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Home Sales Slow in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge

I hope you and your family enjoyed a great Halloween. Even with the rain I heard there were plenty of little ones out having fun! Fall is certainly here and the leave piles are growing although we really can’t complain about the weather, its been so nice out lately. 

The latest housing stats are out for Waterloo Region,  lets take a look at what the numbers have to say…

There were 491 residential homes were sold last month, a decrease of 39.7 per cent compared to October 2021 and 36.2 per cent below the previous 5-year average for the month.

Total residential sales in October included 310 detached (down 38.2 per cent from October 2021), and 84 townhouses (down 45.1 per cent). Sales also included 64 condominium units (down 36.0 per cent) and 31 semi-detached homes (down 47.5 per cent).

The pace of home sales continued to slow in October after the Bank of Canada’s sixth straight interest rate hike in September.  Faced with higher borrowing costs, some buyers have had to re-assess what they can afford. As these buyers get moved to the sidelines, sellers question if now is the best possible time to sell.

In October, the average sale price for all residential properties in Waterloo Region was $763,630. This represents an 8.4 per cent decrease compared to October 2021 and a 1.6 per cent increase compared to September 2022.

  • The average price of a detached home was $860,568. This represents a 10.6 per cent decrease from October 2021 and a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared to September 2022.
  • The average sale price for a townhouse was $635,197. This represents a 9.0 per cent decrease from October 2021 and a decrease of 0.4 per cent compared to September 2022.
  • The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $488,277. This represents an increase of 3.9 per cent from October 2021 and an increase of 7.3 per cent compared to September 2022.
  • The average sale price for a semi was $624,999. This represents a decrease of 10.8 per cent compared to October 2021 and a decrease of 1.9 per cent compared to September 2022.
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MLS® Home Price Index Benchmark Price
 Kitchener-WaterlooCambridge
Benchmark Type:October 2022Monthly % ChangeYr./Yr. % ChangeOctober 2022Monthly % ChangeYr./Yr. % Change
Composite$723,200-0.2-8.8$730,700-2.3-9.8
Detached$807,900-0.0-10.1$751,800-2.1-11.6
Townhouse$603,700-1.3-3.2$663,100-2.41.8
Apartment$494,400-0.16.5$520,100-6.67.3
October 2022 HPI Stats Chart for Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge

While there is uncertainty in the minds of consumers about current market conditions, one thing is for certain, Waterloo region’s housing supply remains one of the tightest in the country.  Buyers may be on the sidelines for now due to affordability, but the underlying demand for housing remains strong.

There were 827 new listings added last month, a decrease of 3.3 per cent compared to October of last year and a 14.3 per cent decrease compared to the previous ten-year average for October.

The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of October was 928, an increase of 134.9 per cent compared to October of last year and 34.9 per cent below the previous ten-year average of 1425 listings for October.

The number of months of inventory is up 160.0 per cent compared to October of last year, but still historically low at 1.3 months. Between 2009 and 2015, October’s average months of inventory was 3.6 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 October was 22, compared to 10 days in October 2021. The previous 5-year average is 19 days. 

Average Sales Price – Municipality

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Average Sales Price – Township

October 2022 average sale price by township

Monthly Sales By Property Type

October 2022 sales by property type

Monthly Supply of Homes for Sale

October 2022 Months Supply

Monthly Median Sales Price – By Property Type

October 2022 median sales price by property type

Monthly Average Sales Price – By Property Type

October 2022 average sale price by property type

If you are thinking of buying or selling this fall,  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 kevinbakerrealestate@gmail.com

Enjoy the great weather while its here!

Kevin

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Home Sales Decline but Prices steady in Waterloo Region Real Estate

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family are able to spend a wonderful holiday together. The weather looks great for the rest of weekend and with the leaves starting to turn fall is certainly here. 

The stats are out for September and sales were down considerably over last year and the 5 year average,  but prices are starting to hold these levels and have been relatively flat the last 2 months. 

There were 518 residential homes were sold last month, a decrease of 25.3 per cent compared to September 2021 and 30.8 per cent below the previous 5-year average for the month.

Total residential sales in September included 313 detached (down 18.9 per cent from September 2021), and 94 townhouses (down 39.0 per cent). Sales also included 60 condominium units (down 37.5 per cent) and 51 semi-detached homes (down 8.9 per cent).

