Alberta – now is the time for low-ball offers

Calgary and Edmonton
A look at the Calgary and Edmonton condo markets

We have always like Calgary and Edmonton and in my newsletter we recommend buying there again – but not yet!

A close look at the two cities shows both condo markets are holding up, perhaps surprisingly, well, but there are marked differences.

Here is a look at the Calgary and Edmonton condo markets as of July 30, 2016.

Resale condo sales:

  • Edmonton is the clear leader, with 2,625 sales from 6,295 listings, reports the Edmonton Real Estate Board.
  • Calgary saw 1,669 sales from 4,489 listings, reports the Calgary Real Estate Board. (The Board says condo sales in Calgary are at the lowest level since 2003.)

Average resale condo prices:

  • The average condo sale price on MLS in Edmonton is $252,032.
  • Calgary’s average MLS condo apartment price is $370,644.

(Prices in Calgary are down 7% from 2015, but off only 1.2% in Edmonton.)

  • Newly completed but unsold inventory: Calgary has 526 while Edmonton has 476, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Major Point 1: There is at least six-month supply of condo apartments on market in Edmonton or Calgary and developers are scrambling to move pre-sales.

Major Point 2. Residential sales have now been falling for 21 straight months in Calgary, as of August. Vendors are open to offers.

There is a glut of new and resale inventory and many people can’t afford to buy so condo rentals demand should remain strong. We say still wait, but for those who believe in Alberta’s recovery, now is the time to be buying with low-ball offers.

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Ozzie Jurock

Ozzie Jurock

Ozzie helps members build an action plan toward real estate success with his Real Estate Action Group, arming investors with the best information and insights possible with his Jurock Real Estate Insider. More info OzzieJurock.com

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