FEBRUARY MLS® SALES DROP OFF 11% - MLS® New Listings Decline 12%

Call it what you will, whether some rather harsh winter weather conditions or just softening in the local marketplace for this time of year, there was a real parallel in the drop off of new listings and sales at 12 and 11% respectively. The conversion of new or current listings to sales remained the same this February as in the past two years. So one way of interpreting what happened this year to precipitate less sales activity is there were less property owners willing to put their property on the market. At the same time, buyers at least for single family homes did not reach into the older existing inventory to any great extent to buy what was on the market...

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RICHARD DETTMAN IS WinnipegREALTORS® 110TH PRESIDENT

WinnipegREALTORS® is pleased to introduce Richard Dettman as WinnipegREALTORS® 2013 president. He becomes the 110th president to head up this long standing industry association comprised of over 1700 members active in the local real estate market. He takes over from outgoing president Shirley Przybyl...

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2012 MLS® SALES REACH 13,000 LEVEL - New Annual Dollar Volume Record Set at $3.2 Billion

2012 has to be regarded as another exceptional year with sales only nudged out in 2007 and 2011 by the slightest of margins. Annual dollar volume resulted in moving the bar a little bit higher again and it is only the second time in WinnipegREALTORS® 109-year history where sales dollar volume has exceeded the $3 billion mark achieved in 2011. In only 5 years, the total MLS® dollar volume has increased 44%. This increase equates to nearly $1 billion...

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SECOND BEST OCTOBER ON RECORD - MLS® Sales Up 4%; Dollar Volume Jumps 10%

Only October 2007 surpasses this October in sales but dollar volume worth nearly $282 million, including three $1 million plus home sales and a $925,000 condominium, resulted in a new October dollar volume record. It also sets up an interesting finishing two months with a razor-thin lead in MLS® sales over 2011 and within 140 sales of the best year ever in 2007. New listings are positive with over 1,500 new properties put on the MLS® in October or 8% more than the same month last year. There are over 3,000 active MLS® properties available for purchase in November of which 1,748 are residential-detached or single family homes. Based on previous November listing entries, you can expect another 1,000 MLS® properties coming to market...

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SEPTEMBER NUMBERS DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD - But Year-to-Date Remains Positive

After a roller coaster summer where inventory of available listings was up all three months over last year; new listings entered was up 2 out of 3 months, sales were down all three months; and dollar volume was up all three months – September started to show what other markets across the country have been reporting most of the year...

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AUGUST RECORDS BUSIEST MLS® SUMMER MONTH - MLS® Dollar Volume Just Shy of $300 Million

There was no let up in August as it not only outperformed July but turned in a well above average performance for this time of year. It was only 4% off the most active August on record in 2005. Dollar volume was the highest it has ever been for August with close to $300 million in real estate transactions. 36% of the entire inventory turned over and that was with a healthy dose of new listings coming on the market...

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APRIL TURNS IN STERLING MLS® PERFORMANCE - MLS® Sales Up 17%; Dollar Volume Rises 25%

In many respects, this April has to be considered the best April in WinnipegREALTORS® 109-year history as it was only 9 unit sales off the highest April MLS® unit sales recorded in 2008 but is way out in front in dollar volume from any previous April. A rebound was predicted from last April given Manitobans were contending with the flood situation and therefore the spring market did not get on track as it normally does at this time of year...

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