The numbers are in for January and despite a stronger start to the year across the City as a whole we saw a decreased number of sales in Lake Bonavista compared to the same time last year.


There were 7 completed transactions in January, 6 detached homes and 1 apartment condominium which is down roughly 40% from the 12 sales in January of 2019, this is due largely to the fact that the majority of the sales activity in Calgary is occurring under the $500K mark.  This is further illustrated by the lowest sale this past month which was a detached home listed at $475K that sold well over list price.


The Days on Market (DOM) for the entire group are a bit all over the map once again as they are skewed upward by the two higher priced detached home sales that took 299 and 216 days respectively to sell.  With these comparables removed from the mix the DOM is a much lower 13.8 days which is on the other end of the spectrum and not necessarily market indicative with 46 properties currently active; 29 detached homes and 17 apartment condominiums.


Looking ahead we anticipate the sales numbers will increase as they generally do with the arrival of warmer weather…so anywhere between now and May!


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We saw another marked decrease in activity over the past month which was entirely expected as this is usually the script over the Christmas season.  There were 6 total sales in the community in December, 5 detached home sales and 1 apartment condominium sale which is almost identical to what we saw in December 2018 with 7 total sales (5 detached homes and 2 apartments).


The Days on Market (DOM) for the entire group are a bit mis-leading once again as they are skewed higher by one detached property that took 277 days to sell and ended up reducing their list price by $100,000.  With this property removed from the statistical breakdown the DOM is a much healthier 30.2 days which is in our opinion far more indicative of the current market conditions within the neighbourhood.


heading into 2020 most indicators point to a cautiously positive outlook that should lead to continued stabilization across many property categories and areas with some pundits even forecasting the possibility for slight growth…yes price growth in some sectors.  This is welcome news for a market that has experienced steady downward pressure for the better part of the past 5 years.


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November marked the beginning of the official ‘slow season’ for real estate activity in Lake Bonavista as we saw the lowest sales number in the past 8 months with just 10 completed transactions.  This mimics the activity we saw a year ago as there were 11 total sales in November of 2018 and virtually the same property breakdown as well with 8 detached home and 2 apartment ends last month compared to 8 detached home and 3 apartment sales last year.


The Days on Market (DOM) for the entire group remained close to what we saw last month coming in at 76.8 days however it was also somewhat artificially inflated by a single property that spent 285 days on the market this year.  When this one lingering listing is removed from the statistical group the DOM drops to 54.7 days which is a number that is far more indicative of the current market conditions.


One interesting takeaway from the November numbers is the sale to list price ratio of the 5 detached homes between $495K and $830K as they fared rather well with 4 sales settling out between 0.8%-2.0% below list price and 1 property selling for 4% ($30,000) above list price.


Heading into to the holiday season and the grip of winter we expect to see a continuation of lower sales numbers however combined with lower inventory numbers the market appears to be set up nicely for a strong start to 2020.


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As anticipated October was indeed a strong month for real estate in the community, in fact it was the strongest sales month in the past year with 18 completed transactions.  The mix of properties was spread across all property categories for the first time since July with 11 detached single-family home sales, 1 semi-detached duplex sale, 1 row house transaction and 5 apartment sales.


The average days on market number for all listings fell slightly to 50.4 days from 52.9 days last month however looking at the longer-range stats we see a noticeable improvement from the 62.9 days in October of 2018.


The category that saw the biggest improvement was definitely detached single-family homes as the average days on market dropped rather drastically to just 30 days from 47 last month, additionally we saw 6 of the 11 transactions completed in under 18 days and had 4 sell at or over list price.


With another strong sales month in the books and just 29 active listings the months of available inventory has dropped to a rather low 2.1 months based on the 6-month rolling average. The current inventory once again shows a dramatic improvement longer term with a 24% decrease from the 44 active listings at the same time last year.


As mentioned before we are heading in to what is traditionally a slower period of sales activity so the months of available inventory will likely creep back up in the short term, however we have seen elevated levels of activity in many categories recently so hopefully the trend continues and translates into a solid winter market.


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The brisk pace of sales activity in the community slowed slightly last month as we had 12 completed transaction as compared to 15 in September, while year over year the activity was up 34% from the 9 sales registered last October.


The overall Days on Market (DOM) for all listings jumped quite dramatically from the previous month going from 55.0 to 72.2, however this number was artificially inflated by 2 listings that spent 245 and 195 days respectively on the market.  When these anomalies are taken out of the equation the DOM actually drops to 42.6 days, which is more indicative of the current market conditions.


The inventory level continues to decline with 40 active properties compared to 44 in September and as we head into the winter months that number should continue to decline.  Based on the rolling 6-month community average there is currently 2.3 months of available inventory, interestingly the number of active listings was only slightly higher (41) at the same time last year but with a much lower sales rate it translated into 4.6 months of inventory.


Overall, we continue to see steady improvement and elevated levels of activity in many categories recently so hopefully the trend continues and translates into a healthy winter market.


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We had another strong month of sales in September considering the weather wasn’t all the ‘Fall-like’ with 11 completed transactions.  The mix of properties was again spread across several categories as we had 6 detached single-family home sales, 3 apartment sales (all in the Phoenician complex) and 2 rowhouse transactions.


The number of sales was lower than the 14 registered in September of 2018 but the big change comes in the inventory level as we have just 35 active listings compared to 47 last year, which marks a reduction of almost 26% year over year.  Based on the past 6 months of sales the current inventory level works out to 3.0 months of available listings which is bordering on a balanced market and something we haven’t seen for some time.  As alluded to last month however it is important to keep in mind that despite an anticipated strong October, the past 6-month period has represented what is generally the busiest time of the year.


The average Days on Market (DOM) numbers for the sold properties came in at 52.9 days which is a slight uptick from August and was pushed higher by 2 listings that spent more than 160 days on the MLS.  On the opposite end we also had 5 properties that sold in less than 17 days so there was activity at both ends of the spectrum.


Despite the positive numbers in the community, the market as a whole is still feeling the effects of the lingering economic downturn so impactful events like the upcoming federal election and the beginning (or further delay) of the Trans-Mountain pipeline construction will go a long way to determining the mood of the market.


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September brought with it some rather horrendous weather with another ‘Snowtember’ event, but it also brought another solid sales month in the community with 15 completed transactions.  This continues a strong run of resale activity over the past 6 months and marks a 67% increase over the 9 sales registered last September.


The overall Days on Market number for all listings was a respectable 55 days which is lower than recent months as there were only 2 properties that spent more than 100 days on the market.  The detached sales came in lower at 47 days while the condominium apartment sales trended higher at 77 days.


The inventory also slipped slightly to 44 active properties down from 48 last month which works out to 2.51 months of supply based on the running 6-month community average.  As mentioned last month we are however heading into the colder season which generally sees a slow down in resale activity.


Despite the positive numbers in the community, the market as a whole is still feeling the effects of the lingering economic downturn so impactful events like the upcoming federal election and the beginning (or further delay) of the Trans-Mountain pipeline construction will go a long way to determining the mood of the market.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


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The Dalhousie sales numbers cooled off slightly from the heights of June and July but still posted a respectable 11 sales in August.  We generally do see things taper off as everybody gets into the back-to-school and back-to-work swing of things.


The mix of resale properties was quite different in August as there were no row house or duplex transactions as the with 5 single family home and 6 apartment condominium sales.


The number of active MLS listings remains almost unchanged at 41 compared to 40 last month so based on another solid month the running sales average from the past half year works out to another drop in the months of available inventory that now sits at 3.79.  One note to keep in mind however is that we have passed what are traditionally the busiest months of the year so with the exception of an anticipated solid September and October, the sales numbers will begin to fall when the white fluffy stuff arrives.


The average Days on Market (DOM) numbers for the sold properties decreased slightly as well at 48.09 days for all sales and there were only 2 properties that spent more than 100 days on the market.  Looking at each category the detached single-family home DOM was 52.6 days and apartment condominiums were a much improved 44.3 days.


