Edmonton home sales are down 4% and the number of homes for sale are down 11%
Edmonton’s more balanced real estate market has continues from last couple of months. Edmonton’s real estate market has felt less of an impact of rising interest rates than other cities in Canada.
It’s a new year and Edmonton’s housing market has continued to remain quiet in December as compared to the last 4 years. Prices are down 0.9% year over year and 0.1% over last month which means opportunity for home buyers.
Edmonton remains a steady housing market which is significantly better than a lot of other Canadian cities.
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So what's happening in the Edmonton real estate market as of January 2023?
Let’s start with a Macroeconomics view
To understand what’s happening in the real estate market you have to look at supply and demand.
The best proxies for supply and demand are:
New supply: New Listings (i.e. the number of homes recently listed for sale)
Total supply: Inventory (i.e. the total number of homes listed for sale)
Sales (i.e. the number of homes recently sold)
Supply & Demand
Months of Supply (i.e. the number of months it would take to sell all current inventory at the current rate of sale)
These metrics are the best indicators of the health of the real estate market. Let’s look at what they show us.
Edmonton inventory returning to normal levels as sales slow down
New listings in December were down 7% while sales were down 4% vs. the previous 4 years. Sales have been consistently high since December 2020, however recent months have seen the end of that trend.
The total number of homes for sale is down 11% compared to the average of the previous 4 years. Inventory has increased quickly in the last 6 months back closer to average levels.
‘Months of supply’ has climbed above 5 months which is down just 13% vs the previous 4 years.
Fewer months of supply make conditions more favourable for sellers, while higher months of supply is more favourable for buyers. The current level would typically be seen as ‘balanced market’ between buyers and sellers.
Overall, Edmonton prices are down 0.1% over last month, and down 0.9% over December last year.
What does this mean for sellers?
Right now supply is slightly low relative to previous years while demand is slightly below average, which means it is a more balanced market for people thinking of selling their home. Sellers who price their home well will still be able to sell in this market. However, your specific property value will be determined by market forces both within your community and against similar active listings. To find out what supply and demand look like for your specific community, click here.
What does this mean for buyers?
There are currently slightly fewer homes for sale than there have been in previous years. This means active buyers need to move fast to beat other buyers to available listings.
Market conditions vary substantially by property type, community and price range.
Edmonton Detached Homes
Above, we’ve looked at the overall market for Edmonton, but different segments are performing very differently. Let’s look at a few examples.
Sales for detached homes were down 14% in December vs. previous years, while new listings were down 5%.
Detached homes were the best performing property type since the start of the COVID pandemic as buyers look for more space, however that trend is starting to reverse.
Detached prices are down 0.0% over last month, and down 0.3% over last year.
New listings of apartments were down 10% in December compared the average of the previous 4 years, while sales were up 31%.
Apartment prices have generally been on a downward trend since 2015. This month saw prices go up 0.7% over last month, while being down 3% vs. December last year.
Edmonton Attached Homes
New listings of attached homes were down 10% while sales were down 19% in December (compared to the previous 4 years).
Attached prices are up 0.4% over last month, while being down 0.6% over last year.
What really matters is what’s happening in your specific local property market. There are some communities, property types and price bands that are performing significantly better/worse.
To understand your local property market you need to look at your local data.
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