Housing Market Sees Cooling in the Month of May
Edmonton, June 2, 2022: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market decreased 1.6% compared to April 2022, yet saw a year-over-year increase of 4.4% from May 2021.
New residential listings increased 2.1% month-over-month from April 2022 and 13.1% from May of last year.
For May, single-family home unit sales were down 3.4% from May 2021, but increased 1.9% from April 2022 at 1,736. Condo unit sales increased 28.6% from May 2021 but were down 9% from April 2022. Duplex/rowhouse unit sales were up 5.8% year-over-year yet decreased 1.4% month-over-month.
Single-family homes averaged $492,037, a 5.7% year-over-year increase and a month-over-month decrease of 3.7%. Condominiums sold for an average of $239,011, seeing a decrease of 1.2% year-over-year, with only an increase of 0.3% when compared to April 2022. Duplex prices increased 10.5% from May 2021, selling at $395,783, resulting in a 3.3% decrease from April 2022.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $417,300, a 9.2% increase from May 2021, with no change being recorded from April 2022.
“We’re starting to see a slow down of the real estate market in the Greater Edmonton Area as we head into the early days of summer,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Chair Paul Gravelle. “While we continue to see a lot of activity in the market, we’re not seeing as big of month-to-month changes for pricing, sales and days-on-market that we did earlier this year.”
Single-family homes averaged 23 days on the market, seeing no change from April 2022. Condos averaged 44 days on the market, decreasing by one day month-over-month, while duplexes averaged 25 days on the market, a one-day increase compared to last month. Overall, all residential listings averaged 29 days on the market, decreasing by four days year-over-year and down two days as compared to April 2022.
*The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) is a measure of real estate prices that provides a clearer picture of market trends over traditional tools such as mean or median average prices. It is designed to be a reliable, consistent, and timely way of measuring changes in home prices over time. You can find more information on the following pages.