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2018 March Real Estate Activity Stats for Burlington, ON

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) has released their stats for March 2018 and there were 1099 sales processed, which is showing that sales for all property types combined (residential, condo, commercial) were 38.6% lower compared to previous year period and 18% lower compared to 10-year average for the month. Average sales price was 14.8% lower and there were 13.5% less listings.

“Our area experienced similar cooling off as is being reported by other real estate markets in the Golden Horseshoe area,” said RAHB CEO George O’Neill. “Local sales were lower not only compared to March of last year, but also compared to the 10-year average for March.”

“This is the first time in awhile that we’ve seen the average sale price lower than the same month the previous year for both freehold and condominium properties,” added O’Neill. “The condominium market is experiencing less of a drop – not even two per cent – and in fact, the median sale price is still almost one per cent above where it was last year.”

“For the general downward trend in the numbers comparing March 2018 to March of 2017, we have to keep sight of the bigger picture,” noted O’Neill. “The sales-to-new-listings ratio is still at 60 per cent for the residential market, which is generally considered the line between a balanced market and a seller’s market. In addition, the average days on market is at a comfortable level, providing buyers and sellers time to make informed decisions.”

RAHB March 2018 Stats 1
RAHB March 2018 Stats 2
RAHB March 2018 Stats 3

For a complete report please visit http://www.rahb.ca/2018/04/rahb-realtors-release-march-statistics/

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Market Turnaround in 2017

When looking at all property types in Hamilton-Burlington in 2017, compared to 2016 there were 5.9% less home sales, however the total dollar volume reached a new high of $8,972 billion (a 14.4% increase). Listings were up 15.4%, average days on market were 10% less. Which basically means this, we had more homes being listed, sales dropped a bit, but the homes that got sold were going quicker, and for a higher prices.

“The real estate market in 2017 was notable for the abrupt change through the spring,” noted RAHB CEO George O’Neill. “The market went from a strong, prolonged seller’s market, where the average time to sell a property was 14 days, to a more balanced market where buyers had more time to view and compare properties before putting in an offer to purchase.”

Each of the first four months of year had record sales for those months,” added O’Neill. “At the time, there were few listings on the market, with less than a month of inventory. In April, however, we saw the first glimpse of a turnaround, when we had more listings than average come onto the market. That did not translate into immediate relief for the market, as we still had record sales for the month. It was after that point we began to see higher-than-average new listings and lower-than-average sales.”

2017 RAHB year end stats page 1 2017 RAHB year end stats page 2

You can download RAHB year end stats report here.

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The 2018 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report for Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario

2018 REMAX Housing Market Outlook-Report Hamilton-BurlingtonActivity was brisk in 2017 in Hamilton-Burlington as a strong local economy, relative affordability compared to the GTA and proximity to the amenities on offer in both Niagara and Toronto continue to attract buyers to the region. The OSFI mortgage qualification changes that come into effect in 2018 also motivated move-over buyers to leave the GTA and look for more affordable options in Hamilton-Burlington in the fall, particularly in the region’s upper-end market and entry level markets, and this is expected to continue in 2018. The condo market is also expected to experience strong activity in the new year from both single retirees and first-time buyers, while new-build townhomes are also in high demand.

Future Trends

The RE/MAX 2018 average residential sale price expectation for Hamilton-Burlington is an increase of approximately 4 per cent.

Activity in Hamilton-Burlington is anticipated to be brisk in 2018 as both first-time buyers and retirees are expected to drive demand and in turn, create opportunities throughout the market for move-up buyers.

Read the full Hamilton-Burlington report here

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