What's Happening in The Durham Region
It's still a Seller's Market
We continue to see homes sell for well over the list price in multiple offers.
Our own listings and those of many of our colleagues at Sutton Group-Heritage Realty Inc. are seeing a ton of traffic and selling in multiples.
Every city/town is unique as are the communities within them. Scroll through to find your town.1920x965-May 2023 Market Statsby Brian Stanton
What's the Takeaway?
Sellers can feel confident knowing there is a growing but limited pool of listings competing for a larger pool of buyers.
Buyers should be prepared when shopping and expect to compete for the home they want. It’s important to look at what comparable homes are selling for and view the list price of any property as a marketing tool rather than the asking price.
Could the market cool off?
On June 7th the Bank of Canada announced another increase to its policy rate by .25% This is the first increase since the bank indicated it would hold rates in January. While most speculators weren’t betting on further increases now that may be changing (CBC article).
The last time the bank increased rates it had a cooling effect on the market.