Local Homes Sales Still Subdued In June;
Prices Push Higher Amid Ongoing Supply Shortage
Residential sales activity in the geographical area covered by the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound totaled 268 units in June 2019. This was a decrease of 17.3% from June 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 1,246 units over the first six months of the year, down 13.7% from the same period in 2018.
The average price of homes sold in June 2019 was $389,023, jumping 14.2% from June 2018. The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $374,513, up 9.8% from the first six months of 2018.
New residential listings in the region numbered 492 units in June 2019. This was an increase of 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. While this was up from the June 2018 figure, it was
otherwise the lowest June level in more than 15 years. Overall supply remains near record lows. Active residential listings numbered 1,067 units at the end of June. This was an increase of 10.7% from the record low at the end of June 2018 but was still only half the long-term average for this time of the year.
Months of inventory numbered 4 at the end of June 2019, up from the 3 months recorded at the end of June 2017 and June 2018 but below every other year and less than half the long run average of 9.2 months for this time of year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in June 2019 was $104.3 million, down 5.5% from the same month in 2018. Sales of all property types numbered 345 units in June 2019, down 7.8% from June 2018. The total value of all properties sold was $131.6 million, edging up 3.2% from June 2018.