2014 Upper-End Market Trends for Hamilton-Burlington report
According to a recent report by RE/MAX, there have been significant gains at the top end of the country’s housing market, which continues to demonstrate the overall strength and resilience of Canadian real estate in 2013.
What’s been propelling the sales of luxury homes in Hamilton-Burlington 2013 residential real estate market are the local buyers accompanied with a surge of buyers from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The number of properties sold over the $750,000 price has increased by 31 per cent year-over-year, with 436 high-end homes changing hands in 2013, up from 334 units one year earlier.
“Canada’s luxury housing market has undergone serious transformation in recent years, setting a new standard for lifestyles of the rich and famous,” says Gurinder Sandhu, Executive Vice President and Regional Director, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “High-end homes are commanding top dollar in blue chip neighbourhoods from coast to coast. Condominiums are hitting price points that rival single-detached homes. The market is maturing and the appetite is unprecedented.”
Read the 2014 Upper-End Market Trends report for Hamilton-Burlington.
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More good news! Hamilton-Burlington residential real estate is expected to post a strong performance for this year. Demand remained solid across the board throughout much of the year, although inventory proved a challenge, particularly at the entry-level price points. With sellers firmly in the driver’s seat, the market experienced persistent upward pressure on pricing.
The construction sector remains a bright spot, with building permits on track to set another new record in 2013. More than $1.175 billion in building permits was issued in the first three quarters of 2013 alone. Spillover should continue into next year.
Renovations continued unabated, with plenty of money poured into older product. This trend is expected to gain momentum in 2014, with additions already commonplace.
Hamilton-Burlington is forecast to set a new record for annual home sales in 2014, with 14,300 units expected to change hands, an increase of 4.5 per cent. Average price should ease from 2013’s exceptional pace, but still exceed national house price appreciation, as values climb four per cent to push past the $400,000 threshold ($402,500).
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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.
Read more here: http://www.rahb.ca/press/2013/131106statsreleaseOct.pdf