 at 1,325. Condo unit sales increased 11% from July 2020 and decreased 19.6% from June 2021. Duplex/rowhouse unit sales were down 1.1% year-over-year and down 14.2% month-over-month.
All residential average prices are at $389,756, a 5.4% increase from July 2020 and down 2.1% from June 2021. Single-family homes averaged $466,091, a 6.8% year-over-year increase and a 1.3% decrease from June 2021. Condominiums sold for an average of $240,096, a 6.7% increase year-over-year, and prices are down 0.8% compared to June 2021. Duplex prices increased 7.6% from July 2020, selling at $357,064, which was a 0.5% increase from June 2021.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the Greater Edmonton Area leveled out at $349,600, a 7.2% increase from July 2020, and down 0.2% from June 2021.
“The Edmonton market in July saw a balance in residential unit sales,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Tom Shearer. “The year-over-year residential unit sales were only slightly higher than July of last year, while we have started to see the monthly activity cool as we get later into the summer season. Pricing has also begun to balance – with nominal year-over-year increases and little change in month-over-month figures. We are still witnessing a strong market, with some balanced activity for July.”
Single-family homes averaged 33 days on the market, a 16-day decrease from July of last year. Condos averaged 54 days on the market, a 9-day decrease year-over-year, while duplexes averaged 37 days on the market, an 18-day decrease compared to July 2020. Overall, all residential listings averaged 39 days on the market, decreasing by 15 days year-over-year and increasing by three days compared to June 2021.
*The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) is a measure of real estate prices that provides a clearer picture of market trends over traditional tools such as mean or median average prices. It is designed to be a reliable, consistent, and timely way of measuring changes in home prices over time.