Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s sunny south. This is part one of a two-part series on Calgary communities. (more…)
Prices steady, but struggles in Alberta economy weigh on housing
Changes to the lending industry and a challenging economic recovery are weighing on sales activity in Calgary’s housing market.
Supply levels have not adjusted to the weaker demand environment, and that is preventing price recovery.
“Slower sales do not come as a surprise, given the economy has not yet improved enough to offset the impact of changes in the lending industry,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
“While the rising inventories are being monitored, prices have remained relatively flat as gains in some areas of the city have been offset by declines in other areas.”
If you want to sell your home, it is critical to have it priced correctly. If it’s priced too high, it will be passed over in the sea of listings at this busy time of year. If it’s priced too low, you risk the chance of leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
Improved sales to new listings ratio reduces inventory gains
After the fifth consecutive monthly benchmark price decline in Calgary, the number of new home listings eased to 3,064 units in April, an 18 per cent decrease over the previous year.
“With fewer buyers making purchase decisions and improved selection for resale, new home and rental property, sellers have been either adjusting their expectations on price or delaying their plans about when to list their home,” said CREB® president Corinne Lyall. (more…)