Interest rate hikes have continued to put pressure on the housing market as a whole. The property type that saw the biggest decline in sales was the townhouse segment followed closely by condos, which could indicate there are fewer entry-level buyers in the market due to the higher borrowing costs. 

In September, the average sale price for all residential properties in Waterloo Region was $752,421. This represents a 4.7 per cent decrease compared to September 2021 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to August 2022.

  • The average price of a detached home was $862,435. This represents a 7.4 per cent decrease from September 2021 and an increase of 1.3 per cent compared to August 2022.
  • The average sale price for a townhouse was $638,284. This represents a 2.7 per cent decrease from September 2021 and an increase of 4.4 per cent compared to August 2022.
  • The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $455,262. This represents a decrease of 8.5 per cent from September 2021 and a decrease of 2.3 per cent compared to August 2022.
  • The average sale price for a semi was $637,205. This represents a decrease of 6.5 per cent compared to September 2021 and a decrease of 2.8 per cent compared to August 2022.
MLS® Home Price Index Benchmark Price
 Kitchener-WaterlooCambridge
Benchmark Type:September 2022Monthly % ChangeYr./Yr. % ChangeSeptember 2022Monthly % ChangeYr./Yr. % Change
Composite$724,600-1.3-6.7$748,000-0.4-3.7
Detached$807,700-0.9-8.4$768,1000.4-5.3
Townhouse$611,600-1.11.8$679,300-5.05.8
Apartment$493,800-3.99.7$556,600-3.816.5
September HPI

While sales were down last month, we seem to be moving towards a more balanced market; buyers now have more inventory to choose from, yet sellers can still expect their properties to sell within a reasonable timeframe. We’re also observing that sale prices are shifting closer to the asking price. Furthermore, the sales-to-new listings ratio of 56.4 per cent in September compared to 70.8 per cent in August. (According to CMHC, a sales-to-new-listings ratio above 55 per cent is associated with a sellers’ market, while an overheating market corresponds to the upper range of a sellers’ market, with a ratio exceeding 70 per cent).

There were 918 new listings added last month, a decrease of 3.6 per cent compared to September of last year and a 15.9 per cent decrease compared to the previous ten-year average for September.

The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of September was 978, an increase of 108.5 per cent compared to September of last year and 35.4 per cent below the previous ten-year average of 1515 listings for September.

The number of months of inventory is up 180.0 per cent compared to September of last year, but still historically low at 1.4 months. Between 2009 and 2015, the average number of months of inventory for September was 3.7 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 September was 23, compared to 10 days in September 2021. The previous 5-year average is 20 days. Average Sales Price – Municipalit

Average Sales Price by Municipality

Average Sales Price – Township

Monthly Sales By Property Type

Monthly Supply of Homes for Sale

Monthly Supply of Homes for Sale

Monthly Median Sales Price – By Property Type

Monthly Average Sales Price – By Property Type

Monthly Average Days on Market

If you are thinking of buying or selling this fall,  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 kevinbakerrealestate@gmail.com

Enjoy the fall colors and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Kevin


Record Breaking Home and Condo Sales in Waterloo Region

Hope you and your family have been doing well and everyone is staying safe. Unfortunatley lockdowns are back for the next 4 weeks so i hope that things will get back to some kind of normal at some point this year.



As for the Real estate market it is still going exceptionally strong and we broke a total sales record in March! Even though everyone is saying there is no inventory that is not the case. There is lots of inventory but the buyers still out number the sellers with all the GTA buyers coming to scoop up properties. 



Lets look at the stats from March…



March posted the highest number of monthly home sales in the board’s history. There were 993 residential homes sold, an increase of 72.7 per cent compared to March 2020, and an increase of 66 per cent compared to the previous month. The previous 10-year average number of residential sales for March is 552.

Total residential sales in March included 593 detached (up 69.4 per cent from March 2020), and 124 condominium units (up 82.4 per cent). Sales also included 79 semi-detached homes (up 216 per cent) and 197 townhouses (up 49.2 per cent).  

In March, the average sale price for all residential properties in the Kitchener-Waterloo area was $765,393. This represents a 30.8 per cent increase over March 2020, and a 1.5 per cent increase compared to February 2021.

