By: Shawn Lepp

Beginning of Summer Sees No Slow Down in Real Estate Market

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Renovations

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to June 2021. The number of new listings for July was 1,280, a decrease of 22.66% month over month and a decrease of 32.81% when compared to July 2020. The number of sales for the month of July was 1,104 a decrease of 22.53% compared to June 2021 and a decrease of 30.26% year over year.

Durham Real Estate – Months Of Inventory (MOI)
The months of inventory indicator is used to determine supply and demand in the real estate industry. The MOI is calculated using the number of new listings divided by the sales. In other words, it no other homes came on the market, how long would it take to exhaust the current inventory.  The MOI ending July 2021 was .52 months – up from .50 months in June 2021 and down from .75 months at the same time last year. When we see the MOI this low, it is indicative of a seller’s market and we often see higher sales prices as more buyers compete for quality listings.
 
Durham Real Estate – Home Prices Up 28.26% Compared To Last Year
The average home price at the end of July was $910,197. This represented a slight decrease of 0.77% compared to June 2021 and an increase of 28.26% year over year. We also continue to see quality properties selling quickly with the average days on market before a home sells being just 14 days.

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