The slow and steady mantra continues to hold true across the city with higher sales numbers and lower new listings, however there is a distinct market split as most of the improvement is for homes priced under the $500k mark.


There are a lot of moving pieces that make up the health of the real estate market and the economy in general and if we continue on the track we’re on the market should continue to move closer to balanced conditions.


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We saw a slight step back in July compared to what was a stellar June but still positive numbers overall.  There were 17 completed transactions in the Stampede month with 11 detached home sales, which was down from 16 in June and 6 apartment condominium sales, up from just 3 the month before.


The number of active listings took a turn with 60 active properties on the MLS compared to 52 which based on the running sales average from the past half year works out to a slightly higher 4.19 months of available inventory.


The average Days on Market (DOM) numbers for the sold properties decreased which is nice to see coming in at 68.88 days for all sales although we still had a few sold properties spend over 100 days on the market, 1 detached home sale and 3 of the 6 apartment condominium sales.  Looking at each category the detached single-family home DOM was 56.91 days and apartment condominiums came in under 100 days for the first time since April at 90.83 days.


Overall in Calgary we are still seeing numbers trend in the right direction compared to the same time last year with total MLS sales up by 6.4% for the month and the active inventory down by a fairly large margin at 17.3%.  The oversupply has continued to slowly ease and is keeping a bit of a lid on price decreases however pricing levels are still just under 4% lower across all property categories compared to 2018.


I know we run the risk of sounding like a broken record (large round vinyl things with grooves that play music for anyone under 35) but despite some gradual improvement in the sales numbers year over year, sellers must continue to be extremely competitive and realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side, solid value opportunities are still plentiful.


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We had another solid month in June with the highest number of sales in the past 10 months and we also saw a decent drop in active inventory to go along with it. There were 19 completed transactions in June, 16 detached home sales and 3 apartment condominium sales.


As mentioned, the number of listings fell compared to last month as there are currently 52 properties for sale in the community which based on the running sales average from the past half year works out to 3.85 months of available inventory…a number that is certainly trending in a healthier direction.


The average Days on Market (DOM) numbers for the sold properties hovered somewhat around the same levels as last month with the detached homes trending higher and the apartments heading slightly lower. The average DOM for the apartments is still high overall coming in at 128.67 days down from 139.67 in May while the DOM for the detached homes was 76.31 days up from 49.13 last month as it seemed the homes either sold in very short order or lingered for months.


The slow and steady mantra continued in June across the City and even with a 6% decrease in the number of sales compared to last year we saw some positive larger picture numbers with a 19% reduction in the number of new listings and a 13% decrease in the amount of active inventory. The oversupply has continued to ease and is slowing the decline in prices, if this trend continues it will ultimately lead to a more balanced Calgary market.


As we have indicated for the past number of months sellers must continue to be extremely competitive and realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side, good value opportunities are still plentiful.


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We have seen some improvement in the Dalhousie real estate market compared to February with 6 completed sales this past month, the uptick was expected and with the arrival of warm weather we expect to see the trend continue.


The days on market numbers are again quite interesting as we had 3 very quick sales that were completed in less than 21 days while the other 3 sales averaged 164 days on the market so both ends of the spectrum were represented in March.  4 of the sales were detached single family homes and the other 2 were duplex properties; we had no row house or apartment sales during the month.


The inventory also rose and is currently sitting at 42 properties right now…again this is to be expected as the spring market officially begins which generally marks the beginning of our highest inventory period of the calendar year.  Based on the rolling sales average from the past 6 months this works out to 6.15 months of available inventory which is still high.


On a positive note, the market has shown some signs of stabilization across Calgary as the year over year new listing numbers have dropped across the board and over the past few weeks we have also seen stronger sales numbers in some categories as well, again hopefully a scenario that continues and puts things back on the road to a balanced market.


As was the case in our last update, Dalhousie sellers still need to be extremely competitive and bluntly realistic with both list prices and expected final sale prices and on the buyer side of the scale, opportunities continue to present themselves while we are at a low point in the market.


Let us know if you are thinking of making a move or if you would simply like to know the current market value of your home and we would be happy to complete a complimentary professional property evaluation.


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