(August 6, 2014 – Hamilton, Ontario)  The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1559 property sales processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system in July.  This represents a 21.5 per cent increase in sales compared to July of last year. Real Estate Market report for Hamilton/Burlington Ontario

There were 1968 properties listed in July, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the same month last year.  End-of-month listing inventory was 8.4 per cent lower than last year at the same time.

 “July is typically a little quieter after the spring market,” said RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe. “but this year is an exception.  Sales were not only higher than average, but were the highest for a July in over 10 years.”

Seasonally adjusted* sales of residential properties were 18.6 per cent higher than the same month last year, with the average sale price up 6.9 per cent for the month.  Seasonally adjusted numbers of new listings were 6.1 per cent higher than the same month last year.

Seasonally adjusted data for residential properties for the month of July, 2014:
Seasonally AdjustedActual overall residential sales were 21.3 per cent higher than the previous year at the same time.  Residential freehold sales were 20.8 per cent higher than last year while the condominium market saw an increase of 23.3 per cent in sales.  The average price of freehold properties showed an increase of 8.1 per cent compared to the same month last year; the average sale price in the condominium market increased 6.3 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

The average sale price is based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold in the RAHB market area.  Average sale price information can be useful in establishing long term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value.

The average days on the market decreased from 42 to 36 days in the freehold market and from 45 to 39 days in the condominium market when compared to the same month last year.

Year to date, listings are 2.5 per cent higher than the same January-to-July period a year ago.  Sales are seven per cent higher and the average sale price is 5.5 per cent higher for the period.

ComparisonEvery community in RAHB’s market area has its own localized residential market.  Please refer to the accompanying chart for residential market activity in select areas in RAHB’s jurisdiction.

*Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal variations, enabling analysis of monthly changes and fundamental trends in the data.

RAHB Market Activity for July Residential Market Ham Residential Market BurlCheck out our Mid-year sales report:

 Original article: http://www.rahb.ca/2014/08/exceptional-real-estate-market-in-july/

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