Total residential unit sales in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) real estate market for May 2020 decreased 41.51% compared to May 2019 and increased 54.27% from April 2020. The number of new residential listings is down year over year, decreasing 20.88% from May 2019. New residential listings are up month over month, increasing 58.83% from April 2020. Overall inventory in the Edmonton CMA fell 18.63% from May of last year and increased 7.22% from April 2020.
For the month of May, single family home unit sales are down 38.70% from May 2019 and up 60.08% from April 2020. Condo unit sales decreased 54.47% from May 2019 and increased 28.14% from April 2020.
All residential average prices are down to $353,953, a 4.04% decrease from May 2019, and up 0.11% from April 2020. Single family homes sold for an average of $412,329, a 4.49% year-over-year decrease from May 2019, and a 0.52% increase from April 2020. Condominiums sold for an average of $204,365, a 14.20% decrease year-over-year, and prices are down 8.77% compared to April 2020. Duplex prices dropped 2.82% from May 2019, selling at $325,252, which was a 1.38% decrease from April 2020.
“The Edmonton market experienced a significant decrease in year-over-year unit sales, with some downward impact on pricing,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Jennifer Lucas. “Of course, with COVID-19 and the social distancing measures currently in place, this type of market decline is not surprising. There have been significantly fewer sales of single family homes, condos and duplexes than in May of last year. Residential unit sales in May rose sharply relative to April. With COVID-19 restrictions slowly being lifted, I am cautiously optimistic that the market may be starting to move back toward normalized levels of activity. It is too early to draw any definitive conclusions but we will be monitoring developments closely.”
Single family homes averaged 60 days on the market, a seven-day increase from last year. Condos averaged 77 days on the market, an eight-day increase from last year, while duplexes averaged 63 days on market, a seven-day decrease compared to May 2019. Overall, all residential listings averaged 66 days on market, a 10% increase year-over-year, and increased by two days compared to the previous month.
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Highlights of MLS® System activity (for all-residential sales in Edmonton CMA1)
|May 2020||M/M % Change||Y/Y % Change|
|SFD2 average(3) selling price – month||$412,329||0.52%||-4.49%|
|SFD median(4) selling price – month||$387,750||2.04%||-2.45%|
|Condominium average selling price||$204,365||-8.77%||-14.20%|
|Condominium median selling price||$188,750||-7.93%||-15.78%|
|All-residential(5) average selling price||$353,953||0.11%||-4.04%|
|All-residential median selling price||$347,000||0.58%||-0.86%|
|# residential listings this month||2,967||58.83%||-20.88%|
|# residential sales this month (reported)||1,157||54.27%||-41.51%|
|# residential inventory at month end||7,755||7.22%||-18.63%|
|# Total(6) MLS® System sales this month||1,428||55.05%||-40.40%|
|$ Total value MLS® System residential sales – month||$427,891,879||55.10%||-44.11%|
|$ Total value MLS® System sales – month||$495,060,392||56.05%||-43.22%|
|$ Total value MLS® System sales – YTD||$2,212,302,886||28.72%||-22.46%|
1 Census Metropolitan Area (Edmonton and surrounding municipalities)
2 Single Family Dwelling
3 The total value of sales in a category divided by the number of properties sold
4 The middle figure in a list of all sales prices
5 Residential includes SFD, condos and duplex/row houses.
6 Includes residential, rural and commercial sales
Average prices indicate market trends only. They do not reflect actual changes for a particular property, which may vary from house to house and area to area. Prior period sales figures have been adjusted to include late reported sales and cancellations and therefore reflect a more accurate view of the period than previously reported at month end. The RAE trading area includes communities beyond the CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) and therefore average and median prices may include sold properties outside the CMA. For information on a specific area, contact your local REALTOR®.
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