Hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect and looks like its going to be a hot one for August as well.
Here are the stats from the July market here in Waterloo Region and it continues to stay strong. There were 586 residential properties sold in July, representing an increase of 15.1 per cent compared to the same month last year.
Home sales in July included 322 detached (up 16.4 per cent), and 62 condominium apartments (down 6.1 per cent). Sales also included 148 townhouses (up 45.1 per cent) and 42 semi-detached homes (down 22.2 per cent). On a year-to-date basis we’re seeing sales have increased slightly over last year.
The average sale price of all residential properties sold in July increased by 9.3 per cent to $521,101 compared to July 2018. Detached homes sold for an average price of $613,244 (an increase of 5.4 per cent compared to July of last year. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $339,137 for an increase of 15.9 per cent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $414,062 (up 17 per cent) and $434,136 (up 11.9 per cent) respectively.
The median price of all residential properties sold last month increased 10.8 per cent to $489,450 and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased by 8.8 per cent to $575,750
There were 844 residential properties listed in K-W and area last month, an increase of 12.8 per cent compared to July of 2018, and an increase of 10.4 per cent in comparison to the previous ten-year average for the month of July The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of July totaled 863, a decrease of 8.7 per cent compared to July of last year, and well below the previous ten-year average of 1,467 listings for July. Months Supply of Homes for sale stood at 1.7 months in July, which is 15 percent lower than the same period last year. That is still making it a tight market for buyers and sellers.
There is still strong consumer demand that is making for a busier than normal market for the middle of summer.
The average days it took to sell a home in June was 22 days, which is the same number of days it took in July 2018.
Historical Sales By Property Type
Months Supply of Homes for Sale
Historical Median Sales Price – By Property Type
Historical Average Sales Price – By Property Type
Historical Sales – By Price Range
Average Days on Market
If you have any questions or have been thinking of making a move this summer or into the fall, give me a call or text at 519-497-4646 or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and lets sit down, grab a coffee and plan out a strategy that is best suited for your families needs.
Have a great August!
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The trend continues here in Kitchener Waterloo with no signs of cooling. The demand for homes is Hot Hot Hot.
A total of 540 residential properties changed hands in Kitchener Waterloo and area though the MLS® System. This represents a 29.2 percent increase in sales compared to September of 2015, and is a new record high for the month.
On a year-to-date basis 5,241 residential units have sold compared to 4,456 during the same period in 2015, an increase of 17.6 percent. This is the first time sales have exceed the 5000 unit mark at the end of the third quarter. The demand is strong but the supply of homes still continues to lag well behind. Residential listing inventory totaled 815, a decline of 51 percent compared to September 2015.
Showing the most traction, were the sales of condominium type units, which include any property regardless of style (i.e. semis, town homes, apartment, detached etc.), increasing 80.6 percent to 130 transactions in September relative to the same month a year ago.
Meanwhile, 333 single detached homes sold last month, an increase of 19.8 percent, compared to last year. September’s sales also included 31 Semi-detached homes (down 18.4 percent) and 33 freehold townhouses (up 22.2 percent).
The average price of all residential properties sold year-to-date was $380,692, a 9.7 percent increase over 2015. The average price of a detached home to the end of the third quarter was $443,554, an 11.8 percent increase over 2015. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment style condominium was $231,187, an increase of 4.5 percent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $281,709 (up 8.3 percent) and $293,167 (up 8.5 percent) respectively.
The median price of all residential properties sold year-to-date increased 9.9 percent to $350,000, and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased 10.9 percent to $400,500. Like many other markets in Ontario, it continues to be a sellers’ market here in Waterloo region. Due to the outweighing demand over supply, its putting upward pressure on prices.
With the new changes by the federal government, introducing the mortgage rate “stress test” on all new insured mortgages, could delay home purchases for some first time home buyers, as they assess what they can afford, and possibly save for a bigger down payment.
I don’t believe that these changes will impact our area to a large degree, the very fact that the government is taking steps could cause a slight cooling of the market.
If you have any questions or are thinking of buying or selling this fall please give me a call and we can discuss some strategies that would work best for you.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
October 6, 2016 | Categories: Buyers, Kitchener Waterloo, New Construction, Sellers, Uncategorized | Tags: arrow lofts, bauer lofts, CMHC, condo, condo buying, condo selling, fall market, kaufman, kitchener, loft buying, loft selling, lofts, market update, mortgage, mortgage rates, mortgage rules, rates, seagrams, twin city realty, update, waterloo | Leave a comment
Hi there and hope you had a fantastic summer!
The housing market here in Kitchener Waterloo is as hot as the weather has been this past summer! There were a total of 598 home sales in KitchenerWaterloo and area though the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in August. This represents a 26.4% increase in sales compared to August of 2015. It also ranks as the most active August on record and 37.6% above the 5-year average for the month. That is simply amazing.
Year-to-date sales also climbed to new heights with 4,703 residential sales so far in 2016. Again, this is the highest on record for this period and 23.4% above the 5-year average.
We are still experiencing a lower than normal listing number with active listings almost half of what they were last year at this time. Active listings through the MLS® System to the end of August sat at 863, which is 46.6% lower compared to same period last year’s 1,616 homes that were on the market. That means we are still experiencing a very tight market in terms of availability of homes which continues to push up home prices in the region.
