February 3, 2017

January 2017 Market Stats... holy cow!


The numbers are in for January 2017, and it’s little surprising to see the amount of sales and the average price for a detached house finally cracked $1,000,000 for the first time ever in Newmarket’s history.

**All numbers and prices reflected in this post are for freehold detached homes only**

January is typically a slow month in real estate, as families are on vacation, and people are just getting into the flow of the new year… this year is very different with a very competitive buying environment with multiple offers on almost everything!

37 of the 50 sales were at 100% of asking, or higher! The highest ratio was 151% for a very nicely renovated 3-bedroom bungalow on Srigley street which backed onto a conservation area. It sold for $340,000 over it’s $659,900 asking price! wow!!!

The question I get asked a lot is, when will it change to be more favourable for Buyers? To which I usually reply, “Remember, it’s still only January. This is typically one of the slowest months for new listings, second only to December. March-June are the very busy months for inventory levels. This is a supply and demand crisis, which has fueled the price surge… Have patience.”

Here is a look at the look at the sales/new listing numbers from 2015 & 2016
Click here to view the data


The above graph shows that the peak months for new listings coming to the market is between March & June…. but those are also the most active months for sales too…

Posted by dtoombs at 6:36 AM


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