Despite Interest Rate Worries, Low Inventory Causes Increase in Average Sale Prices

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Edmonton, October, 2023: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for October 2023 came to 1,812, decreasing from September 2023 by 12.0%, but showing an increase of 21.0% over October 2022. New residential listings amounted to 2,753, which is 8.8% lower than September 2023, and 5.8% higher than October 2022. Overall inventory in the GEA showed decreases of 12.7% from October of last year and 4.9% from September 2023.

For October, detached unit sales totalled 1,055, a decrease of 12.7% from September 2023, but up 12.6% from the previous year. Semi-detached unit sales were down 9.2% month-over-month but showed an increase of 20.7% from October 2022. Row/Townhouse unit sales were down 2.2% from September 2023 and up 26.4% year-over-year. Apartment Condominium unit sales saw numbers increase 57.3% from last year and dip 19.2% lower than September 2023.

Total residential average prices came in at $396,550, a 0.6% increase from September 2023, and a 0.7% decrease from October 2022. Detached homes averaged $486,751, amounting to a 1.8% year-over-year increase, but a 1.4% decrease from September 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $385,895, resulting in a 4.2% increase year-over-year, and a 9.0% increase from the previous month. Row/townhouse prices were down 3.1% from September 2023 and down 0.6% when compared to October 2022, selling at an average of $258,779. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $203,663 showing increases of 11.8% from last month and 8.9% from last year.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $377,000, resulting in a decrease of 0.8% from September 2023, and a year-over-year increase of 0.6% from October 2022.

Detached homes averaged 43 days on the market, increasing one day from September 2023. Semi-detached homes averaged 47 days on the market, an increase of 10 days from the previous month, and row/townhouses showed now change, averaging 42 days on the market. Apartment condominiums averaged 61 days on the market, showing a seven-day decrease from September 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 46 days on the market, increasing by two days month-over-month and dropping by four days in comparison to October 2022.