The number of sales of single-family properties within the entire RAHB market decreased in November 2020 by 3.8 percent compared to the same month last year, the number of new listings was down 10.5 percent over last year, and the average sale price increased by 24.4 percent to $812,912. Townhouse sales activity across the entire RAHB market area increased from November 2019 by 15.2 percent, new listings were up 19 percent, and the townhouse average sale price increased by 17.6 percent to $606,367. Apartment-style property sales increased by 14.8 percent from November 2019, new listings increased by 37.3 percent, and the average price increased by 1.4 percent to $455,238.
“The activity for single-family properties was slower, and this is most likely because fewer sellers chose to list their homes during this time,” says Della-Nebbia. “We can also see that towns and apartments are still quite active, but their average price did not increase as much as single-family properties, and so this could indicate that single-family properties are still much more in demand – this would make sense during these times as we see a movement towards homes with more elbow room and outdoor space.”
Specific neighbourhoods within the overall RAHB market area see results that often differ from the average of the entire RAHB market area. Because neighbourhoods vary, determining the right price and conditions when buying or selling a property can be challenging. Local RAHB REALTORS® have the experience, knowledge, and tools to help buyers and sellers make those big decisions.
Della-Nebbia adds, “These unprecedented times are where the services of a local RAHB REALTOR® are invaluable. We will continue to work to ensure housing needs are met while working to keep clients safe and healthy.”
**Average sale price can be useful in establishing long-term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. Talk to your local REALTOR®.
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*Average sale price can be useful in establishing long-term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. Talk to your local REALTOR®.
*Please note: The overall RAHB residential average price is calculated by dividing the sum of all residential sale prices by the total number of residential sales.