The average residential home sale price in Burlington/Hamilton area is estimated at $535,520 in 2016 – a 20% increase compared to 2015’s average of $446,961. The market has continued to see substantial growth!
Low inventory in Burlington/Hamilton area has caused a slow-down in sales. However, Hamilton is expected to get an inventory boost from couple of downtown new development projects, which are due to be completed in a year and a half.
First Time Home Buyers
Most of the first-time home buyers, from all over the GTA are buying homes in Burlington/Hamilton area because of the affordability factor and still being relatively close to Toronto. These people are spending about $300K for older, detached homes in Hamilton and about $500K for townhouses in Burlington.
Burlington/Hamilton area has experienced a demand for condos, due to a large number of young professionals and retirees looking for new and older condos close to downtown. This has caused a 21% sales price increase. Burlington and Hamilton both have large number of condo projects underway and more planned.
Sales of homes over $1 million were up from 63 between January and October in 2015, to 146 in 2016 during the same period. Increased activity from first-time buyers moving into the region from the GTA at the lower end of the market has allowed move-up buyers in Hamilton to become more active in the upper-end segment. With price appreciation expected to continue across the GTA and new construction in the upper end of the market in Hamilton-Burlington, demand for luxury homes is expected to remain strong in the region in 2017.
- The GO train and LTR projects in Burlington/Hamilton area will continue to boost the local economy and bring lots of activity in the housing market.
- New mortgage rules that came in effect at the end of 2016, may slightly, decrease the housing market demand because of a larger down payment that’s now required for both first-time and move-up buyers.
- RE/MAX average residential home sale price expectation for Burlington/Hamilton area is 11%.
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(July 6, 2015 – Hamilton, Ontario) For the third month in a row, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported record breaking sales in the Greater Hamilton, Burlington and outlying areas. June’s 2062 property sales processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system smashed the record of 1810 sales set just last month.
“The real estate market exploded in June,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe. “To break the old record – set just last month – by that much and for the second month in a row, shows just how active it was. We saw more areas throughout Hamilton in particular where homes sold at or above list price as an average – not just in isolated cases.”
“Inventory is extremely low,” added Godsoe. “We are deep into a sellers’ market right now. The two main indicators are the sales-to-listing ratio, which is high at almost 85 per cent in the residential market, and months of inventory. Right now we have less than two months inventory. That is extremely low when you consider that a balanced market has five to eight months of inventory.”
Seasonally adjusted data for residential properties for the month of June, 2015
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The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported a record 1,810 property sales processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system in May. This represents a 9.4 per cent increase in sales compared to May of last year, and smashes the record of 1,699 all property sales set last month. There were 2,587 properties listed in May, an increase of 4.5 per cent compared to the same month the year prior. End-of-month listing inventory was 8.9 per cent lower than last May.
“For the second month in a row, sales in the Hamilton-Burlington area broke an all-time record,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe. “To say that we’ve had a busy spring market would be an understatement. Low inventory and relatively low prices have led to properties in the old city of Hamilton to sell, on average, at or above asking.”
“Listing and sale numbers continue to grow,” added Godsoe. “However, inventory is still very low, with just two months supply of listings. The Hamilton-Burlington market has favoured sellers for a while now, and remains one of the tightest markets in Canada.”
Seasonally adjusted data for residential properties for the month of May, 2015
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