December 2016

Average Price of Listings Taken and Average Sale Price

Metro Calgary – Detached Single Family Homes*

 

 

Month of year Average Price of Listing Taken Average Sale Price No. of Sales  
 
Dec-16 $586,595 $573,833 571  
Nov-16 $633,634 $558,282 779  
Oct-16 $612,795 $530,686 1,031  
Sep-16 $634,054 $565,048  945  
Aug-16 $606,160     $543,085 983  
Jul-16 $607,948 $542,226 1110  
Jun-16 $611,081     $558,305 1283  
May-16 $615,777     $559,169 1214  
Apr-16 $623,851     $541,278 1136  
Mar-16 $613,935     $538,481 1005  
Feb-16 $620,225     $541,979 693  
Jan-16 $643,367     $526,408 466  
Dec-15 $631,002     $533,704 533  
Nov-15 $636,169     $524,911 798  
Oct-15 $637,902     $519,371 872  
Sep-15 $646,981     $524,987 906  
Aug-15 $623,530     $536,722 994  
Jul-15 $639,959     $541,693 1220  
Jun-15 $647,650     $554,022 1331  
May-15 $636,927     $541,937 1362  
Apr-15 $628,304     $545,043 1150  
Mar-15 $673,664     $545,575 1079  
Feb-15 $647,214     $526,332 740  
Jan-15 $668,916 $525,188 534  
 


 

*Source Creb and Cir Realty

 

  1.  Price changes over time for Single Family Homes with time period of Jan 2015 until October 2016.
    • October 2015 had the lowest average price at $519,371 from January 2015 to September 2016. From November 2015 onwards, the average price started to increase.
    • The above table shows 8.80% increase on average price in September 2016 for Single Family Homes in comparison to October 2015. December 2016 shows an increase of 10.49% from October 2015.
  2. By comparing the average price of all listings taken in the Calgary MLS® versus the average price of all listings sold, we begin to see a compelling story between the expectations of sellers and the reality of what buyers are actually willing to pay. This is NOT the same as the very common “list price to sale price” percentage, as many homes that have been listed multiple times or have expired, never actually sell. This chart shows a more realistic story.

The distance between these two values will determine the pace of the current real estate market. The larger the distance between the values, the slower the market will be as the price the average seller wants for their home is higher than what the average buyer will pay. As prices begin to meet buyer expectations, homes sell faster and both values will move toward each other. This illustrates the importance of proper pricing on the part of sellers.

 

January 2017

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