    • The average price of a detached home was $899,460. This represents a 32.3 per cent increase from March 2020, and a decrease of 1.4 per cent compared to February 2021.
    • The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $423,470. This represents an increase of 12 per cent from March 2020, and an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to February 2021.
    • The average sale price for a townhouse was $622,258. This represents a 35.9 per cent increase from March 2020, and an increase of 2 per cent compared to February 2021.
    • The average sale price for a semi was $652,669. This represents an increase of 32.5 per cent compared to March 2020, and a decrease of 4.8 per cent compared to February 2021.

On a year-over-year basis we continued to see huge price increases in the average price in March, however compared to February we are seeing some signs that perhaps prices may be starting to stabilize a bit.

The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Kitchener-Waterloo was $738,200 in March. This represents a 33.4 per cent increase over March 2020 and a 4 per cent increase compared to February 2021.

    • The benchmark price for a detached home was $817,000. This represents a 34.4 per cent increase from March 2020 and 3.6 per cent increase compared to February 2021.
    • The benchmark price for an apartment-style condominium was $358,700. This represents a 14.9 per cent increase from March 2020 and a 5.1 per cent increase compared to February 2021.
    • The benchmark price for a townhouse is $554,900. This represents a 38.3 per cent increase from March 2020 and a 5.4 per cent increase compared to February 2021.

In addition to the record number of sales in March, we also had a record number of newly listed properties come on the market. The number of new listings last month was the most of any month, and the highest number since May of 2017 when there were 1,271 new listings.

There were 1,359 new listings added to the MLS® System in KW and area last month, an increase of 56.2 per cent compared to March of last year, and a 63.9 per cent increase compared to the previous ten-year average for March.

The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of March was 434, a decrease of 23.5 per cent compared to March of last year, and 63.5 per cent below the previous ten-year average of 1,188 listings for March.

The number of months of inventory was 0.7 in March and has numbered less than 1 month since October. The number of months of inventory represents how long it would take to sell off current inventories at the current rate of sales.

The average number of days to sell in March was 8 days, compared to 16 days in March 2020 and a previous 5-year average of 21 days. 

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

Average Days on Market Chart





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 kevinbaker@kwhometeam.ca. 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Kevin


Another Record Month for Condo Sales in Kitchener Waterloo!

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful long weekend and are ready for the back to school season. Be mindful on the roads in the coming weeks with the little ones out and about. 

It was another record setting month for home sales here in Waterloo Region. The market continues to be a serious sellers market with many mulitple offers on properly priced homes and condos. Here are some stats below to bring you up to date.

There were 686 residential homes sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) in August, the most ever recorded for the month. August’s home sales represented an increase of 48 per cent compared to the same month last year, and a decrease of 8 per cent compared to the previous month. The previous ten-year average number of residential sales for August is 470.

The market has been hot all summer after a slower spring market where most people were observing physical distancing guidelines, sales in August continued to be very active with demand continuing to outstrip supply forcing buyers to act quickly once again. 

Total residential sales in August included 433 detached homes (up 61.5 per cent from August 2019), and 79 condominium apartments (up 38.5 per cent). Sales also included 138 townhouses (up 40 per cent) and 39 semi-detached homes (no change).  

The average sale price of all residential properties sold in August increased 21 per cent to $634,409 compared to the same month last year, while detached homes sold for an average price of $734,427 an increase of 18.9 per cent. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $386,972 for an increase of 16 per cent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $495,932 (up 18.3 per cent) and $535,330 (up 21.1 per cent) respectively.

The median price of all residential properties sold in August increased 20.8 per cent to $597,955 and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased 17.4 per cent to $675,000. 

There were 833 new listings added to the MLS® System in KW and area last month, an increase of 43.8 per cent compared to August of last year, and 26.4 per cent more than the previous ten-year average for August.  

The number of Months Supply (also known as absorption rate) continues to be very low at just 1 month for the month of August. The previous ten-year average supply of homes for August was 3.3 months, and in the past 5 years, the average supply for August was 2.2 months.

The average days to sell in August was 16 days, compared to 26 days in August 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 kevinbaker@kwhometeam.ca. 

Enjoy your September!

Kevin