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ST. JOHN’S, Oct. 19 /CNW/ – The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed the largest year-over-year price gains for St. John’s real estate compared to all other major Canadian cities for the property types surveyed.
“St. John’s real estate has made incredible gains over the past few years,” said Glenn Larkin of Royal LePage Royal LePage Professionals 2000. “However, even though St. John’s has posted strong year-over-year gains, we are starting to see the real estate market stabilize from the previous quarter. So although homes are worth more, we are not selling at the same pace we were last year and multiple offers are not as common.”
The average price of detached bungalows in St. John’s increased significantly, up 14 per cent over last year to $228,025, while the average price for standard two-story homes rose 13.7 per cent to $313,775. Standard condominiums saw an average price gain of 12.3 per cent to $241,850.
“Currently the most active buyers are those looking to upgrade to the $350,000 range,” added Larkin.
Nationally, Canada’s residential real estate market saw year- over-year growth in the third quarter as fears of a double dip recession or a housing bubble faded. House price appreciation slowed to a more modest five per cent in the quarter, which is historically typical of balanced real estate markets.
“Most Canadian housing markets cooled in the third quarter. In fact, the year is unfolding much as we predicted, with the unusually active first half of 2010 giving way to slower markets in the later part of the year. Helped by very low rates in a competitive mortgage financing market, the third quarter was slightly stronger than anticipated, on new demand fuelled by improved affordability in many regions,” said Phil Soper, president and chief executive, Royal LePage Real Estate Services. Looking ahead, it is very unlikely that the period from now to year-end can keep pace with the activity levels posted in the overheated market of the final quarter of 2009.”
In the third quarter, the average price of a detached bungalow in Canada was up 4.6 percent to $324,531, compared to a year ago. Over the same period, standard two-storey homes rose 4.4 percent to $360,329 while standard condominiums rose 3.9 percent to $226,481.
“House price growth now sits just below the long term annual average of approximately five per cent, but once this is adjusted for inflation, which is very low and expected to continue to be that way for some time, appreciation is right on track. Canadian homeowners will be pleased,” said Soper.
(Source: Canada Newswire)