In June 2024, the Greater Edmonton real estate market sustained its momentum, with a 10% increase in sales compared to the previous year, totalling 2,846 properties. This growth occurred alongside a modest 1% rise in new listings, tightening inventory levels significantly to 5,947 listings—a 17% year-over-year decrease. With only 2.1 months of supply, Edmonton's market dynamics firmly favour sellers, a trend that has persisted for over a year.

The backdrop to this market condition is Alberta’s notable population growth, reaching 4.85 million by April 1, 2024, an increase of 1.0% from the first quarter of 2023. This demographic trend is expected to keep real estate demand elevated well into the future.

Housing starts in Alberta were up 32% in May 2024 from the previous year. Regionally, Edmonton leads with a 69% year-to-date increase in housing starts, significantly outpacing even Calgary’s 35% rise. This increase in construction, contributing to a 53% surge in year-to-date averages, still struggles to meet the burgeoning demand fostered by Alberta’s expanding population.

In summary, Edmonton's June seller's market is driven by strong sales and lower-than-normal inventory against a backdrop of continuing population growth and significant construction activities. The ongoing trends in Edmonton's real estate market bring both challenges and opportunities, requiring informed, strategic engagement and knowledgeable advice. 

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