Oshawa's residential real estate market soared to new heights with a blockbuster performance in January. It posted an incredible 43.7% average annual price gain in January 2017.
The Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) latest market statistics show the average property at $525,301 - up from last year's 365,494.
The average selling price of homes in the GTA this January was $770,745. This represents a 22.3% increase over 2016. Sales volume was up 11.6% and new listings dropped 17.6% from last year.
Active listings within the board were down a massive 49.5%, 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 properties.
What are homes selling for in Oshawa?
Oshawa posted an excellent Selling Price to List Price ratio, with an average sale at 107% of list - highest in the GTA. It also topped the GTA in having the lowest inventory at 0.5 months. These two stats illustrate just how tight the Oshawa market is right now, and also help explain why prices are rising at an unprecedented rate.
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, Oshawa showed a composite annual gain of 30.3%, compared to the TREB average of 21.82%. Oshawa posted the highest index increase in the GTA for a major centre.
Inventory levels continue at very low levels with 1.1 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 1.1 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 0.7 months inventory in the area. In Oshawa, there is just 0.5 months inventory. Many home prices and types are experiencing bidding wars.
The average listing in Oshawa spent 12 days on the market. The TREB average was 19 days.
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