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Collingwood And Area Real Estate Market Recap for January to June 2018

Posted by Sherry Rioux on July 4, 2018
| 15 Comments

We’re now halfway through 2018 giving us a good basis to compare how market conditions have and are changing compared to a year ago.  The data below specifically looks at the six key areas we serve including Blue Mountain, Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.

General Observations:

  • Across the board, there were fewer new listings YTD yet the “inventory” of homes for sale is up across the board except for condos in Blue Mountain.  This is due to fewer properties being sold and, properties are remaining on the market for longer.
  • The number of properties sold YTD is down across the board
  • Sale prices are relatively unchanged from a year ago with variations in different areas.  In town subdivision style homes have suffered some price declines which I believe are directly related to the new mortgage stress test rules.
  • There were 59 fewer sales of single-family homes this June compared to last year; a drop of 31%
  • Year-to-date, there have been 272 fewer single-family homes trade hands than at this point last year; a drop of 26.8%
  • 11 fewer condos sold last month compared to June 2017; a drop of 2.4%
  • There were 67 fewer condos sold YTD; a drop of 24% over last year.

Here is a breakdown by area.  There are a couple of outliers from the trends, most notably in condos in the Town of Blue Mountains.

It’s clear that the market is returning to more balanced conditions than we saw in the last couple of years. While there are downside risks that could come as a result of NAFTA negotiations or other external impacts, generally the market is healthy and more balanced than we’ve seen in over two years.

 

15 thoughts on “Collingwood And Area Real Estate Market Recap for January to June 2018

  • nina
    on July 4, 2018

    The breakdown by area is great. Good job!

  • Marg
    on July 4, 2018

    thank you! I’m glad someone reads it and finds it useful. 🙂

  • Suzanne Cote
    on July 4, 2018

    Love the summary, thanks for compiling. And btw, I read your blog faithfully every time a new one is posted!

  • Marg
    on July 4, 2018

    Thanks so much Suzanne!

  • Linda
    on July 4, 2018

    Thanks. Great information. I always read your blog

  • Marg
    on July 4, 2018

    That’s so great to hear and thank-you. It’s hard to know when you throw things out into the neverland if it reaches people or is of interest so the feedback is appreciated.

  • Colleen Conway
    on July 5, 2018

    great summary for those of us keep tabs on the local housing market! thank you!

  • Marg
    on July 5, 2018

    Thanks Colleen and I’m glad you are interested in tracking the local market.

  • David Leach
    on July 5, 2018

    Does this info involve new home sales/construction?

  • Barb Campbell
    on July 5, 2018

    Very interesting – thanks!

  • Marg
    on July 5, 2018

    Thanks Barb!

  • Marg
    on July 5, 2018

    Hi David. No, it does not unless they are listed on the MLS system. We have no accurate way of tracking sales in the new home market but there are certainly some.

  • kim
    on July 5, 2018
  • David Leach
    on July 5, 2018

    Thank you!

  • Marg
    on July 5, 2018

    Thanks Kim. Our market cycles are very different from the GTA but it’s interesting to see some revived activity. I hear it’s variaable in different pockets of the city. There are also other areas that are still in a frenzy such as London, ON. It’s sure an unpredictable world!

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