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February 2024 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update
Low inventory and high demand drive price gains in February! New listings continued to rise in February, reaching 2,711 units. However, the rise in new listings supported further growth in sales, which increased by nearly 23% compared to last year for a total of 2,135 units.

The shift in sales and new listings kept the sales to new listings ratio exceptionally high at 79% ensuring inventories remained near historic lows.

Low supply and higher sales caused the months of supply to fall to just over one month, nearly as tight as levels seen during the spring of last year.

It is this strong demand and low supply that continues to drive price gains in Calgary. The biggest supply challenge is for homes priced under $500,000, which saw inventories fall by 31% compared to last February.

At the same time, we are starting to see supply levels rise for higher priced homes supporting more balanced conditions in the upper end.

In February, the unadjusted benchmark price was $585,000, an over 2% gain compared to last month and over 10% higher than levels reported at this time last year.

Our most affordable East district is experiencing the highest year-over-year price growth at 25%, while the relatively better-supplied City Centre has reported the slowest price growth in the city at under 5%.

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January 2024 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update
January sales rose to 1,650 units, a significant gain over last year's levels and long-term trends. The growth was possible thanks to a rise in new listings totalling 2,137 units in January. New listings rose for homes priced above $300,000, but the largest gains occurred for homes priced above $700,000.

The rise in new listings relative to sales did little to change the low inventory situation in the city. With 2,150 units in inventory, levels are near the January record lows set in 2006 and are nearly 49% below the long-term average for the month.

The months of supply in January was 1.3 months, falling over last month's and last year's levels. The persistent tightness in the market contributed to further upward pressure on home prices. The unadjusted benchmark price in January reached $572,300, a gain over last month and 10% nt higher than levels reported last January.

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Top 5 Reasons Canadians Will Move In 2024
Canada continues to be one of the best places to live in the world. Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto are all in the top ten cities to live in the world — according to the Global Livability Index. Here are the top five reasons Canadians will move in 2024:

1. Move closer to family.
2. Bigger or better housing.
3. A more desirable neighbourhood.
4. Form own household.
5. Change of work or life.

If one of these sounds like you, now is the time to talk through the unique opportunities in this market. I’m grateful to be your trusted advisor for all your real estate needs.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jason@jasonstreich.com

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Interest Rates | A Historical Perspective

Interest rates have always fluctuated, but on average have hovered in the 5-10% range for the past three decades. And industry experts believe rates will potentially fall to the low 6 percent range by the end of 2024.

Connect with me for an in-depth perspective if you’re contemplating buying or selling your home.

Jason Streich
Greater Calgary Real Estate
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December 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update
Sales in 2023 did ease relative to last year's peak, but with 27,416 sales, levels were still far higher than long-term trends and activity reported before the pandemic.

While sales stayed relatively strong, there was a notable shift in activity toward more affordable apartment condominium-style homes.

Inventory levels were persistently below long-term trends for the city throughout most of the year, averaging a 44% decline over the 10-year average. We also saw the months of supply remain well below two months throughout most of the year across homes priced below $1,000,000.

The persistently tight conditions contributed to our city's new record high price. While the average annual benchmark price growth did slow from 12% in 2022 to nearly 6% growth in 2023, the price growth was still relatively strong especially compared to some markets in the country.

Take the first step towards informed decisions by connecting with me now for a complimentary market evaluation. Secure the insights essential for your journey in the housing market. Let's elevate your real estate experience together!

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What's Ahead For The Housing Market?

As we start a new year, the real estate market is once again shifting. Many experts project that home sales will continue softening throughout most of the country due to higher for longer interest rates and lack of inventory.

Here is some information on the state of the housing market along with historical mortgage data to provide some perspective for the time we are in.

We will also look at the place we call home, and why Canada so often makes it into the top places to live charts.

I am always here to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out any time!

Jason Streich
Greater Calgary Real Estate
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jason@jasonstreich.com

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November 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

New listings in November reached 2,227 units, nearly 40% higher than the exceptionally low levels reported last year at this time. Gains in new listings occurred across most price ranges, but the most significant gains occurred from homes priced over $600,000.

