Calgary Housing Statistics

Infographic of Calgary Real Estate Market

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics: May 2019

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  • Days on Market: 56 (Up by 21.7% from a year ago)
  • Average Price: $472,741 (Down by 3.6% from a year ago)
  • Active Listings: 7,467 (Down by 11.7% from a year ago)
  • Sold Listings: 1,921 (Up by 11.4% from a year ago)
  • New Listings: 3,418 (Down by 21.7% from a year ago)
  • Sold to List Price Ratio: 96.64% (Down by 0.55% from a year ago)
  • Sold Above Asking Price: 163 (Down by 3.1% from a year ago)
  • Months of Inventory: 3.89 (Down by 20.7% from a year ago)
  • Odds of Selling: 25.7% (Up by 5.3% from a year ago)

Calgary Housing Prices

2018 - May      2019 - May      Y/Y - % Change
Total Sales 1,725 1,921 11.36%
Total Sales Volume $845,606,346  $908,136,309 7.39%
New Listings 4,366 3,418 -21.71%
Inventory 8,458 7,467 -11.72%
Months of Supply 4.90 3.89 -20.72%
Sales to New Listings Ratio 39.51% 56.20% 16.69%
Sales to List Price Ratio 97.20% 96.64% -0.55%
Days on Market 46 56 22.06%
Benchmark Price $442,900 $424,600 -4.13%
Median Price $428,000 $420,000 -1.87%
Average Price $490,207 $472,741 -3.56%
Index 201 193 -4.13%

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

Days on MarketIn May 2019, the number of days an average property listed on the market was for 56 days. In the same month of 2018, the average MLS® listing in Calgary sold in 46 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 $472,741 in May 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 $490,207.

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 May, the number of active listings in Calgary was recorded at 7,467 units, it is a decrease of 11.7% compared to May of 2018 when 8,458 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 was 1,921 properties. It is reflecting a seasonal shift in when compared it to April's numbers at 1,547 sold units or an increase of 24.2%. On a year-over-year comparison, the number of sold units had increased by 11.4%.

New Listings in Calgary

New Listings in CalgaryWhen compared to the same month in 2018, the number of new listings in Calgary in May 2019 decreased by 21.7% as CREB has recorded 3,418 new listings coming on the market in Calgary. On a month-to-month comparison, the number of new listings in Calgary had increased by 9.4% 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 April exceeded 163 listings which represent 8.5% of the total sold listings in Calgary. In the same month of the previous year, approximately 3.1% 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 3.89 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 May, the housing supply was sitting at an inventory of 4.90 months or buyers were 20.7% less active to purchase properties 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 May 2019, a total of 25.7% 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 74.3% 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 5.3% less success rate when approximately 20.4% of the listings in Calgary that went up for sale have been sold.

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