MY, MY, JULY WAS SO SPRY - A July High for MLS® Sales

Not only were the ice cream vendors hopping in July. REALTORS® were kept busy too with the most active July in WinnipegREALTORS® 111-year history. Close to 1,500 MLS® sales were transacted with a record-breaking July dollar volume of nearly $390 million. MLS® listings kept coming on the market too with more than 2,300 new ones to whet the appetite of eager buyers. It resulted in building a healthy inventory of over 5,000 MLS® listings by month end...

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1,515 MLS® SALES TRANSACTED IN JUNE - MLS® Sales up 2%; MLS® Dollar Volume Rises 6%

June 2014 MLS® sales rank third highest on record for this month and have only been eclipsed by 3% in June 2007 and June 2008. As a result, year-to-date sales for the first half of 2014 show a slight edge over 2013 at close to 6,500 sales – only 1% off the 10-year average. Just shy of $416 million, June MLS® dollar volume resulted in the second highest MLS® monthly total ever. Only last month is higher when $438 million worth of listings was sold on MLS®...

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MLS® SALES HOLD THE LINE - MLS® Sales Drop Less than 2%

In what has been anything but a normal year for getting everyone into normal spring market expectations and buying activity to match them, April sales actually held their own. They fell just shy of last year’s total number and are exactly at the 10-year average performance level for this month...

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BALANCED MARKET CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN MARCH - New MLS® Listings Up 15%; Active Inventory Rises 23%

2014 is showing continued improvement in MLS® listings and overall inventory. Both new listings in March and active listings or overall inventory at the end of the month were well up over last year. Buyers have far more to choose from when you look at all residential property types. Going into April last year there were over 2,000 residential listings whereas now there are in excess of 2,500. Condominiums show the largest increase with 562 available for sale this year compared to 346 in 2013. The only residential property types down from last year are duplexes and resort properties...

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FEBRUARY MLS® SALES DROP OFF LESS THAN 3% - Nearly 3,000 MLS® Listings Available for Sale

Whether it be Olympic fever or just plain deep freeze weather that kept buyers at home, the February MLS® results show strong listing activity but less motivation by buyers to get out and take advantage of the good supply and selection of listings. Sales were affected in one way or another and are down 8% from the 10-year average of 743 sales. Property types most negatively impacted this month were vacant lots and duplexes as residential-detached and condominiums, in particular, saw increases over last February...

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JANUARY MLS® SALES OFF 8% FROM 2013 - MLS® Listings Up 7%

Weather deterred more buyers than sellers when it came to single family home sales this January as they were down 10 % from January 2013. However the 565 MLS® sales transacted are better than the 10-year average of 550 and are right at home with most recent January performances other than 2013 when there were more than 600 sales...

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