Hope you had a chance to enjoy the great weather we had on the weekend. It seemed like a very long winter but summer is just around the corner.
Home sales were up in April and we hit an all time high for the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Market average home prices which is very big news!!!
There were 623 residential sales in April, an increase of 1.1 per cent versus the same month last year, and up 2.2 per cent compared to the previous ten-year average for April.
Total residential sales in April included 394 detached (up 15.2 per cent), and 75 condominium apartments (up 1.4 per cent). Sales also included 113 townhouses (down 28.9 per cent) and 41 semi-detached homes (no change).
While sales of detached homes did jump a fair bit compared to the same month last year, they were actually on par with the previous 10-year average for April, which means we are getting back to some better market conditions for both buyers and sellers.
The average sale price of all residential properties sold in April increased by 10.9 per cent to $529,800 compared to April 2018. Detached homes sold for an average price of $611,803 an increase of 7.6 per cent compared to April of last year. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment style condominium was $339,426 for an increase of 14.3 per cent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $405,013 (up 5.3 per cent) and $433,949 (up 7.7 per cent) respectively.
Average sale prices hit an all-time high in April. These are the highest sale prices we’ve ever posted in a single month. It’s only the third time the overall residential sale price has exceeded half a million, and for the first time, the average price of a detached home climbed over the 600-thousand-dollar mark.
Likewise, median prices reached an all-time high in April. The median price of all residential properties sold last month increased 11.4 per cent to $490,000, and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased by 11.1 per cent to $568,500
There were 913 residential properties listed in K-W and area last month, a decrease of 6.9 per cent compared to April of 2018, and a decrease of 1.6% in comparison to the previous ten-year average for the month of April. The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of April totaled 884, a decrease of 6.1 per cent compared to April of last year, but still well below the previous ten-year average of 1,485 listings for April. Months Supply of Homes for sale stood at 1.8 month in April a decrease of 5.3 per cent compared to last year.
It’s still very much a seller’s market for anyone who is looking for a home under six hundred thousand. In these challenging market conditions, i believe consumers should always seek the expert advice of a local REALTOR®.
If you have any questions or have been thinking of making a move this spring, 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 wonderful Mothers Day to all the mom’s out there.
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The Deadline for this RRSP season to help with your first home; contribute before March 1, 2013!
It’s RRSP season! If you’re a first-time buyer, consider how the Federal Home Buyers’ Program (HBP) and a tax refund can boost the funds you have available for your purchase.
If you have RRSP contribution room, you should contribute your savings before March 1, 2013 so you can qualify for a 2012 tax refund based on the amount you contribute and your marginal tax rate. Then, after 90 days, you can redeem those funds under the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP). The HBP lets first-time homebuyers withdraw up to $25,000 each (or $50,000 for a couple) tax-free from their RRSPs. You’ll need to pay those funds back, of course, on a repayment plan, but this strategy can make a substantial difference in the affordability of home ownership!
While your funds are tied up for those 90 days, we can get you an interest rate hold. Let’s have a conversation about the HBP and determine if this strategy can work for you.
For more information on how to use this tool for the purchase of your first home please contact myself at email@example.com or Tracy Bennett at Bennett Capital firstname.lastname@example.org
January 28, 2013 | Categories: Buyers, Kitchener Waterloo, New Construction | Tags: CMHC, condo buying, condo selling, condo units, contribution, downsizing, federal home buyers program, first time buyer, kitchener, loft, market, market update, mortgage, real estate, remax, rrsp, tax refund, twin city realty, waterloo | Leave a comment