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.
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.
For a closer look at all of the active inventory in Dalhousie please click on the link below.