Edmonton Market Report for September 2019
August Residential Prices Remain Stable Despite Drop in Sales
Total residential unit sales in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) real estate market for the month of August 2019 dropped 6.38% compared to August 2018. The number of new residential listings is also down, dropping 4.73% from August 2018, and overall inventory in the Edmonton CMA fell 12.21% from August of last year.
Single family home unit sales are down 9.01%, while condo unit sales dropped 3.05%, and unit sales of duplexes fell 4.40% from the same period of time last year.
All residential average prices remained stable at $367,339, similar to August 2018, and are virtually unchanged from July 2019. Single family homes sold for an average of $434,634, a 2.24% year-over-year increase from August 2018, and a 1.14% increase from July 2019. Condominiums sold for an average of $234,480, a 5.16% drop year-over-year, but an increase of 5.19% from the previous month. Duplexes are up 7.00% from last year to $354,455, which was a 6.34% increase from the previous month.
“Edmonton real estate prices have remained relatively stable” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Michael Brodrick. “Single family home pricing is virtually unchanged, condos are up 5.19% from last month, while duplexes increased 7.00% year-over-year.”
Single family homes averaged 57 days on the market, a one day decrease from last year. Condos spent one day longer on the market, from 73 to 74 days, while duplexes averaged 61 days on market, a two day decrease from August 2018. Overall, all residential listings averaged 62 days on market, a 1.59% decrease year-over-year, and remained the same as the previous month.
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Today’s Bank of Canada rate hold announcement marks almost four straight years that the key benchmark rate has remained unchanged, since September 8, 2010. Great news if you have a variable-rate mortgage or home equity line of credit; the prime rate stays at 3%.
The announcement noted that “the risks to the outlook for inflation remain roughly balanced, while the risks associated with household imbalances have not diminished.” With these considerations, the Bank is maintaining its monetary policy stimulus, and remains neutral with respect to the timing and direction of the next change.
The next rate-setting day is October 22nd.