Despite the year-over-year jump in new listings, inventory levels remained low thanks to relatively strong sales. With 1,787 sales in November, the sales to new listings ratio remained high at 80%, and the months of supply remained below two months.

As of November, the benchmark price was $572,700, up over last month and nearly 11% higher than November 2022. Year-to-date, the average benchmark price has risen by over 5%.

Ready to secure your dream property and capitalize on the market growth? Connect with me to get started!



Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jason@jasonstreich.com⁠

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October 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

October sales activity slowed over the last month in alignment with typical seasonal patterns. However, with 2,171 sales, levels were 17% higher than last year and amongst the highest levels reported for October. Sales activity has been boosted mainly through gains in apartment condominium sales as consumers seek affordable housing options during this period of high-interest rates.

New listings also improved this month compared to last year, reaching 2,684 units, reflecting the highest October levels reported since 2015. Despite the gain, relatively strong sales prevented any significant shift in inventory levels, which remain over 40% lower than levels traditionally available in October.

With a months of supply of one and a half months, we continue to experience upward pressure on home prices. The unadjusted benchmark price in October reached $571,600, a gain over last month and nearly 10% higher than last October.


Jason Streich⁠
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September 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

Sales reached another record high in September with 2,441 sales. Despite the year-over-year gains reported over the past four months, year-to-date sales are still nearly 12% lower than last year's levels.

New listings also improved this month compared to last year and relative to sales. This caused the sales-to-new listings ratio to fall to 76%, preventing further monthly declines in inventory levels.

Nonetheless, inventory levels in September remained over 24% lower than levels seen last year and, when measured relative to sales activity, has not changed enough to cause any significant shift in supply and demand balances. As of September, the months of supply has remained relatively low at less than two months.

In September, the unadjusted residential benchmark price was $570,300, similar to last month and nearly nine per cent higher than last year.

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Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
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August 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

August sees record-high sales amidst historic low inventory, pushing prices higher

Thanks to a surge in the condominium market, August sales reached a record high with 2,729 sales. Despite the record levels reported over the past several months, year-to-date sales are still down by 15% compared to last year.

While new listings did improve compared to levels seen this time last year, the sales-to-new-listings ratio remained elevated at 87%, preventing any significant shift from the low inventory situation.

Inventory levels in August dropped to 3,254 units, not only a record low for the month but well below the 6,000 units that are typically available. Low inventory combined with high sales this month ensured the months of supply remained low at just over one month.

The unadjusted benchmark price reached $570,700 in August, representing the eighth consecutive monthly gain. Prices have trended up across all property types, with row-style properties reporting the largest increase.

Detached

Record low inventory levels this month were primarily driven by pullbacks for homes priced under $700,000. While new listings did improve compared to last year, most of the growth was driven by homes priced over $700,000. August sales did improve over last year’s levels. However, limited supply in the lower price ranges has likely prevented stronger detached home sales. Persistently tight conditions drove further price gains this month. As of August, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $696,700. Nearly one per cent higher than last month and over 10 per cent higher than last year's levels. The highest year-over-year price gains occurred in the most affordable regions of the city's North East and East districts.

Semi-Detached

The 236 new listings and 197 sales did little to change the low inventory situation. While inventory levels did remain comparable to last month, they are still 35 per cent below last year’s levels and at record lows for the month. Relatively strong sales combined with low inventory levels have given sellers the advantage. With months of supply remaining exceptionally low throughout 2023, we continue to see upward pressure on home prices. As of August, the semi-detached unadjusted benchmark price reached $623,200, a monthly gain of one per cent and 10 per cent higher than last year. Price growth did range across each of the Calgary districts, but the strongest year-over-year gains were reported in the most affordable districts of the North East and East.

Row

The gain in new listings did little to offset the strong sales activity as the sales-to-new-listings ratio remained high at 94 per cent. This prevented any additions to the inventory and left the months of supply below one month for the fifth consecutive month. The persistently tight conditions placed further upward pressure on home prices. In August, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $413,200, a monthly gain of over one per cent and nearly 16 per cent higher than levels reported last year. Year-over-year gains have occurred across all districts, ranging from 12 per cent in the North West to 29 per cent in the East district.

