reported 1,906 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in April 2021. While sales were down eight per cent since last month, they were up 245 per cent since April 2020. New listings were down three per cent since last month and up 191 per cent as of last April. The average price for residential properties was $855,455 which was down two per cent from last month and up 39 per cent from April 2020. The inventory available at the end of the month was 23 per cent higher than last month.
“Since the pandemic began, the RAHB market area has been anything but predictable and each new month has brought historic highs and lows. The good news is, the RAHB market area is showing signs of stability and recovery with active listings increasing significantly once again month over month,” says RAHB President Donna Bacher. “We have to acknowledge that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic distorts housing statistics when comparing year to year, so rather than looking at 2020 to 2021, our best insight comes from a month over month analysis.”