Five things about Calgary’s housing market

By the numbers

Deciphering all the information coming out of Calgary’s housing market can be difficult at the best of times. And with the number of homes changing hands under more scrutiny than ever, it’s a good time to dig a little deeper.

CREB®Now takes a look at five figures surrounding Calgary’s housing market.

$7.9 billion
Through the first 10 months of 2015, the total value of Calgary homes sold in the city sits at 7.9 billion. While still a staggering figure, the number is already $3 billion shy of the value of homes sold through the first 10 months last year, a drop of 39.2 per cent.

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‘Favour the buyer’

CREB® report singles out changing conditions in apartment sector

Buyer’s conditions in the apartment sector are contributing to a continued shift in Calgary’s resale residential housing market, which experienced a second consecutive month of price declines in October, according to CREB®.

The local housing agency noted that while overall, new listings in the city did not decline enough to prevent inventory gains and, ultimately, price contractions, the biggest shift continued to occur in the apartment sector.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie noted months of supply in that sector have gone from a low of three months in June to nearly six months in October.

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