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Edmonton, March 2, 2023: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for February 2023 decreased 43.4% compared to February 2022 but saw an increase of 31.2% from January 2023. New residential listings were down 12.9% year-over-year from February 2022, while also noting an increase of 15.1% from January 2023. Overall inventory in the GEA was up 20.8% from February of last year, and up 8.5% from the previous month.


For February, detached unit sales were down 50.9% from February 2022, but saw an increase of 24.4% from January 2023 at 725. Semi-detached unit sales were down 47.7% year-over-year but increased by 50% from January 2023. Row/Townhouse unit sales also decreased 33.9% year-over- year and increased 26.4% month-over-month. Apartment Condominium unit sales saw only a minimal decrease of 2.1% from February 2022 but increased 47.7% from the previous month.


Total residential average prices hit $369,286, a 13% decrease from February 2022, and a 0.2% decrease from January 2023. Detached homes averaged $459,600, a 9% year-over-year decrease and a 1.8% increase from January 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $357,611, resulting in a small 0.6% decrease year-over-year, with prices down 0.7% compared to January 2023. Row/townhouse prices were down 4.3% from February 2022, but were up 1.4% month-over-month, selling at $251,332. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $187,325, showing both a decrease of 0.1% year-over-year and 0.8% from last month.


The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $371,600 seeing a drop of 5.9% from February 2022, but an increase of 0.8% from January 2023.


“While numbers are not quite where they were at this time last year, we’re still seeing large percentage increases month-over-month in many of the categories,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton 2023 Board Chair Melanie Boles. “There’s lots to look forward to as we head into the warmer months and we’re feeling optimistic as we set our sights on the Spring market.”


Detached homes averaged 54 days on the market, an 11-day decrease from January 2023. Semi- detached homes averaged 56 days on the market, increasing six days from the previous month, with row/townhouses averaging 60 days on the market, a decrease of three days month-over-month. Apartment condominiums averaged 65 days on market, showing a large decrease of 17 days from January 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 57 days on the market, increasing by 10 days year-over-year and dropping nine days from January 2023.

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