The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of June, 2014 recently. According to the CREA, “At least some of the recent burst in new supply reflects the slow start to the year, when a harsh winter caused many sellers to delay listing their home in many parts of the country,” said Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist. “In markets with tight supply and strong demand, the strength of sales in recent months reflects how many properties were snapped up once they finally hit the market. Because the impact of deferred listings and sales has likely run its course, activity over the second half of the year may not be able to maintain the kind of pace we’ve seen over the past couple of months.”
Highlights of CREA's report
- National home sales rose 0.8% from May to June.
- Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 11.2% above June 2013 levels.
- The number of newly listed homes was little changed from May to June.
- The Canadian housing market remains in balanced territory.
- The national average sale price rose 6.9% on a year-over-year basis in June.
- The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 5.4% year-over-year in June.
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