page contents
www.kentbamber.com Calgary and Area Real Estate

Marketing Quality Calgary and Area Homes Since 2002.


Calgary Real Estate Board, October 3, 2017

Inventory increases and sales drop in September, but overall sales for the year remain higher than last year.

Strong gains in the first-half of 2017 has put the Calgary year-to-date sales at seven per cent above last years' levels and 11 per cent below long-term averages, but challenges remain with easing sales and rising new listings.

Inventories rose across all property types to 6,861 units, while both apartment and attached-style properties saw the highest inventory on record for the month of September.

"The recent rise in inventories is preventing further price recovery as sales activity has moderated over recent months. This does not come as a surprise as sales activity is expected to remain modest by historical standards until more substantial economic improvements take hold," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. 

"Some may consider this a setback, but it is important to note that recent movements are balancing out the higher than expected gains that occurred in the first-half of the year." 

New listings in September totaled 3,266 units, a year-over-year gain of nearly 10 per cent.  

"There are several factors influencing new listings. Given the falling prices over the past two years, some sellers were waiting for market conditions to improve prior to listing their homes. More stability in the market has prompted many of those sellers to no longer delay their listing decision," said CREB® president David P. Brown.  

"In some segments, rising new home inventories are also impacting total housing supply. Ultimately, prices are affected. However, this inventory also opens up opportunity for buyers to step up into a home that was financially unattainable." 

As of September, unadjusted benchmark prices totaled $441,500. This is 0.2 per cent below last month, but nearly one per cent above last year. Downward price pressure this month occurred across most product types. However, year-to-date benchmark prices in the detached sector remain comparable to last year.  

Prices in the detached sector remain relatively stable compared to last year. Condominium apartment prices remain four per cent below 2016 levels and twelve per cent below 2014 highs. This sector continues to struggle with price declines resulting from excess supply as months of supply pushed above eight months. Click here for September 2017 Calgary Real Estate statistics.

As an expert in the art of professionally marketing homes, Kent Bamber holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing; University of Saskatchewan; 1997), as well as ePro® certification (Online Real Estate marketing; National Association of Realtors®; 2007). A member of the Multiple Listing Service Million Dollar, RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Hall of Fame Clubs, Kent operates within the top percentile of all Canadian Realtors®. Whether your focus is an entry level condominium or a luxury home, Kent's promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. Acquire the inside edge today by taking advantage of our complimentary Automated Home Search and Market Evaluation.

Representing over 600 families and home builders in the sale and/or purchase of their homes since 2002, Kent's total real estate sales volume is well in excess of 500 million dollars. As a testament of Kent's ongoing commitment to Customer Satisfaction, over 80% of his business comes directly via his existing Client base. An Individual with solid core values who consistently exhibits unprecedented marketing and negotiating skills...Contact Kent Bamber Today!

 

  


Fresh Listings!

Loading...
Welcome  |  Kent Bamber  |  Marketing Your Home  |  Purchasing Your Home  |  Fresh Listings  |  Auto Home Search  |  Market Statistics  |  Contact
 

Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Profile  |  Sign In

Choose language: