Monthly Market Statistics Update

December Market Busier Than Usual, Not Enough To Outpace 2022 Activity

January 03, 2024 MARKET STATISTICS

Edmonton, January 3, 2024: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for December 2023 came to 1,229, decreasing from November 2023 by 24.4%, but showing an increase of 25.2% over December 2022. New residential listings amounted to 1,497, which is 28.3% lower than November 2023, and 27% higher than December 2022. Overall inventory in the GEA showed decreases of 6.7% from December of last year and 15.2% from November 2023.

For December, detached unit sales totalled 701, a decrease of 24.4% from November 2023, but up 22.6% from the previous year. Semi-detached unit sales were down 16.7% month-over-month but showed an increase of 42.9% from December 2022. Row/Townhouse unit sales were down 19.2% from November 2023 and up 44.0% year-over-year. Apartment Condominium unit sales saw numbers decrease as well, down 33.7% from last month and up only 9.6% compared to December 2022.

Total residential average prices came in at $388,637, a 2.0% increase from November 2023, and a 3.5% increase from December 2022. Detached homes averaged $489,392, amounting to a 3.7% year-over-year increase, a 2.1% increase from November 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $364,115, resulting in a 1.6% increase year-over-year, and a 0.5% increase from the previous month. Row/townhouse prices were down 4.0% from November 2023 and increased 9.9% when compared to December 2022, selling at an average of $260,959. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $170,408 showing decreases of 0.4% from last month and 5.2% from last year.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $435,000, increasing 0.7% from November 2023, and a year-over-year increase of 3.5% from December 2022.

“Though December’s month-over-month numbers are higher than in 2022, the strong second half of this year hasn’t quite achieved the level of activity seen in the previous year,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton 2023 Board Chair Melanie Boles. “As the year closes, the year-to-date average selling price is $398,735, compared with $415,115 in 2022, and year-to-date average unit sales are still lagging by 8%.”

Detached homes averaged 53 days on the market, increasing seven days from November 2023. Semi-detached homes averaged 41 days on the market, an increase of two days from the previous month, while row/townhouses’ days on the market increased to 52, a difference of eight days. Apartment condominiums averaged 56 days on the market, showing a two-day increase from November 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 52 days on the market, a month-over-month increase of 3 days and a six-day decrease when compared to December 2022.

*Please note – Each year, in line with statistical best practices, the MLS® HPI undergoes a comprehensive review by Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The results can lead to changes in the available data and historical composite or aggregate benchmark prices could be revised higher or lower. Learn more here or see the FAQ document here.

Melanie Boles, REALTOR®, 2023 Chair

Marlena Lesmister, Director of Communications (Acting)

Darla Lindbjerg, President and CEO


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