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Real Estate Market Update – May 13th, 2018 More Houses for Sale!

Houses for Sale in Waterloo & Wellington Region

Spring continues to bring more houses for sale to market in Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo and Guelph! MLS listings stats show a notable increase in new listings for the second week of May. Additional inventory is still welcome in the Waterloo and Wellington region real estate markets, both of which have been in sellers’ markets for extended periods of time now. Even though more inventory is coming to market we can expect competition to remain tight amongst buyers. Check out the MLS listings stats breakdown and realtor commentary below for more information!

Waterloo & Wellington Region Real Estate Markets – MLS Listings Stats Breakdown

New Listings: 491

Sold Pending: 270

Sold Closed: 137

Cancelled & Expired: 101

Active Conditionally Sold & Not Showing: 162

Price Increase: 17

Price Decrease: 102

Back on Market: 31

Boost to New Listings Means More Houses for Sale

Comparing the second week of May 2018 to the first week, our markets had a larger net increase to inventory! MLS Listings stats show 491 new listings in the past seven days. This compared to 437 new listings that came to market the previous week. It is also important to note the number of sold pending listings which was 270 this past week. That is comparable to 283 new listings just one week prior. Reviewing these two key metrics shows that the Waterloo and Wellington real estate markets had a net increase (New listings minus sold pending listings) of 221 listings this week compared to 154 in the first week of May 2018. A net increase indicated more inventory for buyers.

To summarize other key market stats Waterloo and Wellington region real estate markets had very comparable numbers of conditionally sold listings as well as listings that made price adjustments and came back to market. Note that there was a significant drop in sold close listings. This is fairly standard as we typically see a larger volume of close listings the first week of every month between May and September.

Realtor’s Notes

More new listings means more homes for sale in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph!  Now we are in the thick of the Spring market and Sellers are rushing to list their homes. A similar story on the buyer side of the market as more and more buyers are becoming active as the spring market hits full stride. We are approaching a significant holiday in the May long weekend. Typically fewer listings come to market over the long weekend as southern ontario residence flock to cottage country and family gatherings for the first holiday of the Spring. Expect a large increase in new listings for the weeks following this coming holiday.

 

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