The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 2,074 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in March 2021. Sales were up 63 per cent since last month and up 73.1 per cent since March of last year. New listings were up 65 per cent since last month and up 53 per cent as of last March. The average price for residential properties was $872,368 which was up three per cent from last month and up 32 per cent from March 2020. The inventory available at the end of the month was 39 per cent lower than the previous period in 2020.
“The RAHB market area was close to record-breaking activity with a 63 per cent increase in sales, a 65 per cent increase in new listings and an overall increase in inventory by 27 per cent since last month,” says RAHB President Donna Bacher. “With the spring housing market upon us and the vaccine rollout ramping up, it appears more homeowners are feeling comfortable listing their home and we have started to observe an upturn of active listings. We have to acknowledge that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic distorts housing statistics when comparing March 2021 to March 2020.”