Residential Unit Sales and Average Prices Up for February
Edmonton, March 2, 2021: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA)* real estate market for February 2021 increased 52.1% compared to February 2020 and increased 36.8% from January 2021. The number of new residential listings is up year over year, increasing 7.6% from February 2020. New residential listings are up month over month, increasing 11.4% from January 2021. Overall inventory in the GEA fell 17.6% from February of last year and increased 7.6% from January 2021.
For the month of February, single-family home unit sales are up 62.2% from February 2020 and up 40.2% from January 2021 at 1033. Condo unit sales increased 19.5% from February 2020 and increased 26.7% from January 2021.
All residential average prices are up to $377,931, a 7.6% increase from February 2020, and up 3.8% from January 2021. Single-family homes sold for an average of $437,977, a 2.7% year-over-year increase from February 2020, and a 2.4% increase from January 2021. Condominiums sold for an average of $230,929, an 8.4% increase year-over-year, and prices are up 6.6% compared to January 2021. Duplex prices increased 6.6% from February 2020, selling at $343,028 which was a 0.4% decrease from January 2021.
“The Edmonton market in February saw a significant increase in year-over-year residential unit sales as well as month-to-month sales,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Tom Shearer. “There have also been more sales of single-family homes, condos, and duplexes compared to February of last year as well as last month. The high level of activity we have seen in February is uncharacteristic for this time of year. We are witnessing a very strong market.”
Single-family homes averaged 48 days on the market, a 23-day decrease from February of last year. Condos averaged 62 days on the market, an 11-day decrease year-over-year, while duplexes averaged 48 days on market, a 32-day decrease compared to February 2020. Overall, all residential listings averaged 52 days on market, decreasing by 21 days year-over-year and decreasing by 13 days compared to the previous month.
*Effective February 1, 2021, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton will be using the term Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) to replace Edmonton CMA (Census Metropolitan Area). This change is intended to reduce confusion with the term Comparative Market Analysis. The geographic area remains the same – only the terminology has changed.