Greater Edmonton and Area Market Update - March 2024

Posted on: April 1, 2024

Hello everyone!

The latest statistics for March 2024 are in, and the Edmonton real estate market is thriving. This year has kicked off with remarkable strength, possibly the best start we've ever seen, even surpassing the robust conditions of 2007. What's particularly encouraging is not just the surge in prices, but the overall health of the market, marked by sustained sales and promising factors driving this growth.

Let's dive into the numbers:

Sales Performance: In March, 2,467 residential properties were sold in the greater Edmonton area, reflecting a notable increase of 35.7% compared to the same period last year. This surge in sales is a positive sign of market vitality.

Listing Activity: While there has been an uptick in new listings by 9%, it hasn't quite matched the pace of sales growth. This has resulted in a decrease in inventory levels, with only 2.14 months of inventory available. For a balanced market, we typically look for around five months of inventory, indicating that we're currently in a robust seller's market.

Market Dynamics: The demand-supply imbalance is leading to heightened competition among buyers, particularly evident in the single-family home segment. Sellers are enjoying favorable conditions, while buyers are navigating through increased competition.

Segment Performance: Breaking down the market segments, we see positive growth across the board:

  • Single-family homes: 1,462 sales, up by 37%.
  • Condos: 386 units sold, showing an increase of nearly 31%.
  • Duplex and row housing: 360 sales, up by 31.4%.

Price Trends: The average sale price for single-family homes has risen to $517,000, marking a healthy 6.7% year-over-year increase. Conversely, condo prices have shown a more modest growth, with the average sale price at $194,101, up by 0.6% year over year. However, we anticipate this trend to evolve as higher-priced condos are gaining traction in the market.

Outlook: Looking ahead, the current market momentum is expected to persist. Factors such as continued migration from other provinces and the presence of abundant job opportunities contribute to the sustained demand in Edmonton's real estate market. While the seller's market presents challenges for buyers, it underscores the attractiveness of the region for investment and residential purposes.

In conclusion, Edmonton's real estate market is thriving, offering opportunities for both buyers and sellers alike. As we move forward, our aim is to maintain a balanced market that remains sustainable for all stakeholders.

Thank you for tuning in, and we look forward to providing you with more updates next month!

Greater Edmonton and Area Market Update- March 2024

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