Waterloo Region Condo Prices Edging Up but Inventory Still Low
Hope all is well with you and your family. It looks like spring is here and hopefully the nicer weather will be here to stay very soon. Taking a look at the Waterloo Region Real Estate Market, sales are still down but prices are edging up mostly due to the tightening of inventory once again. The GTA buyers have returned as well which is providing increased demand for housing. Lets take a look at the stats….
Sales volume remained subdued last month, with 670 homes sold in April, representing a decrease of 22.0 per cent compared to April 2022 and 18.0 percent below the previous 5-year average for the month.
The local spring market is off to a slower than usual start with half the number of new listings hitting the market than this time last year. However, with demand continuing to outstrip supply, we saw prices increase on a month-over-month basis as total sales volume continues to waver well below historical figures for the month of April.
Total residential sales in April included 404 detached (down 22.8 per cent from April 2022), and 119 townhouses (down 20.7 per cent). Sales also included 95 condominium units (down 18.1 per cent) and 51 semi-detached homes (down 25.0 per cent).
In April, the average sale price for all residential properties in Waterloo Region was $797,716. This represents an 11.9 per cent decrease compared to April 2022 and a 2.6 per cent increase compared to March 2023.
- The average price of a detached home was $925,219. This represents a 10.7 per cent decrease from April 2022 and an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to March 2023.
- The average sale price for a townhouse was $664,519. This represents a 12.7 per cent decrease from April 2022 and an increase of 3.9 per cent compared to March 2023.
- The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $488,971. This represents a decrease of 18.3 per cent from April 2022 and an increase of 1.5 per cent compared to March 2023.
- The average sale price for a semi was $686,792. This represents a decrease of 10.1 per cent compared to April 2022 and a decrease of 1.9 per cent compared to March 2023.
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Waterloo Region remains a sellers’ market, and while prices have fallen in comparison to last year, we anticipate that home prices will continue to increase steadily. Some stability in mortgage rates has brought about a return of buyer activity as we begin to observe a return of multiple offer scenarios, bidding wars, and a decrease in the number of days properties take to sell.
There were 869 new listings added last month, a decrease of 49.4 per cent compared to April of last year and a 33.2 per cent decrease compared to the previous ten-year average for April.
The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of April was 703, a decrease of 25.9 per cent compared to April of last year and 49.7 per cent below the previous ten-year average of 1397 listings for April.
The number of months of inventory is up 8.3 per cent compared to April of last year, but still historically low at 1.3 months. The number of months of inventory represents how long it would take to sell off current inventories at the current sales rate.
The average number of days to sell in April was 16, compared to 9 days in April 2022. The previous 5-year average is 16 days.
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The Real Estate market is changing very quickly, so If you are thinking of buying or selling this spring or summer, wondering what the neighbor’s place sold for, or have any questions at all, give me a call, text at 519-497-4646 or shoot me an email to email@example.com
Enjoy a wonderful May and Happy Early Mothers Day to all the Mom’s!
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