Real Estate News for April 2022

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The MYLIE Group Real Estate Team shares the latest news for London, Ontario this April

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1,049 homes were sold in March 2022 in the London-St. Thomas area via LSTAR’s MLS® System. During the same time frame, 1,544 listings came on the local market, which makes last month the March with the highest number of listings in the history of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®.

Out of the 1,049 units sold last month, 756 were single-family homes, 140 – condo townhouses, and 107 – apartments. “In March, the average price for a single-family home in LSTAR’s jurisdiction sat at $894,306, that of a condo – at $692,187 and the overall average price for an apartment – at $501,961,” Pawlowski said. “Regarding condo townhouses, it’s interesting to see how well they are selling and how much their benchmark price has appreciated in the last year: last month was LSTAR’s second-best March for condominium sales and the MLS® HPI benchmark price for a local apartment has grown by 49.7% over a year ago,” he noted.

Inventory remains low for real estate in Ontario

“Despite the record number of listings, our inventory – the number of active listings at month end – saw just a slight increase from last month, creeping up from 0.5 months to only 0.6,” said Randy Pawlowski, 2022 LSTAR President. “The sales-to-new-listings ratio for the entire jurisdiction of LSTAR was 67.9%, much lower than a year ago, but still indicating a Sellers’ market,” he continued. “The latest interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada may have put a damper on what has been so far a truly fierce competition among local home buyers,” he explained.

The overall average price for all home types in our area was $823,954

In March, the overall average price for all home types in our area was $823,954, whereas LSTAR’s composite MLS® Home Price Index Benchmark Price sat at $774,200. “These figures suggest that the pace of home price gains might have started to slow down in our area,” Pawlowski said. “It’s way too early to predict the impact of this new measure, but Ontario Government’s recent decision to increase the non-resident speculation tax to 20% and expand it throughout the whole province might also help tame home prices,” he added.

As always, if you are thinking of building, selling or buying a home or an investment property, please give us a call. There are important details to know about the moving process in this time of interest rate and inventory number changes and we would be happy to delve into some of the variables with you. Let’s discuss how we can help you take advantage of the current market opportunities. 

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