Calgary Housing Statistics

Infographic of Calgary Real Estate Market

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Calgary Real Estate Statistics: March 2019

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  • Days on Market: 61 (Up by 35.6% from a year ago)
  • Average Price: $460,234 (Down by 7.1% from a year ago)
  • Active Listings: 6,595 (Up by 3.2% from a year ago)
  • Sold Listings: 1,326 (Down by 3.1% from a year ago)
  • New Listings: 2,980 (Down by 13.5% from a year ago)
  • Sold to List Price Ratio: 96.57% (Down by 0.86% from a year ago)
  • Sold Above Asking Price: 97 (Down by 73.5% from a year ago)
  • Months of Inventory: 4.97 (Up by 6.6% from a year ago)
  • Odds of Selling: 20.1% (Down by 1.3% from a year ago)

Calgary Housing Prices

2018 - March      2019 - March      Y/Y - % Change
Total Sales 1,369 1,329 -2.92%
Total Sales Volume $678,167,099  $611,651,467 -9.81%
New Listings 3,445 2,980 -13.50%
Inventory 6,389 6,595 3.22%
Months of Supply 4.67 4.96 6.33%
Sales to New Listings Ratio 39.74% 44.60% 4.86%
Sales to List Price Ratio 97.43% 96.57% -0.86%
Days on Market 45 61 35.49%
Benchmark Price $435,700 $413,900 -5.00%
Median Price $439,000 $412,500 -6.04%
Average Price $495,374 $460,234 -7.09%
Index 200 190 -4.99%

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

Days on MarketIn March 2019, the number of days an average property listed on the market was for 61 days. In the same month of 2018, the average MLS® listing in Calgary sold in 45 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 $460,234 in March 2019. Currently, it compares to be 7.1% less than in the same month of 2018 when the combined price of single-family, condominiums and attached homes were recorded at $495,374.

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 March, the number of active listings in Calgary was recorded at 6,595 units, it is an increase of 3.2% compared to March of 2018 when 6,389 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 1,326 properties. It is reflecting a seasonal shift in when compared it to February's numbers at 976 sold units or an increase of 35.9%. On a year-over-year comparison, the number of sold units had decreased by 3.1%.

New Listings in Calgary

New Listings in CalgaryWhen compared to the same month in 2018, the number of new listings in Calgary in March 2019 decreased by 13.5% as CREB has recorded 2,980 new listings coming on the market in Calgary. On a month-to-month comparison, the number of new listings in Calgary had decreased by 34.8% 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 March exceeded 98 listings which represent 7.4% of the total sold listings in Calgary. In the same month of the previous year, approximately 73.5% 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 4.97 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 March, the housing supply was sitting at an inventory of 4.67 months or buyers were purchasing properties 6.6% 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 March 2019, a total of 20.1% 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 79.9% 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 1.3% higher success rate when approximately 21.4% of the listings in Calgary that went up for sale have been sold.

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