Another Huge Month for Condo Sales in Waterloo Region
Hope you are having a great week and looking forward to the long weekend coming up. It will certainly be a different Thanksgiving for families this year. I hope that are you are able to spend some time quality with them 🙂
The stats are out for September and the market is still incredibly strong!
There were 758 residential homes sold in September, the most ever recorded for the month. September’s home sales represented an increase of 41.6 per cent compared to the same month last year, and an increase of 8 per cent compared to the previous month. The previous ten-year average number of residential sales for September is 460.
This is far more home sales then what we would normally see in September as buyers seem to continue to play catch up from the COVID-19 hindered spring market. While the pandemic has had devastating impacts on many aspects of our lives it has only solidified the importance of home and homeownership.
Total residential sales in September included 431 detached homes (up 28.6 per cent from September 2019), and 93 condominium apartments (up 127 per cent). Sales also included 178 townhouses (up 43.5 per cent) and 54 semi-detached homes (up 59 per cent).
The average sale price of all residential properties sold in September increased 17.5 per cent to $637,691 compared to the same month last year, while detached homes sold for an average price of $768,762 an increase of 25 per cent. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $390,690 for an increase of 13 per cent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $ 476,636 (up 8.7 per cent) and $544,874 (up 16.5 per cent) respectively.
The median price of all residential properties sold in September increased 13.7 per cent to $580,250 and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased 16.5 per cent to $676,000.
There has been more new listings coming to the market which is fantastic but buyer demand continues to outpace the supply and driving prices up.
There were 929 new listings added last month, an increase of 13 per cent compared to September of last year, and 17.7 per cent more than the previous ten-year average for September.
The number of Months Supply (also known as absorption rate) continues to be very low at just 1 month for the month of September. The previous ten-year average supply of homes for September was 3.3 months, and in the past 5 years, the average supply for September was 2.2 months.
The year-to-date number of residential sales has increased 2.6% over 2019 indicating that the decreased activity in April and May has been more than made up in the past four months.
We are seeing more and more people moving out of the core areas of Kitchener and Waterloo to the suburbs. This has put small pressure on condo sales and increased demand for single detached and townhomes in the region.
The average days to sell in September was 14 days, compared to 23 days in September 2019.
If you are thinking of buying or selling in the coming months, wonder what the neighbor sold for, or have any questions at all, give me a call, text at 519-497-4646 or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your families!