real estate market

Low Listing Inventory Continues

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported
949 property sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system in February.
This represents a 0.7 per cent decrease in sales compared to February of last year.

“The long winter seems to be having an effect on the real estate market,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe.
“Our listing inventory continues to be lower than average, and overall, for all property types, we are seeing
fewer listings and sales compared to last year.”


“Residential sales are up a bit from last year,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe. “but when you look at the
bigger picture, sales are actually almost seven per cent below what is average for the month of February,
based on results from the last ten years. Likewise, listings are about 15 per cent lower than average.”

Seller’s Market Continues in Greater Hamilton-Burlington and Outlying Areas

According to a recent report by the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) listings and sales through October were higher by 9.4 per cent, when compared to last year same time. That represent around 1207 properties sold through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system. “Listings and sales through October were better than last year for the same month and higher than the 10-year average for the month,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe. “We continue to see lower inventory, which again translates into a seller’s market for the area in the month of October.”

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Some additional facts:
– The average sale price of $397,403 was an increase of 3.9 per cent over the previous October.
– There were 1730 properties listed in October, an increase of five per cent over October of last year.
– End-of-month listing inventory is 6.3 per cent lower than last year.

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Canadian home sales edge higher in September 2013

Yesterday the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released statistics indicating that national home sales posted a 0.8% gain from August to September 2013. While markets in Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto enjoyed improved sales on a month-over-month basis, markets in Calgary and Montreal declined. The number of newly listed homes declined by 1.4 per cent on a month-over-month basis in September. The Canadian housing market has tightened but continues to remain balanced.

“Year-over-year increases in the sales over the past couple of months highlights how activity softened across much of the country following the introduction of tighter mortgage rules last summer,” said Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist.

“Sales activity across much of the country has improved in recent months following a slow start to the year and new listings in some areas have not kept pace,” said CREA President Laura Leyser. “Depending on where they are, there may be a bit more competition among buyers for limited inventory in the months ahead. Because all real estate is local, your REALTOR® remains your best resource for understanding how the housing market is shaping up either where you live or might like to.”

Chart indicating levels of Canadian home sales in the month of September 2013


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