Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ontario home sales post record March

Unit Sales
Residential sales activity reported through the MLS® Systems of real estate Boards and Associations in Ontario numbered 25,062 units in March 2017, up 20.8% from a year earlier.

Newly Listed Units
New listings on the MLS® Systems of real estate boards in Ontario numbered 35,539 units in March 2017, an increase of 4.9% from a year earlier.

Average House Price
The provincial average price for homes sold in March 2017 was a record $672,584 rising 29.5% from a year earlier.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Sales were great for the London & St. Thomas Association of Realtors

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced another record month for residential sales in March, with a total of 1,242 homes sold, an increase of 44% over the same period last year. This represents the best results ever for March since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

"We continue to experience a very robust marketplace, with some very strong year-to-date sales as well," said Jim Smith, LSTAR 2017 President. "After the first quarter of 2017, year-to-date sales are up by 30.4%, compared to 2016. We've been telling consumers who are thinking about putting their home on the market that current conditions are very encouraging. You have to go back to 2004, the only other instance when sales surpassed 1,000 homes in March."

In March, a total of 1,006 detached homes were sold, an increase of 46.9% over the previous year, while there were 236 condominium sales, up 34.9% from 2016. The average sales price was $329,218 - up 6.9% from the previous month. In looking at the first quarter of 2017, the average sales price was $314,847, up 12.8% from the first quarter of 2016.

"March started to see mild, spring-like temperatures in weather, and this could also have been a factor helping the month's sales," Smith said. "We continue to see the trend of low supply and high demand, with the number of listings down 7.9% compared to a year ago. Now more than ever is an ideal time to get in touch with a REALTOR®."