August’s sales included 353 single detached homes (up 19.7% compared to August 2015) and 151 condominium type units (up 36.0%) which include any property regardless of style (ie. semis, townhomes, apartment, detached etc). Sales also included 40 Semi-detached homes (up 14.3%) and 49 freehold townhouses (up 69.0%).
The average sale price of all residential sales in August increased 15.2% to $402,000 compared to August 2015. Its clear that as a result of the strong residential activity that buyers remain confident about home values here in the region.
Single detached style homes sold for an average price of $487,050 an increase of 20.9% compared to last year. The average sale price for an apartment style condominium was $233,302, an increase of 7.9%. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $298,148 (up 10.2%) and $299,353 (up 5.5%) respectively.
Overall. the market is extremely competitive and if you are thinking of selling your home now is a great time to take advantage of the strong home prices. If you have any questions or would like to get together for a coffee and discuss how we can help with your housing needs please give me a call or text at 519-497-4646. You can also email me at email@example.com
September 8, 2016 | Categories: Buyers, Loft Style, New Construction, Sellers, Uncategorized | Tags: agent, agents, assessment value, banks, closing costs, CMHC, condo, condo buying, condo costs, condo selling, condo units, condo value, downsizing, fall market, first time buyer, home inspectors, kevin baker, kitchener, ktichener, kwhometeam, loft, loft apartments, loft buying, loft selling, lofts, market, market update, market value, mls, mortgage, mortgage brokers, mortgage news, mortgage rates, new construction, ontario, open house, real estate, realtor, remax, sales rep, sales representative, sales reps, selling my condo, twin city realty, update, waterloo, waterloo region | Leave a comment
All i have to say is WOW! It was a very busy month in the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate market.
Here are the numbers…A total of 553 residential properties were sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) in September, marking a new record high for the month on September. Home sales were up 14.3 percent over last year.
On a year-to-date basis 5,210 residential units have sold compared to 5,138 during the same period in 2013.
This confirms my thoughts that due to the traditional slower than usual spring market was pushed into the summer months because of the brutal winter weather we experienced earlier in the year. It also followed up on a very active month of August.
More sales in the higher price ranges in September contributed to an 8.8 percent increase in the average price of a detached home to $385,780 compared to last year. The average price for a condominium was $233,321, an increase of 4.8 percent over September 2013. The average sale price of all residential sales increased 7.7 percent to $338,350 over September 2013.
Residential sales in September included 359 single detached homes (up 15.1% from last September), 48 semi-detached (up 6.7%), 35 townhomes (on par with last year) and 108 condominium units (up 27.1%).
The average price of all residential properties sold year-to-date was $337,661, a 4 percent increase over 2013. The average price of a detached home to the end of the third quarter was $383,885, a 4.3 increase over 2013.
This is fantastic news once again for the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Market and we are looking forward to another above average month in October.
If you have any questions on the information above or would like to discuss any of your Real Estate needs whether buying or selling, feel free to give me a call at 519-579-4110 or email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful month
October 6, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: agent, cambridge, condo, condo buying, condo sales, condo selling, condo units, condo value, fall market, kitchener, market update, remax, september, twin city realty, waterloo | Leave a comment
With the summer over and September and the school season upon us the real estate market is back in full swing. The summer showed very good sales vs previous years with a total of 567 homes sold. The month of august posted a 9.2% increase in the home sales compared to the same month last year. Homes sales in the month of August were also 9.3% above the 5 year average for the month and were second highest on record compared to August sales in the last 5 years.
Kitchener Waterloo and the entire region continues to be strong. Higher than average sales activity in August and year-to-date speaks volumes about the confidence consumers have in our local economy and home ownership as an investment.
The breakdown of residential sales included 367 single detached homes ( up 4.9% from last year), 42 semi-detached (up 13.5%) 39 townhomes (up 77.3%) and 115 condominium units (up 11.7%). The year to date numbers are up 2.7 percent compared to the five year average with 4648 homes being sold.
If we look at average sale price of all residential homes sold through the Multiple listing service system, there was an increase of 3.9 percent last month to $329,892 compared to August 2013. Single detached homes sold for an average price of $378,251 and increase of 5.4 percent compared to last year. The average sale price for a condo unit was $225,167 an increase of 1.5 percent and the average sale price for a freehold townhome was $287,369, a decrease of 1.9 percent from the same time last year.
Overall a fantastic month in the Kitchener Waterloo Housing market. We expect the trend to continue in to the fall selling season as well.
If you have any questions or would like more specific pricing on your home or something that you are looking at purchasing please feel free to give me a call at 519-579-4110 or email direct to email@example.com
September 8, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: assessment, CHMC, condo, condo buying, condo costs, condo selling, condo units, condo value, fall market, first time buyer, kevin baker, ktichener, kwhometeam, loft, loft apartments, market, market update, market value, real estate, realtor, remax, sales rep, sales representative, selling my condo, twin city realty, waterloo | Leave a comment
One of the questions I get asked a lot is….”is now a good time to sell my condo? With Christmas and winter just around the corner the answer might be different than you think. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts.
December 3, 2012 | Categories: Buyers, Kitchener Waterloo, Sellers, Video | Tags: condo buying, condo selling, condo units, downsizing, fall market, first time buyer, kevin baker, kitchener, ktichener, kwhometeam, loft, loft apartments, loft buying, loft selling, market, market update, real estate, realtor, remax, summer market, twin city realty, update, waterloo, winter market | Leave a comment