Apartment Condominium

August sales continue to rise over last month and last year’s levels. Recent gains have caused year-to-date sales to reach 5,582 units, nearly 22 per cent higher than last year’s levels and a new record high for the city. Tight rental markets and relative affordability have driven many purchasers to the apartment condominium sector. At the same time, new listings have struggled to keep pace as the sales-to-new-listings ratio bumped up to 98 per cent in August, causing inventories to ease and the months of supply to drop to one month. The tight market conditions have been placing upward pressure on home prices, and as of August, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $309,100, a monthly gain of over one per cent and a year-over-year gain of over 13 per cent. The City Centre is the only district that did not report a monthly price gain, and prices are still below their previous highs in 2014. This is partly due to better supply/demand balances in the City Centre compared to other parts of the city.

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CREB®'s Q2 2023 Housing Market Report

CREB® has released its Q2 2023 Housing Market Report. The report highlights a dynamic real estate landscape in the City of Calgary, showcasing strong trends in sales, demand and pricing.

As expected, sales activity has slowed from last year’s record-breaking pace while staying stronger than long-term trends. What was not expected was the robust demand in the higher price segments of the market despite higher lending rates.

However, the robust demand is met with a shortage in supply. Housing inventory levels have remained notably low across various segments, encompassing the resale, new home, and rental markets. Despite relatively strong new home starts, these have not been sufficient to alleviate inventory constraints, primarily due to the influx of migrants. Resale supply has also encountered unexpected challenges, as higher lending rates and limited choices in supply have deterred existing homeowners from making changes.

The prevailing shortage in supply has contributed to the continuation of tight market conditions, which has led to stronger-than-expected price growth across all property types in the city. This steady appreciation in prices throughout the year has effectively offset declines observed in the latter half of 2022, ultimately resulting in new record-high prices.

For the full report, please download CREB®’s Q2 2023 Calgary & Region Quarterly Update Report here.

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July 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

Rising rates had little impact on sales this month as the 2,647 sales represented a year-over-year gain of 18%, reflecting the strongest July levels reported on record.

The record-setting pace has been driven mainly by significant gains in the relatively affordable apartment condominium sector.

Despite recent gains, year-to-date sales have declined by 19% over last year. In line with seasonal expectations, sales and new listings trended down compared to last month.

However, this had minimal impact on inventory levels, which remained near the July record low set in 2006. With a sales-to-new-listings ratio of 82 per cent and a months of supply of 1.3 months, conditions continue to favour the seller.

In July, the unadjusted total residential benchmark price reached $567,700, marking the seventh consecutive monthly gain. Prices are now over four per cent higher than the previous peak in May of 2022.

Contact me today to schedule a discussion and explore the best strategies for maximizing your selling success.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jason@jasonstreich.com⁠

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June 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Market Update

The housing market in Calgary witnessed a surge in apartment condominium sales, setting a new total residential record with 3,146 sales achieved in June. 

Although year-to-date sales are currently 23% lower than last year, they remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Notably, there has been a positive trend in new listings, providing relief and a monthly increase in inventory levels.

However, despite these improvements, the inventory for June stood at 3,458 units, marking a decline of over 36% from last year and reaching the lowest levels for June in nearly two decades.

With a supply of just over one month, the current market conditions continue to favour sellers, placing upward pressure on home prices.

In June, the total residential benchmark price reached $564,700, representing a monthly unadjusted gain of 1% and 4% higher than last year's levels.

Ready to unlock your winning plan in the thriving Calgary housing market?

Contact me today to schedule a discussion and explore the best strategies for maximizing your selling success.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
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May 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Market Update

May sales rose to 3,120, a new record high for the month thanks to a significant gain in apartment condominium sales. While the monthly gains have not outweighed earlier declines, this does reflect a shift from the declines reported at the start of the year. At the same time, we continue to see fewer new listings on the market than last year, causing inventory levels to fall.

With a sales-to-new-listings ratio of 85% and months of supply of one month, conditions continue to favour the seller placing further upward pressure on home prices. Persistently tight market conditions drove further price growth this month.

In May, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $557,000, over one per cent higher than last month and nearly 3% higher than last year’s monthly peak price of $543,000.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jason@jasonstreich.com⁠

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