Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 570 (542, 548, 652) # Sales: 279 (341, 335, 343) Ratio: 49% (63%, 61%, 53%) # Price Changes: 440 (446, 432, 367) Expired/Off-Market Listings: 238 (566, 236, 277) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 53 (-365, -23, 32) Active single-family home listings: 3252 (3213, 3390, 3399) Active condo listings: 2823 (2806, 2978, 2986) Homes 4-week running average: $449 ($451, $442, $448) Condos 4-week running average: $218 ($219, $226, $231) While it's not official for another few weeks, it certainly seems like fall has arrived. Pumpkin spice is making its way into our coffees, fall decor is lining the shelves at Homesense and people everywhere are regretting their sweater choice by midday. We are also seeing the market cooling off, with sales dropping lower than we've seen since early March.   Posted by Liv Real Estate on
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Well the election is just over a week away and the big issue is no one can afford a house or rent and Trudeau is attempting to make homes even more expensive by bringing in a tax free savings account for a down payment if you're under 40. Hopefully no one will vote for him.

Posted by Tony on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 8:01pm


Why are you so bullish, $500k, when sales are terrible. I see quite a few price reductions, which isn't good sign. I want to get rid of 3 houses, but market not great, probably have to spend 15k getting ready, carrying costs, thousands, hardly making any money after all these years, lucky to sell, if find buyer. If you threw money in stock market, other investments in 10 years, you would have done way better. Why would you pump something that is not there. I can understand if you lived in Windsor and pumping up market.

Posted by John on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 8:59pm

With it looking increasingly like Trudeau will win again, I do wonder how their anti-flipping tax will impact the market? It sounds like if you buy and hold a house for under five years, any gains will count towards income rather than capital gains. That way you can buy and live in a house long term, and it will still be tax-free. I understand that it's needed, though, but I wonder how the policy will actually look in practice, since the NDP wants something far harsher to penalize home buyers, who tend to be higher income.

Posted by Tom on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 1:29am

If Trudeau wins again it will be the final death knell for Alberta.

Posted by GM on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 6:48am

Too bad we didn't see an average above $500,000 this year (though we weren't far off), but I have no doubt we'll be well above that next spring.

Posted by Tom on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 7:18am

So Five years from now is 2026... We will put this into a time capsule and open it in 5 years. LOL

We will do that as a percentage of how much it will go up by. Whoever has the higher percentage win, according to government stat.

Remember, I was an Albertan when I came over here, I was bitching at how high the RE was at the time. It took me 10 years for my house to double in Calgary, The house price was already pretty high in GTA at the time, I was thinking if I break even I would consider myself lucky.

5 years ago, nobody knows anything about Crypto and mining, and yet I am doing both. As for stock market, yes, it is risky, but risky and reward comes hand in hand.

Stock market is actually not that bad, it is liquid, and if you are using the money you don't need today and invest in good stock, it is actually pretty safe.

Posted by Jason (Toronto) on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 8:46pm

Re: Class Action

How about Class Action against U.S. government for printing trillions of USD?

Posted by Jason (Toronto) on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:19pm

Housing and stock market are not on the same footing. Real Estate is a local market.

I sold my house back in 6 or 7 years ago in Calgary for $520K, brought a house in GTA 5 years ago for $720. One more than double and the other 10% or so lower.

Sometimes you wonder whether it is wise to just move to GTA, brought a RE and work on some low paying job and get back to Alberta for cheap RE later. The gain in RE is much more than whatever money you make in Alberta.

Stock market is different, everyone is on the same footing no matter where you are. If you brought Apple, MSFT or TSLA, you make the same gain as the other, assuming you just buy and hold.

Posted by Jason (Toronto) on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 2:45am

Uh, Jason, do you expect in 7 years that Ontario real estate will double again while Alberta's drops another 10%? Especially with the recent pressure for government to do something about the rampant speculating in Ontario and BC?

Posted by Justin on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 3:09am

Jason, Edmonton will almost certainly outperform the GTA over the next five years. I can't imagine prices going any higher around Toronto, whereas Edmonton has a lot of price growth, as it's so cheap now relative to salaries.

Posted by Tom on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 4:36am

Re: Housing and stock market are not on the same footing. Real Estate is a local market.

The housing market is based on supply and demand and the U.S. stock market is a ponzi fraud three ring circus sideshow the most overvalued ever in history and much more overvalued than tulip bulbs during the tulip bulb craze. Other countries have jailed the bankers for a log time like in Iceland. America refuses to jail or even prosecute the swines who rig Wall Street. The short sellers need to launch a class action lawsuit against the bankers for the trillions of dollars stolen from them the past 12 years.

Posted by Tony on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 7:53am

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