- JUNE IS STEADY AS SHE GOES - - - May and June are Two Peas in a Pod

There is something to be said for consistency. Be it the second quarter as a whole or May and June in particular, MLS® market activity is very similar. Sales for May and June are ranked fifth best ever for their respective months, with dollar volume as the best ever. The average residential-detached sales price has remained firm since April to hover around the $250,000 mark. Activity within the different price ranges is similar too with both months each having a million dollar plus sale and more upper end sales...

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- MAY USHERS IN A MORE BALANCED MARKET - - - Over 2,000 Residential-Detached Listings Going Into June

While no panacea for some homebuyers depending on the neighbourhood and price ranges they are searching for, the good news in May isWinnipegREALTORS®’MLS® residential-detached listing inventory is in better shape going into June than it has been in a long time. Moreover, a good influx of new listings in early June bodes well for a healthier supply in the summer months. The same holds true for condominiums. You have to go back to May 2001 when supply is comparable to this year with over 2,000 residential-detached listings. Contrast this total with 2007, which had the busiest May and year on record, residential-detached listings for May were only 1,153. Similarly, there were 315 condominium listings at the end of May 2010 in sharp contrast to 174 at the end of May 2007...

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- SUN CONTINUES TO SHINE ON WINNIPEG MLS® MARKET - - - April MLS® New Listings, Sales and Dollar Volume Reach Skyward

WinnipegREALTORS® reported over 1,300 sales through theMLS®, only the second time in April when sales have reached this level. It was less than 3% off the 1,355 sales achieved in 2008. New listings of over 2,000 are the highest they have been for this month since 1998 and dollar volume eclipsed $300 million for the first time in April. It is only the fourth time in WinnipegREALTORS® 107-year history the monthly dollar volume level of $300 million has been attained and that was in back to back months in May and June of 2008 and in June 2009 when there were more sales...

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- FEBRUARY MLS® SALES UP 8%--- Majority of Homes Sell For Over $200,000

Besides resulting once again in another month where dollar volume sets a new record for the month as it was up 9% over the previous best dollar volume February in 2008, a significant development this month is a clear shift in overall residential-detached sales activity to price ranges over $200,000. Leading the way is the $200,000 to $249,999 price range where one out of every four homes sold in this category. Last February the same percentage of activity happened in the $150,000 to $199,999 price range. Overall, 56% of homes sold in February went for above $200,000. The under $100,000 sales dipped to only 8% in comparison to 11% in February 2009...

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- JANUARY MLS® DOLLAR VOLUME RECORD SET - - - First Time MLS® January Sales Dollar Volume Cracks $100 million

Despite MLS® sales being down less than 500 for the first time in 6 years, dollar volume continues to forge ahead as it crashed through the $100 million mark for the first time in the month of January. Helping bring this level up to a record total in January was a home sale worth $1,080,000. Last year WinnipegREALTORS® saw more million dollar plus sales than ever before at 14 (previous best was 2008 with 8 sales)...

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- SLOW START, GREAT FINISH TO 2009 - - - Almost $2.5 Billion Worth of MLS® Sales

Winnipeg’s MLS® market shook off early year recession concerns and another major flood to post a much better second half and end the year with a strong result. 2009 MLS® sales of 12,182 only take a back seat to the 2007 record-setting year of over 13,000 sales and to 2008 and 2006 where sales were 12,630 and 12,304 respectively. Considering in the early stages of 2009, MLS® sales were down as much as 12% and worked their way back to be off less than 4% is quite a come back. More impressive however is that MLS® dollar volume rebounded from being down 9% at the end of May to finish ahead by 2%, and in doing so, set an all time best MLS® dollar volume record just shy of $2.5 billion...

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