Edmonton, April 4, 2023: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for March 2023 decreased 44.6% compared to March 2022 but saw an increase of 42.1% from February 2023. New residential listings were down 22% year-over-year from March 2022, while also noting an increase of 32.3% from February 2023. Overall inventory in the GEA was up 22.1% from March of last year, and up 11.8% from the previous month.
For March, detached unit sales were down 47.5% from March 2022, but saw an increase of 48.4% from February 2023 at 1076. Semi-detached unit sales were down 58.2% year-over-year but increased by 20.7% from February 2023. Row/Townhouse unit sales also decreased 45% year-over-year and increased 49.2% month-over-month. Apartment Condominium unit sales saw a decrease of 19% from March 2022 but increased 30.1% from the previous month.
Total residential average prices hit $390,063, a 9.5% decrease from March 2022, and an increase of 5.6% from February 2023. Detached homes averaged $485,739, a 6.4% year-over-year decrease and a 5.7% increase from February 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $365,455, resulting in a small 4.1% decrease year-over-year, but saw an increase of 2.2% from the previous month. Row/townhouse prices were down 7.4% from March 2022 and 1.4% month-over-month, selling at $247,796. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $192,746, showing an increase of 2.9% from last month, and a decrease of 5.2% from March 2022.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $377,900, resulting in an increase of 1.7% from February 2023, but a decrease of 7.8% from March 2022.
“We continue to see market activity pick up as the days begin to warm up as average prices and days on market continue to improve month-over-month,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton 2023 Board Chair Melanie Boles. “I think it’s safe to say that the spring market is here and in full force”.
Detached homes averaged 46 days on the market, an eight-day decrease from February 2023. Semi-detached homes averaged 39 days on the market, decreasing 17 days from the previous month, with row/townhouses averaging 52 days on the market, a decrease of eight days month-over-month. Apartment condominiums averaged 60 days on market, showing a decrease of five days from February 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 49 days on the market, increasing by 15 days year-over-year and dropping eight days from February 2023.