During one of the hottest months Edmonton has ever seen, the real estate market certainly cooled off in July. While it's normal for sales to drop from June to July, a 19% drop is bigger than normal, however, we did come down from an all-time high and sales were up 2% from last July. The drop is due at least in part to summer holidays - with travel options finally opening up a bit, many Edmontonians have hit the road and put house hunting on the back burner for now. The inventory of homes on the market increased 4% over last year and was basically the same as last month - we typically see the inventory start to decline in July. With 3.6 months of supply, we've almost edged back into a balanced market, bringing some much-needed relief to buyers that have felt the pressure of low inventory for many months now.