The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently released national sales statistics for January 2024.
Following a weak second half of 2023, home sales over the last two months are showing signs of recovery, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
“Sales are up, market conditions have tightened quite a bit, and there has been anecdotal evidence of renewed competition among buyers; however, in areas where sales have shot up most over the last two months, prices are still trending lower. Taken together, these trends suggest a market that is starting to turn a corner but is still working through the weakness of the last two years,” said Shaun Cathcart, CREA’s Senior Economist.
“The market has been showing some early signs of life over the last couple of months, probably no surprise given how much pent-up demand is out there,” said Larry Cerqua, Chair of CREA. “There’s a consensus that the market will probably look quite a bit different this year compared to 2022 and 2023, so if you’re hoping to buy or sell a property in 2024, contact a REALTOR® in your area and get your game plan ready today,” continued Cerqua.
Highlights of this report:
National home sales were up 3.7% month-over-month in January
Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity came in 22% above January 2023.
The number of newly listed properties edged up 1.5% month-over-month.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) fell by 1.2% month-over-month but was still up 0.4% year-over-year.
The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted a 7.6% year-over-year increase in January.
Read the recently released national sales statistics for January of 2024.
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