Clarington topped off one of the best performing markets in Durham inDecember 2016 with an average residential price gain of 18.6% over December of last year. The Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) latest market stats put the average property selling at $514,562 - well up from last year's 433,924.
The average selling price of homes in the GTA this December was $730,472. This represents a 20.0% increase over 2015. Sales volume was up 8.6% and new listings fell 11.7% from last year.
Active listings were down a massive 48.1%, which shows a tremendously strained inventory that makes for incredible demand on the listings out there and resulting in bidding wars galore on well-prepared and marketed properties.
The MLS Home Price Index helps to normalize the statistics, by adjusting sales statistics to represent typical homes within MLS areas. When using these numbers, Clarington showed a composite annual gain of 22.79%, compared to the TREB average of 21.05%.
Inventory levels continue at very low levels with 0.9 months of inventory on hand across the board. This means that a current sales levels, all of the property would be bought up in the GTA in 0.9 months (if no new listings were added). Many areas within the GTA have similar figures, but unsurprisingly to those who read my reports, Durham Region still has the lowest inventory in the entire area. Overall, there is only 0.6 months inventory in the area. In Clarington, there are just 0.7 months inventory. Many home prices and types are experiencing bidding wars.
The average listing in Clarington spent 13 days on the market. The TREB average was 20 days.
The average listing sold for 101.6% of asking, again demonstrating that demand is very strong, and a clear indication of multiple offers on many listings.
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