Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association numbered 226 units in March. This was down 10 per cent from a year earlier.
“Home sales in the region remained at lower levels in March, although still up from the beginning of the year,” said Liza Tallen, President of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association. “Scratching the surface, it turns out the bulk of the year-over-year decline in March sales was focused in the price range from $200K to $250K, while activity priced above $500K saw a considerable uptick compared to the same month last year. As a result of this compositional change, the average home price in the region posted a double digit increase and set a new monthly record.”
The average price for homes sold through the Association’s MLS® System in March 2014 was a record $294,895, an increase of 13 per cent from March 2013.
There were 643 new residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System in March 2014, down five per cent on a year-over-year basis. New listings have slowed sharply in the past two months.
Overall supply levels remain above last year’s levels, although they have been trending lower compared to the end of 2013. Active residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 1,666 units at the end of March, up seven per cent from the same month in 2013.
There were 7.4 months of inventory at the end of March 2014, up from 6.2 months at the end of March 2013 and above the long-run average for this time of the year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The value of all home sales was $66.6 million in March 2014, edging up one per cent from a year earlier.
Sales of all types of properties numbered 252 units in March, down nine per cent on a year-over-year basis. The total value of all property sales edged up two per cent from a year earlier to $70.9 million in March.
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