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YEG Real Estate Market Sees Month-over-Month Dip in Sales, Prices, and Inventory Amidst Seasonal Trends

Edmonton, December 4, 2023: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for November 2023 came to 1,637, decreasing from October 2023 by 9.1%, but showing an increase of 28.5% over November 2022. New residential listings amounted to 2,126, which is 20.8% lower than October 2023, and 7.9% higher than November 2022. Overall inventory in the GEA showed decreases of 14.5% from November of last year and 12.9% from October 2023.


For November, detached unit sales totalled 932, a decrease of 11.7% from October 2023, but up 22.1% from the previous year. Semi-detached unit sales were down 15.2% month-over-month but showed an increase of 21.7% from November 2022. Row/Townhouse unit sales were down 10.1% from October 2023 and up 32.4% year-over-year. Apartment Condominium unit sales saw numbers increase 55% from last year and 1.7% since October 2023.


Total residential average prices came in at $380,827, a 0.4% decrease from November 2022, and a 3.9% decrease from October 2023. Detached homes averaged $478,874, amounting to a 2.4% year-over-year increase, but a 1.6% decrease from October 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $362,209, resulting in a 0.3% increase year-over-year, and a 6.1% decrease from the previous month. Row/townhouse prices were up 4.8% from October 2023 and increased 12.3% when compared to November 2022, selling at an average of $271,092. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $172,024 showing decreases of 15.5% from last month and 10.5% from last year.


The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $375,000, resulting in a decrease of 0.5% from October 2023, and a year-over-year increase of 1.5% from November 2022.


“In real estate, the rhythm of the market often shifts with the seasons. As we transition into the colder months, it's not uncommon to witness a predictable decrease in available listings. Yet, what's remarkable about Edmonton's current housing landscape is the continual demand despite this seasonal ebb,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton 2023 Board Chair Melanie Boles. “Buyers continue their search for their dream home, eager to secure properties even amidst a tighter inventory.”


Detached homes averaged 46 days on the market, increasing three days from October 2023. Semi- detached homes averaged 39 days on the market, a decrease of eight days from the previous month, and row/townhouses showed no change, averaging 42 days on the market. Apartment condominiums averaged 54 days on the market, showing a seven-day decrease from October 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 46 days on the market, showing no change month-over- month and dropping by seven days in comparison to November 2022.

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