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If you’re planning to buy or sell residential real estate in the future it’s important to know and understand as much as possible about your local market.
Before planning any real estate transaction it’s important to understand, each real estate market is local. Keep in mind, when someone says “Canadian real estate market” or even “Alberta real estate market” it doesn’t necessarily apply to your local market. Too many real estate decisions are based on national real estate information but national stats should only be taken with a grain of salt because it may have zero relevance to your local market.
Real estate sales & listings comparison report for Red Deer, Alberta, Apr 20th – Apr 26th, 2020.
Number of single-family detached homes sold: 4
Number of single-family detached homes listed: 22
The average price of single-family detached homes sold: $440,500
Number of other properties (condo, apart, duplex, town-home) sold: 7
Number of other properties (condo, apart, duplex, town-home) listed: 11
Number of condominiums sold: 2
Number of condominiums listed: 5
The average price of condominiums sold: $179,950
Number of residential units sold between 0-200k: 2
Number of residential units sold between 201-300k: 5
Number of residential units sold between 301-400k: 2
Number of residential units sold between 401-500k: 0
Number of residential units sold between 501-750k: 2
Number of residential units sold above 751k: 0
Total entered the market
Total off the market
Expired & canceled: 26
Listings sold: 11
33 (entered market) – 37 (off-market) = -4
With fewer sales, we are also seeing a relatively comparable number of listings. The number of homes entering and leaving the market is relatively the same as we witness normally, just fewer of both. Being the spring market we would normally see more listings than sales but strangely enough, the market is balancing somewhat. If this continues the worst we might see coming out of the COVID-19 mess is a market balanced better than normal for this time of year.
Note: when too many homes are listed for sale it has a negative impact on pricing. Keep in mind, if you list your house to sell just “testing the market” you will essentially reduce prices as a whole and negatively impact your possible results. The more listings there are (competition), the lower sale prices head. Supply and demand – too much supply inversely impacts prices. In turn, when a Realtor uses “sold” homes as comparable homes for a market evaluation on your home listing 3 months or 6 months down the road, you’ll have directly and negatively impacted your future sale price. Only list if seriously planning to sell.
It’s still a buyer favoured market in Central Ab and that indicates it’s a great time to buy. If you’re a buyer waiting for prices to drop you’ll likely buy higher than prices are right now.
View the monthly inventory stats at https://www.homescope.ca.
Hosted by Blake King Realtor® and Big Earth Realty. Blake continually monitors the Red Deer and Central Alberta real estate market to track changes and watch trends to help his clients make the most informed decisions buying or selling their home. If you want to learn more about how local market stats affect your buying selling decision call or email Blake anytime (403) 350-7672 or email@example.com