Calgary Housing Statistics
Calgary Real Estate Statistics: January 2019
- Days on Market: 72 (Up by 18% from a year ago)
- Average Price: $451,210 (Down by 3.6% from a year ago)
- Active Listings: 5,473 (Up by 18% from a year ago)
- Sold Listings: 804 (Down by 16.2% from a year ago)
- New Listings: 2,575 (Up by 4.6% from a year ago)
- Sold to List Price Ratio: 95.88% (Down by 1.19% from a year ago)
- Sold Above Asking Price: 56 (Down by 59% from a year ago)
- Months of Inventory: 6.81 (Up by 40.1% from a year ago)
- Odds of Selling: 14.7% (Down by 6% from a year ago)
Calgary Housing Prices
|2018 - January||2019 - January||Y/Y - % Change|
|Total Sales Volume||$448,833,835||$362,772,743||-19.17%|
|Months of Supply||4.84||6.81||40.69%|
|Sales to New Listings Ratio||39.05%||31.22%||-7.82%|
|Sales to List Price Ratio||97.07%||95.88%||-1.19%|
|Days on Market||61||72||18.28%|
Number of Days it Takes to Sell a Home in Calgary (DOM)
In January 2019, the number of days an average property listed on the market was for 72 days. In the same month of 2018, the average MLS® listing in Calgary sold in 61 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
The average price of a home in Calgary was $451,210 in January 2019. Currently, it compares to be 3.6% less than in the same month of 2018 when the combined price of single-family, condominiums and attached homes were recorded at $468,023.
Active MLS® Listings in Calgary
Active 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 January, the number of active listings in Calgary was recorded at 5,473 units, it is an increase of 18% compared to January of 2018 when 4,640 homes were listed for sale in Calgary, AB.
Number of Homes Sold in Calgary
The number of sold homes in Calgary last month were 804 properties. It is reflecting a seasonal shift in when compared it to December's numbers at 794 sold units or an increase of 1.3%. On a year-over-year comparison, the number of sold units had decreased by 16.2%.
New Listings in Calgary
When compared to the same month in 2018, the number of new listings in Calgary in January 2019 increased by 4.6% as CREB has recorded 2,575 new listings coming on the market in Calgary. On a month-to-month comparison, the number of new listings in Calgary has increased by 146% which is a result of the seasonal cycle of the real estate market.
Homes Sold Above the Asking Price
The demand for quality homes in Calgary remains as the number of properties that have sold at or above the asking price in December exceeded 56 listings which represent 7% of the total sold listings in Calgary. In the same month of the previous year, approximately 59% more homes have sold for equal or higher than the initial asking price.
Months of Housing Supply
The 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 6.81 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 2018 January, the housing supply was sitting at an inventory of 4.84 months or buyers were purchasing properties 40.1% more actively than they are today.
The Odds of Selling a Home
The 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 January 2019, a total of 14.7% of all MLS® listings were sold when compared to the active listings which were recorded on the last day of the month (excluding expired and terminated listings throughout the month). It also means that about 85.3% 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 2018, property owners were able to sell their properties with a 6% higher success rate when approximately 20.7% of the listings in Calgary that went up for sale have been sold.