By: Shawn Lepp

Limited Inventory Equals Higher Prices In Durham Region

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to September 2021. The number of new listings for October was 1136, a decrease of 13.55% month over month and a decrease of 30.90% when compared to October 2020. The number of sales for the month of October was 1047 an increase of 4.08% compared to September 2021 and a decrease of 23.97% 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 October 2021 was .47 months – down from .58 months in September 2021 and down from .66 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 33.48% Compared To Last Year
The average home price at the end of October was $988,354. This represented an increase of 2.09% compared to September 2021 and an increase of 33.48% year over year. We also continue to see quality properties selling quickly with the average days on market before a home sells being just 12 days.

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