Calgary May House Price Growth 2.6% – Best in Canada

June 28, 2013

CALGARY — Calgary’s housing market continued in May to shine compared with the rest of the country as the city’s year-over-year price growth was the best in Canada and the increase in MLS sales activity topped all other major markets.

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s MLS Home Price Index, which was released Monday, prices in Calgary were up 6.87 per cent from a year ago. Nationally, the index rose by 2.3 per cent.

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Calgary Housing Sales Volume Best in Canada, Regina Led Price Growth

April 15, 2013

CALGARY — While Canadian home sales dipped in January, particularly in major centres like Toronto and Vancouver, Calgary’s housing market remained strong and posted the best year-over-year growth in the country for MLS transactions.

The average sale price in Calgary rose by 9.5 per cent to $418,938 while in Canada it was up 2.0 per cent to $354,754.

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2013 Clouds gather over Canadian housing market

April 15, 2013

The flicker of optimism that sparked in Canada’s housing market when January sales outpaced December’s has died out, erased by a notable drop in February.

Last month’s declines were significant enough to prompt the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to cut its sales outlook for 2013 for the third time since last summer.

The number of homes that changed hands across the country over the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in February came in 15.8-per-cent lower than a year ago, and 2.1-per-cent lower than January.

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2013 Q1 – Price Up Most Cities while Vancouver, Victoria, St. John N.B. Price Drop

April 15, 2013

Royal LePage said among 16 major markets in Canada, the country’s largest real estate company found that prices for all three major types of housing increased year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter in 13 markets; meanwhile Vancouver, Victoria, and Saint John, N.B., saw price declines in all housing types.

Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper acknowledges that there are some housing watchers who are anticipating big price declines in the Canadian market. But he says his firm hasn’t seen that happen yet, and doesn’t expect to.

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Calgary Luxury Home Sales Best in Canada

February 7, 2013

CALGARY — Calgary led the country in 2012 in sales growth for the luxury home market, according to firm Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

“The trend has been upward and we don’t see any sign of that changing for awhile,” said McCredie. “There’s more and more investment coming into Alberta. More and more people are moving there. You’ve got a range of jobs. It’s not just simply oil and gas companies that are investing there.

“In the rest of the country, there’s definitely a trend going west and Alberta is probably leading that trend in terms of companies investing in key offices across Canada as well as foreign companies coming in as well.”

He predicted double-digit sales growth for Calgary’s luxury home market this year which will outstrip the performance of other major centres across the country.

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Canadian home sales slump as prices stay flat

October 17, 2012

CREA – Home sales declined in August even as prices ticked slightly higher.  The 8.9 per cent decline in activity is the largest annual drop since April 2011, CREA said, and was led by declines in major markets such as Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.  On a monthly basis, sales were down by 5.8 per cent from July’s level, the largest drop in two years.

While the number of sales declined, prices held up. CREA says the average price of a Canadian home sold in August was $350,192, up 0.3 per cent from where it was a year ago.

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Canadian house prices edge up in third quarter while the number of home sales fall

October 16, 2012

TORONTO  – The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed the average price of a home in Canada increased year-over-year between 1.8 and 4.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.

Survey findings indicated that the average standard two-storey home in Canada increased 4 per cent year-over-year rising to $403,747, while detached bungalows rose 4.8 per cent to $366,773. Standard condominiums witnessed an increase of 1.8 per cent to $243,607. Most cities in Canada experienced modest price appreciation in the quarter, but fewer homes were sold compared to the same period in 2011.


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