Calgary Housing Statistics

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics: November 2018

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  • Days on Market: 63 (Up by 21.2% from a year ago)
  • Average Price: $442,940 (Down by 4.2% from a year ago)
  • Active Listings: 6,501 (Up by 14.4% from a year ago)
  • Sold Listings: 1,171 (Down by 17% from a year ago)
  • New Listings: 1,914 (Down by 7.1% from a year ago)
  • Sold to List Price Ratio: 96.38% (Down by 0.66% from a year ago)
  • Sold Above Asking Price: 95 (Down by 27.4% from a year ago)
  • Months of Inventory: 5.55 (Up by 37.7% from a year ago)
  • Odds of Selling: 18% (Down by 6.8% from a year ago)

Calgary Housing Prices

2017 - November      2018 - November      Y/Y - % Change
Total Sales 1,410 1,171 -16.95%
Total Sales Volume $652,154,571  $518,682,156 -20.47%
New Listings 2,061 1,914 -7.13%
Inventory 5,683 6,501 14.39%
Months of Supply 4.03 5.55 37.74%
Sales to New Listings Ratio 68.41% 61.18% -7.23%
Sales to List Price Ratio 97.04% 96.38% -0.66%
Days on Market 52 63 20.47%
Benchmark Price $436,800 $422,600 -3.25%
Median Price $412,000 $395,000 -4.13%
Average Price $462,521 $442,900 -4.23%
Index 201 194 -3.24%

Number of Days it Takes to Sell a Home in Calgary (DOM)

Days on MarketIn November 2018, the number of days an average property listed on the market was for 63 days. In the same month of 2017, the average MLS® listing in Calgary sold in 52 days. This figure is composed of all listings on the Calgary MLS® System, including condominiums: apartments, townhouses and single-family and attached houses within the boundaries of Calgary city limits.

Average Real Estate Prices in Calgary

Average Real Estate PricesThe average price of a home in Calgary was $442,940 in November 2018. Currently, it compares to be 4.2% less than in the same month of 2017 when the combined price of single-family, condominiums and attached homes were recorded at $462,521.

Active MLS® Listings in Calgary

Number of Active ListingsActive listings on the market in Calgary can often be the indication of a shifting market as real estate prices can be influenced by the difference between the supply of inventory and the number of buyers being active in the market.

On the last day of November, the number of active listings in Calgary was recorded at 6,501 units, it is an increase of 14.4% compared to November of 2017 when 5,683 homes were listed for sale in Calgary, AB.

Number of Homes Sold in Calgary

Sold Homes in CalgaryThe number of sold homes in Calgary last month were 1,171 properties. It is reflecting a seasonal shift in when compared it to October's numbers at 1,322 sold units or a decrease of 11.4%. On a year-over-year comparison, the number of sold units had decreased by 17%.

New Listings in Calgary

New Listings in CalgaryWhen compared to the same month in 2017, the number of new listings in Calgary in November 2018 decreased by 7.1% as CREB has recorded 2,061 new listings coming on the market in Calgary. On a month-to-month comparison, the number of new listings in Calgary has decreased by 21.6% which is a result of the seasonal cycle of the real estate market.

Homes Sold Above the Asking Price

Sold for more than ask priceThe demand for quality homes in Calgary remains as the number of properties that have sold at or above the asking price in November exceeded 95 listings which represent 8.1% of the total sold listings in Calgary. In the same month of the previous year, approximately 27.4% more homes have sold for equal or higher than the initial asking price.

Months of Housing Supply

Months of Supply of Real EstateThe pace of the market or months-of-inventory indicates the level of interest of the homebuyers on the street. A typical balanced market can be characterized by a 2-3.5 month of inventory.

Currently, the number of active listings are sitting at a supply of 5.55 months. It means, that if buyers would be acquiring real estate at the same rate, then it would take these many months to buy up all the available inventory if no new listings were to enter the market. In 2017 November, the housing supply was sitting at an inventory of 4.03 months or buyers were purchasing properties 37.7% more actively than they are today.

The Odds of Selling a Home

Chances of selling a home in CalgaryThe odds of selling takes into consideration the amount of sold properties compared to all the available listings in Calgary that were on the market in a given month.

Within the City of Calgary, in November 2018, 18% of all MLS® listings were sold. It also means that about 82% of homeowners did not succeed at selling and they either became an expired listing or have been terminated at the request of the seller. At the same time in 2017, property owners were able to sell their properties with a 6.8% higher success rate when approximately 24.8% of the listings in Calgary that went up for sale have been sold.


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