Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 465 (524, 573, 552) # Sales: 237 (274, 255, 216) Ratio: 51% (52%, 45%, 39%) # Price Changes: 478 (519, 512, 466) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 234 (305, 253, 565) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -6 (-55, 65, -229) Active single family home listings: 3746 (3735, 3734, 3683) Active condo listings: 2897 (2888, 2922, 2875) Homes 4-week running average: $427k ($430k, $435k, $436k) Condos 4-week running average: $253k ($250k, $245k, $246k) Inventory continues to climb - condo inventory has been at a 9 year high (or longer) for some time now, and single family homes just edged up over 2008 levels last week. Condo inventory is at least heading down, while single-family inventory seems to be on the rise, which is definitely not normal for this time of year. A report came out yesterday showing Alberta's population gained 30,000 people from other provinces in the second quarter, but we lost 35,000 (net -5000). Unfortunately, we don't know where in the province they moved away from or to, but this could explain some of the increased inventory. Have a great weekend!   Posted by Liv Real Estate on
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Thanks Sara!

Is there a way to know if the high SFH inventory is coming mainly from new homes or resales?

I understand it is a combination, but what is "mainly" driving it?

Posted by Mike on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 9:07pm

I'm curious where the listings will end up next fall when interest rate will be 1% higher and new B-20 implemented.....

Posted by bubu on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 11:33pm

Dude , I moved in Canada seven yeas ago , not typical immigrant (didn't settled in Toronto or Vancouver). How you didn't notice me ? Any numbers to support your theory ? How is real estate in India doing ? They have a huge Net population !

Posted by Andrii on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 12:40am

Not sure if trust this report. I think this following source is probably better than this and also the cmhc reports for Edmonton ... the boardwalk rental report! see how accurate their reporting is! I believe the market is tightening and worst could be behind us.

Posted by Curtis on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 4:20am

What is important is the Net population, which is growing (due to more birth and more international migration). We are getting more and more international migration as Alberta is getting more known. In the past a typical immigrant would only want to settle in Toronto or Vancouver (maybe Montreal too) but now I see many fresh ones (i.e. not coming from other parts of Canada).

Posted by a common guy on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 6:56am

Please check the Homes 4-week running average: $247k price. Maybe typo.

Posted by durga on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 7:46am

You're right, it should have said $427k, I've corrected that. Thanks :)

Posted by Sara MacLennan on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 7:57am


Indian real estate are doing better than great. Mumbai is probably more expensive than Vancouver. Take into account that their per-capita income is less than 5% of ours. That's how great it is in India.

Posted by wsn on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 11:42pm

Just wondering if those international migrants the Common Guy is betting on, will have the purchasing power that will actually impact Edmonton's real estate in the short term? In my understanding unless they come with the hard cash in their hands, it will take a while before they will settle and qualify for mortgages. They surely will be renting but what I hear from my friends who own rental properties, there are currently a lot of vacancies so it will not significantly improve the market.

Posted by Reggie on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 3:28am

Although we lost 5000 people to other provinces, we gained 10400 from international migration. The real question is who are we losing and what talent are what talent is migrating here. See link below to show outflow and inflow of people.

Posted by Garry on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 4:16am

Interest rates will probably be lower next fall than they are today. I just bough some 30 year Government of Canada bonds looking for capital gains in the next year to two years.

Posted by Tony on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 6:06am

Note to self: Sell my properties in July.

Posted by GM on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 7:33am

Bangladesh has huge population growth. I don't see real estate prices booming there.

Posted by GM on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 7:35am

Garry , Alberta housing start 2016 24533 . Looks like we even have already two houses for each of them ! About talents , Gray paper recycling was one of them .

Posted by Andrii on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:08am

What a great place Mumbai . Why wouldn't you move there , you know how to push real estate mocking renters !

Posted by Andrii on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:14am

Can't not congratulate you , it was " smartest " purchase one could ever do after recent purchase 500 sq fit condo in downtown .

Posted by Andrii on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:28am

Andrii, seems you need to dig a little bit to find out what's going on. A lot of new houses being built are in fact replacing "old" ones. Not every new one is addition to the inventory.
And, more population (regardless of from where) means more demand for space, and simple economy means more demand is a driving force for more growth. It doesn't matter whether the "new comers" are renting or buying. They need a place to stay.
BTW, I have been in Edmonton long enough to notice the trend and change vs 7 years ago or 15 years ago.

Posted by a common guy on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 4:53am

How many was replaced ? You didn't provide any number , as well as me didn't provide provide how many talents moved by single , families of two , three and since this talents mostly moved not from Europe can easily be five and more . Keep on digging.

Posted by Andrii on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 3:34am

If any of them have the fortitude to actually get a job instead of going on the dole then it may impact the rental market when it comes to housing. That would marginally stem the fall in Edmonton housing prices.

Posted by Tony on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 1:47am

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