FEBRUARY HOME SALES RELEASE
In February, the 377 residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), were an increase of 40 per cent compared to last month and a decrease of 20.5 per cent compared to home sales a year ago.
2017 - A RECORD BREAKING YEAR IN REVIEW
2017 came with skyrocketing prices, high consumer demand and a total residential sale volume of over 3 billion CDN in Kitchener-Waterloo alone. Between competitive prices, tons of buyers from within KW and many buyers flocking to the region from the GTA, 2017 was certainly a seller's market in the world of Real Estate.
The year ended on a strong note with over 300 home sales in December; a whopping 13% higher than the previous five-year average. With new mortgage stress test kicking in in January, December buyers felt pressured to purchase a home before the deadline.
TRENDING TO A BALANCED MARKET!
After many months of incredible sales, it appears the typical summer slowdown has taken effect in the Waterloo Region. It was still an above average month, and while the market was favouring the sellers, the new trends are shifting towards a more balanced market.