Newfoundland Real Estate January

February 4, 2010 · Filed Under St. John's Real Estate · Comments Off 

Well the first month of the year has past.  Personally I find January the slowest month of the year for real estate,  but this year was a little different.  Inventory levels of homes for sale in St. John’s and surrounding areas seem to be very low.  On the flip side there are lots of buyers.   I’ve been involved in a few multiple offer situations so far this year and have heard from other Realtor’s that they too have been involved in multiple offers.  As well, I’ve seen a fair number of homes sold within 24 to 48 hours from being listed on MLS.  Based on CMHC’s stats from ‘Newfoundland MLS Trends for 4th quarter of 2009‘ we ended 2009 in a sellers market.  I feel this trend will continue into the better part of the summer.  When the Bank of Canada increases it’s interest rates we’ll probably see a little pull back in sales.

Total # of new MLS Listings [Jan] =615 (based on residential stats)

Total # of Sales [Jan] = 240

Number of Active Listings in the NLAR MLS System (ALL of Newfoundland) = 2458 (residential only)

Here is a break down by area for the month of January

St. John’s Real Estate: Listings = 155   Sales = 89 Sales/Listings Ratio = 57%

Average Sale Price is St. John’s: $271,674 for the month of October and the 12 month average $237,988

Mount Pearl Real Estate: Listings = 21 Sales = 3  Sales/Listings Ratio = 14%

Average Sale Price (12 month average): $218,729

Paradise Real Estate: Listings =28 Sales = 21 Sales/Listings Ratio =75%

Average Sale Price (12 month average): $269,242

East Extern Real Estate: Listings = 40 Sales = 15  Sales/Listings Ratio = 38%

Average Sale Price (12 month average): $259,029

Conception Bay South Real Estate: Listings = 34   Sales = 18  Sales/Listings Ratio = 53

Average Sale Price (12 month average): $223,082



Newfoundland Real Estate Stats for October

November 4, 2009 · Filed Under St. John's Real Estate · 1 Comment 

CMHC released their Third quarter data for Newfoundland MLS Real estate the other day.  As expected, we are officially in a balanced market now within the  St. John’s Real Estate area.  New MLS listings edged down once again, as did the number of sales compared to September’s Newfoundland Real Estate Stats.  New listings were on par with 2008’s third quarter, but with available inventory 27% higher, this gives buyers more time to shop and compare houses.  Total number of houses that expired in October was up 53% since October of last year.  Having your house priced correctly is KEY in this market.

Total # of new MLS Listings [Oct] =397 (based on residential stats)

Total # of Sales [Oct] = 325

Number of Active Listings in the NLAR MLS System (ALL of Newfoundland) = 1829 (residential only)

Here is a break down by area for the month of October

St. John’s Real Estate: Listings = 167   Sales = 132 Sales/Listings Ratio = 79%

Average Sale Price is St. John’s: $217,032 for the month of October

Mount Pearl Real Estate: Listings = 26 Sales = 23  Sales/Listings Ratio = 88%

Average Sale Price: $218,681

Paradise Real Estate: Listings =40 Sales = 41 Sales/Listings Ratio =102%

Average Sale Price: $262,591

East Extern Real Estate: Listings = 28 Sales = 19  Sales/Listings Ratio = 68%

Average Sale Price: $249,459

Conception Bay South Real Estate: Listings = 45   Sales = 31  Sales/Listings Ratio = 69%

Average Sale Price: $216,627

St. John’s MLS prices surged 27% in Q4 2008

January 21, 2009 · Filed Under CMHC Reports, Market Trends and St. John's Real Estate · Comments Off 

st. john's sellers market weakenedThe St. John’s Newfoundland MLS listings numbers where  down for the 4th quarter of 2008.  However there was a noticeable increase in price. MLS sales fell 9% to 1,203 units compared to 2007’s record fourth quarter sales of 1,326 units.  The average St. John’s MLS price surged 27% to $193,529 compared to $152,160 during the fourth quarter of 2007, representing the only growth market in Canada.  October, November and December MLS  sales were 549, 373 and 281, respectively.

st. john's fourth quarter average price

The Sellers market we saw for most of 2008 weakened during the 4th quarter, bringing us back into a balanced real estate market.  Sales to active listings ratio fell to 21% in December, but averaged 26% during Q4 versus 21% the fourth quarter of 2007.  New MLS listings increased 11% in the fourth quarter and when combined with the 9% decline in sales, total active listings began to stabilize. There were 1,463 new residential listings during the fourth quarter compared to 1,320 during Q4 of 2007, an increase of 11%. Active listings averaged 1,528 from October to December 2008 versus 2,067 during the fourth quarter of last year.

Newfoundland MLS residential house prices surge

October 20, 2008 · Filed Under Market Trends and St. John's Real Estate · 1 Comment 

Third quarter average Newfoundland MLS residential house price surged 19% to $182,306 compared to $153,053 during the third quarter of 2007, with additional price growth expected throughout the remainder of this year and next.  Average price is closer to $200,000 in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Paradise.

MLS® sales advanced 11% to 1,695 units compared to last year’s third quarter sales of 1,529 units. The monthly break down for the third quarter:  July, August and September MLS® sales were 610, 541 and 544, respectively.

September Newfoundland Real Estate Stats

The monthly Newfoundland Real Estate MLS housing price break down is showing an increase of 6% in listings this month and an increase of 27% in home purchases.  Year to date, listings are up 1% and sales up 13% compared to this time last year.  Properties sold in St. John’s in the $180,000 to $350, 000 range have doubled in number of units sold.

Total # of New MLS Listings [Sept] = 834

Total # of Sales [Sept] = 606

Number of Active Listings in the NLAR MLS System = 2587

The average price of a home in the St. John’s Real Estate market is now $183,929 year to date for 2008.  Compared to $165,813 9YTD) for 2007.  Remember this is for ALL Newfoundland (nlar.ca)  Prices are closer to the $200,000 average in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and surrounding areas.

Here is a break down by area for the month of September for single family homes

St. John’s Real Estate: Listings = 178 Sales = 122 Sales/Listings Ratio = 67%

Average Sale Price: $192,575

Mount Pearl Real Estate: Listings = 21 Sales = 24 Sales/Listings Ratio = 114%

Average Sale Price: $177,445

Paradise Real Estate: Listings =52 Sales = 32 Sales/Listings Ratio = 61%

Average Sale Price: $210,327

East Extern Real Estate: Listings = 43 Sales = 25   Sales/Listings Ratio = 54%

Average Sale Price: $219,413

Conception Bay Real Estate: Listings = 41   Sales = 41  Sales/Listings Ratio = 100%

Average Sale Price: $197,360