Canadian homes sales fall to lowest levels in five years in February, 2018: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of February 2018 today.

According to the report, “Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems were down 6.5% in February. This marks the second consecutive monthly decline following the record set in December 2017 and the lowest reading in nearly five years…The drop off in sales activity following the record-breaking peak late last year confirms that many homebuyers moved purchase decisions forward late last year before tighter mortgage rules took effect in January,” said Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist.

Highlights of CREA’s report

  • National home sales declined by 6.5% from January to February.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 16.9% year-over-year (y-o-y) in February.
  • The number of newly listed homes recovered by 8.1% from January to February.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in February was up 6.9% y-o-y.
  • The national average sale price declined by 5% y-o-y in February.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS® sales for February of 2018.

CREA’s most recent Resale Housing Market Forcast, also released today can be found here.

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Canadian home sales fall sharply in January, 2018: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of January 2018 late last week.

According to the report, “Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems dropped sharply in January after having climbed to the highest monthly level on record in December. Although activity retreated to the lowest monthly level in three years, January sales were on par with the 10-year monthly average.”

Highlights of CREA’s report

  • National home sales declined by 14.5% from December 2017 to January 2018.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 2.4% year-over-year in January.
  • The number of newly listed homes plunged 21.6% from December 2017 to January 2018.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in January was up 7.7% year-over-year.
  • The national average sale price advanced by 2.3% year-over-year.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS® sales for January of 2018.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra

Canadian home sales surge in December, 2017: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of December 2017 this week.

Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems posted their fifth consecutive monthly increase in December 2017, fully recovering from the slump last summer.

Highlights of CREA’s report

  • National home sales rose 4.5% from November to December.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 4.1% year-over-year.
  • The number of newly listed homes climbed 3.3% from November to December.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in December was up 9.1% year-over-year.
  • The national average sale price advanced by 5.7% year-over-year.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS® sales for December of 2017.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra

Canadian home sales rise sharply in November 2017: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of November 2017 this week.

Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems rose for the fourth month in a row in November 2017, up 3.9% from October.

Highlights of CREA’s report

  • National home sales rose 3.9% from October to November.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 2.6% from November 2016.
  • The number of newly listed homes climbed 3.5% from October to November.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 9.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in November 2017.
  • The national average sale price edged up 2.9% year-over-year in November.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS® sales for November, 2017.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra

Canadian home sales edge up again in October 2017: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of October 2017 this week. According to the CREA, “National home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year ago.

Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems edged up 0.9% in October 2017 on the heels of monthly increases in August and September, but remained almost 11% below the record set in March.

Highlights of CREA’s report

  • National home sales rose 0.9% from September to October.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 4.3% below last October’s level.
  • The number of newly listed homes edged back by 0.8% from September to October.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 9.7% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October 2017.
  • The national average sale price climbed by 5% y-o-y in October.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS® sales for October, 2017.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra