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Waterloo Region house sales going strong in October- Kitchener Waterloo Market Update

Waterloo Region house sales gained momentum in October

WATERLOO REGION — House sales in Waterloo Region picked up steam in October, with the real estate boards in Kitchener and Waterloo, and Cambridge both reporting marked increases in the number sales compared to a year earlier.

Prices, meanwhile, remained stable, with slight year-over-year.

In Kitchener and Waterloo, the 470 residential sales in October represented a 4.9 per cent increase over the 448 sales in the same month last year.

The average price for all residential properties that sold in the Kitchener and Waterloo area was $304,379, up 0.7 per cent from a year earlier. Single-detached homes sold for an average of $332,358, up 0.9 per cent from the same month last year.

In Cambridge, 217 residential units were sold in October, up 8.5 per cent from the 200 homes that sold in the same month last year. The average price of all residential properties was $284,515, a 2.2 per cent increase compared to last October.

On a year-over-year basis, 5,574 residential units have sold in the Kitchener and Waterloo area in the first 10 months of the year, down two per cent. In Cambridge, 2,488 homes have changed hands so far this year, up 6.6 per cent from last year.

In the region as a whole, 8,062 residential units were sold in the first 10 months of the year. That represents an increase of about 1.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2010.

The strong sales in October point to a stable housing market in the area, said George Patton, president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors.

“Although all marketplaces are subject to month to month fluctuations, it is obvious that we have a strong, stable market in our region,” he said in a news release. “People have confidence in investing in the housing market in this area.”

Val Brooks, president of the Real Estate Board of Cambridge, said the sustained strength of the market “reflects the consumer confidence in the region.”

Info obtained from the Record.com

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