Demand for detached housing continues to rise
The detached housing market continues to lead the way in Calgary’s slow but steady recovery from a two-year recession. It is the fourth consecutive month of price increases in this segment of the market.
For the first time since June 2015, prices for detached homes did not decline on a year-over-year basis. Unadjusted detached benchmark prices reached $509,000 in May – one per cent higher than last month and levels recorded last year.
Detached sales improved across all price ranges and represented 65 per cent of all Calgary sales in May, the highest level since 2012. The largest detached sales growth occurred in the $600,000 – $999,999 range.